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.


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.

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We are sorry that the planned refresher sail training on Friday April 2nd and Saturday April 3rd has been cancelled.  

Otherwise we plan to carry through our programme of planned events throughout the season as much as we can within the government guidelines.  The programme is available on the web site Calendar but please do check here and the News and Events page for the latest information.  For the short term, all social events have been cancelled.   

We are really pleased that as from March 29th, we expect to be able to reopen access to the club grounds, veranda, toilets and dinghy park.  This is in line with the government’s gradual relaxation of restrictions.  We are sorry that we cannot yet make the changing rooms and showers available.

When using the premises please do follow the recommended procedure for sanitising surfaces and hands.  Meet in groups of no more than six or two  households/ bubbles and maintain social distancing. Although sanitising liquid is provided, we strongly recommend that members bring their own sanitising liquid and any other personal protection when using the premises or sailing.

Club boats must be sanitised before and after use, following the procedure that is posted at the west end of the veranda.  

 If you are at the club please register by using the NHS QR, posted on the veranda or emailing attheclub@hcsc.org.uk.  Also if you experience Covid 19 symptoms after being at the club inform admin@hcsc.org.uk which will trigger a warning to other members.  

  The General Committee appreciates members’ support over recent months and your cooperation in helping to prevent the spread of Covid 19. 


Jean Woods ( Commodore)                                                                 23/03/21