Welcome to the official website for the

Leader Class Owners' Association

Leader Dinghy Facebook Page

Leader galleries


Hickling Broad Sailing Club, Norfolk

Leader fleet racing on the Thurne, Norfolk
winning Leader with spinnaker
Leader 1243 Candle Dyke
Leader 1097 Hickling Broad 2018
First Place Hickling 2018
Leaders in down river race from Hickling 2018
Leaders racing with spinnakers 2018
Leader Sailors at Hickling 2018
Second place Hickling 2018
Third place Hickling 2018

Triple B Downriver Race, Buckenham Sailing Club

Leader Sailors 2018 from Triple B race
Leader Sailors at Buckenham Sailing Club, Norfolk
Leader sailors after down river race Norfolk 2018
a rescue boat in the Triple B race Buckenham Sailing Club

Milton Keynes Sailing Club National Championships

Leader Club racing
Multisail single hander club race
Multi-sail club race at Rollesby Sailing Club
Single handed multi-sail racing Rollesby
Leader club racing at Rollesby Broad Sailing Club

Rollesby Sailing Club

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.


Leader 1153 at the Dinghy Show

Leader 1153 at Dinghy Show
Leader Class at Dinghy Show 2017
spinnaker chute on Leader 1153
Leader Sailors at Alexandra Palace Dinghy Show 2017
Leader 1153 at Dinghy Show 2017

Leader 1153 in the 3 rivers race Norfolk

Leader 1153 with spinnaker in 3 rivers race 2017
Leader in 50 mile down river race 2017
Leader 1153 approaching Acle Bridge in 3 rivers race

Down river race Hickling Broad Norfolk

Leaders in race Hickling to Potter Heigham
Approach to Acle Bridge in 3 rivers race 2017
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Reading Sailing Club

Leaders at Reading Sailing Club 2016

Milton Keynes Sailing Club

Between races at Milton Keynes Sailing Club 2016

Chichester cruise

Leaders cruising in Chichester 2016
cruising Chichester Harbour
Leader ready to sail Chichester 2016
shooting Acle Bridge 1
Leader 435 Chichester Harbour

3 rivers race, Norfolk

shooting Acle Bridge 2
Leader shooting Potter Heigham Bridge
rigging up Leader 1083 Chichester
shooting Acle Bridge 3
Leader at Potter Heigham in 3 rivers race