Push the Boat Out
Come and join us for a day enjoying the water
13 May 2017 11:00 – 16:00
Mengeham Rythe Sailing Club
Who can join in?
Anyone, young, old and in-between, is invited to join us for a taster session on the water with an experienced sailor. 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. Members from all sections of the club will be there having fun so do come and join in.
For those not feeling fit enough to go on the water, you can still enjoy our onshore radio controlled boating activity, visit our clubhouse for refreshments, take a look at MRSC club history and enjoy the atmosphere and environment of our friendly club.
If you have a disability and would like to give sailing a go, please contact us to have a chat about what we can offer you.
What’s On and When
Example activities from 11am- 4.00pm:
- Adults can have a go on a Laser 2000 with an experienced sailor
- Children (aged 8 upwards) will enjoy a session on our Club Fevas
- Anyone: can have a go with our radio controlled boats on the pond, enjoy a ride on a rib, cruising yacht, day boat or take to the water to try your hand at kayaking.
- The Club galley and bar will be open for the purchase of light snacks, tea, coffee, other drinks.
- History of the club exhibition and films
- Club members will be present to talk to you about club life, the different types of sailing we enjoy, our facilities and how to become a member.
NOTE: MRSC is a tidal sailing club so all boats will be back ashore before 4pm 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 chillier 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 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 but if you want to try more activities, you will need to allocate yourself more time.
What if I can’t come on the 13th May?
If you are not free on Saturday 13th, drop us a note here Contact us, we 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.
How do we book a place?
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 complete the form below. When you arrive at the club please come to the Welcome desk in the Club House so we can get you togged up and ready to go. We will also ask you to sign a consent form before you head out on the water. You can read the consent form here. MRSC-PTBO-Consent-Form-130517
We look forward to seeing you on 13th May.
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 http://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/push-the-boat-out/Pages/Search.aspx?pageno=1