Salterns is a sailing club for children, where they can learn to enjoy sailing and gain experience in dinghies such as Optimists, Moths and Scows. The club is run entirely by volunteers, with both a junior and senior committee.
The Salterns Pond is a site of Special Scientific Interest, created from an old saltpan, and is about 1 metre deep. The facilities are located right on the “old salt pond”, with a small clubhouse holding the changing rooms and the kitchen, and a dedicated yard containing a varying range of club boats. You can also bring your own boats if you wish.
The club was formed in 1960 on land owned by Major Hibbert, to encourage and organise sailing and racing for helmsmen and women under the age of 16 years, and to give its members practical experience in a safe environment.
You can find the Salterns Sailing Club just off Maiden Lane in Lymington, and visitors are welcome.
My name is Louisa Briggs and I am proud to have been elected as Commodore for the 2013 season. I know that Jack, theCommodore last year, set a high standard and it is going to be a challenge to keep it going! I would like to thank him for all his fantastic work at keeping the Salterns the amazing place it is.
I am 15 years old and have been on the Junior Committee for 2 years. Last year (my 2nd year) I was Joint Vice Commodore.
I joined the Salterns in 2006 and went through all the pennants sailing in Oppys and then Moths. I have always loved the thrills of sailing ever since I was very young. It all started in my parent’s yacht when I was 6 weeks old! As I got older I began to want to do things myself, so I joined the Salterns with my younger brother (now also on the committee). I have found the Salterns to be a wonderful place to learn to sail, so I hope to inspire the younger sailors to take to the water like I did.
The Junior Committee are always happy to help with anything and there is always at least one representative at the club for every event and at weekends. We hope to spread our knowledge and enthusiasm to every member.
I am really looking forward to the coming year, and I hope to see you down at the Salterns soon!