Coronavirus (Covid 19) & Sailing

UPDATED 16TH JUNE 2020 This information is now out of date, please refer to the Current Sailing Activities page.

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.

Please follow this link for further details of these proposals.

Alan Povey

Rear Commodore (Sailing)

RYA Training Courses

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

Cost: £120

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.

Icicle Trophy 2020

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.

See full results 

View all photos (courtesy of Mike Wilkie)

Christmas Dinner – Sat 14 Dec 2019 – Now Booking

Come and enjoy a festive evening with your fellow Club Members

We 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 Fee

Book early – limited spaces

How to book

Booking is via Eventbrite, go to: Christmasdinner.eventbrite.co.uk Password: Turkey

Littleton Juniors at British Youth Sailing Regional Championships

Ten of Littleton’s Junior sailors competed in the British Youth Sailing (BYS) London & South East Regional Junior Championships 28-29 September 2019 at Datchet Water Sailing Club (DWSC)  in the coached regatta fleet.

The Juniors bravely took to the water in extremely challenging conditions, with waves crashing onto the exposed beach at DWSC and a strong onshore wind gusting up to 25 knots.

Lottie Phillips and Lucia Evans took 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Tera class, with Khenza and Tazkiya Yazid taking 2nd in the Feva Class. Full results can be seen hereWell done to all the Juniors who took part. 

BYS junior championships

Win for Littleton Crew at 2019 CSSC Dinghy Championships

The 2019 CSSC Dinghy Championships, held over the weekend of 20 – 22 September, saw 3 crews from Littleton travel to Hooe Point Sailing Club for 2 days of racing in Plymouth Sound.

Despite difficult conditions, with gusts over 25 knots and rolling waves, Andrew and Nick Selves finished 13th in their RS800, whilst Luca and Mika Colombi finished 15th in a Laser Bahia borrowed from Hooe Point SC. Mika was delighted to be awarded the Junior Cup as the youngest competitor in the fleet at 9 years old.   

Congratulations to Dan Goodman and Debbie Clark, who took the overall win convincingly in their RS800, finishing all but one of the 6 races in first position. See the full 2019 CSSC dinghy championships results here

2019 CSSC dinghy championships