It's the Interclub Prize Giving on Friday 16th November @ 8pm

All are welcome to cheer on the winners and losers at this years event - see you there.

Its Party time again! Join us for an impromptu Gatsby Fur & Feathers Party on Saturday 17th November 2018.

Please bring a plate of food if you can, dress up and enjoy the music, food, drinks and great company.

No need to book. It's free, just turn up on the night.

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The LSC Annual Bonfire on the beach (well the mud) takes place this weekend and once more we will be entertained by the fire dancers.

The bar will be open and a BBQ will follow. Quite a busy weekend as we also have sailing on Saturday and Sunday. Hope to see you all there at some point over the weekend.

The club has updated our data protection in line with the current RYA "model". This adds "Keeping in touch with the Member (including by news-letter)" to the section that has the Legal basis of processing as "Performing the Club’s contract with the Member". Policy documents are in the "About" section of this website. Members still have full control over how we handle your data, please contact the Hon. Secretary if you have any questions or concerns.

Due to the absence of a Rack Chairman I am proposing to organise a rack working party on Sunday 21st October commencing at 10.00am.

The purpose of the work party is to remove redundant planking and other items which are cluttering up the west racks. This should generate additional rack spaces.

As most of you are aware we are currently having difficulty accessing the cellar and hence cannot get to the trolley. We will have to resort to brute force and ignorance to remove the old timbers (there are about a dozen of them) from the West Rack.

If you can spare some time please come down and help out. The more there are the easier it will be!

Tim Wright



We have had a busy month, stated with a successful Old Leigh Regatta which saw our neighbours taking the prizes and out numbering us on the water. A couple of Autumn points followed before we held the Peter Cotgrove Memorial race with 18 boats taking part, the decanter and the gin went up the creek for the first time, with Benfleet member, Dave Chamberlain, I wonder if we pressure BYC to come back into the circle of clubs running the race!!

A very windy forecast for Sunday 23rd resulted in me postponing the Interclub Dinghy Team Races for a week. We ran the team races on Sunday 30th with 48 boats on the start line, all finished the race although 2 managed to miss the IDM and were disqualified as a result. At last we managed to win one of the trophies, our Solo team won the single handed Silver Sail trophy. Our three mixed boats had a go at the Operatic Cup but were beaten by the Benfleet team. The Essex YC teams won the Ingram Shield and the Cadet Cup and the Thames Trophy for best overall performance. Had we had more boats on the water, we may have done better. Unfortunately the Essex racers made us look very lean on the water, and we used to decry their ability to get boats on the water! Can you we do better next year?

I would like to record thanks, to all those who have helped me run the races during September.

Steve Corbet

If you are interested, I have posted some photo’s and short video’s that I took from the Race hut for the Interclub race. It really did look fantastic, to see so many boats out on the water and thanks to everyone that took part and helped. THANK YOU!!

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The Cruiser Supper is now confirmed as 6th October 2018. 7pm for 7:30pm please.


Carrot & Coriander Soup
Bread Roll and Butter
Steak pie,
Creamed Potato, Peas and Carrots with Onion Gravy.

Vegetarian Option
Vintage Cheddar & Onion Quiche,
Creamed Potato, Peas and Carrots with Onion Gravy.
Sicilian Lemon Tart served with Cornish ice cream.
Wine and cheese to be served.

Book early as numbers are Limited

£6 per Head please text Mike McLaughlin on

07957 694821 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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