The course introduces elements of practical seamanship and a little useful theory, as well as rope handling which is designed to relate strictly to the requirements of modern cruisers – no unnecessary nonsense.
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The RYA radar course covers the fundamentals of radar and the principles of modes of operation, including propagation, determination of bearing and speed and setting of safety limits.
The RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Shorebased course extends the techniques learned on the Day Skipper course. Some aspects of navigation are studied in more detail and additional seamanship subjects are introduced.
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.
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.
Soup of the day
Monday: Roast leg of lamb with mint sauce, roasted vegetables & roast potatoes
Tuesday: Burger of the day, chips & salad
Wednesday: Curry of the Day
Thursday: Honey Roasted Gammon, mustard sauce, roasted vegetables & roast potatoes
Friday: Fish and Chips
(Monday to Thursday dishes may be subject to change.)
Smoked Mackerel and horseradish pâté, grilled toast & apple chutney £10.00
Prawn cocktail, bloody Mary sauce and crisp iceberg lettuce £12.00
Pressed ham hock, piccalilli with toasted soda bread £10.00
Sage breaded, crispy Cornish brie, cranberry and port chutney (v) £10.00
Slow-cooked beef feather blade, horseradish creamed potatoes, buttered winter greens, forest mushrooms £22.00
Turkey Ballontine, apricot and sage stuffing, roasted potatoes, root vegetables £20.00
Hake Bubble & Squeak, puy lentils, samphire, beurre noisette £22.00
Lamb shank, olive oil mash, cassoulet beans £22.00
Puy lentil, chestnut mushroom, spinach pithivier, Jerusalem artichoke purée, sage crushed potatoes and roasted chestnuts (v) £18.00
Christmas pudding, brandy sauce, fruit compote £9.00
Mulled wine poached pear and cinnamon ice cream £8.00
Chocolate and Baileys tart, vanilla ice cream, salted caramel £8.00
Cheese and biscuits £9.00
Mince pies & a hot beverage £4.50 each
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.
Designing by the seat of my pants - Memoir by Ron Holland
Excellent advice from a expert
Advice at every level, for cruisers and racers alike. Words and pictures. Even moving pictures.
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