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.

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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.

LSC Open Day – July 17 2021

Have you thought about trying dinghy sailing or getting back into it? If you are wondering what it is like or if you would like to join our club, then this is your chance. Come and experience our hospitality and facilities and get out on the water for a first-hand experience on our lovely inland lake. All visitors are welcome on Saturday 17 July, 1-5pm.

Dinghy sailing tasters at our Open Day

Littleton Sailing Club welcomes adults and families to book a taster sail. You will set sail in one of our 2-person training boats, with an experienced club sailor at the helm. Your experienced helm will show you the ropes and even let you take the helm if the weather is suitable. Parents and their children will be paired together in a boat for a family taster sail to help you start a new family activity. Included in your ticket is a drink and light snack for when you come off the water.

There are three pre-bookable sessions for adults and families:

Session 1: 13:30
Session 2: 14:30
Session 3: 15:30

What to Wear for a Sailing Taster
Suitable warm clothing, waterproof trousers and top and trainers. Should you have a wetsuit and neoprene boots then that would also be an option though certainly not essential. If the weather on the day is warm then shorts will be fine. Buoyancy aids will be worn whilst on the water, so if you have one bring it with you, otherwise we will provide you with one on the day. Hot showers are available so bring a change of clothes and a towel.

Learn to Sail
If you decide you would like to learn to sail then the club offers RYA Level 1&2 adult training courses during the year. The dates for this year’s adult courses are:

  1. Aug 7/8, Aug 14,15
  2. Sep 4/5, Sep 11/12

Junior sailing
For children our Juniors’ Sailing Group aims to introduce youngsters to sailing with their parent or guardian, enhancing their skills and having fun as they progress through the junior fleet of boats. 

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Sailing tasters are also available on selected Weds evenings May to Aug.
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May 17 Covid-19 Update

With the Government Guidelines relaxing on Monday (17th)  allowing more indoor activities, we can relax the use of the clubhouse slightly.  People can now sit indoors but the rule of 6 or 2 households on any one table applies.  

  • We have new caterers starting on Saturday 22nd so the galley will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.  Elle and Keeley and keen to start so please be sure to introduce yourself to them when you see them.  Timing of their opening will be announced as the new team develop their offering to us.
  • The ground floor entry is now via either door i.e.no longer a ground floor one-way system. Please don’t linger in the lobby, and be aware of other people, keeping your distance.
  • There will be a one-way system to access the galley.  Please use the internal stairs to go up and then exit via the balcony and 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 and subject to that, open drinks can be purchased.  The same rule of 6 per table will need to be observed as well.
  • 2 handed sailing for people from different households is now permitted. Please minimise prolonged (very) close proximity.   
  • The changing rooms are open. Please keep your distance and change quickly to minimise numbers. Please continue to change at home if possible.
  • If you hire a club boat, then only one family or bubble to use the boat on that day. Washdown buckets are available if you want to use these but it is no longer a requirement to wash down.
  • Do not come to the club if you have symptoms, get a test. 
  • The club will continue to monitor the situation and make appropriate alterations as further changes in the guidelines develop.  This could be either way!

Summer Dinghy Sailing Tasters 2021

Get onto the water for a 1 hour dinghy sailing taster at Littleton Sailing Club in Shepperton.

If you have ever wanted to try sailing, or you are wondering if you would like to join our club, then this is your chance to come and experience our hospitality and facilities, and to get out on the water for a first hand experience.

You will set sail in one of our 2-person training boats, with an experienced club sailor at the helm who will show you the ropes and even let you take the helm if the weather is suitable.

If you decide you’d like to learn to sail, then talk to us about membership options and the RYA courses that we run at the club

To book onto one of our dinghy sailing taster sessions click on one of the dates below and follow the instructions.

FAQs

Wear suitable warm clothing, waterproof trousers and top, and trainers. Should you have a wetsuit and neoprene boots then that would also be an option, though certainly not essential. Buoyancy aids will be worn whilst on the water, so if you have one bring it with you, otherwise we will provide you with one on the day. Bring a change of clothes and a towel just in case you get wet. We have hot showers if you should need to warm up after your sail.

This event is limited to a small number of people to ensure social distancing can be maintained. All visitors to our club are expected to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines whilst on site. For the latest information around restrictions in place at Littleton Sailing Club please refer to our current sailing activities page.

Feel free to email us any questions using the contact form.

The best way of getting to the club is by car. There is plenty of parking on site. Alternatively the nearest train station is Shepperton. We would recommend you take a taxi/bicycle from the station to the club. Otherwise it is a healthy 35-minute walk.

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Join us for our Open Day on July 17 2021
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Registration now open for 2021 CSSC Dinghy Championships

The 2021 CSSC Dinghy Championships will be hosted by Littleton Sailing Club and the CSSA (Civil Service Sports Association) on the weekend of 26 & 27 June 2021.

We welcome all CSSC Members, members of CSSA Sailing Clubs, Armed Forces Sailing Associations  and Littleton Lake Sailing Club Members to compete; with opportunities to participate for all levels of experience, from youth sailors to those new to competitive racing, through to the most competitive.

More information can be found on the event webpage and registration is now open for competitors.

Twilight racing starts 29 April 2021

Our popular Thursday Evening Twilight Series starts this week on Thursday 29 April with a pursuit race. The start time is 19:15. The following week will be a General Handicap Race with this alternating race format continuing over the duration of the series.

Please remember to try to change at home or in the car park to avoid crowding in the changing rooms.

Join the race or come for a casual cruise just before sunset. Everyone welcome!

Open for racing and cruising

We are now open for weekend racing and cruising, twilight racing on a Thursday evening,  plus buddy sailing at other times. Please refer to the calendar for the racing schedule and the table on the home page to see which club facilities are available.

Duty teams have been reintroduced together with reduced safety cover. Remember it is important to sail well within your ability and do not sail if the wind is above your ability level.  

The current guidelines limit maximum group size of six people to meet anywhere outside from 29 March 2021 until 17th May when the limit moves to 30. The overall message, which we are used to now, is keep your distance and avoid contact as much as possible.

For more information, please see the Current Sailing Activities page.