YSC Clubhouse © Alan Toms
Yarmouth Sailing Club sits next to the swing bridge over the River Yar at the western end of the Isle of Wight. It’s a friendly, informal, inclusive club with around 970 members run entirely on a volunteer basis. A welcome is always extended to visiting yachtsmen.
There is a very active sailing membership keenly contesting weekly racing for plastic (GRP) and wooden Scows, Optimists and Handicap Class (Pico, Laser 4.7, Topper, Mirror, etc). Races take place both in the river and in the Solent and, weather permitting, we run passage races and picnic trips further afield, to Keyhaven, Totland, Newtown River, etc. There is also a regular programme of ‘quiet sails’ in the river for those who enjoy sailing in a less competitive atmosphere.
In 2010 we gained recognition as an RYA (Royal Yachting Association – sailing’s governing body in the UK) Training Centre. There is training for junior members in the Easter holidays, in the summer half-term, and in “Oppie Week” (in the summer holidays). After school training is offered to local children during the summer term, and there are a number of adult training days during the summer. Read more about this in the ‘Training’ section under ‘Sailing’.
Members may hire club dinghies – we have 2 Scows, 3 RS Teras, 6 Picos, and 8 training Oppies for children – at a cost of £10 per session per boat.
Other events include an annual 2-day Regatta, disability sailing, open evening, Scows Week and Junior Regatta.
A varied winter programme of popular social events is arranged.
Members of the Club participate in a male voice choir, the Slipshod Singers, which rehearses on Tuesday evenings from September to May. New singers are always welcome – for more information see www.slipshods.co.uk
The bar, run by members, is open for lunch on Sundays throughout the year, and during social events.
|Vice Commodore||Geoff Witt|
|Rear Commodore Sailing||Melinda Measor|
|Rear Commodore House||Pauline Wallace|
|Hon. Secretary||Viv Collins|
|Hon. Treasurer||Nigel Bellamy|
If you’d like to join the club, come along and ask for a form, download one from the membership page on this website, or contact the Membership Secretary, Melinda Measor (01983 760462, firstname.lastname@example.org).