The Little Ship Club was founded on 5 November 1926 at the Ship Restaurant in Whitehall, 27 enthusiasts met and the Little Ship Club was formed.
"I should like to put forward the proposal that during the coming winter a yachtsman's study circle be arranged to meet say in the evening once a fortnight in London, for the purpose of improving our knowledge of seamanship and navigation. Papers with practical instruction might be read on the following kinds of subjects: splicing of ropes and wire, sail mending, coastal navigation, construction of the hull of small yachts, kinds of timber, its uses and defects, rigging purchases, etc., small yacht cookery and numerous other subjects."
The Club owes its formation to a letter to a yachting paper suggesting that during the winter months, then the dead season, many keen sailing people would be glad of an opportunity to get together and swap yarns.
Let's get together and swap yarns! Well, that is how it started in 1926 And nearly 100 years later we are still going strong, a club with great history and traditions. We run a lot of social events, including a regular Club Night, provide RYA training courses that make you a better, safer sailor. Plus we run our own complementary courses in lesser known but popular subjects like rope handling and practical weather forecasting. The sea is in our blood. We love sailing and arrange events near and far, from the South coast to the Caribbean. You don't have to own a boat either. The club offers plenty of yachting experiences for all our members.
The Little Ship Club is a yacht club for sailors, motor boaters and non-sailors alike. Being a member of the Little Ship Club enables you to: