History

The Club was officially formed in 1922, but has its origins in the Lymington River Sailing Club established in 1914 but suspended during the Great War.

Most of the archives  were largely lost in the great flood of 1989 what was saved is preserved in these pages…..

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Officers

Flag Officers and Committee Members past and present

The early years

Fascinating articles and stories of how the Club began. 

Former Publications Timeline

Bulletins

Bulletins were the main communications to the Members between 1946 and 1986

Information Sheets

Information Sheets supplemented the Bulletins between 1973 and 1986

PotterNews

Printed news-sheets published between 2005 and 2008

ePotterNews

ePotterNews took over from PotterNews in 2008 it ceased publication in 2018 succeeded by weekly emails

Sailing History

XOD Class

The oldest class of boat sailed from the Club.  They are cherished and nurtured by some of our most expert sailors

Classes we used to sail

The Club hosted many traditional classes of boats sailed on the Lymington River

Scows

Our most popular class of boat sailed from the Club.  Suitable for young and old alike

Royal Lymington Cup

The Club’s most prestigious race ran between 1970s and 1999

Wednesday Junior Sailing

Community flagship programme WJS was started in 1984 by two local GPs, Jonathan Rogers and Tom McEwen

Pictures, Films and Videos

Commodores Photographs

Photographs of all the Commodores including their years of office and previous Club Posts.  

The River and Environs

Photographs of the Lymington River and its surroundings

The Club and Environs

A collection of many of the pictures of the Club from the past

Films and Videos

From specially made films, to videos of the Club when it featured on television

Clubhouse and Local History

Local and River History

Some publications we have found of relevance to the River and the local area

Clubhouse History

The development of the clubhouse from its first home

Honours Boards, Cups and Prizes

Club members’ achievements through the years displayed in the Clubhouse

Graham Clarke

If you have any enquiries concerning the history of the Club, or feel you have any history or archives to contribute, please contact Graham Clarke, the Historian, by clicking here

Anthony Ruffell