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 and 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 10.00am- 3.00pm:
From 10am our Club galley will be open for brunch and lunch and you can book your sessions out on the water:
- Adults can have a go on a Laser 2000 with an experienced 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 at kayaking or paddle boarding. (please see minimum age for children on the water below)
- 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 by 3pm on the day so please make sure you come early to enjoy an on-the-water experience.
Minimum age for water based activities: Please note that children between 6-8 years old can only go out on the water if they can swim 25 metre and are accompanied by their parent/guardian. Under 6’s cannot go out on the water but there are plenty of other things to do, so please come along
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 really help us plan and we can make sure we have the right people and the right boats to give you the best experience – so please click the blue box to complete a short booking form.
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 lots of the activities. Sessions on the water are about 25 minutes each but time flies when you are having fun!
What if I can’t come on the 4th May?
If you are not free on Saturday 4th , contact our Membership Secretary, email@example.com who can give you more details of when its 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 club run by members for members 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 ‘best kept secret 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 welcoming you to MRSC on 4h May.