What we're about

If you've always liked the idea sailing or have sailed in the past but don't know enough people to go, then welcome to London Sailing Club.

We were started for lack of finding other people to go sailing with in London. We bring people of all levels, from the curious novice to the very experienced sailors together in a great and exciting community.

Please visit our website for more information about us: https://www.london-sailing-club.com/

What do we do?

LSC is a social club for people interested in sailing. We run lots of socials so that before you spend a weekend on a boat with someone you can get to know a few of the other people going and the skipper.

Who runs the sailing trips?

All trips are organised and run by members rather than the LSC club. There have been trips all over the Solent, Croatia, Greece, Sardinia, Barcelona, Turkey and more!

Membership

If you would like to join the club, membership is just £24/yr. Click here for membership info and payment: https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0000ATVN4QFT

Who should come?

This is for people from complete beginner to experienced who are interested/looking to go on sailing days, weekends, trips and courses close to London and further afield. The trips tend to be fun in nature and would suit the 25-55 age group.

The group was born from a love of sailing and as always a shortage of people who are adventurous enough to commit to going. If you're interested in a taster sailing day then get in touch!

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COVID-19 - August 2020

Dear Members,

I hope you are all keeping well, I suspect that like myself you are equally keen to get out on the water once again! As always London Sailing Club has your health and Safety at the core of its values and so myself and the LSC committee would urge you to keep up-to-date with the government advice and rules in this ever changing situation.

Please see the following pages from the RYA and also relevant government sites for the latest version of the guidelines.

https://www.rya.org.uk/newsevents/news/Pages/coronavirus-advice-and-information-for-recreational-boaters.aspx

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

The information on these pages of guidance is important and we advocate adherence to the guidelines. Clearly this is an ever changing situation and we recommend you check the guidance regularly as it is updated frequently. This is especially important if you are an organizer of a trip.

Stay safe!

Mike Johns and the LSC committee

Upcoming events (5)

West Country Adventure Sailing Holiday 7 Days

Gunwharf Quays

Join us on a 7 Day Adventure exploring the west country... We will be meeting at Gunwharf Quay in Portsmouth Harbour, there's a direct train from Waterloo station. The yacht will be available from 4pm Saturday onwards and if we aim to get there before 7pm we can grab a beer and some dinner. COVID-19 measures We (and the yacht charter company) will be taking additional precautions around boat cleaning, personal hygiene and social distancing. We have also limited the number of participants accordingly. However, please do bear in mind that the nature of this trip and its itinerary may need to change if the current UK situation/guidance evolves. Please only attend at your own risk and check both government and RYA guidelines before agreeing to sail. 7 DAY WEST COUNTRY CRUISE This highly popular sailing adventure will provide you with an excellent opportunity to extend your cruising experience whilst enabling you to build up your sea miles. There are plenty of opportunities to practice navigation, pilotage and passage planning as well as savouring the delights of local wines and cuisine. Following a short period which is set aside for planning, preparation and yacht familiarisation you will depart on your holiday cruise aboard one of our fully equipped coded yachts. On all of our long distance cruises the emphasis is placed on learning by experience and having fun. The trip are run by a qualified Instructor, who will encourage you to be fully involved in all aspects of the trip while providing expert practical advice and instruction when you need it. Sample Itinerary You will meet your crew and Skipper for the 7-day Adventure around 4pm on the Saturday evening before the adventure starts on Sunday morning. We will spend a short amount of time passage planning and covering our safety briefing before we depart: The seven day West Country cruise starts with a coastal passage from Portsmouth, possibly including a short stop overs in Poole, Swanage, Weymouth, Exmouth, River Dart, Salcomb, Plymouth, Falmouth. This 7 day trip is Ideal for those who want to extend their experience of Coastal passage making and navigation. We will most likely spend a night or two at anchor, with dinners on board.. HIGHLIGHTS • 7 Days Practical Experience • No Experience Necessary • Experienced RYA Skipper • Free Use Of Wet Weather Gear • To Discover The West Country • All Yachts MCA Coded For Your Safety • RYA Recognised Training School • All Morning Fees Included • All Food Eaten Onboard The contribution for the 7 days is £499 It also includes all boat costs inc moorings, fuel etc. Please make sure you are a London Sailing Club member, pay here: https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0000ATVN4QFT Looking forward to sailing with you... Andy - The Boring bits.... If the Skipper and/or the Event Host needs to cancel the trip for any reason you will be refunded in full. The Skipper and/or the Event Host reserves the right to cancel any participant. In the event of cancellation by you no refund will be given but you may be able to transfer your place to another LSC Meetup member once it is fully paid-up. By responding to this LSC Meetup trip you acknowledge and agree that the principal purpose of the trip is to provide a forum for members of the LSC Meetup group to engage in social activities. The Meetup® Event Host is an occasional Event Host and not a professional organiser (as such term is defined under The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992); accordingly, this event shall not be construed as a “package tour” or "package holiday".

LSC Monthly Social | Tattershall Castle, Victoria EMBANKMENT

Location visible to members

London Sailing Club’s monthly social event for existing members plus anyone who thinks they might be interested in sailing! This very relaxed evening is the perfect opportunity for first-timers and prospective members to find out more about the club and to meet lots of our regular sailors, skippers and trip organisers. People can buy their own drinks as they go. We're meeting at The Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, London, during COVID restrictions, as it's outdoor. The team at the Tattershall Castle are observing social distancing measures, providing table service, hand sanitisers, only accepting orders via an app and cleaning all touch points every 15 minutes. The COVID-19 pandemic leaves us in an ever changing situation at the moment so if guidelines changes we may have to cancel this event. The LSC will keep an close watch of the guidelines but please only attend if you have satisfied yourself that the event is compliant with guidance at the time it is scheduled to take place. PLEASE ONLY ATTEND IF YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND AT YOUR OWN RISK. Our group is easy to spot – just look out for the London Sailing Club flags and/or table signs. Under normal circumstances, non-members and first-timers are most welcome to simply turn up – and many do - however at present we have to ensure compliance with COVID-19 guidelines and please check government advice before doing so! Please don't hesitate to message one of the organisers or event hosts beforehand. We will then keep an eye out for you and be happy to introduce you to other members personally. Like sailors the world over, we’re a very friendly and welcoming bunch!

Adventure Sailing Weekend Solent (Aug Bank Holiday)

Gunwharf Quays

Join us on a weekend Adventure sailing from Portsmouth... August Bank Holiday.. We will be meeting at Gunwharf Quay in Portsmouth Harbour, there's a direct train from Waterloo station. The yacht will be available from 7pm onwards and if we aim to get there around 7pm we can grab a beer and some dinner. COVID-19 measures We (and the yacht charter company) will be taking additional precautions around boat cleaning, personal hygiene and social distancing. We have also limited the number of participants accordingly. However, please do bear in mind that the nature of this trip and its itinerary may need to change if the current UK situation/guidance evolves. Please only attend at your own risk and check both government and RYA guidelines before agreeing to sail. SAILING This is a great way to meet new people and get some more sailing under your belt, on our adventure weekend we will be aiming to sail across to Cowes on the Isle if Wight the home of yachting and also visit some of the bays of the Solent. there will be plenty of hands on sailing and helming, and also the opportunity to practice any skills like boat handling under sail etc.. It doesn’t matter whether you are seasoned sailors or total yachting novices, this is a great opportunity to do something new and different. On board you can do as much or as little as you wish might even find yourself helming the boat down the Solent. and if you are learning to sail this is a great way to put some of your skills to the test. Draft Itinerary Friday – Meet the yacht at Portsmouth Harbour, then a relaxed get to know each other over dinner. Saturday – After breakfast on board, set sail for the day working with the tides we might find ourself in Cowes or Lymington and with time to explore the local town before an evening meal at a local pub. Sunday – After a leisurely breakfast we will be setting sail back along the solent towards Portsmouth enjoying Lunch in Osbourne Bay before sailing back to Portsmouth. The contribution for the weekend is £150 pp including breakfast and lunch each day, if if the crew would like to eat on board one night we can cook evening meal.. It also includes all boat costs inc moorings, fuel etc. Looking forward to sailing with you... Andy - - The Boring bits.... If the Skipper and/or the Event Host needs to cancel the trip for any reason you will be refunded in full. The Skipper and/or the Event Host reserves the right to cancel any participant. In the event of cancellation by you no refund will be given but you may be able to transfer your place to another LSC Meetup member once it is fully paid-up. By responding to this LSC Meetup trip you acknowledge and agree that the principal purpose of the trip is to provide a forum for members of the LSC Meetup group to engage in social activities. The Meetup® Event Host is an occasional Event Host and not a professional organiser (as such term is defined under The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992); accordingly, this event shall not be construed as a “package tour” or "package holiday".

2020 Round The Island Yacht race 25th September

East Cowes Marina

The annual Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, an island situated off the south coast of England. The race regularly attracts over 1,400 boats and around 15,000 sailors, making it one of the largests yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs. Competitors come from all over the UK, other parts of Europe and as far away as the USA to follow the 50 nautical mile course round the Isle of Wight. Starting on the famous Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, the fleet races westabout, to The Needles, round St Catherine's Point and Bembridge Ledge buoy, and back into the Solent to the finish line at Cowes. Friday: Training Day Saturday: Race Day Sunday: Leisurely sail COVID-19 measures We (and the yacht charter company) will be taking additional precautions around boat cleaning, personal hygiene and social distancing. We have also limited the number of participants accordingly. However, please do bear in mind that the nature of this trip and its itinerary may need to change if the current UK situation/guidance evolves. Please only attend at your own risk and check both government and RYA guidelines before agreeing to sail. Please make sure you are a London Sailing Club member - please pay here: https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0000ATVN4QFT To Book the trip call Colin on[masked] or book online at https://event.bookitbee.com/27132/round-the-island-yacht-race

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