A Day at the Races at the British Classic Yacht Regatta, Cowes

Recently Barrie Martin’s A Day at the Races had a very exciting day at the British Classic Yacht Regatta in Cowes. On board was Hannah Stodell, a great yachtswoman, she competed in the first ever British Paralympic sailing team in Athens 2004 Olympics and again in Beijing and London.  In the disabled world championships Hannah has three gold medals, two silver and two bronze medals. Currently she is in training to be the first paralympian in the Vende Globe. Hannah also arranged for her bow man and Team Principal,  Ben Forbes to join us. Hannah and Ben were wonderful company and they generously coached the crew all the way around the course and so we had a fantastic day. On board was a very well behaved ship’s dog called Rumpole who rather stole the show. 


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Black Tie Dinner

Dear Fellow members,

Last week at the Middle Harbour Yacht Club we had a Commodores Black Tie Dinner and who should we see there but fellow LSC member Pam Cassidy who was visitng to get away from the scorching English summer :-). Anyway it was good to see her and catch up with some LSC news.

I attach a photo of Pam my wife lale and me.

Best wishes to all,

Dick Williamson 

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Events at the Club

A great hat trick of social occasions here at the Little Ship Club.

Below are a few pictures of recent events at the Club, for those who could not attend: the Lord Mayor’s visit (13/6),  the Commodore’s Cocktail Party (15/6) and the Over 50s Lunch (19/5). These events are lots of fun, and, while they take a great deal of organisation, they are for the members. If you attend events like this do consider contributing to the life of the Club by helping organise events.

Anne Billard, 26.06.2017 | More from Anne Billard’s blog

West Mersea Rally, 29 April – 1 May 2017

Organisers: John Davison, HPO, and Jonathan Hague, Rear Commodore Sail & Power

By Jill Moffatt and Kate Newman

The early May Bank Holiday weekend saw the annual LSC pilgrimage to West Mersea. This is the traditional opener of the East Coast rally season and in our opinion is one of the highlights of the Club’s sailing calendar, particularly for foodies and lovers of fresh seafood. The rally is promoted as offering fine dining, great company and a seafood & bubbles Sunday breakfast – plus the best sunset in Britain. It certainly lived up to this impressive billing!

The Passage

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Autumn in Sydney

Dear Little Ship Club friends,

I have been rereading the last two LSC magazines and getting great pleasure in all the descriptions of rallies and members trips.It was nice to see and read about  old friends again even though I am half a world away.

Richard Williamson, 29.05.2017 | More from Richard Williamson’s blog

Training Dinner

It was great to have such a well-attended and convivial end to the term's training. The Training Dinner saw friends and families of the successful students receive their certificates and prizes from Richard Falk of the RYA.

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 Jonathn Le Feuvre has become our newest HPO for Lake Geneva, he is a member of the oldest sailing club in Switzerland -Societe Nautique Rollaise  (1880).  The club races every Wednesday during summer and should anyone be  holidaying in Switzerland and passing Lake Geneva, please make contact and share a glass of their local wines.

Anne Le Verrier..., 28.04.2017 | More from Anne Le Verrier-Bizzey’s blog


I have today appointed two new HPOs:

SINGAPORE & S.E. REGION   -  Daniel Whittington, LSC member

Daniel has had 7 years of refitting one yacht and is about to embark on another.  He can provide loads of advice on berthing in the region and achorages around the Riau Archipelagho and Tioman group.

So if you are visiting or holidaying in Singapore, do get in touch.

CALEDONIAN CANAL   -  Michael Salters, LSC member

Michael has a swinging mooring on the Caledonian Canal at the south end of Loch Ness near Fort Augustus - please remember to make advance contact. 

He also has another mooring on the canal which is not really 'tansferable' but should it be vacant it can be used for a 'transit stop'.  Again advance contact is necessary.

Anne Le Verrier..., 10.04.2017 | More from Anne Le Verrier-Bizzey’s blog