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Updated 26th September 2020

The club has many areas that are now open with Government and RYA advice on how we do this safely.  We are accepting applications for new memberships and if you would like to visit the club to see our amazing views and facilities please see the useful links section to the right of this text.  With the recent announcements by the Government we are currently following all the necessary adjustments to how the club operates including the wearing of masks inside the  clubhouse except in the bar area once seated.  We have set up the track and trace system in the club house including the required display of the QR code posters for members to use or alternatively a track and trace log book is available.  Changes by the Government are reviewed regularly to ensure that we can facilitate members staying as safe as possible whilst on site.

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!

Events for 2020

The club have a great selection of events on and off the water for 2020!  Please see our video below detailing all the fantastic Rallies, Day Saunters, Special Events  for Cruisers/Yachts, Dinghies, Kayaks, Radio Sailing and Social Events.  Although the current climate with Coronavirus has impacted on the clubs activities we are slowly returning to running events taking into account social distancing and keeping our members as safe as possible.

If you would like to know more about the club you can arrange a visit by emailing membership@hythesailingclub.co.uk or completing a contact us form from the website. You can also apply to join the club by filling out the form at the Join Us page.

Hythe Sailing Club News for 2020

Direct Debit for Membership payment over 12 months.

Hythe Sailing Club in 2020 have adopted a new option for paying for your Membership. You can now pay for your Membership fees over 12 months spreading the payments making it more affordable to join and be part of the clubs amazing facilities.

No Joining Fee introduced

As of the the end of 2019 the club removed the joining fee to become a member.  Instead the club have adopted an Admin Fee for Joining costing £25 which includes your keys to the club.  This for example on a Family Membership using the  direct debit system means that to  join for the first month will cost £43.72 and then 11 payments of £18.72 if you join on the 31st January.  The club operate a pro rata system so if you join later in the year it costs per month left in the year plus admin fee.

Halsail Race Recording (New for 2020)

Hythe Sailing Club from 2020 use HalSail for recording Race results for our Cruiser Racing, Dinghy Racing and Radio Sailing results recording, the on-line sailing regatta scoring app, HalSail is based on Hal’s Race Results, the well known PC-based sailing results program used by hundreds of clubs around the world.  Unlike Hal’s Race Results, you do not have to download HalSail and install it. It is an on-line system that you use with a web browser, such as Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer.

Moorings and Pound Spaces at the Club 

We have 160 moorings for boats up to 40ft in length (subject to suitability assessment by the Moorings & Pound Sub-Committee) with great access to The Solent and a large boat pound for your winter maintenance.

You can see our available moorings chart at the bottom of the page at the link below:


Please have a browse through this site.  If you’d like more information about the club, just get in touch via the ‘Contact‘ page and we’ll do our best to help you.  Alternatively, have a look at our video to learn more about Hythe Sailing club.

Our Clubhouse

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)

HSC Kayak Club Facebook Group


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.