The Objective of the Club is to help children under sixteen years of age learn to enjoy sailing and give them experience in the organisation and administration of a sailing club. As Major Hibbert who founded the club says “A club for children run by children”.
We are an Affliated RYA Club and twice a year at Moppy Camp, we become an RYA Training Centre. The RYA is the governing body for all forms of sailing and provide the Club with support and advice. The RYA Young Sailors Scheme forms the basis of our pennant training system used at Moppy Camp.
CONSTITUTION AND LEASE
8 Acre Pond in Maiden Lane is now owned by Hampshire County Council and Salterns leases it exclusively from the Council. Within the lease and Club Constitution are a number of rules and requirements to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all members, to respect the neighbours and the SSI on which the Club resides. These rules are to be followed at all times. A list of the most important ones can be found on the wall in the Clubhouse.
- Children must be supervised by their parents/guardians at all times. Parents/Guardians may not leave the Children at the Club without someone in “loco parentis”.
- Everyone (adults in waders too) must wear a buoyancy aid or life jacket whilst in or on the water. Younger siblings under 4 are particularly vulnerable to falling in accidentally so please keep them in a life jacket at all times while at the Club.
- Adults may not sail without a junior member in any boat. Adults may only sail in scows. Optimists are too small and teras, moths and cadets are purely for the children.