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. 

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UPDATED 16TH JUNE 2020 This information is now out of date, please refer to the Current Sailing Activities page.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

RYA Training Courses

Littleton Sailing Club is an RYA Training Centre offering courses in dinghy sailing leading to RYA certification for both adults and children. Our beginner dinghy courses are a great way to take your first steps into the exciting sport of dinghy sailing.

2020 Adult Course Dates
RYA Level 1 & 2 courses are planned for:

  • 2/3 May & 9/10 May
  • 18/19 Jul & 25/26 Jul
  • 15/16 Aug & 22/23 Aug
  • 26/27 Sep & 3/4 Oct
Cost: £120

More information about our adult courses can be found on our training pages.

RYA Youth Training Courses
For information on courses for young sailors go to the youth training page.

Laser Open Meeting – Saturday 13th April

We look forward to welcoming all visiting and home club Laser sailors to our Laser Open Meeting, which will be held on Saturday 13th April. Entries are open to standard, radial and 4.7m rigs.

Registration will open be at 9.30 am. It is planned to run four races, the first race start will be scheduled for 11.00am, and the following three races at times to be advised on the day. If four races are held, three will count for overall positions, if three races are held, two will count. If less than two races are held, all  will count.

Entry fee: £12.00 (to include tea and cakes at the end of the afternoon).

Download Notice of Race
Download Sailing Instructions

Note: there will be no club racing or cruising during this event.

Hooe Point SC, 2019 CSSC Dinghy Championships, 20-22 September

Hooe Point SC in Plymouth are pleased to announce that they will be hosting the 2019 CSSA Dinghy Championships which will take place over the weekend of 20th, 21st and 22nd of September.

Racing will take place using the beautiful waters of Plymouth Sound on the Saturday and Sunday and there will be a fun race on the Friday evening in the river, as an icebreaker.

There will be a barbecue on Saturday after racing for all competitors and their families (BYOB).

Several camping venues are within easy reach of the sailing club and there are also nearby B & B’s and hotels.

There is still time to enter this event. Visit the regatta website and register your interest in this event. The website address is It will be helpful to us if we can have an idea of numbers who may be attending.

We look forward to seeing you in September.

For further information please contact

Mark Prue: or Keith Kendall

Littleton Awarded RYA British Youth Sailing Club Status

Littleton Sailing Club is delighted to announce that thanks to the efforts of our volunteers past and present, we have been awarded British Youth Sailing (BYS) Recognised Club status by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

Littleton’s recognition was awarded at the RYA Dinghy Show, Alexandra Palace on Sunday 3rd March 2019.  It was received by Stephen Lemmon the 2019 leader for the Junior Sailing Group, and Andrew Selves our Youth Instructor.

To qualify for the recognition, the Club demonstrated that we met a series of
exacting standards, we run a regular race training programme within recognised BYS classes, youth sailors from the Club  participate in BYS Regional Junior Championships (among others) and we continue to deliver training using qualified RYA Coaches to RYA Recognised Training Centre Standards.

If you are interested in trying dinghy sailing, or perhaps have previously sailed and want to take it to the next level, see our Youth Sailing activities and opportunities.

For more information on the BYS programme, visit the RYA website.


Our Open Day has been postponed due to the current situation with Coronavirus (Covid-19). We hope to be able to reschedule it later in the year.

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 sample our hospitality and facilities, and to get out on the water for a first hand experience. If you do decide to join there is a special offer on our membership fees just for the day.

All visitors are welcome and we will have club tours available on demand for anyone who’d like to be shown round our facilities. Galley refreshments will be available all day, and the bar will be open.

Dinghy Sailing
There will be three pre-bookable sessions for adults:
Session 1: 10.30 – 12.00
Session 2: 12.30 – 14.00
Session 3: 14.30 – 16.00
After a short introduction, you will spend a total of about an hour on the water with one of our experienced sailors, who will show you which ropes to pull and even let you have a go at steering. Your ticket entitles you to free tea and a snack.

Children can go sailing with their parents or they can opt for a taster in one of our boats specifically for children only. These sessions will be in the afternoon.

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 four RYA Level 1&2 adult training courses during the year. Course information …
The dates for this year’s adult courses are:
#1    2/3 May & 9/10 May
#2    18/19 Jul & 25/26 Jul
#3    15/16 Aug & 22/23 Aug
#4    26/27 Sep & 3/4 Oct

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. Youth sailing information …

View photos from one of our previous open days