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Duty Family responsibilities

Once you’ve been a Full Member of Salterns for a year, you’ll be asked to sign up for “Family Duties.” This can be a bit daunting, especially if you have your own little people to look after. Worry not – you’ll not be ‘on duty’ alone, you’ll be part of a team of other Duty Families, Duty Committee Member and at least one member of the Junior Committee. Here is a quick checklist of what being a “Duty Family” entails…

Duty Family Responsibilities

Arrival Time before 1.45pm

Please bring with you:

  • A cake or cupcakes or biscuits
  • Your lifejacket / buoyancy aid/ waders (if you have your own – otherwise there are lots in the changing rooms – if you’re lucky you might find a pair without a hole!)

When you arrive, sign in with the Duty Committee Member. There will be several families on duty and between you:

  • Unlock the loos (put keys back on hooks in clubhouse)
  • Turn on the water heater for hot tap water (behind urn), fill urn and switch to high to boil
  • The Duty Committee Member will get out the money tin (for drinks/cakes payments), help to arrange the cakes and biscuits on plates
  • Open double doors on to pontoon and put out hoses and tap keys
  • Help get out the rowing boats – one needs to stay on pontoon as a safety boat

Ways you can help during the Informal Afternoon Sailing Session:

  • Welcome any new members and visitors. Visitors should complete the Guest Book (usually located on the desk between the changing rooms) and pay £5 for any visiting child (non-members) who wants to sail. Please note temporary visitors can only visit 3 times per year and family members should bring no more than one guest family at a time.
  • Serve tea, coffee, hot chocolate, squash and cakes/biscuits in the kitchen, taking appropriate payment (usually up on the board next to the kitchen)
  • Keep a watchful eye on sailing activities, although parents should be watching their own children and ensuring complete safety of their own children on and off the water. Check that all children on or near the water are wearing buoyancy aids, plus adults on or in the water. Remind that there should be no swimming and it’s recommended small rowing boats (peanuts) stay in area over to the left of the clubhouse. One large rowing boat ready as safety boat at all times.

Tidy up after 4pm:

  • Encourage members to help put the boats they have been using away after washing them down. Use sponges and bailers stored under bench to get all water out.
  • Check all the boats are locked up
  • Turn off the immersion heater and urn, unplug urn
  • Wash, dry and put away all crockery and clean kitchen
  • Return tuck and money tin to Duty Committee Member to be locked away
  • Clean loos and mop loo floors with suitable floor cleaner, turn off lights, empty toilet bins
  • Mop the clubhouse floors with the floor cleaner, rise out mops in hot water
  • Remove any perishable items from fridge
  • Check changing room for lost property
  • Put away hoses and tap keys, make sure all keys are back on hooks
  • Record any problems with the boats in the Bosun’s Damage Book in the Clubhouse
  • Turn off clubhouse lights
  • Lock up clubhouse, gear stores and toilets
  • Take away all black rubbish bags (Council doesn’t collect)
  • Departure time: 4.30pm or when all of the above has been completed!

Join the Salterns team in 2019!

Salterns Sailing Club is ‘a club run by children for children’

The Junior Committee (JC) works hard throughout the year to organise activities and events for the Salterns Members. The JC is backed up by a Management Committee – everyone is a volunteer, fitting in hard work for Salterns alongside their own busy lives.

Can you help?

Put simply, the more people who help out at Salterns, the more events can be organised – and the more fun is had by all! Everyone does their bit by volunteering on the Duty Roster throughout the year, however there are other ways that you can help:

  • Join the Management Committee! There are several vacant positions, including Bronze Fleet Coordinator (Optimist) and Treasurer. Plus others who would happily share a role. Being part of the management team is great fun – get in touch with our President, Dom Patten for more information (
  • Help with Fundraising for Children in Need. The JC will start planning the 2019 Children in Need campaign in the summer and need help with finding Silent Auction Lots, Tombola Prizes and general organisation. The club raised a whopping £7,835.50 for Children in Need in 2018, let’s aim to raise more this year! Contact Dom Patten (as above)
  • Can you or your business donate a Silent Auction Lot or prize for Salterns to use for Children in Need? Speak to the Junior Committee.
  • Help out at events. Whether its helping set up or put away, donning waders, chasing people for documentation, grilling on the BBQ, making bacon butties, serving drinks, moving boats or clearing up, please help! More hands make light work!
  • Got ideas? Speak to one of the Committee – we’re always keen to hear new ideas!

More hands make light work!

New Membership Applications for 2019

It’s time to submit new membership applications!

Existing members of Salterns Sailing Club renewed their membership by 31 January and every year we have a few spaces for new members.

The club is now welcoming applications from prospective new members. Applications meeting the criteria below will be treated on a first come, first served basis until the club meets the maximum number (Due to lease restrictions there is a limit to the number of families the club can have as full members in any one year).

Membership Criteria

RS Teras at Salterns Sailing ClubAny family with a child or children aged between 7 and 15 can join Salterns Sailing Club if there is space. Salterns Sailing Club requires no previous experience only a desire to learn and enjoy sailing. All parents are expected to remain on site with their children at all times and help run the club, which is run by volunteers.

Families can join Salterns in the first quarter of the year after their oldest child is 7 (Year 2) or above as long as there is space. Any sibling over the age of 4 can also participate in the activities at Salterns to learn the very basics of sailing. Children aged 6 and above can helm boats.

As full members, children have the opportunity to develop their sailing in a variety of boats including Optimists, RS Teras, British Moths –  and when they reach the age of 12 (Year 8) they can put all the experience into action by joining the Junior Committee and helping to run the club. Find out here some of the events already in the diary for 2019!

Salterns Sailing Club is great fun! With membership of Salterns, you’ll have access from the beginning of April to the end of November to the wonderful facilities and use of all the Club boats depending on your sailing experience, including during the school holidays. You can also opt in for coaching and the many other events organised by the Salterns Committee.

How to apply for Salterns Membership

Please click on this link to go to our Member Application Portal on Webcollect. You will be prompted to buy a “New Membership 2019: Not Renewable Subscription” (although you won’t be charged), add it to your basket, create a Webcollect account and complete the application form. Upon submitting the form you will receive a confirmation email confirming the details of your application. If you are offered a place at the next membership review then you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the site to complete payment. If you have any questions please contact the Membership Secretary (details below).

The 2019 Joining Fee is a one off payment of £60 and the 2019 New Full Family Membership Fee is £170 per year. The total for your first year will therefore be £230.

In addition to this, a key to the Club requires a £10 deposit. Keys will be available for new members at the New Member Induction Session.

If you have any problems downloading the file please contact the Membership Secretary and he can email the files to you.

Contact Information

Membership Secretary: Paul McStay –

Five of the new Opticubes lined up and ready for action!

Welcome to Salterns Sailing Club in 2019!

In the next couple of months you will see a new Salterns website – far more exciting than this one – and we ask that you bear with us as we switch from old to new site in March.

Membership Communication

Full Members of Salterns who are members of Facebook, please join our closed Facebook Group called ‘Salterns Sailing Club Full Members & Old Salts‘ where we regularly update our members with the latest information about the club and events. Please note, there is also a public Facebook Page called ‘Salterns Sailing Club‘ that would be worth following.

At the same time, we also send out emails – please check just in case any emails fall into your ‘junk’ (it does happen with some servers) – if you’ve not been receiving any emails from us, please log in to WebCollect and check/amend your email address and other contact details.

As much as possible in 2019 we will be directing payments and documentation though WebCollect. This, hopefully, will alleviate some of the paperwork from previous years. Please do remember though that we are bound by our Constitution, Health and Safety and GDPR regulations to request the completion of Medical Forms and Consent Forms for every event, even if parents are present.

We’re looking forward to a fantastic year – take a look at some of the events already in the diary!

Optimists sailing at Salterns Sailing Club in Lymington

Salterns Children in Need Silent Auction 2018

The 2018 Salterns Children in Need Silent Auction is now open!

The Silent Auction will be available for bids at Salterns Sailing Club from 4.30pm on Friday 16th November to 4.00pm on Saturday 17th November 2018. Proceeds from all winning bids will go to the BBC Children in Need appeal.

Bids can be placed now! Text the Salterns Management Committee on 07989 552419 with your name, lot numbers and your bids. Please read the Silent Auction Rules below.

Silent Auction Rules

  • Bidding increments up to £100 = £5 increment
  • Bidding increments over £100 = £10 increment
  • The Management Committee will be monitoring the Silent Auction and will be closing the auction at 4.00pm on Saturday 17th November 2018 and their decision on all bids will be final.
  • Telephone Text/Absent bidding is welcome via your own appointed nominee. Contact the Management Committee on 07989 552419 by text.
  • All new bids must be higher than the previous bid by at least the minimum raise indicated above, in order to be valid.
  • A bid is construed as a legal agreement to purchase the listed item(s) at the amount indicated. All bidders must be 18 years of age or above.
  • All winning bids must be settled within two weeks or the item will go to the next highest bidder.
  • In order to protect the integrity of all bidders, please do not scratch out bids. Bids may only be voided by the Management Committee due to valid bidding error. Please seek assistance if you find an invalid bid or make a mistake during bidding.

The auction will close at 4.00pm on Saturday 17th November 2018, at which time the highest bid on each bid sheet will be declared the winner. If conflict arises over identifying the last valid bid for an item, the Management Committee has the sole discretion to determine the winner.

LOT 1: Seasonal Cookery School Day Experience (For Two) at The Kitchen at Chewton Glen.

The Kitchen at Chewton Glen

Kindly donated by The Chewton Glen

  • An opportunity for two people to enjoy a seasonal cookery school day experience at The Kitchen at Chewton Glen.
  • Your day starts with coffee and home baked pastries before a sneak peek at what’s growing in the greenhouse. Stroll through the garden into the cookery school and settle into the workstation that is exclusively yours for the day. Spend time seated around the Chef Tutor’s station, where you will learn new skills before creating your own masterpiece under the watchful eye of the Chef.
  • Day courses with our Chef Tutor run from 9.30am – 3.30pm and include refreshments, lunch, all equipment and ingredients.
  • Seasonal days are clearly marked on the calendar. Seasonal Cookery School Experiences are valid Tuesday – Saturday.

LOT 2: Optimist North Sails CrossOver Mailsail 

Optimist North Sails CrossOver sailKindly donated by Ronan Grealish

  • The Crossover is designed for entry level sailors who want to be competitive but need a more forgiving sail – ideal for those hoping to get into fleet racing. Standard features include: CrossCut Construction, Mylar Window, Active Leech, Tell Tales, Sail Bag.
  • Also INCLUDES Sail Number Installation (normally at extra charge). Will be either CrossOver or CrossOver+ depending on weight of sailor

LOT 3: First Gliding Experience 

Kindly donated by Stephanie Gabillon

  • An introduction to the world of gliding at Booker Gliding Club, Wycombe Air Park, Marlow. Discover the magic of gliding flight, try your hand at the controls, maybe even soar with red kites.
  • Trial lesson flight to 2000ft. This is a great way to experience the joy of soaring over the local countryside. Includes one month’s membership, during which you can take extra flights at £65. A great taster of the sport of gliding!

LOT 4: Ineos Team UK Polo Shirt signed by Sir Ben Ainslie  

Kindly donated by Matt Cornwell

An EXCLUSIVE Ineos Team UK polo shirt, signed by Sir Ben Ainslie.

LOT 5: Ineos Team UK Cap

Kindly donated by Matt Cornwell

An EXCLUSIVE Ineos Team UK baseball cap.

LOT 6: Family Afternoon Tea at New Park Manor 

New Park ManorKindly donated by New Park Manor

  • Family Afternoon Tea Voucher for 2 adults and 2 children at New Park Manor, Brockenhurst.
  • A former New Forest hunting lodge, New Park Manor is part of the Luxury Family Hotels group – the perfect place for families to unwind, relax and spend quality time together

LOT 7: Meal for Two with a Bottle of Wine at The Turfcutters Arms, East Boldre. 

The Turfcutters ArmsKindly donated by The Turfcutters Arms

  • A meal for two, complete with bottle of wine at this fabulous New Forest pub – combine with a walk on Beaulieu Heath and then relax in front of the cosy fire at the Turfcutters Arms.

LOT 8: Afternoon Tea for Four at the Balmer Lawn Hotel

Balmer Lawn HotelKindly donated by the Balmer Lawn Hotel

  • Afternoon tea for four people at the Balmer Lawn in Brockenhurst.
  • The Balmer Lawn is a large, comfortable and spacious independent hotel, restaurant and spa in a fabulous location right on the open forest.

LOT 9: A Coaching Session with Rory Paton, Scow National Champion (double handed class) 

  • Alex and Rory PatonAn exciting opportunity for a coaching session with Rory Paton either in a Lymington Scow or your own boat. The session will be tailored to your sailing ability, concentrating on areas you’d like to improve.
  • Rory sails largely with his daughter Alex Paton (Salterns Commodore). The pair are the current Scow National Champions in the double handed Class. In the XOD they have just won the Captain’s cup and have a good record at Cowes Week. Rory can also help in cruiser racers having helmed the Co32 South Haze for many years including winning Black Group at Cowes Week with experience crewing in many other boats.

LOT 10: A year’s supply of Rocky Road! 

Kindly donated by Claire Atherton

  • Our very own Mary Berry will deliver her legendary Rocky Road to your door every month for a year.
  • Imagine having this delicious treat to look forward to every month.

LOT 11: SUP Family Taster Session

Kindly donated by the New Forest Paddle Sport Company

  • Family Taster Session on Stand Up Paddle Board for 4 people with the New Forest Paddle Sport Company who are based in Milford on Sea.

LOT 12: VIP Moppy Camp Experience 

LOT 13: VIP Moppy Camp Experience 

Salterns Moppy CampKindly donated by the Salterns Management Committee

  • TWO LOTS! This Special prize consists of your first choice of Moppy Camp 2019 weekends for your children, a guaranteed VIP parking space, a hot lunch for all the family and we will even make your cakes for you!
  • NB: this prize does not include the Moppy Camp fees.

LOT 14: Neil Pryde Sailing Bag

  • Neil Pryde Sailing Bag85L Equipment Bag with quick and easy access to bag contents through the extra large main opening, large internal capacity, fully lined with water resistant tarpee and one easy access external pocket plus three internal pockets.

LOT 15: Sanders Sails Kit Bag

Kindly donated by Sanders Sails

  • Useful kit/weekend bag made by Sanders Sails.
  • Zip top, side pocket and carry handles.

LOT 16: Neil Pryde Sailing Optimist Spar Bag

  • Fully padded, tarp lined protection for your Top/Bottom section and boom. Bag rolls up and is secure with Webbing strap. Can be used for trailing or car topping and ensures your spars are clean and damage free.
  • Colour: Graphite.

LOT 17: Voucher for The Haven 

The Haven RestaurantKindly donated by The Haven Restaurant

  • Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinks with the best views in Lymington at The Haven Bar & Restaurant with this voucher to the value of £50.

Hassan HicksLOT 18: Voucher for Hassan Hicks

Kindly donated by Hassan Hicks, Lymington

  • Voucher to the value of £50 for Hassan Hicks Opticians in Thomas Street, Lymington.


LOT 19: Voucher for M&S

Kindly donated by Station Financial

  • Gift Voucher to the value of £50 for Marks and Spencer.

LOT 20: Luxury Haircare Gift Set 

Kindly donated by Sharp Hair, Lymington

  • L’Oreal Haircare Gift Set

LOT 21: Cufflinks

Kindly donated by the SaltMarsh Gallery, Lymington

  • Van Buck cuff links in a presentation box.


LOT 22: Redkin Haircare Gift Set 

Kindly donated by Jason Jones Hair, Lymington

LOT 23: Beauty Massage

Kindly donated by the Tu Sei Bella, Milford on Sea

  • Tu Sei Bella is a professional and friendly boutique offering a wide range of beauty treatments for female and male clients in the heart of Milford on Sea.

LOT 24: Louis Roederer Champagne 

Kindly donated by Sammy’s Aunty Gilly

  • Louis Roederer Champagne in presentation box

LOT 25: Cannibal Active Watch

Kindly donated by Barry Papworth Jewellers, Lymington

LOT 26: Block of 5 Class Passes for Shape Up Fitness 

Shape Up FitnessKindly donated by Annabel Glynn, Shape Up Fitness

  • Shape Up Fitness are based at the Passford House Hotel, Lymington and offer a wide range of fitness classes and personal training.

Submit your JC application by 18th November!

The current sailing season at Salterns Sailing Club is drawing to a close and we are now planning for the 2019 season.

Any full members of Salterns who would like to be considered for the Junior Committee should email an application form to our Junior Liaison Officer, Mick Edwards, on or our President, Phil Lightbody, on by Sunday 18th November 2018. You can download the application form here: Salterns-JC-application-2019).

Salterns Junior Committee

Junior Committee (JC) members are normally aged 12 to 15 on 31 August 2018 (school year 8 to 11).

Salterns Sailing Club is unique in being a sailing club for children, run by children. Volunteering to take responsibility for running the Club is a big commitment but an important one. Children learn best when copying other sailors so these committee members are the best people to help young skippers to learn and enjoy sailing.

Being a member of the JC can give you great experience of being part of a team, taking on some responsibility and setting a good example to the younger members.

The JC is led by the Commodore, with the support of the Vice Commodore(s) and Rear Commodore(s) of Sailing, all of whom have been on the JC for several years and will make your time on the JC really fun!

Junior Committee members will be announced at our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 2 December (which follows the Model Boat Race!)

So, if you’re in years 8-11 at school and would like to be part of the Salterns Junior Committee, send us your application by Sunday 18 November!

If you have any queries about being on the Junior Committee, please contact Mick or Phil on the emails above.

Pudsey needs you!

Calling all Members and Associate Members!

It’s the 20th year that Salterns Sailing Club is fundraising for Children in Need. The Junior Committee have been busy gathering Raffle Prizes and Lots for a Silent Auction.

Do you own / work for a business that can donate a Raffle Prize or Silent Auction Lot?  Do you know someone who could help?

In the past we’ve had incredible holiday opportunities, amazing adventure days, fantastic experience days, great high value products, superb services, marvelous meals…. whether it’s a bottle of wine or a week’s accommodation in the Med, please help!

It is all for such a good cause – helping Children in Need.

Please contact and if you can help.

Click here for more information about the 24 hour Sail-a-thon in aid of Children in Need. All Full Members and Associate Members welcome to join in the fundraising in this 20th year!


Children in Need 24 hour Sail-a-thon

This will be the 20th year of CiN fundraising by the children of Salterns Sailing Club. Every year Salterns sailors have carried out a 24 hour sail-a-thon, sailing around the clock to help raise funds for children less fortunate than them.

This year the Children in Need sail-a-thon will take place on 16th-17th November and we hope that all members will support the event.

All members take part in the Sail-a-thon!

The event will start at 4.30pm on Friday 16th November. Ideally we would like some children down at Salterns from 4.15pm and out sailing on the pond as soon as possible thereafter as we have a BBC crew coming to film Commodore Alex for BBC South Today and Radio Solent.

Red pennants will be able to sail until 10pm on the Friday, however it will be down to our most able sailors, our blue and green pennants, to help get us through the night. Blue and green pennants may sail the overnight slots, from 10pm to 6am, and will be allowed to sleep overnight at the club if they’re over the age of 11 years.

If you do wish to sail you will need a parent or guardian at the club for the whole time. Also if you are staying overnight you will a parent sleeping there too. Sailors wishing to sail overnight should email to be added to the rota.

All members can sail in the day time slots from 9am Saturday until the end of the sail-a-thon at 4.30pm.

All members taking part in the Sail-a-thon should to complete and bring with them a Registration Form Registration form and Parental Disclaimer Form: CiN-Disclaimer.

Summary of Sail-a-thon timings

4.15pm – 4.30pm (sunset) – All members welcome to sail

4.30pm – 10.00pm – Red Pennant and above

10.00pm – 6.00am – Blue/Green Pennant and Junior Committee

6.00am – 9.00am – Bronze Fleet, Moth and Tera Racers

9.00am – 11.00am – All Members and Associate Members

11.00am – 4.30pm – All Members

Get sponsorship for Children in Need

All members taking part in the Sail-a-thon should download a Children in Need Sponsor Form and see how much you can raise!

Any family raising over £50 in sponsorship will be entered into a draw for a prize organised by the Management Committee, announced at the AGM on 2 December 2018.

Find the sponsor form here: CiN sponsor form

People can also help Salterns raise funds by texting XXFM64 £5 to 70070

We will post more details soon, including details of the raffle and silent auction. The Junior Committee are still looking for Silent Auction lots and raffle prizes – if you can help, please contact Commodore Alex on

June Moppy Camp Instructions

Calling all June Moppy Campers!

Please find here Joining Instructions for the June Moppy Camp: Joining Instructions – June 2018

Important points to note:

  • All participants should come changed ready in NAMED kit, including long wetsuit or a dry suit (required); Buoyancy aid (required); dinghy boots or similar (not crocs or flip flops); waterproof trousers (optional but good idea if cold); windproof or spray top (required); hat (to keep the sun off if hot, or to keep warm if cold); gloves; sun protection cream (parents to apply beforehand)
  • Remember to bring a change of warm clothing; towel; packed lunch & drink in a named bag.
  • Drinks and cakes are provided at morning and afternoon breaks.  PLEASE DONATE A CAKE (nut free), traybake, biscuits or fruit that can be easily cut up.  We have children with SEVERE NUT ALLERGIES so please NO NUTS.
  • Parking will be either in a field off Viney Road or on the lanes or at Woodside Gardens (weather dependent). Parking Marshalls will direct you. Please park with consideration. DO NOT PARK IN MAIDEN LANE. Parking at Salterns itself is reserved for pennant leaders and committee members so please do not park there.  If you need to bring an oppie, please do this on FRIDAY (and store it on the grass by kennels 25 to 28).

Please remember to PRINT these forms and bring them with you to Moppy Camp:

Also remember to bring:
  • CASH for the Saturday evening BBQ
  • Child’s medical inhalers/epi pens etc – NAMED
  • Cakes – with NO NUTS.
We still need helpers for Friday evening to help transport boats from RLymYC to Salterns – can you help?

5 reasons to Moppy in September!

June may well be oversubscribed, but is it such a bad thing to do Moppy Camp in September?

Here are 5 good reasons why the September Moppy Camp will be great!

  1. The water will be warmer in September – on average 4 degrees warmer than June. This is a very important consideration for parents in waders as well as children capsizing!
  2. Your child will have more time to prepare for their pennant.
  3. It’s likely your child will have more confidence in September having sailed lots over the summer months.
  4. September is perfect timing for your child to consolidate what they have learnt if they have sailed in RLymYC Junior Regatta in August, Bronze Fleet or Tera Training at Salterns.
  5. And of course the September Moppy Camp doesn’t interfere with the Footie World Cup!

Remember, Moppy Camp isn’t a race. And every year the club has children of different ages hoping to do the pennants. Moppy Camp should not be seen as a ‘training’ weekend, more as a consolidation of the sailing your child has done thus far.