Junior Sailing from 27th April

Our parent supervised Junior Sailing group re-starts Saturday afternoon 27th April 2019.

The aim of Juniors is to introduce youngsters to sailing and, with parents, enhance sailing skills and have fun. All juniors have opportunities to progress in skill to club racing through the Juniors fleet of boats, including Optimists, Toppers, Picos and high performance Fevas. Any young person who is already a member of Littleton Sailing Club or Littleton Lake Sailing Club via family can join Juniors sailing sessions. There is a contribution towards maintenance of the Juniors fleet of £60 for the season.

Sign up through our teamSTUFF app https://teamstuff.com/join/littleton-junior-sai/48d22ec7

For more information about our Junior sailing group …

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Summer Dinghy Sailing Tasters

If you have ever wanted to try sailing, or you are wondering if you would like to join our club, then this is your chance to come and experience our hospitality and facilities, and to get out on the water for a first hand experience. If you decide you would like to join our club then there is a special offer on membership on the day saving the £50 joining fee.

We have two taster sessions running on Wednesday evenings and two running on Sunday mornings. The evening sessions start at 18.30 and the Sunday sessions start at 11.30. After a short introduction, you will spend a total of about an hour on the water with one of our experienced sailors, who will show you which ropes to pull and even let you have a go at steering. The evening tasters finish around 20.00 with the bar open in the clubhouse. The Sunday tasters finish around 13.00, with refreshments available from our clubhouse galley.

To book onto one of our dinghy sailing taster sessions click on one of the dates below and follow the instructions.

What to Wear for a Dinghy Sailing Taster
Suitable warm clothing, waterproof trousers and top and trainers. Should you have a wetsuit and neoprene boots then that would also be an option though certainly not essential. If the weather on the day is warm then shorts will be fine. Buoyancy aids will be worn whilst on the water, so if you have one bring it with you, otherwise we will provide you with one on the day. Hot showers are available so bring a change of clothes and a towel.

Learn to Sail
If you decide you would like to learn to sail then the club offers its members several RYA Level 1&2 training courses during the year. Course information …

View photos from one of our previous taster events
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New! – Personal Handicap Pursuit Racing

6th April sees the first of our personal handicap pursuit races. Handicaps and a guide for competitors will be placed on the desk in the foyer as soon as possible after the new PY numbers are released by the RYA. The boat class start numbers for the 14:00 Personal Handicap Pursuit race will differ from the numbers used for the Twilight pursuit because the race is a slightly different length and because the Twilight starts 15 minutes past the hour. To obtain your start time you take your boat class start time and add your new personal handicap to that number. That gives your start time in minutes. When the 5-4-1-0 race start sequence is completed, 00 will be displayed and the numbers will count up every minute. You start when your number is displayed and the hooter sounds. Note that a negative start time means that you will be starting during the start sequence (before the 00 is displayed). Personal handicaps will be adjusted every week, so you need to check your start time every race.

Racing should be very close and everyone should have a chance to win!

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Music Night – Sat 30th March

Fundraising music night in aid of Rhett Syndrome and One 2 One Community Services. A donation bucket will be circulated mid evening.
The band Signal to Noise will be performing classic and modern rock covers.
Tickets are free – follow this link https://musicnightticket.eventbrite.co.uk. The password is ‘Music’. Please bring your ticket with you.
Bar open from 7pm – Music starts 8pm

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Open Day – Saturday 11th May

If you have ever wanted to try sailing, or you are wondering if you would like to join our club, then this is your chance to come and sample our hospitality and facilities, and to get out on the water for a first hand experience. If you do decide to join there is a special offer on our membership fees just for the day.

All visitors are welcome and we will have club tours available on demand for anyone who’d like to be shown round our facilities. Galley refreshments will be available all day, and the bar will be open.

Dinghy Sailing
There will be three pre-bookable sessions for adults:
Session 1: 10.30 – 12.00
Session 2: 12.30 – 14.00
Session 3: 14.30 – 16.00
After a short introduction, you will spend a total of about an hour on the water with one of our experienced sailors, who will show you which ropes to pull and even let you have a go at steering. Your ticket entitles you to free tea and a snack.

Children
Children can go sailing with their parents or they can opt for a taster in one of our boats specifically for children only. These sessions will be in the afternoon.

What to Wear for a Sailing Taster
Suitable warm clothing, waterproof trousers and top and trainers. Should you have a wetsuit and neoprene boots then that would also be an option though certainly not essential. If the weather on the day is warm then shorts will be fine. Buoyancy aids will be worn whilst on the water, so if you have one bring it with you, otherwise we will provide you with one on the day. Hot showers are available so bring a change of clothes and a towel.

Learn to Sail
If you decide you would like to learn to sail then the club offers its members several RYA Level 1&2 training courses during the year. The first course this year starts a week after our open day. Course information …

View photos from one of our previous open days
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15 Months for the Price of 12

New members who join in January get an extra 3 months membership for the price of 12, so there’s nothing more to pay till 31st March 2020. This offer is suitable for those who already sail and want to enjoy some crisp winter sailing prior to the main summer season.

At this time of year the club is open every Sunday with back-to-back racing scheduled for 10:30 and 11:30, as well as special trophy days scheduled for Sunday 13th January and Sunday 3rd February. Sundays are also a great time to go cruising with safety boat cover.

For more information about membership or to contact us browse our joining pages.

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Christmas Lunch – Sat 8th December

BAR OPEN FROM 12 NOON
LUNCH SERVED BETWEEN 1PM-1.30PM

THREE COURSE MEAL – £20.00 PER HEAD

STARTER
ONION TARTLETS

MAIN COURSE
CARVERY – ROAST TURKEY WITH TWO STUFFINGS, GAMMON, PIGS IN BLANKETS,
ROAST POTATOES, BRUSSEL SPROUTS GRATIN, HONEY & SESAME CARROTS, GRAVY,
CRANBERRY AND APPLE SAUCES

DESSERT
CHOICE OF MINI PAVLOVAS,
HOT MINCE PIES & BRANDY BUTTER,
FRUIT SALAD & CREAM

TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS, GO TO:  https://lscchristmaslunch.eventbrite.co.uk

ENTER PASSWORD – Turkey (Note: this is a Club Members event only)

IMPORTANT INFO: If you have any food allergies or intolerances we need to know two weeks in advance of the event. Please email Sue – suepinnell@hotmail.com or Mel – harimell@hotmail.com

LIMITED AVAILABILITY SO BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

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Double Award for Littleton

Littleton Sailing Club has been awarded the title of Spelthorne Sports Club of the Year! This annual award was presented to the Club by Spelthorne Council in recognition for outstanding activities in sports. The 2018 Spelthorne Sports Awards ceremony which took place on 9th October at Shepperton Studios, saw 10 awards given out in all.  In the past we have been successful in other categories but this is the first time the Club has won the overall award for best sports club.  This is very much a shared award and demonstrates how passionate we are as a group about our sailing and our club.

At the event, attended by a delegation of our committee members, we were treated to a speech from Debbie Flood, double Olympic silver medalist in rowing on the power of persistence, and how, by continuing with your aims along with commitment and dedication high levels can be achieved.

At the ceremony club member Jo Lloyd also won the award of Volunteer of the Year for her dedication to duty co-ordination, an award richly deserved. With 150 clubs in the borough, these awards are prestigious and along with the others won on previous occasions confirms that Littleton is a really active and great club to be part of.  Well done Team Littleton!

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Moonlight Race – 2nd September

Our annual Moonlight Race and BBQ attracted 15 entries in all this year, including a number of our junior sailors.

The evening began with a BYO barbecue cooked on our newly purchased BBQ. Thanks to Rear Commodore, Andy Bennett and also Ed Pepper for assembling the BBQ just in time for the hungry hoards to descend upon it!

Race Officer Jon Jowett then briefed competitors on the modified start procedure using coloured lights in place of flags and handed out mini mars bar and milky way snacks to all those competing.

With only a light breeze at the start, competitors made a great sight for all the bar spectators, with various fairy lights being sported on rigs, making the job of choosing the best lit boat quite a task.

Unfortunately the wind completely died part way through the race but every competitor was given a finish using the number of laps they had achieved during the time allocated.

Congratulations to Tim Hore on winning the race and also to Brian Hennessey for winning the best lit boat with his spectacular ‘disco light’.

View the race results …
View some images from the evening …

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