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Push The Boat Out 2016 Postponed

ptbo 2016

Please note that the RYA Push The Boat Out event on Saturday 21st May 2016 has been postponed to a later date in 2016 – watch the news page for further details - Thank you.

Island Yacht Club “At Home” – 20th May 2016

Friday 20th May 2016 December from 19:30 - 23:00, the Island Yacht Club will be hosting their 'At Home'.

Point Road,
Canvey Island,
Essex SS8 7TX.

Club Handbooks

Please Collect

There are still many unclaimed handbooks. Could as many members as possible please collect their new club handbooks from the upstairs saloon - Thank you.

Message from your ever cost conscious Hon Secretary Tony Handfield.

LSC SOLO Open Meeting 2016

The Leigh On Sea Sailing Club SOLO Open Meeting
Sunday 8th May 2016.
Solo Open 2016

By Steve Corbet

A fleet of 27 Solos, 13 visitors and 14 local boats were greeted by the usual Leigh on sea mud flats and lots of sunshine. As the tide rapidly covered the mud flats the wind filled in from the east to a steady 12 knots. The RNLI provided some pre-race entertainment with their hovercraft making sure that some day trippers got back to the shore safely after venturing too far over the mud flats.

Solo Open 2016

When the racing started Steve Ede quickly made his way to the front while Mathew Foary managed to keep in front of Tim Lewis after a keenly contested start. Race 2 started with two boats over the line early, one returned but the other Mathew Foary did not and after leading for three rounds was greeted by that horrible silence. Tim Lewis who had been following Mathew heard the first race winning hoot as he crossed the line to take the win.

Solo Open 2016

The tide had turned before the start of race 3, pushing a large part of the fleet across the line about 15 seconds too early, the race team had no option other than to call a general recall. The second start under the code flag I saw the fleet better behaved, Mathew Foary take the lead with Steve Ede chasing very hard in second place.

After two rounds the race team ended the race so that boats could be back ashore before the tide went out. Overall Mathew took the overall first place as he had the best position in the last race.

LSC Enterprise/GP14 Open Meeting 2016

By Steve Corbet

The Leigh On Sea Sailing Club Enterprise Open Meeting
Saturday 7th May 2016.
Enterprise/GP14 Open 2016

On Saturday 7th May Leigh-on-sea SC hosted their first ever Open Meeting for Enterprise class dinghies. The course was shared with the GP14 fleet, both fleets started together without any clashes between the classes.

Enterprise/GP14 Open 2016

In all races the GP14s tended to lead the way with Lloyd Walker drawing clear of Ian Simpson and Nigel James in each of the three races. The weather was ideal and with the steady easterly wind everyone enjoyed an excellent days racing finished off with a BBQ and home made cakes.

The Leigh On Sea Sailing Club GP14 Open Meeting
Saturday 7th May 2016.
Enterprise/GP14 Open 2016

Summer started on Saturday 7th May at Leigh on Sea, 8 GP14s enjoyed some excellent close racing on a warm early summer day, with a steady easterly wind. Richard Ham crewed by Steve Browne led both of the first two races with Richard Lord and Steve Cooper taking the second and third places.

Enterprise/GP14 Open 2016

I was only in the third race when Ham & Browne relaxed that Steve Cooper was able to take the pole position. The completion for the lower places was very keen with a lot of place changing on the beats and the run.

House Security - Important

House Security - Important

Following a theft at a neighbouring club, members are reminded to ensure that doors close behind them at all times.

The main front door, two white doors at either end of the platform and changing room doors should be retained by their latch (not deadlocked) at all times. If you are the last person to leave it is your responsibility to make sure the club is left locked up.

Please pass the word around and make it your business to keep the club safe and secure.

Thank you for your co-operation,

General Committee

Welcome to the start of another sailing season

Well it's here! Welcome to the start of another sailing season at Leigh on Sea SC.

Before I go any further I want to remind you all that Club fees are now due, thanks to all who have paid promptly, please try to make our Hon.Treasurer's life as easy as possible by making that payment now if you are still owing.

At the time of writing, the dinghies have Easter behind them and the cruiser fleet are carrying the annual process of erecting masts in readiness for the big splash. Storm Kate over Easter packed a big punch but thankfully no harm done to the clubhouse or the recently reconstructed racks.

Over the winter we welcomed in the new committee and I thank each and every one of them for their support of LSC. Please do provide them every assistance that you can to help the smooth running of our great club.

I am delighted to say that support for a rule change was welcomed in at the start of the year that enables members in the twenty-something age group to enjoy discounted membership fees until aged 30. This is an effort made by the club to make it as easy as possible for youngsters or twenty-somethings to remain in the club or to come back to the club. We need to continue our work in this area and to make every attempt to retain members that would otherwise be "too busy" for the club while maybe in further education or looking for a job or perhaps settling down in a new place.

Owing to changes in the requirements to remain in the CASC scheme the committee have decided to de-register for tax purposes from the scheme. We can re-register for tax purposes in future but this will mean that the club will need to accurately monitor club members' participation in the sport as is George Osbourne's want. If anyone would like to know more about this change please contact me. We can expect an increase in our costs and we are accounting for these going forward.

Christmas now seems a long way back, December saw a varied and busy social calendar, since then we have had a Murder Mystery Night, the Alternative Prize-giving , the Commodore's Cocktail party, the Cruiser Supper incorporating the Grand Swindle and a Tramps Supper. My whole-hearted thanks to all those who have contributed to such fun events. There is now just time to catch breath before we Push the Boat Out (try sail day) when we open our doors to the public.

Why not get involved? the more you put in the more you will get out! If you can help in the running of the club in anyway however small, please come forward and make yourself known. Of particular use would be volunteers to help in the support boat or in the race office, no experience necessary, training will be given. Our rota works very well but of course taking competitors out to do this each time diminishes the turnout, anyway any help will be very welcome from members old and new.

Wishing you fair winds and fine sailing.


Sailing Sailing Review 29th April 2016

By Elizabeth Noblet

Well despite the return of winter weather last weekend, the dinghy sailors still ventured out for 2 days of sailing. We had 9 out of the total 13 from our club out on Saturday and 7 out of the total 9 on Sunday. So once again Leigh sailing club is out and sailing! Thankfully no drama’s on either day, but I do know our famous enterprise team Paul and Kevin did take a cold dip on the Saturday. Maybe the pressure of competing with another enterprise got the better of them ;o) How will they fair next weekend in the Enterprise open?? Unfortunately Steve in his GP14 with me has been knocked off pole position of the leader board by a member of the Essex, so we will have to try better in a couple of weeks. We have the next couple weekends of GP14 races to practice before the next Spring races at home.

Colin Walker has managed to keep his 1st position in the Solo Fleet. However, John Charles has manage to creep up to second place. So he better keep his eye on the wind for the next race, as John is on his way up the leader board. Will he take the lead in the next spring race??

GP14/Enterprise Open Meeting - Saturday 7th May

Supported by:

The Mighty Oak Brewery

The Mighty Oak Brewery

GP14 and Enterprise Open Meeting.

Calling all GP14 and Enterprise sailors. Leigh on Sea SC is holding
an Open meeting for these classes on Saturday 7th May 2016.

First start at 11:45, three races with 2 to count for overall placings.

Registration opens at 09:00 –

Welcome coffee & Tea plus bacon rolls on arrival.

Food and BBQ after racing with a social gathering on Saturday evening.

Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and Entry form can be downloaded here:

Tuesday: 16/05/24