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…..

History of the Archives

Patrons and Officers

Flag Officers and Committee Members past and present

Racing Achievements

Club and Members’ Achievements

£20 Members only price – buy your copy click here or call the Club office

History group coffee mornings - do come along

The History Group would like to invite you to their monthly coffee mornings.

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All the Club’s communications to members since WWII, including Information Sheets, Bulletins, PotterNews, ePotterNews and eWeekly Emails

The 50th and 75th anniversary publications and to come the 100th anniversary events and publication

Pottership Annual Editions

1989 – Present

Site Map


Fascinating articles and stories of how the Club began.


Members’ voyages home and away, and Winter Lectures

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


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

Publications Timeline

1946 - 1986 Bulletins

Bulletins were the annual roundup of Club activities, much as PotterShip is today

1973 - 1986 Information Sheets

Information Sheets complimented the Bulletins with updates 3 or 4 times a year

2005 - 2008 PotterNews

Printed monthly news-sheets published between 2005 and 2008

2008 - 2018 ePotterNews

ePotterNews took over from PotterNews.  It was a monthly update in electronic form

2018 to date eNewsletters

The latest iteration of Club communications to members.

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

In 2005, Anthony Ruffell was appointed Club Archivist and began the painstaking task of developing a coherent archive.  
In this, Anthony was substantially assisted by Neil Eccles, whose skills naturally placed him in the role of  Editor and Producer of  the digital archive, and thence  to the creation of the History pages

In 2019 Graham Clarke became Historian. Graham and Neil continue to develop the archive and the website presenting it for the benefit of the Club and its Members. 

Graham Clarke

Neil Eccles

Anthony Ruffell