Friday Is New Members Night

Welcome 2016

The last Friday of the month is now established as the New Members Night and is dedicated to our recent enlistees to provide an opportunity to meet established members who frequent the LSC on a regular basis. This will be a special night where the committee can meet new members and welcome them to the club. Any questions/queries can be addressed and introductions to key people in the club can be made.Be there from 8pm! Message from your Assistant Secretary Liz Noblet.

Leigh Sailing Club is hosting the annual prize giving and social evening on Saturday 21st January 2017, 8-11pm to celebrate the clubs achievers for 2016.

Everyone is welcome! So please come down to the club and join in the celebrations with those who have won a prize during last years sailing season. It might even give you an idea or two about which trophies you want to try and win this year!!!. Should be a great night!

Rack Working 2017

Many thanks to all those who have come down so far and helped out with the work to the big slipway on the west racks. We are making great (if rather damp and muddy) progress. Next weekend we will have to move 70 new lengths of timber from the cage to the racks and fix them to form the new slipway.

If you can spare any time on either or both of the above dates please come down and help out. If you have a cordless drill you would not mind using that would be much appreciated.

We will be starting at 9am both days.

Any queries contact Tim Wright 07946 474307

There will be an update on the racing rules. This will be split into two sessions:
Friday January 20th 20:30; Rule changes for 2017-2020 and some quiz format rules discussion.
Friday February 10th 20:30; Further rules quizzes and a look at the requirements of a protest committee.
It is hoped that these will suit people who are experienced racers and those recently starting to race. All are welcome to either or both sessions. Ideally we would like to increase the number of people who are prepared to sit on a protest committee.

John Charles

A lot of you are already aware that we have some major work to carry out on the big slipway on the West Racks. This will involve a number of working parties so if you can help out at all it would be much appreciated.

The proposed work dates are:

  • Saturday 7th January
  • Sunday 8th January
  • Sunday 15th January
  • Saturday 21st January
  • Sunday 22nd January

There will be more dates to follow so please keep an eye on the website and the noticeboard.

If you can help out on any of these dates please put your name down on the list on the board in the clubhouse.


Tim Wright

Rack Officer 07946 474307

Brass Monkey 2016
Leigh on Sea Sailing Club
The Brass Monkey Trophy 2016
By Steve Corbet

The 2016 Brass Monkey Trophy Race was held on Sunday 18th December – with the tides available around Christmas this year the race was moved from the traditional Boxing Day to a very foggy day with very light winds. Recent years have seen a succession of very windy races so to be greeted by a breeze that didn’t exceed 9 knots was a surprise. As the wind was due west the start was from the normal club fixed line to the first of the special laid marks.

The 25 boat fleet was led by the ISO sailed by Nick Veitch form the Essex YC closely followed by John Charles in his RS300 and only visitor Mike Izatt in an RS 600, these boats lead away from the big group of Solos and Laser Radials as they tried to find the best way downwind. Alan Rogers lead the Solos with Colin Walker and Matt Tothill close behind, Daren Taylor was the leading LaserR at the end of the first round while other struggled with the lack of wind.

The race officer and his team in the race box decided to let the five fastest boats sail a third lap in a dying wind, while he finished the rest after two rounds. After calculating the average lap times for the whole fleet John Charles was declared the winner, Alan Rogers was second and Rob Tothill third.

Brass Monkey 2016

Photos by Terina Tink Phillips

Further photos are available on the club facebook site.

Click to see the Brass Monkey 2017 Full Race Results.
Christmas Sing-a-long 2016

Christmas sing-a-long in the lower saloon around the fire with live piano accompaniment.

Enjoy Mulled and Minced Pies to get your Christmas started – all welcome and free entry.

Please arrive at 19:00 and get yourself settled for a 19:30 start to an entertainment phenomenon that’s simply irresistible fun. The bar will be open before, during and after.

29th /1st May Bank Holiday Hoo Yacht Club.
If you have any questions or wish to suggest other places we might visit then please contact me via the LSC website or leave a comment on Facebook.

We will hold our Cruiser AGM a week after the main AGM at 7:30 on Friday 3rd February 2017.

I will post the tide times etc.... once everyone has had a chance to look at the dates.


Ian Burtonshaw (Cruiser Captain)
6th/7th May CCS Harty Ferry race.
20th /21st May Chatham marina.
27th /29th May Bank Holiday Ramsgate.
3rd /4th June CCS Upnor race.
17th /18th June CCS Blackwater race.
24th /25th June Cheese and wine cruise plus Queenborough barge BBQ.
Ladies race on the Sunday.coming back.
1st July Nore race.
2nd July Ray day.
8th /9th July Stangate chilli organised by Dave Smith.
15th July Commodores race plus BBQ at LSC.
16th July Inter-Club Race.
22nd July Botacs race.
29th /30th July Conyer.
5th /6th August Brightlingsea cruise.
5th /20th August East coast cruise to the alde
26th /28th August Bank Holiday South Dock.
2nd /3rd September Faversham beer festival.
9th /10th September Leigh regatta.
16th /17th September CCS race Queenborough.
23rd September Peter Cotgrove race.
14th /15th October Chatham marina.