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!

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:

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.

2021 CSSC Dinghy Championships

We are planning to host the 2021 CSSC Dinghy Championships on the weekend of 26 & 27 June 2021.

In the lead up to this event, Littleton Sailing Club and CSSA will be reviewing the scope and risk and prospective COVID19 restrictions in force. 

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

  • A rookie fleet and championship fleet
  • Youth, double handed and single handed awards
  • Coaching available for those new to racing
  • BBQ on Saturday and catering available on site
  • Local camping and hotel accommodation available
  • Ample car parking available
  • CSSA Trophies and awards
  • Local dinghies available to rent, for those travelling a distance
  • Compete as a club or area group for the CSSA team trophy, the ‘Littleton Bell’, currently held by Hooe Point Sailing Club, Plymouth

Please check back for updates and NOR on 29 April, and open for application is anticipated by 29 May.

 

Solo Open Meeting – Sunday 28th April

We look forward to welcoming all visiting and home club Solo sailors to our Solo Open Meeting, which will be held on Sunday 28th April.

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).

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