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About Us - General Information About the Sailing Club

Littleton Sailing Club enjoys exclusive use of a picturesque lake of some 80 acres between Shepperton and Chertsey. There are about 400 members in total. Littleton Sailing Club was officially opened in June 1958 and was the Civil Service Sailing Association's first active club. Membership is not restricted to Civil Service Sailing Association members only. Non-Civil Servants may apply to join Littleton Lake Sailing Club.

There is club racing at weekends throughout the year and on Thursday evenings during the summer months. Members can also cruise or take part in our informally run improver sessions on Wednesday evenings during the summer. Adopted classes are Solos, Lasers, Optimists and sailboards. There is also an active handicap fleet. The club calendar gives all the details of our sailing programme throughout the year.

Besides sailing, the club holds a variety of , connected with its activities. Members are kept up to date through a newsletter published quarterly and a 3-weekly ebulletin. We also have a Facebook page.


The club is located close to the M25 and the M3 and M4 making it very easy to get to by car.
Getting to the club by public transport:
By train to Shepperton Station then walk (1.8mi), or bus + walk (0.6mi).
By train to Chertsey Station then walk (2.2mi), or bus + walk (0.6mi).
By train to Staines Station then bus + walk (0.5mi)
These train lines should also allow bicycles at off peak times.

Littleton Sailing Club
Littleton Lane
TW17 0NF

Tel: 01932 569157



Download Littleton Sailing Club HistoryThe club was formed in 1958 when a small group of civil servants sought and discovered a working gravel pit that was suitable for sailing dinghies. Littleton lake in Shepperton owned by Thames Ballast and occupied by “Twicks” (Twickenham Piscatorial Society) was identified, rent was paid, friends made, and Littleton Sailing Club was founded.

Cut in two by only the third motorway in the country, the M3, 150,000 tons of rubble from Hook underpass, good relationships with local contractors “Genet’s”, and three club houses later. Littleton Sailing Club has a healthy local membership, is a Royal Yachting Association training centre, has several racing dinghy fleets for hire, including children’s dinghies to members and a full race training programme. We share our facilities with Phabsail (Physically Handicapped & Able Bodied Sailors), the Civil Service Angling Club, many BSAC / PADI sub Aqua clubs, a model boat club and local artists who enjoy the light spacious club house. Surrey Search and Rescue also use the lake for training exercises from time to time.

Download the story of our first 50 years: Littleton Sailing Club, 1958 - 2008



The club grounds encompass a 2 story clubhouse with panoramic views over the lake, and incorporate:

  • Spacious changing rooms and showers (ground floor).
  • Large professionally catered galley, serving hot and cold snacks during weekends and Thursday evenings in the summer (first floor)
  • Spacious wet bar / eating area (first floor)
  • Two well maintained boat parks
  • Ample car parking
  • Workshop - available to members for boat maintenance (ground floor of clubhouse)
  • Race hut
  • Members bar and comfy seating area
  • Garages for storing sails and windsurfing equipment
  • Outside BBQ
  • Pontoons and slipways for easy launching and recovery

Car park


Slipway and Pontoons

Dinghy Berthing

Sailboard Racks



Management Committee

Commodore Peter Fryer email
Vice Commodore Vanda Jowett email
Rear Commodore (Facilities) Andy Bennett email
Rear Commodore (Sailing) Jonathan Jowett email
Hon Secretary Rick Smith email
Hon Treasurer Lesley Hall email
Membership Secretary David Young email
Social Secretary Mel Harris email
LSSC Chairman Andy Bennett email

See latest club contact list in members area for contact information for sub-committee members

Sailing Sub-Committee

Rear Commodore (Sailing) Jonathan Jowett  
Sailing Secretary David Lambert  
RYA RTC Principal David Brassington
Sailing Programme Coordinator Daniel Goodman  
Race Results Andrew Lewis  
Solo Class Captain Paul Hurn  
Laser Class Captain Mark Fowler  
OD/SB Duty Co-ordinator Ed Pepper  
Windsurfing Ken Thorn  
CSSC Events Daniel Goodman  
Youth Sailing Alan Povey  
Dinghy Cruising Mark Harris  
Duty Co-ordinator Jo Lloyd  

Membership/Marketing/Communications Sub-Committee

Vice Commodore Vanda Jowett  
Sub-Committee Secretary Stuart Thomson  
IT Lead David Brassington  
Membership Secretary David Young  
New Memberships Secretary Vanda Jowett  
Marketing/Publicity/Website Vanda Jowett  
Marketing/Publicity Tim Hore  
SCene Editor Clive Friend  

Facilities/Asset Management Sub-Committee

Rear Commodore Facilities Andy Bennett  
Bar Secretary Mark & Sue Murphy  
Harbour Master Andrea Watson (assisted by Malcom Underwood)  
Safety Boats Howard Newport  

House Committee

Social Secretary Mel Harris  
Chair Sue Pinnell  
Members Jane Friend  
  Jayne Bennett  
  Soraya Irani