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Leader Class Owners' Association

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This Leader belongs to Doug Sanderson of Scarborough Bluffs Sailing Club in East Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  It has been in Doug's family since 1963 and had a successful season in 2019 finishing 3rd in the Friday night sailing series on Lake Ontario.

About the Leader Class Owners' Association (L.C.O.A.)


The L.C.O.A. exists to encourage new and existing sailors to become active in the use of the Leader dinghy.  The Association also promotes the interest of the class and helps to maintain contact between members.


The Association is run by an annually elected committee of Leader owners to represent the racing, cruising and pottering fraternity.  One of the main of the Association since it's inception, is the friendliness between owners.


The L.C.O.A. arranges a series of open meetings during the season, together with the national championships, which are open to all Leader owners.


In many parts of the country, a trial demonstration can be arranged for prospective Leader owners by an existing member of the class.  This will enable prospective owners to experience the pleasure of owning and sailing a Leader.


LCOA Membership


Membership includes regular updates via email, eligibility for events in the Leader sailing calendar and support from other LCOA members.  Cost of membership is just £10 per year to become a full member and £5 per year for an associate member (e.g. non-Leader owner).


You can download a membership form using the button below. Simply print the form and send it with payment to Roger Morse Membership Secretary to the address on the form.

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