This is a brilliant new site for East Coast sailors. On this site you will find relevant news, links, weather and tide information, and detailed updates for the current edition of the East Coast Pilot, which covers the area from Lowestoft to Ramsgate. Visit the site here
The leisure section on the HHA website includes invaluable local information including an interactive version of the well known 'Guide to Harwich Harbour' plus the ability to register for automated notifications such as local East Coast 'Notices to Mariners'. Read more about HHA here
I am delighted to tell you that we have appointed two Fleet Captains for areas of the south coast. Iain Muspratt will be looking after the area from, and including, Poole Harbour to Southampton Water and Tim Bizzey will look after the area east of Southampton Water (including the Hamble) to, and including, Chichester Harbour.
Rhian Deakin, 30, joined the Little Ship Club last August in a quest to build on her competent crew and dayskipper course experience. She is now doing the yachtmaster theory class on Monday evenings and hopes to build up her sailing miles to do coastal skipper and YM practical in due course.
After more than twenty years working in the IT industy LSC skipper Dave Quarrell is taking a year out and sailing around UK and Ireland on his X-332 Xiphias of Dee (aka Xippy). Dave will sail some legs single-handed. But some he will sail with guests and friends. He is looking to meet potential crew over the winter months. Read the whole story here
The RNLI City of London Committee, in co-operation with the Little Ship Club, is organising an exciting quiz night on Thursday 11 February 2010. The quiz is dedicated to raising funds for the Tower Lifeboat Station, based at Lifeboat Pier near Waterloo Bridge. This is the busiest station of the entire RNLI network. £60 per team (of four or five people) will secure a place at this fantastic riverside venue.
Between 1963 and 1983 over 200 sturdy, capable, highly regarded and pretty Twister class yachts were built in a variety of materials. Most are still sailing. They were designed by C.R. "Kim" Holman. This is the 'Twister' story.
The Little Ship Club stand at the January boat show is set to be buzzing with activity with visits from noteworthy members and associates. One of them will be Club member Alex Alley, on the morning of Friday 15 January at 11am, to promote his plans to compete in the Global Ocean Race 2011-12.
Those of you who visit the Library frequently will know that it is in a continual state of evolution. Although it looks much the same, there is a slow but steady change of content. New books arrive all the time, we have to make space for them, we move a few around, we sell a few off to members. We ask someone to review an incoming book. We try to answer queries, hunt down information; and so on.