Coronavirus (Covid19) Sailing Update (21 March)
Following yesterday’s Government announcement that pubs, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres must close with immediate effect we have decided to further modify our sailing programme.
We would prefer to close the clubhouse completely but in order to provide toilet provision the doors will be open. You are not to go upstairs at all and we ask that you change in your cars or arrive already changed for sailing. To reiterate the club house is only to be used for the toilets.
A safety boat will be available but there will be a watching cover from the shore.
Racing will only take place if the OD is satisfied it can be done without breaching the social distancing guidelines.
Please respect the wishes of others, especially the duty team, to follow the social distancing advice to keep 2m (6 ft) from each other.
Hopefully it goes without saying that if you are showing any flu-like symptoms you should stay at home and refer to the NHS 111 service.
Please help is to keep the club open for sailing by supporting us in following our advice in the hope that we can weather this pandemic and return to normal in the summer.
Best wishes to you and your families. I hope you all stay well.
Whilst we all try to take on board the fast-changing advice from the Government on how to protect ourselves and slow the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid 19), Littleton SC has set up a working group to monitor the situation and see how this is best applied to our sailing programme. The Government are positively advocating exercise and the RYA has acknowledged that sailing “individually and in small groups” is still acceptable although it cautions about the increased risk associated with access to the club house.
Full details of Littleton Sailing Club’s proposals are available here but in summary the following applies until further notice:
- Follow all government advice with regards self-isolation, hygiene and social distancing in order to protect yourself and others. This is particularly relevant to those in the higher risk categories;
- The Solo Open (5 April) and Laser Open (18 April) have been cancelled;
- We aim to provide club racing and sailing on Sunday 22 & 29 March and Saturday 4 April for any members still wishing to sail;
- The sailing programme on any given day may change at short notice to reflect the level of support available from the duty team. This could mean racing, cruising only (with a safety boat) or buddy sailing (ie without a safety boat);
- The club will continue to monitor the latest Government, NHS and RYA advice; and
- Updates will be posted on the club website and by email on Friday evening to confirm the plans for the weekend, although these could change again with no notice.
Please note that although the clubhouse will be open, the galley and the bar have both been closed for the foreseeable future and members should avoid congregating anywhere. Please bring your own food and consider changing before you travel to the club.
Rear Commodore (Sailing)
Littleton Sailing Club is an RYA Training Centre offering courses in dinghy sailing leading to RYA certification for both adults and children. Our beginner dinghy courses are a great way to take your first steps into the exciting sport of dinghy sailing.
2020 Adult Course Dates
RYA Level 1 & 2 courses are planned for:
- 2/3 May & 9/10 May NOW CANCELLED
- 18/19 Jul & 25/26 Jul
- 15/16 Aug & 22/23 Aug
- 26/27 Sep & 3/4 Oct
More information about our adult courses can be found on our training pages.
RYA Youth Training Courses
For information on courses for young sailors go to the youth training page.
Please note that the club is closed again this weekend due to the forecast bad weather. There will be no duty team on Sunday.
Unfortunately Saturday 15th also looks like being a write-off so we are not able to recommend buddy sailing on as an alternative this week.
The first Littleton Trophy event of the year took place on Sunday 5th January. The Icicle Trophy was sailed in more pleasant conditions than it has been in some past years, and certainly not living up to its name on this occasion! Thanks go to Steve Jones and his team for setting some great courses resulting in some close racing over the three general handicap race series. In a total fleet of 15 entries, congratulations to Nick Pepper, who triumphed in his Laser, to take the trophy at the end of the day.
View all photos (courtesy of Mike Wilkie)
The 2020 CSSC National Dinghy Championships will be hosted by Littleton Sailing Club over the Spring Bank holiday with racing on Saturday 23nd May and Sunday 24th May.
We welcome all CSSC Members, members of CSSA Sailing Clubs, and Armed Forces Sailing Associations, with opportunities to participate for all levels of experience, from youth sailors to those new to competitive racing, through to the most competitive:
- A rookie fleet and championship fleet
- Youth, double handed and single handed awards
- Coaching available for those new to racing
- BBQ on Saturday and catering available on site
- Local camping and hotel accommodation available
- Ample car parking available
- CSSA Trophies and awards
- Local dinghies available to rent, for those travelling a distance
- Compete as a club or area group for the CSSA team trophy, the ‘Littleton Bell’, currently held by Hooe Point Sailing Club, Plymouth
Come and enjoy a festive evening with your fellow Club MembersWe are now taking bookings for the Christmas Dinner at Littleton Sailing Club on Saturday 14th December, with bar open from 6:30pm – 11:00pm.
Enjoy a Traditional Three Course Christmas Menu followed by Tea/Coffee & Mints
Tickets £25.00 pp inc Booking FeeBook early – limited spaces