Welcome to Mudeford Sailing Club
We have sailors with a wide range of experience and skills from the beginner to the very best. Club racing and sailing in the harbour is a vital part for us as a Club. One of the highlights of Sunday racing is a break between races when we enjoy refreshments on Vrouwe Johanna, our unique Dutch barge clubhouse, for a social chat. There is a wealth of knowledge and experience at hand should you wish to tap into it.
It is also good to see some of our better sailors reaching National and International standards in competitive racing, going far and wide, representing the Club. As a Club we are totally committed to sailing for both fun and as a competitive sport; we also hold a variety of fun and interesting social events to which you, as a new member, are particularly welcome as these events are a good way to meet other members of the Club. I and the committee look forward to seeing you.
If you already have your own boat, or would like to crew on a member’s boat you can try out racing a couple of times without joining. There are a few membership options available so please take a look
This website is full of photos and information about MSC, you can also keep up to date with MSC using our clubs Facebook page Here (you don’t have to be member of Facebook to do this)
The club is always open (subject to extreme weather) when there is racing, one hour before the 1st race on the calendar. There are several open races and events throughout the year on this calendar that you don’t need to be a member of Mudeford Sailing Club to take part in.
If you are interested in joining the club please don’t hesitate to contact either through our membership page or pop down when the club is open for a chat.
For those interested in racing, these are races scheduled at various times at weekends, and some weekdays and evenings. Sailors also take part in Race Officer and Safety duties, when they get average points in that series.
We host open meetings for class races and run an annual 7-day regatta, ˜Mudeford Week”, where up to 50 boats compete in both competitive and fun racing, and social events.
There are inter club races between the clubs that border Christchurch Harbour and these provide for some friendly rivalry.
The Club has an RS Tera, 2 Toppers, a Pico, a Laser (with 3 sail rigs: 4.7, Radial, and Full), and 3 Hartley 12.2 sailing dinghies, plus a number of buoyancy aids, dry tops and helmets. The Hartleys can be sailed by 1, 2 or 3 persons, with mainsail alone, or with jib and asymmetric spinnaker. This selection of dinghies provides something for everyone, whether junior, beginner, adult, or experienced, and can be used by club members for a modest contribution towards the running costs of the boats.
The best training you can get is from a formal RYA course, and you can see a list of training centres Here.
Informal training and helpful advice is always available from the members. Beginners also often come and sail when we are racing as there is a safety boat on duty and other members to help and assist. The Mudeford Week regatta is also ideal for beginners to take part in as we focus on fun sailing events.
Safety is a priority and in consequence it is mandatory that everyone must wear a buoyancy aid when afloat. Members must also read the Club Safety Policy available Here
Refreshments are provided from the small galley on our barge. On a typical club racing day we have tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes (usually home-made!).
Existing members are allocated approximately three duties a year which are fun and a really good way to get to know each other. When you submit your membership application please provide us with 3 dates when you can support club activities. These would be alongside a more experienced members – and could be running races, manning the galley or learning the safety boat ropes.