We’re very excited to have John Foster from the RYA joining us for our Open Day at the club house this Saturday 4th July 12 to 4pm.
Whether you are curious about sailing, would like to get out on a boat or are thinking of joining, our Open Day will be the perfect day for you to come down and see what both our RYA recognised training centre and club can offer.
Young or not, there are boats to suit all ages from slow and comfortable to something a little more exciting. There will be a selection available for you to try. Experienced instructors and club members alike will be there to help you try out this fun sport.
BBQ & Bar will be available during the day along and members will be there to answer any queries you might have.
Whether you are an existing member who wants to try out a different boat or someone new to sailing, there is something going on to suit everybody and we hope to see you there!
If you fancy having a go, just make sure you bring some spare clothes and a pair of trainers that you don't mind getting a bit wet (don't bring your best pair, the salt water will ruin them!). Non-members will have to pay £1 day membership before getting out on the water for legal reasons.
Tickets are free but please register on Eventbrite so we can make sure that we have enough staff, boats and hot-dogs for everyone.
Southampton Sailing Club is located at the North end of Southampton Water, on the Eastern shore at the mouth of the River Itchen as shown below:
The club house shown below enjoys an enviable position with ample parking, a slipway, cruiser compound, swinging moorings and a modern clubhouse with good facilities.
Many of our members are new to sailing, and there is a bias in our sailing events towards smaller boats with less experienced skippers. However, we do sometimes get further afield, with cruises to the Channel Islands, France or the West Country.
Our dinghy and cruiser races are run on a handicap system and are fairly relaxed; with such diverse fleets of boats it is all about time against the clock and it is rarely worth risking one's pride and joy in a close quarters situation. Nonetheless, there is some keen and very enjoyable competition for the series.
Call into the bar during opening hours and you will find a warm welcome.