Joint LSC and MLSC rally to Bradwell

In recent times it has been a real treat to get together with Maldon Little Ship Club after the separation which occurred back in the inter-war years.

The Bradwell Marina Rally was the latest in several joint events over the past four or so years and which have seen meets at Brightlingsea, and Heybridge Basin. Two LSC yachts and eight MLSC yachts and motor yachts gathered in the delightful surroundings of Bradwell on a blustery but sunny afternoon, some already based at the marina and others coming from Maldon, Heybridge, West Mersea,  Brightlingsea and Ramsholt.  A number of LSC and MLSC members also attended by road and our West Mersea HPO – John Davison with partner Sara Turnbull – tacked up in a van with built-in overnight interior! They moored in the car park for the night but failed to hoist his HPO flag……..

Charli Hadden, 25.07.2015 | More from Charli Hadden’s blog

Little Ship Club member on an Olympic journey - Part 1.

In September 2012 I took the big step of becoming a full time sailor which coincided with becoming a member of the British Sailing Team. This means lots of sailing, fitness training in the gym and on the road bike and attending training camps with the rest of the team. During the racing season I spend lots of time travelling to international events - and subsequently eating many airport breakfasts! Sailing the Finn is very physically demanding so a typical non-sailing training day involves time on the bike for cardiovascular training and a weights session in the gym. I also strictly control my diet which is a very important factor to ensure I have enough energy to train!
The 2013 season has been my busiest year of racing yet. I started off with two very sunny ISAF World Cup events in Palma, Spain and Hyeres, France with solid results.
Charli Hadden, 07.10.2013 | More from Charli Hadden’s blog