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About the Leader Class Owners Association (LCOA)

The LCOA 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 LCOA publishes a regular newsletter, 'Leader News', which keeps members up-to-date with details of forthcoming events, together with rule changes and reports on meetings. The newsletter also includes articles by members on clubs and leisure activities, plus useful tips on rigging and sailing the LEADER.

The Association is run by an annually elected committee of LEADER owners, to represent the racing, cruising and pottering fraternity. One of the main features of the Association since its inception, is the friendliness between owners.

The LCOA arranges a series of Open Meetings during the season, together with the National Championships, which are open to all Leader owners. See the 'Calendar' link for further details.

The Association is responsible for providing Registration Certificates to all owners that have evidence of compliance with the Class measurement rules. Measurement certificates are issued with all new boats, requiring the owners to simply have the sails and spars measured, then register with the Association.

A very attractive insurance scheme is available via the Association, through one of the country's foremost marine insurance companies.

A trial demonstration in many parts of the country, can usually be arranged for prospective LEADER owners by a existing member of the class. This will enable prospective owners to experience the pleasure in owning and sailing a LEADER!

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