What's on

Fitting Out Supper

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 19:00

The annual Fitting Out Dinner marks the official start of the sailing season. Come to the Club for an evening of food drink and good company.

Our after-dinner speaker will be Adam Tuffnell - a round-the-world yachtsman who uses his experience with the BT Global Challenge and background in Philosophy and Psychology to train leadership and survival skills.

Tickets £18 Advance booking essential!

7 for 7.30pm, 

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Slow cooked feather blade beef, creamed potatoes, roast vegetables

VHF Short Range Certificate Examination

VHF Short range Certificate
Tue, 04/04/2017 - 17:30

The Marine VHF Short Range Cerificate Examination is available on the first Tuesday of each month foir those that have successfully completed the online course.

 

Fish Out Of Water, Speaker: Colin Welborn

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 19:00

Colin Welborn, a former Captain in the Royal Navy, reflects on being a diving specialist in a desert war and the unique challenges faced in establishing a maritime capability for Iraq.

Please do join us for what looks to be a fascinating talk, followed by Club Supper. 

Corinthians Rally in 2016 and 2018, Speakers: Celia Mason and Paul Banks

LSC Corinthian flags
Tue, 11/04/2017 - 19:00

Corinthian Rallies in USA and Europe.

The talk will revisit the the 2016 Channel Islands and other cruises with our American collegues, the Corinthians. In 2016 we started in Cherbourg, France, then the cruise visited most of the Channel Islands and we had a spectacular celebration at Castle Cornet, Guernsey, on the 4th July - we hired the whole castle!

Tall Ships at Greenwich

tall ship little ship club
Thu, 13/04/2017 - 09:15 to Sun, 16/04/2017 - 15:15

The Rendezvous 2017 Tall Ships fleet will be gathered in London in anticipation of a very special Atlantic challenge

There will be a Parade of Sail, cruises on the Thames and more.

Full information HERE

Interactive presentation on Keel Failure

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 19:00

Interactive presentation looking at the ongoing study of keel attachment failure in yachts with Paul Mara from the RYA. The discussion will open with a very brief overview of the research, its aim and objective. What is currently known. You will be guided through a summary of the findings of a real investigation into a yacht’s keel attachment failure. Current techniques in identifying the warning signs. Finally, you will be provided with the opportunity to ask questions and contribute from your own experience.

West Mersea Rally

West Mersea
Sat, 29/04/2017 - 00:00 to Mon, 01/05/2017 - 00:00

Come and join us for the traditional East Coast season opener.

Fine dining, grand company, seafood & bubbles breakfast – and the best sunset in Britain!*

 

April 29th

7.00pm: Assemble West Mersea Yacht Club for drinks (club lawn and bar available for drinks all afternoon for early arrivals). Enjoy view from the roof terrace.

7.30pm: Dinner at WMYC

April 30th

10.00am: Seafood breakfast at the famous Company Shed (accompanied by wine, orange juice, bread and bubbles)

VHF Short Range Certificate Examination

VHF Short range Certificate
Tue, 02/05/2017 - 17:30

The Marine VHF Short Range Cerificate Examination is available on the first Tuesday of each month foir those that have successfully completed the online course.

 

Lymington Rally

Sat, 06/05/2017 - 18:00 to Sun, 07/05/2017 - 12:02

We will invite new members and shore based trainees to join us for this rally. Further details will be available lshortly.

Please email skippersandcrtew@littleshipclub.co.uk for further information

Skippers and Crew

If you have space for crew or are looking for a berth then please do use the Skippers and Crew Forum to post details of your requirements.

Training Dinner

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 19:00

Our annual dinner for everyone who has undertaken training at LSC this year. Richard Falk, RYA training manager, will come to present certificates and prizes and speak after dinner.

Friends and family particularly welcome!

Whisky Tasting

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 19:00

Join us in the Club for a Whisky Tasting!

Michael Forbes Smith will deliver an informative presentation on the topic, in the library. To add to your enjoyment you will be able to sample six fine whiskies. 

Tickets for the whisky tasing will cost £11. Tickets for supper should be purchased at the bar, as usual.

Further details, including the booking arrangements, will follow

Talk: Flew Sailmakers, Speaker: Mark Flew

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 19:00

 

Our weekly Tuesday lecture will be given by Mark Flew of Flew Sails. Mark has been running Flewsails for 25 years from a unit in Wicor Marine in the hustle and bustle of Portsmouth Harbour, and will give a talk on the challenges and variety of life as a sailmaker.

We are also delighted that we will have two other special guests this evening: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston will be in attendance to introduce Mike Golding as our new President.

Calais Rally

LSC Yachts Dressed Overall - Calais
Sat, 27/05/2017 - 00:00 to Mon, 29/05/2017 - 00:00

The annual Little Ship Club pilgrimage to Calais over the late May Bank Holiday weekend. 

Organised once again by Norman Hummerstone, MBE and held in conjunction with the Royal Naval Sailing Association.

The details are given below and all times are French Summer Time

On saturday there will be a Beer Call 14:30 to 16:00. In the evening at 19:45 for 20:30 there will be an excellent three course French Dinner with white and red wine at the Cercle Amical Maritime, pleasantly overlooking the harbour.

Rally to St Vaast - Late May Bank Holiday

Sat, 27/05/2017 - 12:00

Once again we are planning a Bank Holiday Rally at the end of May to St Vaast-la-Houge, a small fishing village on the eastern side of the Cotentin peninsula, famous for its seafood especially les huitres. 


The rally will follow similar lines to last year with a pontoon party on Saturday evening and a picnic for Sunday Lunch with supplies from M Gosselin's emporium. Crews will then have the chance to eat at the restaurant of their choosing on Saturday Evening. 

VHF Short Range Certificate Examination

VHF Short range Certificate
Tue, 06/06/2017 - 17:30

The Marine VHF Short Range Cerificate Examination is available on the first Tuesday of each month foir those that have successfully completed the online course.

 

Chatham Rally

Sat, 10/06/2017 - 18:00

Further details will be available later.

Skippers and Crew

If you have space for crew or are looking for a berth then please do use the Skippers and Crew Forum to post details of your requirements.

West Country Cruise

Brixham
Sat, 17/06/2017 - 09:00 to Sat, 01/07/2017 - 09:00

An informal rally, gathering in Brixham, and providing an opportunity to head west to explore the delights of the West Country.

The plan to leave Brixham on June 17th or 18th with the intention of making Falmouth and Helford before returning to Brixham on or about July 1st. 

If you would like to join this cruise or for further information please contact David Roache (djroache@buzzinternet.co.uk).

 

Sea Survival

17/06/2017 - 09:30 to 18/06/2017 - 17:00

The Club has teamed up with Portsmouth Marine Training to run a 2 day RYA Sea Survival Course. The first day, Saturday 17 June, will be held in the library at LSC with Sunday 18 practising climbing into a liferaft in a swimming pool in Portsmouth.

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Woolverstone Rally

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 18:00

We will join the Maldon Little Ship Club to visit the Royal Harwich Yacht Club in Woolverstone.

Further details will be available later.

Skippers and Crew

If you have space for crew or are looking for a berth then please do use the Skippers and Crew Forum to post details of your requirements.

Suffolk Cruise

Sun, 02/07/2017 - 18:00 to Sun, 09/07/2017 - 08:22

A cruise in the Suffolk rivers following on from the Woolverstone.Rally

Further details will be available later.

Skippers and Crew

If you have space for crew or are looking for a berth then please do use the Skippers and Crew Forum to post details of your requirements.

VHF Short Range Certificate Examination

VHF Short range Certificate
Tue, 04/07/2017 - 17:30

The Marine VHF Short Range Cerificate Examination is available on the first Tuesday of each month foir those that have successfully completed the online course.

 

VHF Short Range Certificate Examination

VHF Short range Certificate
Tue, 01/08/2017 - 17:30

The Marine VHF Short Range Cerificate Examination is available on the first Tuesday of each month foir those that have successfully completed the online course.

 

Belgium & Netherlands Cruise 19th August - 3rd September 2017

Picturesque Zeeland
Sat, 19/08/2017 - 08:00 to Sun, 03/09/2017 - 23:00

The cruise will include visits to Antwerp, Goes, Zierikzee, Veere, Middelburg and back via the coast of Belgium.  

The programme will be flexible, and may change to suit the participants and the weather. Join for all or part of the cruise. The highlight of the trip will be the annual visit to the Zierikzee Harbour Festival.

Further details will be posted here nearer the time.

 

 

 

Joint Lunch

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 13:00

Since September 2011 the City Livery Club has been very happily based at the Little Ship Club. Seven years on from the first reception held here, the President of the City Livery Club and the Commodore of the Little Ship Club invite you to a joint luncheon to be held at the Club on Tuesday 19 September.

You will be invited to mingle with friends old and new, and we will be mixing up the tables so far as possible between the two Clubs’ members, so that members have a chance to get to know each other and find out more about each others’ interests and experiences.

Thames Trafalgar Race 2017 - save the date

Sat, 30/09/2017 - 08:00 to Sun, 01/10/2017 - 17:00

The fifth annual Thames Trafalgar Race will take place on the weekend of Saturday 30th September 2017 and Sunday 1 October 2017.

This two-day stage race gives sailors an opportunity to tackle the fickle tides and winds of the River Thames, starting from Blackwall Reach, near Greenwich and finishing at Erith Yacht Club on day one. After a dinner on Saturday night paying respect to Horatio Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, stage two sees the race return upriver to Greenwich.

Thames Trafalgar Race 2017 - registration

Sat, 30/09/2017 - 10:30 to Sun, 01/10/2017 - 13:00

Registration

This race is organised by Erith Yacht Club and Little Ship Club. Entry limited to first 40 boats only – don't delay! To use the registration form you need to login to the Little Ship Club website using the login box at the top right of your screen. Any problems, contact thamesracing@littleshipclub.co.uk

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Frostbite Rally & Fast Cruise 1 - Cowes, RORC

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 00:00

The Little Ship Club is continuing its tradition in 2017 of holding the south coast end of season dinner at one of the premier Cowes yacht clubs.  This year it is being held at the Isle of Wight clubhouse of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (formerly the Royal Corinthian YC).

In addition to marking the end of the traditional sailing season we will also lhave the fkirst Fast Cruise of the 2017/18 winter season. 

 

 

Caribbean Rally

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 09:00 to Sun, 19/11/2017 - 21:00
Plans are shaping up nicely for a cruise in company during the month of November 2017.

Dates:  We have settled on a 10 day cruise from Wednesday 8th November to Sunday 19th.

Fast Cruise 2

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 11:00

November Fast Cruise 11 November 2017

Further details will be available later.

 

Fast Cruise 3 - Folly Inn, Whippingham

Folly Inn, River Medina
Sat, 02/12/2017 - 07:00

Visit to the Folly Inn at Whippingham, on the Medina betwen Cowes and Newport, for the traditional Fast Cruise Fancy Dress contest, with music & obligatory dancing on the tables!

 

 

Carol Service & Christmas Dinner

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 18:00

Our annual Christmas Carol Service in St Michael Paternoster Royal, followed by full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings in the Club afterwards.

Further details to follow.

Chesapeake Bay Cruise with The Corinthians

USA Lighthouse
USA Lighthouse
Sat, 02/06/2018 - 00:00 to Sat, 09/06/2018 - 00:00

UPDATE - 3rd March 2017

The bi-annual cruise with the Corinthians will take place from 2nd June  to 9th June, 2018 in Chesapeake Bay, USA.

Venice by Water

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 14:00 to Sat, 15/09/2018 - 09:00

If you are interested please contact Gabrielle Ryan at gabriellecryan@hotmail.comCome and join the Little Ship Club Motorboat Cruise of Venice and the Lagoon!


We aim to charter boats from the Le Boat Company based at Casale on the Sile River in the northern part of the Lagoon in mid-September 2018. At that time the weather should be sunny and the temperature in the mid 20’s.   


There is no better way to appreciate the Venetian architecture than from the water.