Moonlight Race – 2nd September

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’.

View the race results …
View some images from the evening …

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Winter Membership

Winter Membership for £68 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 6th October to 29th 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 Early Winter Series

Sundays from 6th January to 31st March 2019
10:30   General Handicap Late Winter Series
11.30   General Handicap Late Winter Series
Plus special trophy days on 6th January and 3rd February

For more information contact the New Memberships Secretary or come and visit us.

 

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South East Working Newfoundland Dogs Demonstration at Littleton – Sunday 22nd July

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 info@www.littletonsc.co.uk

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60th Anniversary Weekend News – 16th/17th June

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.

Race times:
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.

 

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