Welcome to information on the Club
The Club is situated at Llyn Brenig, a premier fishing reservoir, attracting some 200,000 visitors each year. Llyn Brenig includes a nature reserve and has around 900 acres of water available for sailing. It's about 3 miles by 2 miles at a height of 1200 feet, which means good strong clean winds. More details of the lake can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llyn_Brenig.
Information on the Club itself
Llyn Brenig Sailing Club was founded in 1977 and is located about 10 miles west of Denbigh in North Wales. The club has a purpose built, spacious clubhouse which is built on land leased from Welsh Water, who have actively supported the development of the Club. The clubhouse was extended in 2000 with generous support the Sports Council for Wales (SPORTLOT) and Conwy County Borough Council. Further details of the history of the club can be found here.
The Club enjoys spectacular scenery, and being over 1200 feet above sea level, gives excellent winds and very few days when sailing cannot take place.
LBSC is a small friendly club with membership that caters for families and single members, and has facilities for both able bodied and disabled sailors. The good winds and open water attract members from afar, including Cheshire, Shropshire, Wirral and mid and north Wales.
· hot showers in comfortable changing rooms including facilities for disabled members;
· fully equipped galley;
· four safety boats
· training fleet of six Picos, six Toppers (5.3 and 4.2 rigs), seven Optimists, 3 Topper Xenons;
· Challenger trimarans for disabled members;
· Lifts to give access to the Clubhouse and boats on shore
· Large concrete beach for launching;
· Boat and car parks
· 2 Pontoons
The success of the club is very much down to the initiative, energy and hard work of its members. Members are expected to contribute in what ever way they can to enable all members to enjoy the facilities. The club welcomes members from all walks of life, junior, senior and disabled.
Organised Sailing, when all facilities are available, is held every Sunday and consists of three races, but members can also use the Club at any time subject to them observing the Lake Safety Requirements. The Club hosts a variety of dinghies and catamarans including Flying Fifteens, RS400s, GP14s, Lasers, Mirrors, Wayfarers and Darts. There are also several keelboats which have moorings at the Club. If you don't have a boat of your own there are always helms looking for keen crews. Indeed crewing for an experienced helm is an excellent way to get started in this exciting sport.
The club also organises a training programme each year which is run by members who are RYA qualified instructors.
The sailing season is from the beginning of April to the end of November with a full sailing programme. In addition to holding open meetings, Regattas and the Welsh Open Challenger Championship (WOCC) the club also has a popular winter social programme.
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Significant events in history of Llyn Brenig:
1976 Llyn Brenig reservoir officially opened by Prince Charles
1977 Founding of Clwb Hwylio Llyn Brenig Sailing Club; original Clubhouse (Portakabin) sited up creek.
1979 Reservoir full!
1981 Acquired 25 year lease for existing site
1983 Commenced work on Clubhouse Acquired first Challenger trimaran
1984 Clubhouse completed on existing site – at this stage a single storey building.
1985 Construction of new Visitor Centre (Welsh Water)
1987 Mains water! Boathouse constructed. Granada TV series "Small World" featured Llyn Brenig
1990 Phase 1 of concrete Slipway. Surf Rescue provided by Lifeguard Ltd
1991 Phase 2 of concrete slipway. Construction of on site car park Optimist provided by Manweb plc
1993 Submitted Sports Development Plan and secured funding for training Instructors. Visit by Denbigh Rotary Club. Optimist dinghy provided by Welsh Water (Dwr Cymru); match funding from Sportsmatch (radios,etc)
1994 Grants received from the Sports Council for Wales and Colwyn Borough and Glyndwr District Councils to extend clubhouse. Renegotiation of lease for 25 years. Construction of shell for Clubhouse extension; Mains electricity provided. Eight RYA qualified Instructors started training to RYA syllabus. Sponsored sail for Delyn school
1995 Working parties! Fitting out of Clubhouse extension, stairs, etc.; Official opening of Clubhouse extension. Grant from Foundation for Sports and the Arts Council provided 4m RIB and wheel chair lift for Clubhouse
1996 First Welsh Open Challenger Competition (WOCC). Two dinghy and one power boat qualified Senior Instructors. SAS stayed briefly but found conditions too harsh!!
1998 Recognition as an RYA Training establishment. Llyn Aled members welcomed to the Club. Club featured in Sailability magazine for developing disabled sailing
1999 Renegotiation of lease for 25 years. Constitution revised. Pontoon built. Successful application for Sportslot grant of £74,000 to extend Club, provide new Pontoon, training fleet and safety boat. Grant of £27,000 agreed by Conwy Borough Council as a contribution to total project costs of £106,000.
2000 Clubhouse extended to include revamped changing facilities, new showers disabled facilities and extended ladies changing rooms. Car park extended. Purchase and installation of pontoon, six Picos and Wayfarer training fleet, new safety boat and containers. Official opening by Gareth Thomas MP and representatives from the Sports Council for Wales and RYA.
2010 Seven optimist training boats added to the club fleet.
2011 Five Toppers added to the club fleet
2014 Large concrete launch area added, An additional Topper, Three Topper Xenons, Additional RIB, and Oboat added to the training fleet. Old pontoon completely refurbished.