This year the Club will be closing for Christmas after 19:00 on Wednesday 22nd December 2021 and will reopen at 11:00 on Tuesday 4th January 2022. 

The Clubhouse, bar and restaurant facilities are now open from 1100 to 1900 Monday to Thursday, and 1100 to 1700 on Fridays. 

The bar will be fully stocked with ale and wines as selected by members and the restaurant light lunch menu (see the "Food and Drink" section) will be available all day with no booking necessary.  Coffees and a wide selection of cakes, bakes and sweet treats will also be available all day.

Our normal Club social, sailing and training events continue.

For more information on current and future events please see 'At the Club', ‘Regional events’, 'Training' and 'On the water'.

Christmas Tree at the Little Ship Club

Carol Service and Christmas Dinner - Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Join in the annual Little Ship Club carol service followed by a traditional Christmas Dinner.

 Non-members welcome

LSC Christmas lunch - Thursday 9th December 2021

Little Ship Club Christmas lunch 

 Non-members welcome
LSC Silent Disco

Fast Cruise 3 - Sat 11th Dec 2021

We will be going to Old Portsmouth for a 3 course dinner and a fancy-dress Christmas party with Silent Disco.  All members and guests are welcome whether by boat or by land. Booking now closed.
 Members and guests only

LSC Photographic and Art Competition 2021 - Tues 14 Dec 2021

Closing date for entries is Tuesday 16th November so please start preparing your photographs or artwork for this year’s Photographic Competition. Join us for the prize-giving supper.

 Members and guests only

95th Anniversary Reception

Photographs of the 95th Reception are now available.

Forthcoming training

RYA diesel engine course
02 Feb 2022

Most modern sailing yachts have auxiliary Diesel engines which skippers rely on heavily for close-quarters maneuvering. For the motor cruiser, the marine Diesel engine is the prime source of power.

 Non-members welcome
RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course
02 Feb 2022 to 13 Apr 2022

Some people find the RYA Dayskipper Theory course the most enjoyable of the RYA shore-based courses because no prior knowledge is required.
Courses available in 2022.

 Non-members welcome
02 Feb 2022 to 13 Apr 2022

The RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Shorebased course extends the techniques learned on the Day Skipper course. Some aspects of navigation are studied in more detail and additional seamanship subjects are introduced.

 Non-members welcome

Food and drink

Our dining room is open to our members and RYA Gold members, Royal Navy and Merchant Navy members, and any members of RYA affiliated sailing clubs for personal dining only.

All day menu: 11.00 to 19.00 (Monday to Thursday); 11:00 to 17:00 (Friday).
Booking is not required. 

Our menu dishes are prepared in environments that are not totally free from allergen ingredients. Should you have concerns about the ingredients in our dishes; please do not hesitate to ask a member of our catering team who will happily assist you.

Soup of the day & sourdough bread 5.50 (v)

Classic club sandwich  9.50
Chicken, crispy bacon, lettuce and tomatoes, mayo

British Caesar salad 10.50
British chicken, streaky bacon, tomato, lettuce, anchovies, parmesan, toasted sourdough croutons

Seafood ‘Charcuterie’ 12.50
Salmon, mackerel, smoked trout, pickled herring, rye bread, capers, lemon

Bloody Mary prawn cocktail with sourdough 7.50

Smoked salmon & cream cheese, rocket bagel 6.50

West Country cheddar & farmhouse chutney baguette 5.25 (v)

Rustic sausage roll with Dijon mustard 3.50

Spicy Mexican bean roll with lime mayo 3.50 (ve)

Espresso 2.20

Americano 2.60

Latte 2.90

Flat White 2.80

Cappuccino 2.90

Mocha 3.10

Hot Chocolate 2.90

Double chocolate brownie 3.10
Lemon drizzle cake 3.20
Crisps 1.60
Chilli crackers / olives / nuts 2.50

Honorary Port Officers

Our Honorary Port Officers are scattered across the globe. Each one knows how to get the best out of any port you visit. Navigational approaches, berths, where to go, what to do, what to eat and how to make the best of your visit.

 Find Honorary Port Officers

Book reviews

Published by Adlard Coles, this latest volume by Anthony Burton (text) and  Derek Pratt (photographs) is well written and beautifully photographed.


Designing by the seat of my pants - Memoir by Ron Holland


Excellent advice from a expert

Advice at every level, for cruisers and racers alike.  Words and pictures.  Even moving  pictures.

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