We have today learned of the death of Major Dennis Knight who passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday 5th November.  He has been ‘the Father of the Club’ (our oldest member) for some years and joined the Club on 23 April 1947.  Funeral arrangements will be announced when known.

Shanties Evening 2019

A lower-deck evening in the Club with rum, humour, shanties and grub.

 Members and guests only

RNLI College Visit: Poole, Dorset

A tour of the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset.

 Members and guests only

Fast Cruise 2: Beaulieu - Sat 16 Nov 2019

Booking has now closed for Fast Cruise 2. We will be going to the Royal Southampton Yacht Club, Gins Farm, Beaulieu.

 Members and guests only

Mallorca Cruise - 2020

Block your diary for June 6th - 12th, 2020 as an exciting rally to Mallorca has been organised! A chance to visit amazing historical ports such as Ciutadella, Port Mahon and Port Pollenca; register your interest today.

 Members and guests only

Upcoming training

RYA diesel engine course
22 Nov 2019

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

 Non-members welcome
RYA VHF radio course
23 Nov 2019

The RYA VHF Short Range Certificate Examination is a practical assessment element of the VHF SRC course

 Non-members welcome
Basic ropework course | Little Ship Club
09 Jan 2020 to 23 Jan 2020

The course introduces elements of practical seamanship and a little useful theory, as well as rope handling which is designed to relate strictly to the requirements of modern cruisers – no unnecessary nonsense. 

 Non-members welcome

Food and drink

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

Breakfast: 8.30am to 10.30am.  

Lunch: 12.30 until 15.30 (last orders at 14.15). A choice of bar snacks, the Club lunch or our A la carte menu.

Bar: open until 8pm (5pm Fridays). Closed to CLC Members after 5pm on Tuesdays.

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


Main course

Monday: Salmon, New Potatoes with French beans and Parsley Sauce

Tuesday: Roast Pork Loin with Vegetables and Roast Potatoes

Wednesday: Curry of the Day

Thursday: Cumberland Sausages and Mash

Friday: Fish and Chips


(Monday to Thursday dishes may be subject to change.)


Smoked Mackerel and horseradish pate, grilled toast & gooseberry chutney £10.00

Heritage tomato, goats cheese mousse, pickled beetroot & walnut crumb £10.00 (v)

Pea panna cotta, crispy pork belly, soft boiled quails egg & truffle oil £12.00

Main course

Lamb shank, olive oil mash & cassoulet of beans £22.00

Roast hake with herb crust, ratatouille, crushed potatoes & olive tapenade​ £22.00

Slow-cooked pig cheek, champ potatoes, root vegetables & thyme jus £20.00

Vegetarian or Vegan dish of the Day (Please ask server for more details) £15.50 (v)




Bread & butter pudding with custard £8.00

Poached pear in red wine, spiced ice cream & crème anglaise £8.00

Selection of British cheese & Biscuits £9.50​

Coffee & Tea with chocolate £3.00

(Cappuccino, White coffee, Americano

And a selection of infusions and Tea)


All prices include VAT.

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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

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.

The story of Sheemaun, a Little Ship Club boat written by her owner, Rodney Pell, HPO Ramsgate

One of our own by one of our own

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