Nearly time for the club to open for the new season!

A very keen MC & JC have been busy behinds the scenes and below is a mini calendar of key dates coming soon;

 11/12 March – Weed clearing (to be confirmed)
18/19 March – Cleanup weekend
26 March – Open date
29/30 April – Moppy Camp1 (details of how to apply/help will follow at the end of March)
27/28 May – Moppy Camp2 (details of how to apply/help will follow at the end of March)

 Please remember to check for updates and info on our facebook page, Salterns Sailing Club.


MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL 2017 – Deadline 12 February

All existing members were sent an email on 24th December from WebCollect to renew their membership for 2017.

If you did not receive this email, please check your email spam filter as sometimes, bulk emails end up here.  The deadline for the early bird renewal fee of £140 is 15th January 2017.

The process has been made much simpler on Webcollect so it is just a few minutes but please remember to complete all the details about all your children over 4 years who you wish to participate.  After 15 January the renewal fee will revert to the standard annual rate of £170.   All renewals must be received by 12 February.  If you have not renewed by this date then your place may be offered to another family on the extensive waiting list.

Any queries please contact the membership secretary, Paul McStay on

AGM 4th December 2016

Annual Prize Giving and Annual General Meeting of the Salterns Sailing Club

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Prize Giving followed by the Annual General Meeting of Salterns Sailing Club will be held on Sunday 4th December 2016 at approximately 15:00 within the club house at the Salterns Sailing Club. This follows the annual model boat race, details of which are on the website.

The Annual `Prize Giving which will follow directly on from the Model Boat Race at 1400 hrs includes awarding the prizes from the main events throughout the year including Oppie Open, Moth & Tera Race Series and from Children In Need.

The purpose of the AGM is to receive and to approve Reports from Committee Members including those from the Commodore, President and Treasurer and to elect new members of the Junior and Management committees.

The AGM is also an opportunity to consider any other business that the committee may decide to bring forward or which Members may have put forward to the committee in writing prior to the date of the Meeting. Any Member wishing to put forward a proposal to be discussed at the AGM must therefore submit his/her ideas to the Secretary no later than 30th November, to allow time for inclusion (if the Committee sees fit) in the Notice of Meeting for the AGM which will be published no later than 20th November.

At the conclusion, if time permits, an informal discussion in which Members may raise any topic they wish.

Phil Lightbody
Acting Chairman/President, Salterns Sailing Club

List of Elections: agm-elections-2016_17

Second Hand Sailing Kit Sale from 11 am 19th November

As part of Children In Need, we will be organising a second hand sailing kit sale for any children’s sailing kit from boots, to gloves, to wetsuits and even drysuits.  If you have any kit you wish to sell please complete this form and put it in the bag with your items to sell.  You can either take the kit to Helen Wood’s house (7 South Grove, Lymington SO41 3SW) by 16th November or bring on the morning of 19th November.  Each item must be labelled with your name and description of what it is so that we can make sure the money is returned to you.  Unsold items and money from sold items will be available to collect form 4.30 pm on Saturday 19th November.  80% of the money will be returned to you and 20% will go to Children In Need.

Form to complete is here: ssc-sale-form-2016


Children In Need 2016

Please register to participate in Children In Need.  We hope to have the most children ever taking part.  All welcome:  members, guests and associates aged up to 16 years old.

Lots of fun on the day:  relays, time trials and food and drink to buy all in a great cause.  Please come and join in.

Details on the Children In Need page

Optimist Open – Sunday 18th September 2016

The annual Oppie Open race for beginner racers in this Sunday.  There is a limit to the number of entries so please book soon.  An ability to sail round a triangle needed but support will be given.  this is not a race for more experienced sailors but is a fun event for newbie racers.

Entry is on Eventbrite:

Salterns Scramble 2016 – The big fundraiser of the year is nearly here – sign up soon!

The main fundraiser this year at Salterns on Monday 29th August is the SALTERNS SCRAMBLE raising money for Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.   A charity close to our hearts because it gives children who have survived cancer the chance to regain their confidence through sailing.

We will be hosting a fun event to which all children aged 4 and over can enter (guests and members alike).  It is a biathlon – sailing and running with a bit of target shooting thrown in (using water pistols only!).  Recommended entry fee is a minimum £5 donation and we are recommending early entry as there is limited space in each heat.

Full details of the event and the running order (which will be updated as we get news) can be found on the main event page on the Salterns website.

To enter and select your heat visit the Eventbrite Signup here:

If you would like to donate online to this event (and claim the tax back) please go to our Just Giving page:

Also on the day we will be running a barbeque, fete stalls including a teddy tombola, the famous Salterns Silent Auction (list of items is here:  Salterns Scramble Bids 2016) and prizes for the best nautical cakes.

All help is needed and very welcome; if you can bake or participate or run a stall please do let us know on

Hope to see you there.

Extra Mini Course dates added – register now

For members only:  extra mini course dates have been added.  Kristy Powell and our Junior Committee will be running these events as usual.
Dates are 30 July, 31 July, 6 August, 7 August, 22 August, 23 August – 2 sessions a day 9.30 am and 1.30 pm
Link is on Eventbrite  as was emailed this week.
Any queries please email

Over the Wall 6 August Registration now open

For members only:  If your child is aged 8 or over, has stage 2 or equivalent and can competently sail up wind then why not come on the Over the Wall trip on 6 August.  Oppies, Teras and Scows will be taking part in a trip round the Sea Wall to the Royal Lymington.  Limited space.  Please register on Eventbrite and the committee will let you know if you have a space shortly.
Link was sent by email this week – if you did not receive the email please let us know.
Any queries please contact