LTSC Update 06.05.20

An update and a few words from Tony

Hi all

Hope you all remain safe and well.

Firstly, I need to shout a very, very large thank you to all who contributed to the fundraiser launched on Friday. We had set an initial target of £,1000 and a stretch target of £3,000. At the time of writing we had passed £1,500 which is amazing. The fundraiser remains open and donations can be made by clicking here.

With regard to operational matters I can confirm that all office functions continue to be successfully managed remotely by Jayne, whilst the rest of the team remain in furlough. Government grants and rebates available have now been successfully secured and we continue to pursue any insurance claims that may be applicable, although we have not currently included any such claims in future forecasts or plans.

Both the Sailing and House teams are now focused on plans and operational ideas that can be applied as and when we resume sailing and partial or full use of the club. As noted last week, the Executive will respond as quickly as possible when any relaxation details are released and keep members updated via newsletter and social media. We have also taken delivery during lockdown of three new RS Teras which were ordered at the beginning of the year as per development plans. Thanks to Geoff Havers and Steve Holmewood for pick up and storage support.

Lots of Zoom activities again this week and I’d like to highlight three in particular. Whilst Virtual Regatta has proved very popular, we have had a distinct lack of female participants. So, with that in mind Hannah Snellgrove is running a women only Zoom and Virtual Regatta session this evening at 8pm and participants have the option to join in or simply watch…..give it a whirl if you haven’t already…great fun! That’s in Zoom 2 by the way.

Then tomorrow night we have the next talk from Peter Bruce and his continuation of Solent Hazards from where he left of at the last talk. Log into Zoom 2 straight after NHS clapping and the talk will start at 8.15pm. On Friday we have our usual quiz, but with a big theme being VE Day Celebrations…. bunting, backgrounds and any 1940’s themed clothes. If any of the men are struggling with the latter, I’ve heard that Chris Barr has a wardrobe full. Get involved and enjoy!

A very big thanks to Jan and Bruno for last week’s quiz. Very professionally delivered in the style of Eamon Holmes and Ruth Langsford….but far more likeable : ) A heads up that I will be doing the quiz on Friday May 15th in partnership with our very own Gareth Griffiths….not sure on the quality of the quiz,  but it will be entertaining.

Another successful community fundraiser that needs highlighting. Well done to club member and keen youth sailor Ted Ward, who recently completed a 19 hour marathon in aid of Julia’s House, a Children’s Hospice charity and has raised in excess of £6,000. Ted’s marathon, starting at 5am, included indoor cycling, Yoga, Pilates and Tai-Chi, circuit training, dance keep fit, tennis and a 10k outdoor run. He was ably supported by his fitness focused family including Sister Holly, Mum Jo and Dad Sean who joined in and encouraged him along the way. A real team effort! Check out the picture below….looks like Sean is struggling a little bit in the first pic ; )

I nipped down to the club yesterday and whilst we may not be enjoying the current restrictions, the club lawn certainly is : ) Big thanks to Mark and Ian for the safe and socially distanced lawn and dinghy park maintenance.

As always, a little nudge to our local businesses and partners, details of which are listed below.

Do support them as much as you can.

Stay safe.

Update from Gareth

As Tony mentions above, we are developing plans and processes as to how we will resume sailing as and when restrictions begin to be relaxed. These are currently work in progress, but I will share these as soon as practical and feasible to do so.

We have handed out our first round of scrubs to all the nurses in the Lymington Community Team today and yesterday. Sanders Sails have finished cutting the next batch and they are ready to be delivered to you today. This next batch cut by Sanders is a half order using up the remaining 25m of fabric from our first order so I don’t have enough scrubs to give everyone a pair this time, but we still have more to make.

The next order of fabric from the recent LTSC fundraiser is on order and the Nurses have asked for a lighter weight fabric for summer use, this should be easier to sew too.

The fundraiser went extremely well and we raised over the target amount. This shows how much love there is in our community for these hard working nurses. We have raised enough funds to buy enough fabric to make a further four sets of scrubs if you are happy to continue to help. Obviously, it is related directly to the generosity of time and skill provided by our amazing sewing team.

The collective efforts of the club are amazing and it makes me personally exceptionally proud. Especially when I see how happy we have made hardworking nurses, who felt left out when they didn’t get the necessary scrubs via NHS, only then get a brand new set donated to them by the lovely members of LTSC. Thanks again to all.

I asked for a few comments from our sewing bees and had far too many responses to post, but a typical response from Marion Ford-Hutchinson below:-

‘Having made a few scrubs bags, I was promoted to scrub making. My sewing skills are very rusty, so these were challenging! With massive help from Sarah Richards and Jean Buchanan – and the lady on the video from ‘Sew Me Something’ – I proudly almost completed my first set yesterday. I couldn’t do overlocking and buttonholing on my basic machine, but Sarah stepped in and completed them for me. The material is a bit on the heavy side, but will soften with washing and I understand the nurses are sorely in need of them, so it is a pleasure to try and help. I was really impressed by the number of fellow-club members and their friends who volunteered to sew and it is also really good to have such generous contributions from club members to the fund. Gareth and Sarah and Emily are doing a marvelous job organising all this and it is great to see the support from the club’. Marion FH

Rear Comm.Sailing

The Plan for this week
The Club has set up an online video and video-conferencing account that all members can log into via PC or suitable mobile phone. We have two accounts set up, these being: –

LTSC Zoom 1: (note – password will be added to this from next Monday and update on Friday update)

Click on link:
Or via zoom App:     Meeting ID: 749 319 8579

LTSC Zoom 2:

Click on link:
Or via zoom App :     Meeting ID: 281 803 9925

Planned ‘get togethers’ for the coming week are noted below.
Please note that all get togethers are on LTSC Zoom 1 unless noted.

  • Morning Coffee – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10 and 11am with various hosts.
  • The first and third Monday in the month will host “knit and natter” (other crafts welcome!). Thursday will continue with the popular theme “share a photo or picture and its story”.
  • Cruisers Chatter – Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon – Host Len Tuffill
  • Yoga – Tues and Thurs at 2 pm – Beginners and returners – Host and Teacher Ali Herbert
  • Virtual Regatta Club Racing –
  • Sunday – meet on the virtual lawn at 10.25 am and races start at 10.30 am
  • Tuesday – virtual regatta – meet on the virtual lawn at 8.00 pm and races start at 8.05 pm
  • Wednesday – ‘Girls Only’ – virtual regatta hosted by Hannah Snellgrove – meet on the virtual lawn at 8.00 pm and races start at 8.05 pm. LTSC Zoom Room 2 –
  • Wednesday – virtual regatta – meet on the virtual lawn at 8.00 pm and races start at 8.05 pm
  • Thursday – virtual regatta – meet on the virtual lawn at 8.10 pm and races start at 8.15 pm
  • Virtual Lower Deck Bar – as and when with times posted on social media – get your beer or wine and catch up – various hosts
  • Pilates – Thursday 6-7pm – hosted by Terry, our regular LTSC Pilates coach
  • Peter Bruce – Thursday Talk – 8.15pm May 7th, Pete Bruce, continues on from his previous talk covering his latest release of Solent Hazards. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS IN LTSC Zoom Room 2 –
  • Friday Quiz Night – Friday 8th May at 7pm – Jane Stroud and team with VE Day Quiz special. LTSC Zoom Room 1 –
  • Kids@LTSC online – 9.30am May 9th and weekly thereafter.
  • RYA videos now being regularly updated including tips on esailing :

Friday Night is Quiz Night

This Friday is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. There will be a VE Day themed quiz hosted by the Social Committee, complete with virtual fly past. Come to the festivities dressed in appropriate patriotic attire and decorate your zoom room in red, white and blue.

Lymington Town Sailing Club – Bridge Group

Welcoming two New Bridge members to our LTSC Group, Andrew Hyland and Miles Golding who played in our Perseverance Tournament on May 5th. Last week’s Best Defence of the Endeavour Tournament was Simon Ward & Peter Cameron over bidding EW 4H’s in a doubled 5D and making it , giving them a hefty +11.8 however their downfall was “a gift” the opposition 10.3 on their closing 4NT call which could have put them as table winners!!


  • Tuesday 12 MAY, 2020
  • Players will await their invitations to play at 10.00am & 11.30.
  • It’s not necessary to have a partner you will be invited by our Hosts.


  • Thursday 7 MAY ,2020
  • 10am & 11.30 –

ENDEAVOUR Tournament: 28/4
Mary Allin & Malcolm Buchanan 37-12
Sally Doran & Lynda Evans 30-22

CHALLENGER Tournament 21/4
Wolfgang Gabau and Malcolm Buchanan 38-5
Lynda Evans and Mary Allin 25-15.

We have our WhatsApp Group – LTSC Bridge – however no chat whilst at play please! If there are any other LTSC members who wish to join our Bridge Group during these un-sailable times, please give a shout. As you may appreciate, we need even tables to play, so we shall increase our table to reflect our sign-ups. However, you should have a sign-up BBO lesson before joining us, and of course, know how to play Bridge!

Stay safe and well

Bridge Co-ordinator
Lynda Evans:  07875 676098

Other promoted activities – Paid activities

  • Hugh Styles Virtual Regatta coaching session

Great sessions and far more than an online racing game. Our medal winning Olympic coach Hugh Styles talks you through the race, helping you become a better tactician and strategist from the comfort of your armchair. One-hour sessions from as little as £5.
To join the coaching sessions, go to then use the following process:

  • Log in at the top of the page
  • Book online
  • VR inshore coached sessions – Book Now
  • In schedule pick the session you want eg: 1200 04/05/20
  • On the right menu book a session or buy a pricing plan (this will then take you through to the Gold (10 sessions) and Silver (5 sessions) plan for multiple sessions)
  • We will then email you with the zoom meeting details and password.
  • Then log at the session time you book, and we will see you later for some coached fun.


  • The Gym Tin Online

Having received excellent reviews from multiple members we are adding The Gym Tin to our promoted activities. The package is £39 per month but provides daily workouts, suggested menus and specific advice. Every sign up will also earn a free membership for any NHS employee.

Club Partners and Local Business
Given the current environment it is important that we support LTSC partners and local businesses as much as possible. With that in mind I’ll use these updates to provide some regular links and promotions where applicable. I’ve noted some details of these below:-

  • Nick Cox Chandlery. Our convenience store remains open from 8am to 1pm every day for food and groceries and in response to the government’s guidelines we have closed the Chandlery. Fear not however! If you require Chandlery, advice, splicing and quotes, we can still help! Please call us on 01590 673489, email or purchase as usual through our website  For all items we are offering a free local home delivery service in Lymington during this period.
  • Sanders Sails. Open for drop off and non face to face collections. Call 01590 673981.
  • Plants, Shrubs and Gardening supplies. Online ordering and delivery:
  • Wines, Spirits and Beers. Online ordering and delivery:
  • Fruit and Vegetables.  Phone order and delivery:
  • Coffee. Online ordering and delivery:
  • Orchids. Andy Burton, a club member, runs Double H Nurseries in New Milton who normally supply to supermarkets including M&S and Waitrose. They have some very good prices and can deliver anywhere in the UK, perfect to brighten up your ‘work from home desk’ or send to friends and family to cheer them up. All details can be found on their website
  • An amazing range of fresh foods, home cooked pies, delicatessen and much more. Please email or call 01202 482797 and we will send you our full product and price list of the items. Deliveries available.
  • Lanes of Lymington. Fine Dining Deliveries with a sample menu below. Dishes will be prepared cooked and delivered at an agreed time. 24 hour notice is preferred to check time availability. We are also catering for meals that are chilled. These can be re-heated for convenience or even frozen for future days. These include Fish Pie, Chicken Curry and rice, Cajun chicken, Salmon and Pork. Desserts are also available. Prices are subject to dishes chosen. All dishes will change from time to time so when an order is requested, I will confirm directly back. Payment can be either with credit card, bank transfer or cash, please call 01590 672777 for more information.