Club reopens from 5th December

We are pleased to announce a return to sailing activities in line with government guidelines from 5th December.

For full details, please refer to the information on the Current Sailing Activities page and the current facilities table.

Please note: the club will reserve the right to cancel all sailing in the case of adverse weather conditions. We will use the WhatsApp group and the website to inform you so please check these if the weather looks poor. This decision will be made on Thursdays and members will be informed if sailing is cancelled.

The club is closed until further notice

Coronavirus (Covid19) Sailing Update 6th November 2020
 
In line with the second lockdown, the club is now closed until further notice.  No access to the clubhouse, garage, slipways or workshop is permitted. Collection of your boat is also not possible under the restrictions as it is unlikely to be classed as an essential journey.  The measures also includes no access for maintenance.  It is also not permitted to meet socially on the club grounds. 

Occasional trips to the site will be made by designated people to check for health and safety and security concerns for the club’s assets, so if you have a specific request for us to look at your boat, please let Tim Hore know who will take a photo on his next visit.

For more information please visit the RYA COVID hub: https://www.rya.org.uk/knowledge-advice/current-affairs/Pages/coronavirus-covid-19.aspx

We will be monitoring the situation and will adjust our stance when appropriate or necessary.

In the meantime, please stay safe and observe the government guidance to stay at home.

LSC Covid 19 Risk Assessment (PDF, 218KB)

UPDATED: Autumn and Winter Sailing Schedule from 10th October

UPDATED 14 OCTOBER

Our winter series racing starts on the 10th October and continues until 28th March 2021. Racing takes place on Saturdays before Christmas and switches to Sundays after Christmas.

Dates as follows:

Saturdays from 10th October to 19th December 2020

There will be no safety cover or racing on Sundays during this period.

  • 10:30 Solo Class Early Winter Series
  • 10:35 General Handicap Early Winter Series
  • 11:30 General Handicap Early Winter Series
  • 16:00 Safety cover withdrawn

Sundays from 10th January to 28th March 2021

There will be no safety cover or racing on Saturdays during this period.

  • 10:30 General Handicap Late Winter Series
  • 11.30 General Handicap Late Winter Series (back to back with race 1)

Special trophy days:

Icicle Trophy 3rd January 2021

  • 11:00 General Handicap Icicle Trophy
  • 12:45 General Handicap Icicle Trophy
  • 14:00 General Handicap Icicle Trophy

Brass Monkey 7th February 2021

  • 11:00 General Handicap Brass Monkey
  • 12:45 General Handicap Brass Monkey
  • 14:00 General Handicap Brass Monkey

Note that on days when there is no safety cover over the winter members may still sail so long as they have someone else in attendance who could effect a rescue if needed.

Winter Clothing
Please be reminded that our club rules state that from November till end of March either a wetsuit or drysuit must be worn as the water temperature becomes rather more refreshing.

Winter Membership
If you’re not already a member and would like to enjoy winter sailing at Littleton, please see details of our winter membership offer.

Check in at the club using the NHS Covid-19 app

From this week we ask you to scan the official Littleton QR code each time that you visit the club instead of texting Tim.

1) Download the app on your phone

The NHS COVID-19 app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.

NHS Covid-19 app

2) Select ‘Venue check-in’ 

When you arrive at the club, open the app and select ‘Venue check-in’ and allow the app to access your camera so that you can scan the Littleton QR code.

venue-check-in

3) Scan the official Littleton QR code

You will see large A4 laminated posters with the official Littleton QR code printed on them at various points around the club. 

Follow the instructions on the app to scan the code.

 

poster

Please remember to scan the QR code each time you come so that we can keep an accurate record of everyone on site and keep people safe.

We are also adding a book in the galley to record names for people who don’t have a phone with the app installed, or forget to scan the QR code. 

Winter Membership 2020 offer

Winter Membership for £70 single handed or £105 double handed; including Boat Berthing. Discount available for CSSC members.

Winter will soon be here, but no need to hang up your wetsuit. We have winter racing to take you through to the spring.

Our winter membership provides full sailing rights from 10th October 2020 to 31st March 2021 and includes berthing entitlement. Boats available for hire to members with RYA Level 1&2 or equivalent experience. If you’re not into racing just come down and cruise the lake – everyone is welcome! 

For more information contact the New Memberships Secretary.

Check out our winter calendar:


Saturdays from 10th October to 19th December

  • 
10:30   Solo Class Early Winter Series
  • 
10:35   General Handicap Early Winter Series

  • 11:30   General Handicap Early Winter Series


Sundays from 10th January to 28th March 2021

  • 10:30   General Handicap Late Winter Series
  • 
11.30   General Handicap Late Winter Series
  • 
Plus special trophy days on 3rd January and 7th February

Littleton Sailing Club Regatta 29 August

We look forward to welcoming members to the Littleton Sailing Club Regatta, which will be held on Saturday 29th August. 

There will be three races across the day, with the first race at 11:00am.

General cruising is welcome all day.

The galley will be open from 10am to 4pm (weather permitting):

  • Food must be pre-ordered and paid for prior to going out on the water.
  • Tea/coffee and soft drinks will be available throughout the day.
  • Card and contactless payments only, no cash and no tabs.
  • Please socially distance and use the one-way system: go up the fire escape by the workshop along the balcony, preorder you food and exit via the kitchen fire escape. 

Galley re-opens from 27th June for takeaway food and drinks

The Galley Re-opens this Sat 27th and Sun 28th June – takeaway service only, following government guidelines.

A one way system will be implemented, you will need to go up the far end fire escape and along the balcony to the double doors (Galley End). Order you food and exit down the fire escape by the kitchen. Social distancing markers have been set out.

Roxy will be offering a Meal Deal lunch only over the next few weeks, this will include a choice of sandwich, crisps or chocolate bar and a soft drink for £4.00. This MUST be pre-ordered and paid for prior to going out on the water. There will be card and contactless payments only, no cash.

Tea/coffee and soft drinks will be available throughout the day, again card/contactless payment only. There will be no tabs.

This is a new and temporary system (hopefully not for too long) and your support and patience will be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks

Mel & Social Teamr

OD, Safety Boat & Loos Open at Weekends

We will now have both Officer of the Day (OD) and Safety Boat (SB) at the weekend together with opening of the club house loos, but not the changing rooms. The upper level of the clubhouse remains out of bounds. For detailed information, please see the Current Sailing Activities page.

LSC Facilities as of 2nd December 2020

All aspects are subject to change. Please check the e-bulletin for updates.
 StatusDetails
Littleton Sailing Club OPEN
Government guidelines to be followed when on site. Scan QR code on arrival
to check in using the NHS COVID-19 app
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Winter racing OPEN2 morning races from 10:30. Saturdays from 10th October to 19th December 2020, Sundays from 10th January to 28th March 2021.

Cruising OPENUp until 2pm on race days. Buddy sailing at other times.
Windsurfing OPEN
Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) OPEN
Full duty team YESModified responsibilities.
Safety boat OPENCover on Saturdays until Xmas and then Sundays Jan to Mar with priority on sailor safety, boat recoveries limited.
Boat hire OPEN
Cleaning required before and after sailing.
Toilets OPENLimited numbers and keep distance.
Galley catering CLOSEDGalley closed until further notice. Don't forget to bring a packed lunch and hot drinks with you.
Changing rooms OPENLimited numbers, come ready changed if possible, access to showers only if necessary, bags left in car to keep room clear.
Bar CLOSED
Juniors' Sailing Group CLOSEDBuddy sailing with dinghy hire available for Youth helms with RYA Stage 3 or above.

Dinghy hire now available

A selection of club dinghies are available to hire again for helms with RYA Level 1&2 or equivalent experience. This includes the club’s Lasers, Solo, Comet and one Vision for hire (only members of the same household can sail together in the Vision).

There are 3 Fevas and 3 Picos available for Youth helms with RYA Stage 3 or above.
 
At the end of each session please wash the boat down with soapy water. We have left buckets, brushes and washing liquid around the slip ways so please do this at the end of the day.

Weekday hire is possible but restricted on the wind strength so please do not be disappointed if your booking is not confirmed. 

For more information and instruction on how to book, please see our boat hire page.