Who can join in?
Anyone, young, old and in-between, is invited to join us for a taster session on the water. Whether you are a complete beginner or a returning sailor, there will be a variety of boats waiting to take you on the water, free of charge.
If you have a disability but would like to give sailing a go, please contact us to have a chat about what we can offer you. firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s On and When: activities from 11.00pm- 5.00pm:
From 11am our Club galley will be open for brunch, which you can enjoy whilst watching the Royal Wedding on our large screen tv or enjoy watching the water flood back into the creek from our club balcony.
From 1pm our on-the-water activities begin:
- Adults can have a go on a Laser 2000 with an expereinced helm
- Children (aged 8 upwards) will enjoy a session on our Club Fevas with our young instructors
- Anyone: can have a go with our radio controlled boats on the pond, enjoy a ride on a rib or cruising yacht or Day Boat, or take to the water to try your hand atkayaking or paddle boarding
- The Club galley and bar will be open for the purchase of light snacks, tea, coffee, other drinks.
- Club History exhibition – did you know that a local doctor founded the club?
- Club members will be present to talk to you about enjoying the Harbour, the different types of sailing we enjoy, facilities and how to become a member.
MRSC is a tidal sailing club so all boats will be back ashore before 5pm on the day so make sure you come earlier to enjoy an on the water experience.
What to bring and wear
Enjoying one of the best climates in the UK, Hayling Island sailing is often warmer and more comfortable than elsewhere, Nevertheless, sometimes it can be chilly out on the water and you may occasionally get wet, so it is advisable to bring something warm to wear, a waterproof jacket, a spare set of clothes, old shoes (e.g. trainers/pumps/beach shoes) and a towel. You can use our comfortable changing rooms and buoyancy aids will be provided.
How do we book our places?
Although booking isn’t mandatory, it does help us plan demand at different times of the day and make sure the right people and the right boats are around to give you the best experience – so please click the ‘Book Now’ button below and tell us what you are interested in and what time you think you would like to join us.
How long will a taster session last?
That depends on your interests and how many activities you would like to try. We suggest you allow a minimum of a couple of hours if you want to try all the activities.
What if I can’t come on the 19 May?
If you are not free on Saturday 19th, contact the Membership Secretary, who can give you more details of when best to visit the club so you can look around, see our boats, chat to our members and let us share our enthusiasm for sailing with you.
About the Club
Mengeham Rythe Sailing Club is a fantastic place to sail; whether you enjoy competitive dinghy racing, cruising or just pottering down the harbour on a paddle board or in your kayak. The Club is a self-help club, where all members play their part in making the club work. This ranges from assisting with race duties, running the bar, organising social events or writing a web page! Members work hard to maintain and look after the clubhouse, the surrounding mudland and moorings in the creek and the club rightly deserves its billing of the ‘secret jewel in Chichester Harbour’.
MRSC is a friendly and sociable club, offering good sailing from juniors to adults, from racing to cruising and so much more; it is a club where sailing and on the water activities are at the heart of everything we do and we welcome like-minded sailors or potential sailors to join us.
More information on “Push The Boat Out” can be found on the RYA website at RYA Push the Boat Out 2018
We look forward to seeing you on 19th May.