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Information for Prospective Members
Marchwood Yacht Club was founded in 1963 to enable sailing people living in the immediate area to enjoy their sport. Since then the club has developed considerably and now own approximately 3 acres of land, with water frontage where we have slipways and a starting hut. We have our own clubhouse featuring a bar, galley and dining room which is open on a regular basis.
Membership is available to all interested in boating whether their involvement is a simple canoe or an ocean going yacht. To enable the members to carry out work on their boats we have our own up to date boat hoist with excellent shore side facilities. We consider the facilities available to members are second to none on the south coast of England.
As part of the club ethos, as a condition of membership all members are expected to play their part in the running of the club, either by helping with the organisation of the club or undertaking specific tasks on a voluntary basis.
Further details are set out below.
The clubroom can accommodate 200 people at a time and is equipped with its own bar featuring an extensive range of alcoholic and soft drinks. The clubroom is open at weekends on Friday evening, Saturday lunchtime and evening and Sunday lunchtime. In addition the clubroom is open on Bank Holidays.
During the week the clubroom is open on Tuesday evenings and, during the sailing season, on Wednesday evenings.
The fully equipped galley is open at the same time as the clubroom and can provide full a la carte food in the dining room or bar and casual meals.
Food theme nights are a regular occurrence when 'food from around the world' is made available.
A programme of winter lectures are provided covering a wide range of topics together with training in navigation and the use of vhf radios.
Safe and secure Club moorings are available for lease for boats up to 40 feet in length in two locations close to the club. Most of the moorings are in deep water, although some are more suitable for bilge keel yachts able to dry out at low water springs. The club maintains and services the moorings each year.
A pontoon system featuring deep water alongside berths is available for members for coming alongside and short-term berthing. Water is available on the pontoon for filling tanks.
A Boat Park is available to members for winter storage and for annual maintenance projects, with a capacity of 160 boats. To assist with the transportation of boats ashore the club has its own mechanised 14 tonne boat lift.
In a separate area storage is available for dinghies and tenders. Once the winter storage period is over, there is space available in the Boat Park for dry sailing boats and secure car parking
The club regularly arranges cruises in the area between Poole to Chichester and across the Channel. Friendly Club Racing is held on Wednesday evenings and at weekends.
In the summer on Tuesday evening the club makes available dinghies for the use of young people and provides sailing tuition. This is part of the clubs outreach into the local community.
The club has its own private slipway for the launching and recovery of member's boats and dinghies. For mid season scrubs it is possible to dry out on the slip or alternatively, the boat hoist can be used.
If you are interested in joining Marchwood Yacht Club please apply to the Membership Secretary at Marchwood Yacht Club, Magazine Lane, Marchwood, Southampton. Click here to open the Membership Application Form as a PDF in a new window or click here to email the Membership Secretary.
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