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Round The Island Race 2013

The Round The Island Race is earlier than usual in 2013 on  Saturday 1 June.

Red diesel abroad, no change

If you're planning to sail to France, Belgium or Holland this season, the regulations covering the use of red diesel by leisure craft have not changed and you still risk heavy fines from the Belgiu

Minister meets sailors to discuss MCZs

The impact of proposed Marine Conservation Zones around the Isle of Wight was the subject of a meeting between Solent sailors and the Environment Minister, Richard Benyon.

Snipes and LSC to return to Dover

The Snipe International Class racing dinghy is set to return to Dover for a regatta, 80 years since the last time they raced together there.

Club lunch for members and guests at the Little Ship Club

Great value Club lunches despite price rise

A small increase in the cost of Club lunches has become necessary due to the rising cost of food over the last 12 months.

Rev Andrew Wright newly elected Secretary General of the Mission to Seafarers

Fitting for the season ahead

The Little Ship Club welcomed the Rev Andrew Wright, the new Secretary General of the Mission to Seafarers, as guest and after dinner speaker at the Fitting Out Supper on Tuesday 19 March.

Medway and Swale Boating Association conference

The MSBA was formed to promote and protect use of the river by many users. It acts as a pressure group and is the forum for a wide variety of interests.

Fast Cruise Questionnaire

Following on from a successful , if light and variable winds, Fast Cruise season we have put together a few questions with the aim of making next winter's Fast Cruising even better.

National Historic Ships UK photo competition 2013

The National Historic Ships photo competition aims to get photographers of all ages inspired by historic vessels or maritime themes in their local area.

Michael Manton

It is with regret that we learned of the death of Michael Manton who died on Wednesday 6 March.

March Fast Cruises - COURSES

The courses for FC 9 & 10 and the long/short fleet split are contained in this pdf document.

Sarah J the purpose built canoe built by Anthony Scrace

Oldest member canoes down Caledonian Canal

One of the Club's oldest members, Anthony Scrace, has designed and built a canoe to navigate the Caledonian Canal this year.

Left to right: Vice commodore Iain Muspratt, Commodore Peter Newbury, President

Speedy AGM forecasts good year ahead for LSC

Deftly chaired by Club president Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Little Ship Club AGM saw several officers retiring from their committee positions and new faces stepping up to take their places.

Visiting Canada? Make the most of our reciprocal club in Victoria

The Royal Victoria Yacht Club, based in Cadboro Bay, British Columbia has extended its reciprocal arrangements to Little Ship Club members for the 2013 season.

Frostbite Race entries open

Entries to the 24th Annual Thames Frostbite Race close on Sunday 17 February.

Philip Lancashire

It was with great regret that we heard of the death of Club member Philip Lancashire, who died on 10 February, aged 69, following a long battle with cancer.

February Fast Cruises - COURSES

The first of this weekend's two planned Fast Cruises (FC7) will start at 11.00 -11.10 hrs. on Saturday.

Lucy Hodges sailing Lake Windermere for Blind Sailing

Sailing the Lakes for Blind Sailing

Lucy Hodges is registered blind and is taking on the challenge of sailing the length of Lake Windermere and back on 21 February 2013 to raise money for the charity Blind Sailing in support of the t

JOG offshore fleet heading to the finish in the Solent

Solent Racing Marks 2013

A list of the 2013 Solent Racing marks is available in PDF and Excel Formats. The changes from 2012 are here.

Tom Cunliffe speaker at Medway & Swale boating conference

The Medway and Swale Boating Association relaunches this Spring with a new name and conference featuring author and sailor Tom Cunliffe as keynote speaker.

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