Please join in the exciting opportunity to help our junior sailors and have a go at winning some money!  Full info below.

Dear Lottery ticket holders

The December 2019 Lottery Draw will take place on Friday 3 January 2020 at 7pm in the ESC Dining Room. Please note:  the first Bonus Draw will take place at the same time as the December draw.  The bonus will be a fantastic £320!

In just three months, you have raised £502 for our junior sailors.  Very, very many thanks to you all for your generosity. 

Once again, please encourage your friends to join our lottery.  The more we raise, the more we can distribute to our junior sailors to help them further their sailing ambitions and provide them with other exciting sailing opportunities.

Thank you again for participating in the Blake Fund 50:50 lottery.

I hope you have had a very happy and peaceful Christmas.  I look forward to seeing you all this Friday for the December and Bonus draw – Happy New year!

Best regards,


Tom Hulton
Coordinator, Blake Fund for Young Sailors

Past Lottery Draw winners – see below

Lottery – Introduction
How the Lottery works
Tickets & application info
Terms & conditions

The Blake Fund for Young Sailors was established by the Club in 2001 following the tragic death of Peter, the celebrated New Zealand yachtsman whose home had been in Emsworth for more than 30 years.

'One of the world’s finest yachtsmen' was one of the many tributes to Peter when news of his murder by pirates in the Amazon reached Britain. He had competed successfully in six Whitbread Round the World races, sailed 600,000 miles over the world’s oceans, and led Team New Zealand to two successive America’s Cup victories. He was knighted in 1995.

He came to Emsworth after one of his first round the world races so his boat could be repaired, joined our Club, and met the then Commodore’s daughter, Pippa Glanville.

They married, and their two children, Sarah-Jane and James - well known to many Club members - inherited their parents' love for the sea and are also keen sailors.

The objective of the Sir Peter Blake Memorial Fund, administered by Pippa and the Club’s Flag Officers, is to provide grants to encourage young ESC members to improve their sailing skills.

Money is available to help to fund the cost of going on specialist courses, or of paying for specialist tuition. Contributions can also be made to help with the often substantial cost of entering major national or international racing events. The Trustees are always prepared to consider any request, providing the end result is an improvement in the applicant’s competitive skills.

Applications are welcome from any young ESC members between 14 and 24 years of age.  The application forms are normally available online or from the Club Secretaries in the Spring of each year.  They have to be returned by the stated date, so the Trustees can allocate the awards for use during the summer.

Sir Peter Blake Trust (includes his life and adventures)
November 2019 draw winners
1st: Ticket No. 42 – Mike Hodgetts, £30.00
2nd: Ticket No. 50 – Brian Pickersgill, £20.00
3rd: Ticket No. 44 – Mark MacIntyre, £10.00
October 2019 draw winners
1st: Ticket No. 52 – Claire Picken, £28.35
2nd: Ticket No. 14 – Andrew Pearson, £18.90
3rd: Ticket No. 16 – Jean Morrin, £9.45








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