WELCOME TO HCSC

Hurst Castle Sailing Club is a lively and friendly club where the emphasis is on the enjoyment of all water activities. It is located in Keyhaven some 4 miles west of Lymington at the head of a small estuary facing the Isle of Wight.

 

Keyhaven River is protected from the open sea by a long shingle spit, at the tip of which is Hurst Castle. 

 

We have a full programme of sailing events during the season including dinghy racing during the week and at weekends as well as pottering when we sail dinghies to local creeks and harbours.

 

There is also a full social programme at the clubhouse throughout the year.

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A cruising programme takes larger boats to more distant destinations in the Solent and along the South Coast.

 

We give a warm welcome to people of all ages, with a range of boating interests and levels of experience. We are very much a family-orientated club.

Totland Sand Castle Competition
Saturday 28th May

This event is for craft of all sizes - dinghies and cruisers alike.  Sail to Totland -  escorted by Support Boats -  then participate in Sand-Castle Competition on the beach. See Club Notice Board for full details. 

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WELCOME TO HCSC

Hurst Castle Sailing Club is a thriving and friendly club where the emphasis is on the enjoyment of all water activities. We are located in Keyhaven some 4 miles by land or water west of Lymington at the head of Keyhaven River, a small estuary facing over the western Solent towards the Isle of Wight.

Keyhaven River is protected from the open sea by a long shingle spit, at the tip of which is Hurst Castle. It is a beautiful area. The chart below was drawn by Paul Jepson, one of our members.

 

We have a full programme of sailing events during the season including midweek and weekend dinghy racing, pottering when we sail dinghies to local creeks and harbours, a sandcastle building competition and cruising in larger boats to destinations further away. A comprehensive ‘Club Guide’ is provided to members and contains detailed pilotage notes about Keyhaven River and its many creeks.

As well as sailing we have a full social programme at the clubhouse throughout the year. Our very popular Tuesday Coffee Mornings) take place every week from 10am and afford a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new ones and plan the weeks ahead. 

We have WhatsApp groups for the different types of on the water activity and an ‘Ad-hoc sailing at HCSC’ WhatsApp group for more general communication for people to get together for non-programmed sailing and to post photos of where they have been as well as other ad-hoc matters.

We give a warm welcome to people of all ages, with a range of boating interests and levels of experience. We are very much a family-orientated club.

We are a Community Aided Sports Club (CASC) entirely run by volunteers and have no paid staff. We are very lucky having so much help from our members and this really does seem to contribute to our club being so friendly. We welcome new members be they seasoned ocean sailors, dinghy racers, potterers, kayakers, people who just like messing about in boats or being near them or people new to sailing who want to get started with some friendly help. We have a fleet of club dinghies boats and kayaks which can be hired by members so there is no need to own a boat.

 

Paul Moxey Commodore

commodore@hcsc.co.uk

May 2022

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