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 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!

Open for buddy sailing from 20th December

First of all, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas in the circumstances.  This is a very unusual year and one that we all hope will not see the light of day again.  Here is hoping for some sort of normality to return sometime soon.  We have a full sailing programme planned for the summer which we can’t wait to deliver.

In the meantime the club is now in a Tier 4. Our understanding is that outdoor sport is still allowed but we have taken the view to cancel all organised sailing and racing.  Putting us back into where we were in May of just allowing Buddy Sailing with no duty teams allocated. So please only sail on days you think you can manage the conditions without needing any safety boat. By sailing, you are opting in to understanding the risks. Normal buddy rules apply on any day, but please adhere to the government guidelines as they apply to your area.

The clubhouse will be closed with the outside loo the only facility available.  However in the case of an emergency, the clubhouse could be opened if a key holder was on site. Please come and go to the club ready changed if you can, or change outside if you travel a distance. It will be time ashore and around the clubhouse where the biggest risk will be.

Tier 4 requires even more vigilance and we take the view that each member must take the responsibility for all you do.  Not only for their own protection but for that of fellow members, their family and the wider community. This means that everyone should assume that everything they touch and everyone they meet is infectious and will potentially contaminate them with the virus. Equally, members should also consider that they themselves could be infectious and so minimise their contact with items and people. Remember that 1 in 3 infected people have no symptoms and may not be aware they are infectious.  Stay safe and remember Hands, Face and Space.

Please check the website for the changes to the traffic light system and other activities as they change.

Finally, this is a fast moving situation and the guidance may change further in the coming days.  The best advice is to stay at home.  We all hope the vaccine will arrive soon after which all this will be behind us.

Tim Hore, Commodore

Club reopens from 5th December

We are pleased to announce a return to sailing activities in line with government guidelines from 5th December.

For full details, please refer to the information on the Current Sailing Activities page and the current facilities table.

Please note: the club will reserve the right to cancel all sailing in the case of adverse weather conditions. We will use the WhatsApp group and the website to inform you so please check these if the weather looks poor. This decision will be made on Thursdays and members will be informed if sailing is cancelled.

The club is closed until further notice

Coronavirus (Covid19) Sailing Update 6th November 2020
In line with the second lockdown, the club is now closed until further notice.  No access to the clubhouse, garage, slipways or workshop is permitted. Collection of your boat is also not possible under the restrictions as it is unlikely to be classed as an essential journey.  The measures also includes no access for maintenance.  It is also not permitted to meet socially on the club grounds. 

Occasional trips to the site will be made by designated people to check for health and safety and security concerns for the club’s assets, so if you have a specific request for us to look at your boat, please let Tim Hore know who will take a photo on his next visit.

For more information please visit the RYA COVID hub:

We will be monitoring the situation and will adjust our stance when appropriate or necessary.

In the meantime, please stay safe and observe the government guidance to stay at home.

LSC Covid 19 Risk Assessment (PDF, 218KB)

Check in at the club using the NHS Covid-19 app

From this week we ask you to scan the official Littleton QR code each time that you visit the club instead of texting Tim.

1) Download the app on your phone

The NHS COVID-19 app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.

NHS Covid-19 app

2) Select ‘Venue check-in’ 

When you arrive at the club, open the app and select ‘Venue check-in’ and allow the app to access your camera so that you can scan the Littleton QR code.


3) Scan the official Littleton QR code

You will see large A4 laminated posters with the official Littleton QR code printed on them at various points around the club. 

Follow the instructions on the app to scan the code.



Please remember to scan the QR code each time you come so that we can keep an accurate record of everyone on site and keep people safe.

We are also adding a book in the galley to record names for people who don’t have a phone with the app installed, or forget to scan the QR code. 

Winter Membership 2020 offer

Winter Membership for £70 single handed or £105 double handed; including Boat Berthing. Discount available for CSSC members.

Winter will soon be here, but no need to hang up your wetsuit. We have winter racing to take you through to the spring.

Our winter membership provides full sailing rights from 10th October 2020 to 31st March 2021 and includes berthing entitlement. 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! 

For more information contact the New Memberships Secretary.

Check out our winter calendar:

Saturdays from 10th October to 19th December

10:30   Solo Class Early Winter Series
10:35   General Handicap Early Winter Series

  • 11:30   General Handicap Early Winter Series

Sundays from 10th January to 28th March 2021

  • 10:30   General Handicap Late Winter Series
11.30   General Handicap Late Winter Series
Plus special trophy days on 3rd January and 7th February

Galley re-opens from 27th June for takeaway food and drinks

The Galley Re-opens this Sat 27th and Sun 28th June – takeaway service only, following government guidelines.

A one way system will be implemented, you will need to go up the far end fire escape and along the balcony to the double doors (Galley End). Order you food and exit down the fire escape by the kitchen. Social distancing markers have been set out.

Roxy will be offering a Meal Deal lunch only over the next few weeks, this will include a choice of sandwich, crisps or chocolate bar and a soft drink for £4.00. This MUST be pre-ordered and paid for prior to going out on the water. There will be card and contactless payments only, no cash.

Tea/coffee and soft drinks will be available throughout the day, again card/contactless payment only. There will be no tabs.

This is a new and temporary system (hopefully not for too long) and your support and patience will be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks

Mel & Social Teamr

Coronavirus (Covid19) Sailing – Update 21 March

UPDATED 16TH JUNE 2020 This information is now out of date, please refer to the Current Sailing Activities page.

Coronavirus (Covid19) Sailing Update (21 March)

Following yesterday’s Government announcement that pubs, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres must close with immediate effect we have decided to further modify our sailing programme.

We would prefer to close the clubhouse completely but in order to provide toilet provision the doors will be open. You are not to go upstairs at all and we ask that you change in your cars or arrive already changed for sailing. To reiterate the club house is only to be used for the toilets.

A safety boat will be available but there will be a watching cover from the shore.

Racing will only take place if the OD is satisfied it can be done without breaching the social distancing guidelines.

Please respect the wishes of others, especially the duty team, to follow the social distancing advice to keep 2m (6 ft) from each other.

Hopefully it goes without saying that if you are showing any flu-like symptoms you should stay at home and refer to the NHS 111 service.

Please help is to keep the club open for sailing by supporting us in following our advice in the hope that we can weather this pandemic and return to normal in the summer.

Please follow this link for further details of these proposals.

Best wishes to you and your families. I hope you all stay well.

Alan Povey
Rear Commodore (Sailing)

Coronavirus (Covid 19) & Sailing

UPDATED 16TH JUNE 2020 This information is now out of date, please refer to the Current Sailing Activities page.

Whilst we all try to take on board the fast-changing advice from the Government on how to protect ourselves and slow the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid 19), Littleton SC has set up a working group to monitor the situation and see how this is best applied to our sailing programme. The Government are positively advocating exercise and the RYA has acknowledged that sailing “individually and in small groups” is still acceptable although it cautions about the increased risk associated with access to the club house.

Full details of Littleton Sailing Club’s proposals are available here but in summary the following applies until further notice:

  • Follow all government advice with regards self-isolation, hygiene and social distancing in order to protect yourself and others. This is particularly relevant to those in the higher risk categories;
  • The Solo Open (5 April) and Laser Open (18 April) have been cancelled;
  • We aim to provide club racing and sailing on Sunday 22 & 29 March and Saturday 4 April for any members still wishing to sail;
  • The sailing programme on any given day may change at short notice to reflect the level of support available from the duty team. This could mean racing, cruising only (with a safety boat) or buddy sailing (ie without a safety boat);
  • The club will continue to monitor the latest Government, NHS and RYA advice; and
  • Updates will be posted on the club website and by email on Friday evening to confirm the plans for the weekend, although these could change again with no notice.

Please note that although the clubhouse will be open, the galley and the bar have both been closed for the foreseeable future and members should avoid congregating anywhere. Please bring your own food and consider changing before you travel to the club.

Please follow this link for further details of these proposals.

Alan Povey

Rear Commodore (Sailing)