Hythe Sailing Club Covid-19 Lockdown Announcement (Updated 4/11/2020)
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a national lockdown in England from 5th November 2020 and assuming it is passed by parliament Hythe Sailing Club will be closed for 4 weeks from 00:01 Thursday 5th November. This is to protect all our members and the public in general. The government has specifically stated that all sports and leisure facilities must close. The RYA is seeking clarification of whether this includes sailing clubs. Unless exemptions are put in place the C19 Committee feels that there is no option but to close the Club to all members until the end of the lockdown period, currently 2nd December 2020. This is not a step that we have taken lightly and it will be reviewed regularly. As from the 5th November the gate and clubhouse will be locked. Entry to the Club site will be prohibited except for essential tasks; these will need to be booked in advance. All racing and training activities will be suspended during the lockdown period. In view of the inclement weather it may be wise to check your boat before the lockdown. If you have a specific concern and cannot get to the Club before Thursday then please contact the club secretary. We will keep you informed as events evolve.
Andrew White, Acting Commodore
Welcome to Hythe Sailing Club
Welcome to the website of Hythe Sailing Club, based on Southampton Water on the outskirts of the New Forest in Hampshire. We are a family friendly club which is run by its members for it members. We have an active Dinghy, Cruiser/Yacht, Kayak, Radio sailing and Social programme – whether you’re interested in racing or something more relaxed! We welcome new members and have this year removed the joining fee and adopted an optional direct debit system to pay for membership fees over 12 months making getting onto the water more accessible for all!
Our clubhouse is at the heart of everything we do at Hythe Sailing Club. Whether it’s sharing a pint with your fellow competitors after a hard evening’s racing or a more formal dinner event such as our annual Commodore’s Start of Season Fitting Out Supper, you’re assured of a warm welcome and cool drink.
Visit our Social pages via the button below to see what’s going on.
We have an active racing programme for dinghies and yachts as well as a series of cruiser rallies. Many of our skippers are very happy to have novice crew on board and this makes an excellent way of learning the ropes if you’re new to sailing
HSC Kayak Club
HSC Kayak Club is open to all members to take part on the water with their own or Club Kayaks, the section is new to the club in 2019 and the club hope to run events away from the club in the future. (Please note Crew Memberships are able to book to use Club Kayaks but full members have priority for there use)
Hythe Sailing Club is an RYA accredited training centre with coaching provided by RYA qualified instructors. We offer courses for youths (ages 8 – 15) and for adults in both sailing and powerboats.
These are available to full members and children listed as part of a family membership.
To learn more about developing your skills to be confident on the water, click the button below.