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Club Night Talk: RIN, SCG Winter Meeting

The Winter Meeting at the Little Ship Club of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN), Small Craft Group (SCG), will be held tonight.

 Members and guests only

Club Night Talk: From Cadet to Commodore and Beyond [OPEN EVENING]

Club Night Talk followed by a two-course supper.

 Non-members welcome

Burns Night

Burns Night Supper

 Members and guests only

Upcoming training

RYA VHF radio course
05 Feb 2019

The RYA VHF Short Range Certificate Examination is a practical assessment element of the VHF SRC course

 Non-members welcome
06 Feb 2019 to 10 Apr 2019

The RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Shorebased course  extends the techniques learned on the Dayskipper course. Some aspects of navigation are studied in more detail and additional seamanship subjects are introduced.

 Non-members welcome
RYA diesel engine course
07 Feb 2019

Most modern sailing yachts have auxiliary Diesel engines which skippers rely on heavily for close-quarters manoeuvring. For the motor cruiser, the marine Diesel engine is the prime source of power.

 Non-members welcome

Food and drink

Our dining room is open to our members and all members of the City Livery Club, RYA Gold members, Royal Navy and Merchant Navy members, and any members of RYA affiliated sailing clubs for personal dining only.

Breakfast: 8.30am to 10.30am.  

Lunch: 12.30 until 15.30 (last orders at 14.15). A choice of bar snacks, the Club lunch or our A la carte menu.

Afternoon tea: 15.00 until 16.30 (16.00 on Fri). Please note that we ask for Afternoon Tea to be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

Bar: open until 8pm (5pm Fridays). Closed to CLC Members after 5pm on Tuesdays.

Our menu dishes are prepared in environments that are not totally free from allergen ingredients. Should you have concerns about the ingredients in our dishes; please do not hesitate to ask a member of our catering team who will happily assist you.

Monday:   Chicken in mushroom and tarragon sauce with buttered greens and thyme roast potatoes
Tuesday:   Smoked haddock fish pie topped with smoked cheddar creamy mash and brioche crumb served with steamed vegetables
Wednesday:  Curry of the day
Thursday:  Roast leg of lamb, roast potatoes and vegetables
Friday: Little Ship Club Fish and Chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce


Soup of the Day £5.00

Smoked salmon served from the trolley capers and onion £12.00

Prawn and crayfish cocktail, bloody Mary sauce £12.00

Marbled chicken & ham hock terrine pickled wild mushrooms, truffled lentils £9.00

Crispy Sussex brie compressed cucumber cranberry chutney pickled walnuts £9.00


Main Course

Roast Christmas Turkey, stuffing, Chipolatas, roast Potatoes, Brussels sprouts £19.00

Slow cooked beef, horseradish creamed potatoes, Savoy cabbage £19.00

Gresham duck breast, fondant potato spiced red cabbage and cranberries 22.00

Roast hake, bubble and squeak, broccoli, caper and lemon butter £22.00

Poached Duck Egg, Bubble and Squeak (V) Croquette, Brussel Sprout Leaves, Champagne Hollandaise £16.95



Eggnog tart Christmas pudding ice-cream £8.00

Chocolate brownie, vanilla ice-cream salted caramel sauce £8.00

Christmas pudding, brandy sauce, forest fruit £8.00

Selection of British cheeses with celery, grapes and fruit chutney £9.00

Coffee & Tea with a mince pie £3.50


All prices include VAT.

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Honorary Port Officers

Our Honorary Port Officers are scattered across the globe. Each one knows how to get the best out of any port you visit. Navigational approaches, berths, where to go, what to do, what to eat and how to make the best of your visit.

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Book reviews

Advice at every level, for cruisers and racers alike.  Words and pictures.  Even moving  pictures.

Link to RYA Sail trimming video  :  https://youtu.be/mVFnnHGUIOs

The story of Sheemaun, a Little Ship Club boat written by her owner, Rodney Pell, HPO Ramsgate

One of our own by one of our own

This is a book I would like very much to find in my Christmas stocking

 The Illustrated History of Maps and Navigational Charts, and The Sea Charts of the British Isles

both by John Blake 

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