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 News & Forthcoming Events

Details for the Sponsored Row & Gig Race in aid of the RNLI, January 2018, are now available here, or Select Sponsored Row & Gig Race – Our annual Charity event on the left hand menu.

AGM reminder.

The AGM will be held at the Club house on Sunday 18th of March at 2.00pm. All members are invited to attend.
Nomination forms for Flag Officers, Honorary Officers and General Committee members are available here. Please select the version required.

Nomination Forms in Word Format.
Nomination Forms in PDF

 Local Navigation Buoys moved

In the recent Trinity House Notice to Mariners, 12/01/2018 it is advised that three Blackwater estuary bouys have been moved following recent surveys:

1.Station : Eagle Lighted Buoy.
Amendment : Moved to position Latitude 51º 44.109’N., Longitude 001º 03.630’E.

2.Station : N.W. Knoll Lighted Buoy.
Amendment : Moved to position Latitude 51º 44.292’N., Longitude 001º 02.137’E.

3.Station : Bench Head Lighted Buoy.
Amendment : Moved to position Latitude 51º 44.557’N., Longitude 001º 01.186’E.

These buoys are obviously of importance to us, so please note these movements.

The full NtM may be found here.

The Last 30 Years

A little while back we published Warren Panther’s brief history of the first 60 years of the MLSC. To mark the 90th anniversary of the Club, Kev & Lauren Knox have collected memories from the last 16 Commodores and assembled them together as The Last 30 Years. This, available for the first time, may be viewed by clicking HERE. This is a largish document so be patient!
A link to Warren’s The First 60 Years may be found further down this page.



Christmas Newsletter

Editor Barry Fix has published the latest, Christmas 2017, Newsletter. To slide away for a quick read please click here.





Cruising Captain, Kev Knox, has produced a draft programme for the 2018 Sailing Season. The full version will be published, in a while, once members have had a chance to view and comment. Please send any suggestions or observations to email hidden; JavaScript is required. The programme many be viewed by clicking on the image or here.


Andy Norris is to give a talk on AIS – for Yachties at the Club on February 2nd. Please click on the poster above for a full size view.

Recent changes to VHF MSI Channels 

More information about changes which came into force on 6 September 2017.

The VHF channels HM Coastguard uses to broadcast Maritime Safety Information (MSI) and conduct radio medical advice are changing.
From mid-morning on Wednesday 6 September 2017 the Coastguard will no longer broadcast on VHF 23, 84 and 86. It will instead use VHF 62, 63 and 64.

Our local channels:
Bradwell         was 86            will be 64
Walton            was 23            will be 63
Bawdsey         was 86            will be 62
Shoeburyness    was 23         will be 63

Our friends in London have published their first on-line issue of their journal and invite us to have a read.

You won’t need to go very far before coming across our own Commodore who joined the LSC for their Calais Rally and again when they came to help the MLSC celebrate our 90th birthday.

Click on the image to view the Journal.

Hello, there’s a new buoy in town!

South cardinal buoy ‘Tollesbury Pier’ in 51°44’·45N 0°51’·61E

2017  proved to be an ‘eventful’ sailing year. 

Click the image to see photos of some of the Club’s organised events – updated as the season progresses. Join a meet and see yourself!




Training Principal John Rogers has published an update to the 2017 training programme including dates for RYA Certification courses: Navigation classes, VHF/DSC radio certificate classes and First Aid. Please go to the training page or click on the poster to view details and download application forms. These courses are also open to non-members, who are most welcome.



The First Sixty Years

Over the years, hundreds of people have visited the MLSC clubhouse and have enjoyed the warm, welcoming atmosphere of its old timbers, shining brasswork and collection of memorabilia. Few, however, know of the sustained effort and enthusiasm that created the Maldon Little Ship Club and gave us all that we enjoy today.
In 1988 Warren Panther collected together details of the first 60 years of the MLSC and produced a small book. With the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Club approaching we’ve made this history available on-line. To view the book as a pdf please click here or on the cover picture.

Tide Tables for the 2018 sailing season (April – December) are available here.

Air Ambulance logo
The Commodore’s chosen charity for this year is the Essex Air Ambulance. Please support her in raising as much as possible for this worthy cause. Click the logo to go to the EAA website.

£222 was raised at the Fitting out Supper – an excellent start to the fund raising.


The 4oth Anniversary Gig
anDSCF0427d Row Race in aid of the RNLI

was held on Saturday 31st December. In April the MLSC presented the RNLI with a cheque for an amazing £9,451.92. This was the total raised by Row Race pledges and other fund rasing. Please see the main menu to the left for links to the result pages, press release etc. And a big THANK YOU to all who took part, helped in any way or donated/sponsored.

Get yourself ready for the next race, 20th January 2018. Full details are available here.

 Stone Point Capture

Stone Point

There is a new (2017) chartlet for Stone Point in the Walton Backwaters. Click on the image to see a downloadable pdf copy.


 shop front colour


*** 2017-8 CATALOGUE ***
You can now order those shirts and tops, with or without the club logo, that you’ve been meaning to order for ages and why not a new burgee as well. Full details and order form on the Shop pages. Quick link here.

 Local Notices to Mariners

Periodically we receive Notices to Mariners issued by the Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners.
As these are likely to be pertinent to MLSC members we will post them HERE as and when they are issued.

Latest: 26/04/17 Brightlingsea Fuel Pontoon out of action (with Dates)


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Rear UP Fridays

REARUP Fridays.

A varied programme of musical entertainments etc. in the club bar every second Friday in the month. For more details click this image, or select the REARUP Fridays page from the left side menu or look at the Club’s Facebook page.

Useful Ads or Junk Mail? I get lots of stuff sent to me via the website. Much of it is Junk Mail and I delete it immediately. However, sometimes I think it may be of interest to a member or two and that I should be passing the info on. So I’ll be putting some in the Recent Posts section (bottom of the main menu to the left) for you to make your own decision.

RYA RYA InBrief.  The RYA publishes a range of e-Newsletters designed to dovetail with members’ specific boating interests.
The Newsletters are for members only and contain a range of entertaining features, educational articles and updates on issues that the RYA is dealing with on your behalf.
In light of this we will no longer be providing hotlinks to the RYA InBrief, but will continue to highlight items of interest from the RYA. To select your choice of newsletter(s) please click here.

Hire of Club facilities
We’re pleased to announce that hire charges for the Bar and Upper Deck etc. have been kept the same as for last year. So why not consider hiring the Club for a party or an event? Members, of course, get preferential rates. Go to the Facilities Hire page for full details.

MHIC capture

Maldon Harbour Improvement Commissioners. 

Earlier in the year our local harbour commissioners re-issued the guide to the right. To view the Guide, complete with Pilotage notes, please click on the image.

 We have received a message with some useful information from our local Coastguard team – worth reading! Click here to view.