General Club Information

Hythe (Southampton) Sailing Club. (HSC)

With a mixture of cruiser, dinghy and motorboats Hythe Sailing Club provides a friendly environment for all ages that have an interest in sailing and boating. Our membership of about 300 includes family, single, juniors and associates equating to about 500 members in total. There is a thriving junior section known as the Hythe Flyers which teaches youngsters from aged 8 how to sail and also have fun doing it.

HSC is a recognised RYA training establishment and offers a wide rage of both shore based and on the water training courses for all ages from absolute beginners to yacht master.

We also have some great social events which take place within the club house.

HSC operates on a self help basis and members are expected to take an active role in the maintenance and running of the club. Our members have a host of skills and experience and are willing to share information, expertise & advice on both sailing and the maintenance of boats, which also reflects the self-help ethos on which the club operates.

The modern two storey club house occupies a unique position with the first floor bar and function room with balcony overlooking Southampton water with its constantly changing panorama.

Between the rear of the club house and the foreshore, the area is laid to lawn with garden furniture and a BBQ area

The grounds have ample car parking and over wintering storage for 130 cruisers up to 35ft in length and 5’3” draft, with electricity and water connections at frequent intervals. There is storage for about 60 dinghies in the dinghy pound.

A wide slipway provides for launching and recovery of dinghies and is available up to about 2 hours either side of low water. The slip is also used for the recovery and launching of cruisers at high water.

The pontoon allows for the temporary mooring of cruisers and is also suitable for launching tenders. As the pontoon dries at low water it is only accessible to cruisers from about 1 hour before high water to about 3 hours after.

We have an active sailing and social program throughout the year, which includes sail training, dinghy and cruiser racing as well as rallies to locations in the local area and across channel.

The bar is generally open Wednesday evenings, weekend lunchtimes and after racing.

If you are considering joining a sailing club, why not come for a drink and a chat and see if HSC is for you. For more specific information please navigate through our web site menu.