The NS14 is an Australian designed sailing dinghy, intended for competitive family sailing. It has a simple rig, is light enough to be lifted from a trailer into the water by 3 persons of average strength, requires only reasonable fitness to sail, and is affordable by the private sailor.
The Largs Bay Sailing Club is located 15km from the Adelaide CBD in an area that offers a range of shopping centres, restaurants and many tourist facilities. The clubhouse is adjacent to the Largs Bay jetty with safe and direct access to a wide sandy beach. The club has a large lawned rigging area and large parking areas on either side. There is secure boat storage on the club property.
Spectators will benefit from the course layout as it will be set directly off the clubhouse with excellent viewing from the club balcony, the esplanade road or the jetty.
Racing will be conducted on open waters with very little marine traffic. Winds are typically 10-17 knots at the time of year.
Largs has held many State, National and World Championships. The Optimist and International Cadet Nationals were held recently with over 300 boats.
The LBSC clubhouse consists of three levels:
The club underwent a $1.5 million redevelopment in2006 which provided a modern bar, kitchen facilities and updated change rooms. The main function room and balcony areas were extended to provide a very pleasant environment to watch the racing. The squash courts are available to use.
Nearby Port Adelaide has extensive Maritime, Rail and Aircraft Museums. Just down the road is the Semaphore Summer festival with rides for the kids, music and art.
Accommodation varies from budget (Girl Guides GTS Dolphin group accommodation, Fort Glanville Caravan Park) to luxury (Brand new Quest Apartments, Largs Pier Hotel).
Details of accommodation and tourist attractions can be found at www.portenf.sa.gov.au.
Also check out the Largs Bay Sailing Club home page.
Surrounding suburbs for accommodation include Semaphore, Port Adelaide, West Lakes, North Haven, Largs North, and Glanville.
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A series of training videos have been produced featuring National Champions Peter Vaiciurgis, Tina Babbage, Hugh Tait and Tara McCall. Joined by MG National Champion Rohan Nosworthy they demonstrate both on and off the water, the many aspects of rigging, tuning and racing a NS14.