About the Club, plus up-to-date Weather
The origins of the Maldon Little Ship Club go back to the 1920s from the formation of the London Little Ship Club, formed in 1926. By 1927 the idea of forming branches of the club was born, thus the Maldon branch was formed in June 1927 as an offshoot of the London Little Ship Club and bearing the title of “Little Ship Club Maldon Branch”, latterly to become known as The Maldon Little Ship Club. The Club acquired the current day premises, the old smithy on Hythe Quay, in 1951. By 1959 the premises were purchased with some minor covenants such as the building shall be used only as a sailing club.
Our aims are to promote the sport of sailing and the art of seamanship through training as an RYA accredited centre. We also have an active sailing and social programme and welcome new members who have an interest in the water and would either like to become actively involved with their own vessel or via our crew wanted scheme.There is a warm welcome waiting for members, their guests and visiting yachtsmen – access to temporary moorings on the tide or overnight is via the visitors pontoon on Hythe Quay which is suitable for shoal draft vessels which are able to take the ground.
Dave Selby – From the front page of our website to the front cover of Classic Sailor
Dave, a member of Maldon Little Ship Club and a well known journalist for Practical Boat Owner and Classic Boat Magazines, took his 18 foot Sailfish “Marlin” to the Southampton Boat Show, in easy stages, by water to promote the joys of small boat ownership. However, as he is a sufferer of a rare viral neurological condition, he also used the voyage to raise money for the Guillain- Barre charity for research into this syndrome. (www.gaincharity.org.uk www.justgiving.com/Dave-Selby-Marlins-Mission)
Classic Sailor editor Dan Houston joined Dave aboard Marlin to sail a leg of the journey between Littlehampton and Brighton Marina and writes in detail about the trip, sailing small boats, and Dave.
and in the latest issue, White Cloud.
In the current issue (December/January) of the same magazine, you can read an article about our Webmaster, Les Weeks’, restoration of his 104 year old gaff rigged yawl, White Cloud. Here for a pdf scan of the article.
To look at the whole restoration in pictures please click here.
This current edition of Classic Sailor is available now. The Club has a subscription, so you can read both these articles in the comfort of the bar.
For a weather report for Bradwell Waterside please click here.
Visual 7 Day Weather Forecast for Maldon in greater detail
Simply Click on the image or here