Created: 10 Jan 2019 08:01
Updated: 17 Mar 2020 14:45

UPDATE March 17th - Return to Dunkirk 2020

The Association of Dunkirk Little Ships 80th anniversary return to Dunkirk has been postponed.

UPDATE February 25th - Return to Dunkirk 2020

If you want to go to Dunkirk on the way to Calais please register NOW - see details below.. There is limited space available.


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

This event is held in conjunction with the Royal Naval Sailing Association, Maldon Little Ship Club.and Royal Temple Yacht Club

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 19:30 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.

On Sunday at 10:00 to 11:45 the Bubbly Recuperative Party with bacon butties will take place on the host boat. After this there will be a reception at the Calais Yacht Club.

The cost will be £54 and includes the Beer Call, Dinner with wine and the Bubbly Recuperative Party.

Full details are in the programme attached

Dunkirk 80th Anniversary

The Dunkirk Little Ships will be going to Dunkirk over the bank holiday weekend for the 80th Anniversary.

The authorities in Dunkirk are not allowing any support fleet vessels to arrive on the Thursday. However it is possible to to arrive on or before Wednesday 20th May and then leave Dunkirk on the Friday or early Saturday to go on to Calais. The Dunkirk Little Ships are scheduled to arrive on Thursday 21st.

The support fleet is being organised by Thames Motor Yacht Club.

If you would like to join the Dunkirk Little Ships please send an email to giving the following information:

Your name and contact details (email & telephone)

Your Club.

Boat name, type and dimensions.

Arrival date ( Wednesday 20th May or before)

Departure Date (Friday 22nd or early Saturday 23rd to go to Calais)

It will be very busy in Dunkirk with limited moorings so please register as soon as possible.


Organiser: Jonathan Hague




Date and time

Sat, 23 May 2020 00:00 to
Mon, 25 May 2020 00:00
 Non-members welcome