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    MRSC Junior Week was back again with a vengeance!

    What a week! 38 Mengeham Juniors and Juniors from four other harbour clubs. Great sailing winds, fleets of sailors wanting to sail hard and improve their sailing skills and onshore and water safety teams raring to go! For the first time in many years Red and Blue Fleets got the full ten race series in, and Green Fleet raced well too, having gained in confidence to complete a good windward leg! Red Fleet

    Published 00:00 on 30 Aug 2022

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    Challenging conditions for the DragonForce racing last Sunday

    Sunday 31st July saw some of the most challenging conditions we have had on the pond for some time. With 12 boats on the start line to compete in 10 races it proved to be tricky for any one to dominate the racing. Plenty of wind shifts and varying wind strength gave everyone something to concentrate on. Great to see some discipline on the start line and every race got away nearly clean apart for

    Published 08:43 on 2 Aug 2022

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    ROUND THE ISLAND RACE - a respectable 3rd!

    Peter Mowbray and Ross Collison took part in this great event on 25 June 2022. Here's what Ross had to say, "Peter and I raced on a Ed Dubois 1/2 tonner, GBR 910 Named Meghan, with 2 others and were able to place 3rd in our division."

    Published 00:00 on 5 Jul 2022

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    'Celtic Silver' arrived Horta, Azores on 21st June after 9 days 15 hrs logging 1662nm

    'Celtic Silver' arrived Horta Azores on 21st June after 9 days 15 hrs logging 1662nm with crew Kevin Duffy, David Barlow and 'Wobbly' Bob Parker. Hopefully they are flying the MRSC burgee! Great to see the wall painting done in 2004 with Eddie Ault (RIP) ex Club secretary and Gordon Gravestock ex Cruiser Sec is still readable. NEWS UPDATE: Latest update from 'Celtic Silver': Kevin Duffy says "Celtic Silver in in

    Published 11:27 on 1 Jul 2022

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    MRSC hosted the 2022 Finn Southern Area Championships.

    We hosted the 2022 Finn Southern Area Championships over the weekend of 28th and 29th May 2022. A great entry of 25 sailors travelled from across the country. In order to make the best use of the tide, there was an early briefing and the boats launched soon after 9am. The sun was shining, the harbour looked stunning and a decent north easterly blew the fleet out through Chichester Harbour to Hayling Bay.

    Published 09:31 on 4 Jun 2022

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    Cockleshell Challenge 2022

    On the 22 May a team of Gig Rowers from MRSC took Part in the Cockleshell Challenge. This is an event organised and hosted by Eastney Cruising Association to commemorate the Cockleshell Heroes of WW2 and also to raise some money for the Royal Marines Association. ECA were fantastic hosts, the event was well organised and the weather was really benign. The race itself is an open sea row or about 9 miles starting at

    Published 00:00 on 24 May 2022

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    Hamble River Raid 2022

    On the 14 th of May rowers from Mengeham Rythe Sailing Club took our Cornish Pilot Gig, Nerthek, to compete in the Hamble River Raid. This event is for human powered craft ranging from outrigger canoes to stand up paddle boards and takes in a course of approximately 7 miles starting at Hamble Quay, heading upriver with the return leg down river. There are a few buoyed turns and a staggered start with faster

    Published 21:18 on 23 May 2022

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    MRSC hosted a BFA-supported training session on Saturday 16th April

    Mengeham Rythe Sailing Club hosted a BFA-supported training session on Saturday 16th April. Henry Wetherell coached 5 MRSC sailors: Richard Sharpe, Mike De Courcy, Simon Pettit, Jon Pyke, and Dan Belton with Al Burrell joining; having left home at 5:30 to be at the club and rigged in time. Henry started the day at 9am sharp in the dinghy park, going boat-by-boat and taking each sailor through their rig set-up using the Finn

    Published 09:26 on 25 Apr 2022

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    Another successful Lift In!

    Last Saturday and Sunday - Lift In at our sailing club, accomplished very smoothly in mostly glorious weather with beautiful views of Chichester Harbour. The cruisers that have waited all winter for this moment, now looking forward to the hope of an excellent sailing season. Teamwork is the only way a club such as ours can move forward and Lift In is a great demonstration of this.

    Published 08:53 on 6 Apr 2022

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    Successful 'Borrow Bags' Workshop

    On a Saturday in March, with no water in the creek to sail or row, we took the opportunity to run a very successful workshop making Borrow Bags. Whilst we may only have completed 12 bags during the session, we had lots of fun, ate lots of cake, cut out lots of bags ready to sew and welcomed members who popped in to collect a pattern and Borrow Bag labels. The global Borrow Bag

    Published 18:08 on 31 Mar 2022

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    Red Letter Day for Gig Rowing at Mengeham

    On Saturday March the 19th rowers from Mengeham took part in the Three Harbours Rowing Regatta organised by the Coastal Rowing Academy, based at Northney. This truly was a red letter day for Rowing at Mengeham, being both the first time we have got Nerthek wet since her refurb and the first outing for Mengeham rowers to an organised event. The regatta was planned as a fun event and owing to the strong easterly

    Published 10:51 on 21 Mar 2022

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    Finn Open at MRSC

    15 Finns signed up for the first of the BFA Spring One Day Open Series, the first racing of the 2022 season. Designed as an early Spring 'sharpener', the weather proved a little sharper than forecast, resulting in just 12 boats heading out for the start of the first race, in a fresh to frightening 18-25 knot chilly Northerly! However, the hardy 12 represented the cream of the UK fleet, keen to get into training

    Published 10:25 on 16 Mar 2022

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