Littleton SC Wins RYA BYS Regional Junior Championships Club Development Trophy

On 25th and 26th September, the Littleton Youth Squad competed in the RYA Regional British Youth Sailing Championships at Queen Mary SC, with an excellent 5th place for Lucia Evans and Isabelle Lemmon in the very competitive RS Feva Championship Class; plus 1st places for Khenza and Tazkiya Yazid, Lottie Phillips and Chloe Barwick in the Regatta Classes for Feva, Tera Sport and Topper respectively.

Alongside those fantastic individual results and prizes for endeavour, the Littleton SC team won the RYA BYS Regional Junior Championships Club Development Trophy!  Well done Team Littleton!

Comet Open 2021 – Sun 26 September

Attention all Comet sailors!

Littleton will be hosting our annual Comet Open Meeting on Sunday the 26th September. This is a chance to come and sail against other Comets visiting for the day. There will be 4 races with 3 to count. The £12 entry fee includes a prize-giving tea after sailing. Registration will be from 9:30am, with first race no earlier than 10:30am.

If you fancy your chances but don’t own a Comet then the club has two for hire to members. To hire a Comet go to Boat Hire and follow the instructions.

Club Regatta 2021 – Results

A total of 22 boats took part in this year’s Club Regatta, held on Saturday 28th August. The day promised us a F3 northerly with the chance of a shower later, but overall a pleasant sailing day. A series of rookie races for the less experienced juniors also took place.

Race officer Jon Jowett laid a good-sized course for the first championship race, using as much of the lake as possible given the wind direction. Vanda Jowett (Solo) was first over the finish line, followed by Martin Vinson (RS200), very ably crewed by wife Heidi, who had come along for a one-off fun regatta sail, yet looking as though she’d not missed a day sailing for ever! On corrected time Vanda held onto first, Nick Price (Comet) came second, and Tobias Lundkvist (Optimist) came third.

Race two was moved by popular demand to avoid the weedier end of the lake, though this made for a smaller course with what turned out to be some tight gybes, making for some challenging sailing when the wind suddenly picked up to a good F4+. Steve Jones finished first after handicap correction, with Martin and Heidi in second and Ray Bowdler (Laser) in third. Vanda retired after a terminal capsize, potentially opening up the field going into the last race.

Race three saw a reduced fleet, including Martin and Heidi who were relaxing ashore with tea and cake. Steve Jones was also absent. This left Vanda to potentially ‘seal the deal’ for the day. Mike Bean (Laser), having finished organising the junior group, competed in this race, giving Vanda a good run for her money, but finishing second.

Final Results

1st        Vanda Jowett (Solo)
2nd        Ray Bowdler (Laser)
3rd        Nick Price (Comet)
6th        Mika Colombi (Optimist) – 1st Junior

Pioneer Cup 2021 – Sat 25 September

The Pioneer Cup event will take place on Saturday 25th September. Racing starts at 10:30 with the best 2 results of 3 races counting towards the chance to win the trophy.

As always, sailors of all levels of experience are very welcome to join the racing.

This is a personal handicap racing event, meaning that each sailor has an additional handicap factor added to the boat’s standard handicap, which means everyone has a good chance of winning!  If you are new to racing, this is the perfect event to give it a go.

Or, alternatively, just come along to cruise and watch the racing.

Club Regatta 2021 – Sat 28 August

The Littleton Sailing Club Regatta will take place on Saturday 28th August. Racing starts at 10:30 with the best 2 results of 3 races counting towards the chance to win the impressive galleon trophy.

As always, sailors of all levels of experience are very welcome to join the racing. Juniors can compete in the main racing or on a smaller course for novice juniors.

Or, if you would prefer a more relaxing day, why not come along to cruise in the gentle breezes. Bask in the sunshine, for which our August bank holiday weekends are renowned!

SOLD OUT: Welcome Back Party 21 August

The party is now sold out.

Join us at a Welcome Back Party, to mark the return to normal sailing at the Club and to thank you for your support during these unprecedented times.

Do come along to renew acquaintance with fellow members, and it’s a brilliant opportunity for newer members to enjoy the Club’s hospitality and maybe chat to the experts!

The party runs from 5pm, on Saturday 21st August in the Clubhouse. There will be a hot finger buffet, candy floss and churros. Entry is £5pp, pay on the door.

Please confirm your attendance with numbers by SUNDAY  15th August to social@littletonsc.co.uk

Contact us on the same email if you have any questions.

We look forward to welcoming you to a fun evening.

The Social Team

Kat, Sally, Nick, Rob

2021 CSSC Dinghy Championships Results

The 2021 CSSC Dinghy Championships were held over the weekend of 26– 27 June at Littleton Sailing Club. Separate rookie and championships fleets enabled a range of participants to take part from Littleton youth sailors and racing newbies, through to experienced dinghy racers.

Conditions were dry for Saturday’s races with light winds, however Sunday saw more challenging conditions with gusts up to 22mph.

A determined Senna Hillier-Davis triumphed in the rookie fleet, despite only having started sailing when she joined the Littleton Juniors in April 2021.

Whilst in the championship fleet, Cameron Currie won the trophy for best single handed sailor in his Laser, achieving a second place finish in the first 5 races and grabbing victory in the last race. Mika Colombi was delighted to retain the Junior Cup as the best placed youth sailor, achieving 3rd position overall in his racing Optimist.

Congratulations to Dan Goodman and Debbie Clark, who retained their trophy convincingly with the overall win in their RS200, finishing all but one of the 6 races in first position. The CSSA team trophy, the ‘Littleton Bell’, was won by Littleton Sailing Club.

The participants enjoyed a hearty championship dinner on Saturday night, with musical accompaniment by  Lance Jones and a quiz. Their efforts were further rewarded with a prize giving afternoon tea on Sunday, where trophies and certificates were presented by Wendy Eley, Group Operations Director at Civil Service Sports Council.

Thanks to all the volunteers involved in helping to make the event such a success and a special thank you to Andrew Selves for making it happen.

Full results:

Gallery and bar re-opened

We have new caterers, Elle and Keeley running the LSC galley cafe at weekends and on Thursday evenings. Both cash and card payments are welcome.

There is a one-way system to access the galley, please use the internal stairs to go up and then exit via the balcony and back down the outside steps.

Inside tables are available but these will be limited, so please follow the rule of 6 or 2 households at any single table if you sit inside.

The bar area can now be opened where possible. The same rule of 6 or 2 households per table will need to be observed in the bar area.