LSC on Thames with HMS Puncher and London URNU
Dear Fellow members,
Last week at the Middle Harbour Yacht Club we had a Commodores Black Tie Dinner and who should we see there but fellow LSC member Pam Cassidy who was visitng to get away from the scorching English summer :-). Anyway it was good to see her and catch up with some LSC news.
I attach a photo of Pam my wife lale and me.
Best wishes to all,
A great hat trick of social occasions here at the Little Ship Club.
Below are a few pictures of recent events at the Club, for those who could not attend: the Lord Mayor’s visit (13/6), the Commodore’s Cocktail Party (15/6) and the Over 50s Lunch (19/5). These events are lots of fun, and, while they take a great deal of organisation, they are for the members. If you attend events like this do consider contributing to the life of the Club by helping organise events.
Organisers: John Davison, HPO, and Jonathan Hague, Rear Commodore Sail & Power
By Jill Moffatt and Kate Newman
The early May Bank Holiday weekend saw the annual LSC pilgrimage to West Mersea. This is the traditional opener of the East Coast rally season and in our opinion is one of the highlights of the Club’s sailing calendar, particularly for foodies and lovers of fresh seafood. The rally is promoted as offering fine dining, great company and a seafood & bubbles Sunday breakfast – plus the best sunset in Britain. It certainly lived up to this impressive billing!
Dear Little Ship Club friends,
I have been rereading the last two LSC magazines and getting great pleasure in all the descriptions of rallies and members trips.It was nice to see and read about old friends again even though I am half a world away.
It was great to have such a well-attended and convivial end to the term's training. The Training Dinner saw friends and families of the successful students receive their certificates and prizes from Richard Falk of the RYA.
Jonathn Le Feuvre has become our newest HPO for Lake Geneva, he is a member of the oldest sailing club in Switzerland -Societe Nautique Rollaise (1880). The club races every Wednesday during summer and should anyone be holidaying in Switzerland and passing Lake Geneva, please make contact and share a glass of their local wines.
New HPO Bermuda
I have today appointed two new HPOs:
SINGAPORE & S.E. REGION - Daniel Whittington, LSC member
Daniel has had 7 years of refitting one yacht and is about to embark on another. He can provide loads of advice on berthing in the region and achorages around the Riau Archipelagho and Tioman group.
So if you are visiting or holidaying in Singapore, do get in touch.
CALEDONIAN CANAL - Michael Salters, LSC member
Michael has a swinging mooring on the Caledonian Canal at the south end of Loch Ness near Fort Augustus - please remember to make advance contact.
He also has another mooring on the canal which is not really 'tansferable' but should it be vacant it can be used for a 'transit stop'. Again advance contact is necessary.
PLEASE NOTE - Entrance to RIVER DEBEN, SUFFOLK changing - Jan 2017
Pick up OFFING BUOY and then BAR BUOY (shingle banks are often on the move). There has been a fairly dramatic move of the N. shoal which has moved towards the Felixstowe shore. Channel takes craft fairly close up towards steep-to shore line which needs careful pilotage coming IN/OUT but with good depth. Can alter with frequent storms.
Once passed this narrow section local buoyage is little changed. Bear in mind tides run fairly fast (wind over tide) not normally a wise time to experiment.
Foot passenger ferry runs daily twixt Bawdsey Quay and Quay by Felixstowe Ferry Boatyard.
Sent by Tony Ratcliffe OBE, HPO River Deben