Old Salts

Since being founded in 1960, thousands of young people have learned to sail at Salterns Sailing Club, developing a respect for the sea which has stayed with them all their lives. All have come away with a knowledge of sailing, most with a love of the sport and some have gone on to be great sailors, becoming national and international champions.

Many have applied their experience in running the club to running other clubs and in their chosen careers.

Once too old to sail at Salterns Sailing Club, all members (parents and children) become 'Old Salts.'

If you were a member and have stories to share please get in touch  - we would love to keep the history of the club alive for future generations.

Gold Pennants

Salterns Sailing Club has been a starting point and inspiration for national, European, World and Olympic champions in a myriad of classes.

Over the years, Gold Pennants have been awarded to Old Salts with exceptional achievements in the world of sailing:

  • Guy Blatchford
  • A Rand
  • S Rand
  • A Blatchford
  • M McMillan
  • I Deighton
  • John Claridge
  • Y Woodwell
  • M Power
  • V Woodwell
  • A Little
  • J Lasenby
  • B Francis
  • Pippa Wilson - GOLD 2008 Olympics (Yngling)
  • Miss C Putt
  • Miss Jemima Marshall
  • Nick Thompson - Team GB (Laser Standard), 2x World Champion (Laser)
  • I Watson
  • R Watson
  • D Hutton
  • T Corfield
  • Robbie Claridge
  • R Mason
  • E Dudley
  • J Bates
  • Sophie Weguelin - Team GM (49er FX), 29er (2007 Ladies & U19 World Champion)
  • Thomas Dudley
  • Hannah Snellgrove - Team GB (Laser Radial), 3x National Champion (Laser Radial)
  • Tony Harris
  • Henry Lloyd Williams
  • Sam Batten - Team GB (49er)
  • C Cox
  • Kirstie Urwin - Team GB (Nacra17), 420 European Champion
  • Jess Eales - British Youth Sailing Team (29er/Spitfire), RYA Youth National Champion
  • Matt Cornwell - America’s Cup (Land Rover Team BAR/ Areva Challenge/ GBR Challenge), World Match Racing Champion (Teamorigin)
Visit the Old Salts website