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.
Selby sailed his Sailfish to Southampton
The Mayor and Mayoress of Maldon stepped aboard John & Di Roger’s yacht Lyra at the Maldon town quay and braved the blustery conditions by standing on the foredeck to wish Dave Selby “bon voyage” as he sailed out of the harbour on Marlin’s Mission.
Dave, a member of Maldon Little Ship Club and a well known journalist for Practical Boat Owner and Classic Boat Magazines, took his 18 ft 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 is also used the voyage to raise money for the Guillain- Barre charity for research into this syndrome. (www.gaincharity.org.uk)
Dave was escorted out of Maldon by a flotilla of around twelve boats including members of the Maldon Little Ship Club and the Maldon Gig Rowing Club, providing a river spectacular for the hundreds of onlookers on the Quay and Prom.
Photos 1-3: John & Di Rogers, 4: Tim Davis
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