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On Saturday 16-12-2017
Dinghy: Winter 9

HW: 11:15 HT: 5.42 Start Line: LSC
All Start: 10:00
On Sunday 17-12-2017
Dinghy: Brass Monkey

HW: 11:54 HT: 5.52 Start Line: LSC
All Start: 10:45
On Saturday 23-12-2017
2017 Christmas Party
On Saturday 23-12-2017
Christmas Sing-a-long 7:30 Saturday 23rd December 2017
Note that the bar is normally open
Friday 8-11 & Sunday 12-4
unless otherwise stated.

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.

Thanks

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.

Sunday 18th December. LSC presents the 2016 Brass Monkey Race

Start time 14:00 from the club start line.

Race will last about 75 mins results on an average lap basis.

Open to all dinghy and catamaran classes

Entry fee £10 per boat

Contact Steve Corbet for further details on Scorbet @btinternet.com

Sailing instructions as below.

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Saturday 19th November. LSC presents the 2016 Annual Masquerade Dinner Dance

Saturday 19th November. LSC presents the 2016 Annual Masquerade Dinner Dance

18:30 for 19:00. £28pp. Fine Dining and good company followed by dancing to Live Music.

Everyone is welcome, open to all but beware that this Event of the Year is filling up fast - so book now to avoid disappointment.

Tables arranged on request or organise your own table with your own guests, more the merrier.

Contact: the commodore for further details.

The 2016 season has seen some mixed turn outs, the Solo fleet has generally made up the biggest single class although the mixed handicap with Enterprises, RS200's and a GP14 along with the Lasers from the Essex has seen some good numbers.The open meetings held at Leigh included for the first time ever races for the Enterprise class, racing with the GP14s saw some keen racing within the mixed fleets.  The Solo open attracted 27 boats with excellent racing conditions, visitors filled the first seven places, Matt Tothill was the first Leigh helm in eighth place.

The Interclub Team race was well supported by the Leigh members, but although racing on own water with the race run by Benfleet YC we were unable to win any of the trophies, there's always next year! Old Leigh Regatta was one breezy day with only a few boats keen enough to race and one day with light winds and a good turn out with 29 boats.  The first race on Sunday was our Barts Bash charity race won by Matt Tothill and we raised £134 for the Andrew "Bart" Simpson charity.

The Autumn series runs till the end of October to be followed by the Winter Series through November to 17th December.  The annual end of the season race The Brass Monkey Race is to be sailed on Sunday 18th December, a great way to prepare for Christmas Day a week later, so get your Christmas shopping done early and come sailing on the 18th!.

Steve Corbet

Sailing Secretary

The 2016 season has seen some mixed turn outs, the Solo fleet has generally made up the biggest single class although the mixed handicap with Enterprises, RS200's and a GP14 along with the Lasers from the Essex has seen some good numbers. 

The open meetings held at Leigh included for the first time ever races for the Enterprise class, racing with the GP14s saw some keen racing within the mixed fleets.  The Solo open attracted 27 boats with excellent racing conditions, visitors filled the first seven places, Matt Tothill was the first Leigh helm in eighth place.

The Interclub Team race was well supported by the Leigh members, but although racing on own water with the race run by Benfleet YC we were unable to win any of the trophies, there's always next year! Old Leigh Regatta was one breezy day with only a few boats keen enough to race and one day with light winds and a good turn out with 29 boats.  The first race on Sunday was our Barts Bash charity race won by Matt Tothill and we raised £134 for the Andrew "Bart" Simpson charity.

The Autumn series runs till the end of October to be followed by the Winter Series through November to 17th December.  The annual end of the season race The Brass Monkey Race is to be sailed on Sunday 18th December, a great way to prepare for Christmas Day a week later, so get your Christmas shopping done early and come sailing on the 18th!.

Steve Corbet

Sailing Secretary

The list for the Cruiser Supper has now been taken down. If there is anyone else who wants to attend then please phone Lesley direct on 07947 116891 and leave a message indicating the numbers and any special dietary requirements.