LSC Club Handicap - the time to renew yours is now

If you were issued with a LSC Club Handicap for the 2012-13 season for a boat or boats under your control you should be aware that this handicap expired on 31 March 2013.

Upcoming River Thames restrictions

Restrictions to River Thames on 20th and 21st of September

RNLI Race and Rally 2013

A change of destination for the RNLI annual charity event this year brings the racers and cruisers to The Royal Southampton Yacht Club, Gins clubhouse on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September.

Boat Beacon app mimics AIS and more

I was helping deliver a boat from Chichester to Falmouth last week and had a chance to try out a nifty new app designed with yachtsmen in mind, Boat Beacon.

Race village open to all until Saturday 31 August

Clippers take off from London and Tall Ships grace Greenwich

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will leave St Kats on Sunday 1 September at the heart of a procession of boats and craft forming a spectacular parade of sail from Tower Bridge before the twe

Fast Cruise Dates Winter 2013 - 2014

The Fast Cruise programme for the winter of 2013 - 2014 has now been finalised.

It's trophy nomination time!

As the sailing season draws to a close, it's time to turn attention to who wlll win the trophies in the Club cabinet at this year's laying up supper in November. The Sail and Power Committee will begin its deliberations for the awards early next month. For the first time, the committee is inviting members to nominate award winners in certain categories.

Westminster base - week time water sports on the Thames

Evening weekday Sailing ends 30th September and evening kayaking 31st October 2013

UK petition to protect historic vessels

A petition to HM Government lobbying for the same protection to be given to historic vessels as is given to buildings has already gained 976 signatures.

New gallery at National Maritime Museum opens on Trafalgar Day

A new permanent gallery at the National Maritime Museum opens to the public on Trafalgar Day 2013, just after the inaugural Thames Trafalgar Race on the Thames, organised by Little Ship Club and Er

Round the Rock - Again? Part 1

As these things often do it all started in a sailing club bar one night last September.  This time though, the participants in the discussion had all gathered with a single purpose in mind – t

Reflections on the River Lot Cruise

Much has been said and written about the wonderful time we all had but these reflections from Julie on Cynthia Pyron's boat demonstrate the very special extra ingredient - the presence of our indom

Fast Cruises Winter 2013 - 2014

Sitting at my computer in the middle of a July heatwave it is difficult to think about sailing on short, cold, dark days of winter but I have begun to put together some dates for next winter's Fast Cruises.

HMRC to challenge EU over Red Diesel debacle

The UK Government will challenge the European Commission over their 'Reasoned Opinion' issued in May 2013 asking the UK to amend its legislation on the use of red diesel for leisure craft.

GB Clipper on show in Trafalgar Square

The GB entry in the 2013-14 Clipper Race will be unveiled in Trafalgar Square next Wednesday 31 July and will remain there for viewing until the evening of Sunday 4 August.

Fast Cruise Survey Results

Immediately after last winter's Fast Cruise series finished a survey was published to find out what competitors thought of the series. After 4 months 25 answers have been received.

Boat featured sculptural installation by artist Hew Locke will feature as part o

Thames Festival


Just down the Thames Path at All Hallows Church by the Tower, Byward Street, the artist Hew Locke is creating a large scale sculptural installation, Adrift, which is described as "a

Green Stacks Pinnacle, Flamborough Head

Marine plans out for consultation on East Coast

England’s first draft marine plans for the seas from Flamborough Head in the north to Felixstowe in the south have been put out to consultation today and the RYA has urged its members to get involv

Showstoppers performing at The Royal Albert Hall (and now Little Ship Club)

Show stopping fun with an aussie accent

No-one knew quite what to expect (apart from maybe Sue Lyons who brought Showstoppers to the Club).