Down on the club pontoon… a place to meet and socialise with other members or simply just ‘be’ with you boat.
Getting ready for the winter season.
Hard hats, hi-viz jackets & steel toecap boots – not forgetting the all-important life jackets – are the order of the day!
A calm evening looking astern across the North Sea…
It’s work and play in equal amounts at LCC.
Our members have access to a wealth of great sailing.
The beauty of the Norfolk Broads is just a lock away, whilst the challenge of the North Sea lies just beyond the Bascule Bridge.
Aside from being a very friendly and sociable sailing club, we offer a range of member facilities, including a busy events and social calendar, moorings, winch, crane and hard standing facilities.
Our club ethos is to make yachting and boating accessible to all. Established over 40 years ago, our members get out what they put in... from building, maintaining and repairing our great club, to organising social events and even mucking in at winter lift-out and spring lift-in.
Presently suspended for the Winter, future dates for the work parties are under discussion. Updates to follow.
We offer low daily and weekly rates with mains electrical hook-up, water and convenience lighting, as well as access to clean toilet and shower facilities.
The club's compound provides members with a convenient dry area for winter storage and a secure place for parking and boat maintenance through the summer months.
The LCC clubhouse provides members and visitors with not only toilet and shower facilities, but also a convenient hub for various club events, meetings and regular training courses.
LCC offers members both casual and permanent mooring options - complete with a range of pontoon facilities such as mains electric, water and convenience lighting.
The club crane, situated on the club's compound, offers members an easy and convenient way to remove peripheral equipment such as masts, small tenders and other hard-to-lift items of on-board equipment.
After training, members have access to the winch - making access for those tricky hull cleaning, anti-fouling and repair jobs so much easier.
The idea was to sail back to the Baltic Sea, I say sail back because this will be my second trip there. It’s now time to do it all again, this time hoping to do some proper sailing out there.
RYA SafeTrx now supersedes the HM Coastguard CG66 scheme. The Maritime & Coastguard Agency and the Royal Yachting Association joined forces to reveal RYA SafeTrx as HM Coastguard's new official voluntary safety identification scheme.
Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager, explains: “Through this newly established working group we will continue to seek better ways for avoiding entanglement and improved enforcement action for those who ignore the law.”
Maritime Safety Information which includes both weather information and navigational warnings is broadcast on VHF by the Coastguard Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres every three hours.
Based on soundings taken on 26th February 2016 on behalf of Walton & Frinton Yacht Club
In September, a National Maritime Operations Centre opened in Fareham and assumed responsibility for a national network of search and rescue, maritime counter-pollution and vessel traffic monitoring, amongst other missions
Narrative and safety lessons
The pontoon at Southwold now has extra floatation to level it up. The new bridge is now bike and wheelchair friendly.