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.
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.
Our annual Laser Open Meeting is scheduled for Saturday 14 April. This event is part of the Thames Valley Laser Traveller Series. Briefing will be at 10.30 with the first race scheduled for 11.00. 4 races are scheduled with the results from the best 3 to count. Entry is £12.
For more information contact our Laser Fleet Captain, Mark Fowler.
The first trophy day of the year was our Annual Icicle Trophy event on 7 January. The day was a cold and somewhat breezy one resulting in a smaller number of entries than usual. With Simon Derham managing to clinch the title by winning the first 2 races in his Solo, it was only the hardiest that made it through to the very end of the day.
The Brass Monkey Trophy followed closely on 4 February. Again a chilly day reminding us of where the name name of the event originated, but this time with a little less wind, so attracting a good turnout. The leaders on the water enjoyed a day of close nip and tuck racing, though it was Malcolm Underwood in his Pico Sport following round who pipped everyone to the post on handicap in all 3 races.
The Burgee Trophy, competed over two sailing days on consecutive weekends, a mini series of 10 General Handicap races in our popular ‘Short Race’ format, took place on the 25 February and 4 March. The first of the two days was bitterly cold with a raw wind blowing. Those who braved the conditions did well if they managed to sail all five races of that day.
It was this week between the two event days that saw the ‘Beast from the East’ arrive and although we certainly didn’t suffer as much as some other areas of the country, there was considerable doubt as to whether the second of the two days would be able to go ahead. Thankfully the day before temperatures rose melting most of the snow and ice just in time for Sunday and the event was able to be completed. After a day of fierce competition it was Julian Rickards, sailing his Solo, who sailed consistently to claim the trophy as his. Over the two days of racing a total of 17 competitors participated.
The Main Summer Series start on Saturday 7th April.
Regular start times are:
Saturdays – 11:00 General Handicap, 12:45 General Handicap, 14:00 Personal Handicap
Sundays – 10:30 General Handicap, 11:30 General Handicap
Our popular Thursday Evening Twilight Series starts on Thursday 3rd May with a General Handicap race. The following week will be a Pursuit Race with this alternating race format continuing over the duration of the series. After sailing there will be hot food and the bar will be open.