Hunter Peace is leading a cruise to Ireland next year. Skippers will rendezvous at the Royal Cork Yacht Club on 1 July and cruise west as far as Baltimore. Vessels are expected to return to Falmouth 10th July. This cruise is designed to extend the Scillies rally, (which David Roache is leading details above), but of course, you might charter out of Cork to join.
LSC skippers met on a gale swept Saturday 14th November at the Royal Southampton Yacht Club to discuss what it was that members who sail on the south coast were looking for from our sailing programme. Over a dozen intrepid South Coast skippers representing ports from Plymouth to Chichester braved the worst storms of the year and the meeting was very constructive and some good suggestions were aired and discussed.
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
It started with a stay in St Barts hospital London recovering from cancer. Charlotte Wilkinson was bought a copy of Yachting Monthly by a friend and started reading about long-distance cruising. "I could do that", she thought. On the back was an advert for a Twister called Wild Girl. "That's the boat for me", she thought.
Charles and four of his regular LSC crew (Kate Newman, Mark Blunden, Anne Blunden and Simon Hughes) attended the JOG prizegiving last Saturday where they picked up silverware for their three Class Five podium finishes, including the Theta Trophy for first place in the Cherbourg - Cowes race.
The Little Ship Club has shown its support for serving soldiers in Afghanistan with a collection which raised more than 800 and by sending parcels to them. Lt Owen James has written to express his thanks and appreciation to the Club for our support. Read the full letter here.
Robert Fellowes explained how the LSC Skippers and Crews scheme had made sailing to Petersburg possible and fun. Read more about Robert's sailing adventures to the Saimaa Lakes of Spitzbergen in the Spring 2010 Little Ship journal.
Why should you join the Club if you already own a boat? Why might you join if you plan to buy one in a few years time? One aspect of the Club which is often overlooked is that it's a steep learning curve from 'ultra competent crew' to 'halfway competent skipper'.
One member who took the yachtmaster theory class at the Club and then participated in the September Majorca rally commented on how helpful it was to be surrounded by supportive Club mates when undertaking the challenge of skippering a charter boat for the first time.
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'.