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Ashore Activities

Cycling, rowing, walks, books, art, photography, languages, yoga, dance, wine tasting and more!

Join our many activities ashore!

As well as our numerous boating-related activities, our members get together regularly for a number of different societies and activities. All members are welcome - and if members suggest or request a new activity, we will do our utmost to organise it!

Choose from cycling, rowing, walks, book club, art, photography, languages, yoga, dance, wine tasting, winter talks, suppers, quiz nights, movies for all ages and more! Take a look at the list below for more information about each activity.
 

Annual exhibition of members' art


This year’s Art Exhibition has been of a particularly high standard and so we have decided to put it online for the month of December, so that more Club members have the opportunity to access it and enjoy the show.

We are also extending the period during which votes can be cast for your favourite picture.  Please send your first, second and third choices, by email, to Gillian at gillian@rlymyc.org.uk. Voting will close on 6 January 2022.
 

View 2021 Art Exhibition entries here

Activities for members at Royal Lymington Yacht Club

Our annual Art Exhibition takes place in the first two weeks of November, displaying some of the stunning artwork produced by our Members during the year.

From time to time we run art classes, please contact the club office if this would be of interest.

The annual Cruising Photography Competition takes place over the winter and is organised by the Cruising section. 

During Lockdown our Art Group submitted weekly works of art, lead by Jose Nieves, please click here to see them.
 
Our Book Club meets once a month. Contact Carolyn Trimming via the club office for more information.
Bridge Night is normally the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month between October and March in the Island Room, followed by supper.

Please contact Judy Ruffell via the club office for more information and to get involved.

The Wheelies Cycling Group meet every Friday Morning.

There are two different Bike Riding groups within the Club.

Hard Core Wheelies 

The "Hard Core Wheelies" group meets every Friday through the year, in or out of the sailing season. Every winter fortnight the group meets meets in a car park in the New Forest and cycles 14-15 miles, sometimes through light mud and often on forest gravel tracks, eventually ending up at a pub for lunch. Men and women take part and a minority have electric bikes. Every other week there is a club ride, also around 14 miles which starts outside the clubhouse in the Bath Road car park at 11:00 and returns to the club in time for lunch. Some members leave a towel and a bag of clothes in the changing room to change into after a shower, before lunch upstairs. Contact gmikecoombes@outlook.com for details.

Relaxed Wheelies 

Every fortnight normally on a Friday, the "Relaxed Wheelies" group meets for a relaxed cycle to a well known pub for a relaxed and convivial lunch. The average duration is 12 miles and the ride is more road based (very little mud). The group welcomes men and women and is very social. Electric bike use is increasing but not necessary.
 
Both groups average from 10-20 persons on each outing as this is a good number for pubs to manage. If sufficient people come then the groups can split into two, ensuring they are safe on the roads and welcome in the hostelries!  Contact rodperry@btinternet.com for details.

Year round, flower arrangements enliven our Club and our put together by a wonderful team of talented Members.

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please contact Elizabeth Andrews via the club office.
The Club's Scow Division organises walks on Thursday mornings over the winter, from the time the Potters stop in the autumn until they start again in April. 

Walks are led by a different volunteer each week and start points and routes vary. Walks are mostly of one and a half to two hours’ duration. Usually, we gather in time for a 10:30 departure and finish at about 12:30 in time for a pub lunch. Leaders are asked to give a good description of their walk so that members can decide whether the walk is suitable for them. Once a month we meet outside the Club for a sea wall walk. 

The ‘Strollers’ group, for those who wished to take part but cover a shorter distance than the ‘Striders', usually meet at 11:00 and aim to be at the pub before 'Striders'.

The walks success depends on Members being prepared to lead walks. The Walk Coordinator is Doug Rogerson, who may be contacted via the club office.

Scow Division Members who have registered an interest in participating will receive an e-mail notification of each walk.
 
Yoga classes for Members normally take place at the club on Tuesday and Friday mornings, some have been taking place on Zoom during the pandemic. Please contact the club office for more information.
 
Pilates classes for members normally take place at the Club on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, some have been taking place on Zoom during the pandemic. Please contact the club office for more information.
 
During the year, a number of other classes and activities are organised for members at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. In recent years these have included:
  • Bridge classes
  • iPad classes
  • Photography classes
  • Art classes
  • Language groups
  • Jive dance classes
  • Nordic walking
  • Wildlife safari
  • Flower arranging classes
 Classes will be listed in our calendar, in the clubhouse and also in our regular emails to members.