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Club regalia

Regalia items are now available from the club office and from ShipShape.

Items available from the club office include:

  • Polo shirts (limited stock)
  • Little Ship Club burgees
  • Belts
  • Ties
  • LSC engraved glasses
  • Lapel pins
  • Cufflinks
  • Teddy bears

Regalia will also be sold during club nights.

 

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Items available from ShipShape can be embroidered and include:

  • Polo shirts
  • Rugby shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Fleece jackets
  • Caps

 

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The Little Ship Club Library

Come in and browse

We warmly encourage members to come in and browse – particularly on a Tuesday evening when you are most likely to find it open and the Librarian at work

Our catalogue

You can view our catalogue here

Our collection

We have a small but comprehensive collection of specialist books on all aspects of boats and boating.

Some of these books have been in the Club's possession since its foundation in 1926 and make fascinating reading; whilst some are the latest publications.

Borrow a book

If there is no one about, you will find instructions on how to find a book and how to borrow a book in the Sign Out Shelf in the right-hand bookcase.

There is a Blue Folder which contains a printout of the Catalogue and a brown Borrowing Log where you can record the book you wish to borrow.

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

This is a new section. 

New text is needed to introduce the subject.

Provide a link which jumps to the full book review section of the website.

New arrivals

New Arrivals

This is a new section. 

New text is needed to introduce the subject.

There needs to be text describing all new arrivals, possibly with and image of the book.

Include a request for people to review the new books, with a click through link which allows and email to be sent to the librarian.

[In the longer term, consideration could be given to have a book review request system, similar to Skippers & Crew, but this needs more though and will not be implemented now.]

Buying books

Can't get into the Club to borrow a book, visit our book reviews page and buy from our Amazon Store. Click on the BUY FROM AMAZON green box and continue shopping on Amazon.

Can't see what you want? Browse the catalogues of some of the Club's favourite publishers.

Fernhurst Books

An independent company, run by a team of enthusiastic sailors, including the original founder.

Whittles Publishing

A well-established publishing company internationally renowned for producing high-quality professional titles, as well as a wide range of excellent non-fiction books.

Adlard Coles

The world’s largest nautical publisher, we have books for all levels of expertise and on all topics of interest.

Imray

Our catalogue of yachting charts is regarded as the most comprehensive available. Our paper charts are complemented by electronic publications and high quality pilot books by leading authors.

Debbie Wheeler, LSC Librarian

Debbie Wheeler, Club Librarian

Book reviewers needed!

The library receives a steady supply of new books from publishers who like to see reviews of their new publications. The reviews published on the website also act as a quasi on-line catalogue. If you would like to become one of our reviewers contact us now.

Researchers welcome

We are very happy to make our archive of older books available in the Club house for research both to members and also to non-members.

In the past this resource has been used by television broadcasters, writers and marine institutions. Contact us here

Gifts and donations

We rarely buy books. Our stock comes to us through the kindness and generosity of our members, who are downsizing, maritime institutions and marine publishers. We would like to recognise the contribution made by Bloomsbury Press (part of Adlard Coles Publications), Imray, Fernhurst Books and Whittles Publishing.  Most recently Tim and Anne Bizzey have donated some of their collection of cruising guides to Scotland and the North East of England.

This year the Library has benefited from a bequest from the estate of Marten Van Mesdag, which included his collection of books on historic boats and boat building on the US East Coast, the gift of a magnificent copy of the Americas Cup Designs 1851-1989 by Ian Bucknell of London, and The Cruising Guide to Narrangansett Bay by Dave McConnell of New England .  Earlier benefactors have been John Hanford of Berkshire, Mr Bob Taylor of Lincolnshire,

The Little Ship Club Library catalogue

Boats

Design, building, buying, rigs, fittings, engines, electrics, repair and maintenance.

Cruising

Techniques, boat handling, seamanship, crewing, anchors and moorings, knots, flags, safety and cooking.

Data

The latest pilot books, cruising guides,  almanacs and tidal data, legal matters.  These are reference books for use only within the Club House;  they can be found in the left-hand cupboard.  All questions yoiu might have on the catalogue system in this section are answered on the information sheet pinned up in that cupboard

Fun/Fact/Fiction

Factual of general nature, oceans, seas and marine biology, marine art fiction —' tales, long, short and tall', nautical humour and bunkside books.

History

Naval History, biographies, descriptions of evolution of nautical arts & crafts

Metereology

Meteorology in general, weather forecasting, equipment and instruments

Navigation 

Techniques of pilotage, coastal and offshore navigation, development and use of navigation equipment

Racing

Racing rules, techniques

Sails

Design, care and repair of sails, sailmaking & sailmakers.

The authors are listed alphabeticaly within each category and each book has its own catalogue number.

The Little Ship Club Library

The Little Ship Club Library

Come in and browse

We warmly encourage members to come in and browse – particularly on a Tuesday evening when you are most likely to find it open and the Librarian at work

Our collection

We have a small but comprehensive collection of specialist books on all aspects of boats and boating.  Some of these books have been in the Club's possession since its foundation in 1926 and make fascinating reading; whilst some are the latest publications.

NEW Arrivals:  Book on Dun Laoghaire, a gift from our HPO there; the latest Heikell on Mediterranean Cruising

Borrowing books

If there is no one about, you will find instructions on how to find a book and how to borrow a book in the Sign Out Shelf in the right-hand bookcase.

There is a Blue Folder which contains a printout of the Catalogue and a brown Borrowing Log where you can record the book you wish to borrow.

Boats

Design, building, buying, rigs, fittings, engines, electrics, repair and maintenance.

Cruising

Techniques, boat handling, seamanship, crewing, anchors and moorings, knots, flags, safety and cooking.

Data

The latest pilot books, cruising guides,  almanacs and tidal data, legal matters.  These are reference books for use only within the Club House;  they can be found in the left-hand cupboard.  All questions yoiu might have on the catalogue system in this section are answered on the information sheet pinned up in that cupboard

Fun/Fact/Fiction

Factual of general nature, oceans, seas and marine biology, marine art fiction —' tales, long, short and tall', nautical humour and bunkside books.

History

Naval History, biographies, descriptions of evolution of nautical arts & crafts

Metereology

Meteorology in general, weather forecasting, equipment and instruments

Navigation 

Techniques of pilotage, coastal and offshore navigation, development and use of navigation equipment

Racing

Racing rules, techniques

Sails

Design, care and repair of sails, sailmaking & sailmakers.

The authors are listed alphabeticaly within each category and each book has its own catalogue number.

Buying books

Can't get into the Club to borrow a book, visit our book reviews page and buy from our Amazon Store. Click on the green box Buy from Amazon and continue shopping on Amazon.

Can't see what you want? Browse the catalogues of some of the Club's favourite publishers.
Fernhurst Books

Fernhurst Books

An independent company, run by a team of enthusiastic sailors and racers.  With a catalogue that reflects this.

Whittles Publishing

Whittles Publishing

 A wide range of excellent non-fiction books and professional titles.

Bloomsbury Publishing

Adlard Coles

The world’s largest nautical publisher,with books for all levels of expertise and on all topics of interest.

Imray Publishing

Imray

For  charts,  electronic charts and guides and pilot books by leading authors.

Debbie Wheeler, LSC Librarian

Debbie Wheeler, Club Librarian

Book reviewers needed!

The library receives a steady supply of new books from publishers who like to see reviews of their new publications.  If you would like to try your hand at reviewing, email the Librarian@Littleshipclub.co.uk.

Researchers welcome

We are very happy to make our archive of older books and Club records available in the Club house for research both to members and also to non-members. 

 

Gifts and donations

We rarely buy books. Our stock comes to us through the kindness and generosity of  maritime institutions, nautical  publishers and Club members.  For more information about gifts to the Club and our donors, email: Librarian@Littleshipclub.co.uk

 

Judy's Page

I will tell you why; so shall my anticipation
prevent your discovery, and your secrecy to the king
and queen moult no feather. I have of late--but
wherefore I know not--lost all my mirth, forgone all
custom of exercises; and indeed it goes so heavily
with my disposition that this goodly frame, the
earth, seems to me a sterile promontory, this most
excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave
o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted
with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to
me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours.
What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason!
how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how
express and admirable! in action how like an angel!
in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the
world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me,
what is this quintessence of dust? man delights not
me: no, nor woman neither, though by your smiling
you seem to say so.

I have been studying how I may compare
This prison where I live unto the world:
And for because the world is populous
And here is not a creature but myself,
I cannot do it; yet I'll hammer it out.
My brain I'll prove the female to my soul,
My soul the father; and these two beget
A generation of still-breeding thoughts,
And these same thoughts people this little world,
In humours like the people of this world,
For no thought is contented. The better sort,
As thoughts of things divine, are intermix'd
With scruples and do set the word itself
Against the word:
As thus, 'Come, little ones,' and then again,
'It is as hard to come as for a camel
To thread the postern of a small needle's eye.'
Thoughts tending to ambition, they do plot
Unlikely wonders; how these vain weak nails
May tear a passage through the flinty ribs
Of this hard world, my ragged prison walls,
And, for they cannot, die in their own pride.
Thoughts tending to content flatter themselves
That they are not the first of fortune's slaves,
Nor shall not be the last; like silly beggars
Who sitting in the stocks refuge their shame,
That many have and others must sit there;
And in this thought they find a kind of ease,
Bearing their own misfortunes on the back
Of such as have before endured the like.
Thus play I in one person many people,
And none contented: sometimes am I king;
Then treasons make me wish myself a beggar,
And so I am: then crushing penury
Persuades me I was better when a king;
Then am I king'd again: and by and by
Think that I am unking'd by Bolingbroke,
And straight am nothing: but whate'er I be,
Nor I nor any man that but man is
With nothing shall be pleased, till he be eased
With being nothing. Music do I hear?

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Little Ship Club Photographic and Art Competition 2018

The forthcoming sailing season is chock-full of voyages and rallies in familiar and far-flung places, so there are bound to be sunrises, sunsets, humorous occasions, dramatic coastlines and seascapes aplenty to produce photographs for this year’s Photographic Competition.  Note there is a new category “Pets Afloat”.  So please dust off your Hasselblads and start snapping...

 Non-members welcome

Black tie dinner

A black-tie dinner with an auction.

 Members and guests only

Notices

The Restaurant being used for a function on Thursday 5 October, so lunch will be served in the Library.

Our next Club Night will be Tuesday 10th October. There will be a talk on the Coriolis Force, followed by Club Supper - this is also anlkhkjh kjh kjh 

Our next Club Night will be Tuesday 10th October. There will be a talk on the Coriolis Force, followed by Club Supper - this is also anlkhkjh kjh kjh 

Our next Club Night will be Tuesday 10th October. There will be a talk on the Coriolis Force, followed by Club Supper - this is also anlkhkjh kjh kjh 

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

Food and drink

The Restaurant is to be used for a function on Friday 20 October, so lunch will be served in the Library.

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.

Afternoon tea: 15.00 until 16.30 (16.00 on Fri). Please note that we ask for Afternoon Tea to be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

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

Monday:   Roast chicken, chipolatas, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Tuesday:   Roast loin of pork, apple sauce, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Wednesday:  Cumberland sausage, onion gravy and creamed potatoes
Thursday:  Roast gammon, parsley sauce, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Friday: Little Ship Club Fish and Chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce

Starter

Soup of the Day £5.00

Potted Ham   Pickled vegetables toasted soda bread      £8.95

Grilled Halloumi cheese plum tomato salad balsamic vinaigrette   £8.50

Confit salmon in olive oil avocado dill cream and sour apple   £9.95

Vegan Starter

Chargrilled vegetable salad with vegan cheese and basil oil £7.95

 

Main course

Slow cooked belly of pork Crispy pig’s cheek bubble and squeak celeriac and apple puree £19.50

Spiced shank of lamb sweet potato marinated chickpeas and apricots £19.95

Grilled Mackerel Fillet herb polenta Mediterranean vegetables and tapenade £18.25

Vegetarian of the day £11.95

Vegan Main Course

Spiced chickpea and sweet potato grilled vegetables, herb polenta, and tomato salsa £12.95

 

Dessert

Lemon cheese cake raspberry coulis vanilla ice cream 7.50

Chocolate mess orange cream hazel nut brittle £7.00

Selection of British cheeses and biscuits £8.95

 

Coffee & Tea £2.95

(Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, White coffee, Americano and a selection of infusions and Tea)

 

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.

The restaurant is open from 12.30 to 15.30 with last orders at 14.15

All prices include VAT

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Book reviews

Nick Ardley's latest book takes us on a journey from Rochester on the Medway up to Richmond bridge.

This book is an invaluable manual not only for anyone studying for their Yachtmaster exams,

A useful guide for a sailor and an interesting read for a tourist.

This delightful how to book is brought to you by Adlard Coles.

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