Largs has a strong historic link with the Vikings, since it was founded during the 16th century. It was also the home of Lord Kelvin (William Thomson), the famous physicist. One of the most interesting monument of Largs is the "Pencil", commemorating the Battle of Largs.
Largs is the site of the 2012 470 Europeans (25 June-4 July). For a detailed view of the 470 class click here.