We are delighted to inform you that we have appointed a new caterer. Roxy, will start providing us with hot lunchtime snacks from Saturday 6 October, which looks to be a busy day, so please give her warm welcome as she finds her way around!
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’.
Winter Membership for £70 Including Boat Berthing
Winter will soon be here, but no need to hang up your wetsuit. We have winter racing to take you through to the spring. Hot showers and hot food available. 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!
Check out our winter calendar:
Saturdays from 5th October to 28th December
11:00 Solo Class Early Winter Series
11:05 General Handicap Early Winter Series
12:45 General Handicap Early Winter Series
14:00 Personal Handicap Pursuit Early Winter Series
Sundays from 5th January to 29th March 2019
10:30 General Handicap Late Winter Series
11.30 General Handicap Late Winter Series
Plus special trophy days on 5th January and 2nd February
For more information contact the New Memberships Secretary or come and visit us.
Thanks to everyone who helped make our 60th Anniversary celebrations such a success.
There will be a full write up of the weekend in the coming Littleton SCene magazine. Meanwhile here are some of the pictures taken over the weekend – View album …
The South East Working Newfoundland Dogs group in association with the RNLI, will be visiting Littleton on Sunday 22nd July and will be providing demonstrations of how these wonderful dogs are used in rescue situations. We are looking for volunteer ‘victims’ to be rescued from the lake.
To take part the RNLI ask that the person to be rescued has sponsorship of at least £50 for the RNLI.
If you would like to take part please let us know by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are trying to find the owners of these seemingly abandoned trailers. If owners do not come forward to claim them they will be scrapped. If you recognise any of these trailers as yours or you know who they belong to please contact our Facilities Team.
This year Littleton Sailing Club will be 60 years old and we are celebrating our anniversary in style over the weekend of 16th/17th June, both on and off the water.
We are delighted to be welcoming the Mayor of Spelthorne and her Consort for lunch on Saturday and will be inviting her to start one of the races. We also hope some of our old time members and ex-members will come along to share this special occasion.
We have a full programme over the weekend, racing for the coveted Burgee Trophy which was first raced for on our 50th anniversary. There will be 3 races on Saturday and 3 on Sunday with the best 5 out of 6 to count. Entry is open to all members.
Saturday – 12:00, 14:30, 16:00
Sunday – 10:30, 12:00, 14:30
There will also be some on-water ‘fun’ sailing related team games for the junior sailors. This will start around 14:00 on Saturday.
On Saturday evening the celebrations will continue, with a jazz band and a hog roast, and to end the evening a spectacular firework display. Information and tickets …..
Overnight camping is being allowed on Saturday night, then the final 3 races will take place on Sunday, followed by a prizegiving ceremony.
JAZZ BAND / HOG ROAST / FIREWORKS
Evening entertainment from 5.30 pm onwards.
Bar open from noon.
TICKETS FOR THE EVENING SOCIAL EVENT ARE ALL SOLD OUT!
Please print your ticket and bring it with you.
Our Junior Club starts on Sat 21 April this year and runs every Saturday through to 6 October. The start time each week is 12.30.
The first week will include a parent briefing.
More information about our Junior Club can be found on the Junior Sailing page.