About Salterns Sailing Club
Salterns Sailing Club was founded in 1960 by Major Tony Hibbert with four objectives:
- To interest children in sailing
- To teach children how to sail
- To teach children how to race
- To involve children in the running of the club: “A club run by children for children”
A place where they can learn to enjoy sailing and gain experience sailing and racing dinghies such as Optimists, Moths, Scows and RS Teras. The club is run by volunteers, both junior and adult. The Club provides a unique opportunity for an interested young sailor to learn how to run a club as well as sail.
The club has inspired generations of sailors including Olympic champions, national champions and many who have become life long sailors.
The Salterns Pond is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), created from an old saltpan, and is about 1 metre deep. The facilities are located right on the “old salt pond”, with a small clubhouse holding the changing rooms and the kitchen, and a dedicated yard containing a good range of club boats.
The club was formed on land owned by Major Hibbert, to encourage and organise sailing and racing for helmsmen and women under the age of 16 years, and to give its members practical experience sailing and of running a club in a safe environment.
You can find the Salterns Sailing Club just off Maiden Lane in Lymington, and visitors are very welcome.