Littleton Sailing Club AGM – Wed 31 March

The  AGM is being held on Zoom, see details below on Wednesday 31 March at 7:15pm. 

Zoom meeting details
Time: Mar 31, 2021 7:15 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81040157269pwd=LzloRlFpYlNOY3pCc1pNdXFieGsyZz09
Passcode: QU2JB4
Meeting ID: 810 4015 7269

The AGM agenda and papers can be found below:

Re-opening for buddy sailing from 29 March

We are pleased to announce a return to sailing from 29 March 2021 in line with government guidelines.

The club will be open for buddy sailing initially, with additional sailing activities and access to club facilities to follow as soon as possible.

For more detailed information about the facilities available, please see the current sailing activities page and refer to the table on the homepage. Please note, all plans are subject to change if the situation or guidelines alter.

The club is closed until further notice

Coronavirus (Covid19) Sailing Update 5th January 2021
 
In line with the new 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. 

Please stay safe and observe the government guidance to stay at home.

 

Open for buddy sailing from 20th December

First of all, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas in the circumstances.  This is a very unusual year and one that we all hope will not see the light of day again.  Here is hoping for some sort of normality to return sometime soon.  We have a full sailing programme planned for the summer which we can’t wait to deliver.

In the meantime the club is now in a Tier 4. Our understanding is that outdoor sport is still allowed but we have taken the view to cancel all organised sailing and racing.  Putting us back into where we were in May of just allowing Buddy Sailing with no duty teams allocated. So please only sail on days you think you can manage the conditions without needing any safety boat. By sailing, you are opting in to understanding the risks. Normal buddy rules apply on any day, but please adhere to the government guidelines as they apply to your area.

The clubhouse will be closed with the outside loo the only facility available.  However in the case of an emergency, the clubhouse could be opened if a key holder was on site. Please come and go to the club ready changed if you can, or change outside if you travel a distance. It will be time ashore and around the clubhouse where the biggest risk will be.

Tier 4 requires even more vigilance and we take the view that each member must take the responsibility for all you do.  Not only for their own protection but for that of fellow members, their family and the wider community. This means that everyone should assume that everything they touch and everyone they meet is infectious and will potentially contaminate them with the virus. Equally, members should also consider that they themselves could be infectious and so minimise their contact with items and people. Remember that 1 in 3 infected people have no symptoms and may not be aware they are infectious.  Stay safe and remember Hands, Face and Space.

Please check the website for the changes to the traffic light system and other activities as they change.

Finally, this is a fast moving situation and the guidance may change further in the coming days.  The best advice is to stay at home.  We all hope the vaccine will arrive soon after which all this will be behind us.

Tim Hore, Commodore

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