A Miscellany of Memories

Scroll down to see some of the memories of the Club and Lymington we have collected. 

Click on the image to see the documents

Light vs Heavy debate for cruisers

In 1998 in conjunction with Yachting World, the Club held a debate on the most desirable  characteristics for a cruising boat.  Chaired by Bob Fisher, the speakers were Tony Castro, Ed Dubois, Tom Cunliffe and Nigel Irens.

Mike Thoyts memories of his early days in Lymington

A specially written article by this senior Club member.

He particularly remembers Ibis, his father’s Harrison-Butler Sloop

The Lymington River Scow – A History

By Gordon Stredwick

A history of the (modern) Lymington River Scow, the most numerous class of boat in the club and in the Western Solent.  It contains a chapter on the (original) Lymington Scow, its creator, Dan Bran, and the formation of the club in order to race Lymington Scows.  A print version is available on application to the club but it is not currently available to download.

This is what Yachts and Yachting said about the book – click here

Times Gone By 1929 and 1932

Articles by James Horsfall and Richard Head leading to the story of the cutter Alarm built at Inman’s Yard on the Lymington River

Hunt’s Yachting Magazine 1860

it seems that Lymington way back in 1860, according to Hunt’s Yachting Magazine 1860, was a favourite stop over before sailing down the West Country. Inman’s Boatyard being one of the attractions.