Tel: 01590 672677

Shipmates

Adventures for members aged under 8 years old and their families

Royal Lymington Yacht Club Shipmates


Ahoy! Shipmates allows the younger Members (age 10 and under) of your family to join in with Club life and to share some great time on the water with their friends. Sailing in Scows with experienced sailors and accompanied by safety boats, the Shipmates set off on numerous adventures throughout the season, including a sail to picnic at Tanners Lane beach. Ice creams on return to shore are a frequent theme and paddle boards often taken to add to the fun.
 
In addition, after school sailing sessions take place on some Fridays during the sailing season, helping the children to learn the local area around the Club, as well as learning to sail. These sessions are followed by kids tea in the Club. 
 
The Shipmates always have lots of fun, both on and off the water. River quizzes, private sessions at the Lymington Sea Water Baths and rewards for good helming from the safety boats, as well as the obligatory ice cream, all add to the excitement!
 

Key Dates 2022



Associate group sailing at Salterns Sailing Club

Starting again on Sunday 15th May.
Member's children age 10 and under are welcome to join in with their parents/guardians at our informal group at Salterns Sailing Club. 
For further information and how to book please use the link through the photo below.

 


Lymington RNLI statiion visit - Monday 23rd May at 16.45
 


Lymington RNLI have invited our Shipmates group (age 10 and under) to have a tour of the station and learn more about staying safe in and around the water.

Please register your interest using the link below (there is no cost for the tour).
https://forms.gle/iXkT2K4QpdRPJBV3A

If you wish to join us in the Club for supper after, please book by calling the restaurant on 01590 672677 or emailing restaurant@rlymyc.org.uk

 

Family Scow Pottering - Details to follow


Friday 10th June - After school scow potter
Saturday 18th June - Centenary Regatta
Friday 22nd July - After school scow potter
Saturday 25th September - Tanners picnic potter

 

Join our Shipmates!



Shipmates is free of charge for children of Full and Family Members. Register your interest with our Membership Secretary and set sail on your membership adventure today!
 

Full Family Membership

We offer discounted family membership rates and children aged under 18 join FREE when parents take up family membership! Membership benefits include full use of the club’s facilities including our restaurant and bar (with members' rates for food and drink), access to our dinghy storage parks, access to club boats and SUPs to hire, discounted rates for training courses and inclusion in our adventure sailing and social programmes. Full members also enjoy full use of our waterfront facilities including overnight mooring on our pontoons with electricity and water, launch service to river moorings or tenders to borrow and boatmen services including our on-site crane at discounted members' rate. 
Find out more and join us!

Fleet Captain: Phil Brown (contact via the club office)

2021 Activity


Family Newtown Weekend

10-11 July 2021
Our Shipmates' first camping weekend  to Newtown Creek on 10th & 11th July was a huge success and much fun had by all the family.
 

Sea Water Baths

A fantastic sun filled evening was had by the shipmates families tackling the inflateables at the Sea Water baths - with a private session it was a great opportunity for even the smallest participants to take part. Lots of falling off and splashing around meant that everyone was quite worn out after the hour - at least the ice cream kiosk was still open!
 

July Friday After School Sail.

Third time lucky! out last attempts had been thwarted by gales but this time was perfect with a late seabreeze helping the fleet of 6 scows through crooked lake and tacking up to Oxey Bouy - it was great to see so many children taking the helm! All efforts were rewarded with an ice cream as the boats gybed back into the club - it was a beautiful evening! A big thank you to the rescue boat crews for their help. 
 

Junior Regatta

Whilst our group was too young to participate in the sailing activities, the organisers earmarked some events which they could take part in. Lots of fun had by all.
 

Potter to Tanners

Sunday 5 September 2021.
Scow potter to Tanners Beach for a picnic.