East Coast Pilot

East Coast Pilot

This is a brilliant new site for East Coast sailors. On this site you will find relevant news, links, weather and tide information, and detailed updates for the current edition of the East Coast Pilot, which covers the area from Lowestoft to Ramsgate. Visit the site here

LSC at the Packing Shed

East Coast winter sailing

Members on the East Coast are going to try out some winter sailing this season. If you are interested in taking part, contact Pat Dittner

Harwich Haven Authority

The leisure section on the HHA website includes invaluable local information including an interactive version of the well known 'Guide to Harwich Harbour' plus the ability to register for automated notifications such as local East Coast 'Notices to Mariners'.  Read more about HHA here

East Coast Rivers

River Entrance Information

A myriad of information is available for the various East Coast rivers, however an excellent website has recently been set up giving up to date information on the entrances to our local rivers.

The site can be found at http://www.eastcoastrivers.com

Fleet Captain's Pennant

Fleet Captains

I am delighted to tell you that we have appointed two Fleet Captains for areas of the south coast. Iain Muspratt will be looking after the area from, and including, Poole Harbour to Southampton Water and Tim Bizzey will look after the area east of Southampton Water (including the Hamble) to, and including, Chichester Harbour.

Copper Bottomed

When Anne and I fell in love – with a boat, our stout Moody S38 Storm Petrel – we realised that at some time soon she would have to have her bottom properly cleaned.

Club member Rhian Deakin (left) December 09

Member profile: Rhian Deakin

Rhian Deakin, 30, joined the Little Ship Club last August in a quest to build on her competent crew and dayskipper course experience. She is now doing the yachtmaster theory class on Monday evenings and hopes to build up her sailing miles to do coastal skipper and YM practical in due course.

Dave Quarrell

Sailing around UK and Ireland in 2010

After more than twenty years working in the IT industy LSC skipper Dave Quarrell is taking a year out and sailing around UK and Ireland on his X-332 Xiphias of Dee (aka Xippy). Dave will sail some legs single-handed. But some he will sail with guests and friends. He is looking to meet potential crew over the winter months. Read the whole story here


RNLI February fundraising quiz

The RNLI City of London Committee, in co-operation with the Little Ship Club, is organising an exciting quiz night on Thursday 11 February 2010. The quiz is dedicated to raising funds for the Tower Lifeboat Station, based at Lifeboat Pier near Waterloo Bridge. This is the busiest station of the entire RNLI network. £60 per team (of four or five people) will secure a place at this fantastic riverside venue.

Rule changes to yacht racing

Changes in The Racing Rules of Sailing ISAF has announced that several changes in The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2009-2012 will take effect on 1 January 2010.

C. R. Holman and the Twister

Between 1963 and 1983 over 200 sturdy, capable, highly regarded and pretty Twister class yachts were built in a variety of materials. Most are still sailing. They were designed by C.R. "Kim" Holman. This is the 'Twister' story.

Malcolm Lewis-Jones arrives in Antigua

Arrived in Jolly Harbour, Antigua, at 14.30 today; after a long slow and bouncy 3000 mile crossing.

Had electrical problems, traced to a loose battery connection and low electrolyte levels eventually. So could not use the autopilot. Hand steered for about 2,600 miles. Read Malcolm's blog here

Winter 2009 magazine

The Little Ship, Winter 2009 is out now.

Picture of Alex Alley heading into the Southern Ocean

Global race contender to visit LSC Boat Show stand

The Little Ship Club stand at the January boat show is set to be buzzing with activity with visits from noteworthy members and associates. One of them will be Club member Alex Alley, on the morning of Friday 15 January at 11am, to promote his plans to compete in the Global Ocean Race 2011-12.

Global ocean race contender to visit Club stand at London Boat Show

One of the other visitors to the Club stand at the London Boat Show on the afternoon of 13 January will be Alex Alley. Alex will be promoting his entry in the Global Ocean Race 2011-2012.

Venue hire on the Thames

The Little Ship Club has a superb riverside location, perfect for your venue hire by the Thames in London

Main Committee

List of the Main Committee members here

Read the Club rules here

Our Library is alive and well

Those of you who visit the Library frequently will know that it is in a continual state of evolution. Although it looks much the same, there is a slow but steady change of content. New books arrive all the time, we have to make space for them, we move a few around, we sell a few off to members. We ask someone to review an incoming book. We try to answer queries, hunt down information; and so on.

logo of MDL

Little Ship Club welcomes MDL Website visitors

Welcome MDL berth holders, we are glad to see you are interested in joining our Club. If you have not already done so please take a look around our website to get a taste of what we offer. There is much more to see in the members’ only area which you will be able to access once you join. We are also very pleased to offer you an excellent introductory incentive to join the Little Ship Club.