Discover Sailing Day

Our next Discover Sailing Day at the club will be November 10th 2019

If you would like to receive notifications about this event feel free to add your name onto our waitlist.

If you live local or just curious about the sailing lifestyle come down to our friendly yacht club for a free sailing opportunity, live music, drinks in our members bar, sausage sizzle and more. It’s a family friendly event so the children can come down too.

Discover Sailing Day at RMYS 
​We have conducted these days many times. Taking members of the public for a sail is still a big part of the day however there will be lots more to involve families, potential junior sailors and social members.  We want to welcome people who simply would like to walk through the building and appreciate its history and charm. This is also a significant community activity with a focus on connecting with you, our locals.

A great opportunity to inquire about our various boating and sailing courses for all ages. 
Free entry and many fun activities throughout the day for adults & families

Off water activities

  • Live music 
  • Face painting & entertainment for children
  • ​Marina walks
  • Members bar open
  • All day BBQ
  • Explore our club and our ​140 year history
  • BBQ
  • Rooftop Access (Great photo opportunities)

On water activities

  • Keelboat sailing trips (Age – minimum 7 yrs)
  • Dinghy sailing
  • RIB rides (Rigid Inflatable Boat)
  • Motorboat trips
  • RMSTA Sail Training Course information for children & adults 

What to wear / bring

  • Enclosed Non-marking shoes (thongs not allowed on keelboats)
  • Small towel
  • Spray jacket 
  • Pair of sunglasses with lanyard to stop them going overboard
  • Friends & family
  • Non marking shoes
  • Hat & sunscreen
  • Waterproof phone or camera
For your first time out sailing it’s not necessary to buy any specialist sailing clothing. Dress in comfortable casual clothes and wear non-slip, non-marking, closed toe shoes (old runners are ideal). Shorts and a t-shirt are fine depending on the weather. Bring a rain jacket to protect you from the spray and wind. It can be cooler out on the water so wearing layers is recommended in cooler weather.

Long hair should be tied back and don’t wear excessive jewellery that could get tangled up whilst you are sailing. It’s important to have your hands free to get on and off the boat and to be able to sail. It’s best not to bring mobile phones or other valuables onto the boat as they may get damaged or lost.
Life jackets or personal floatation devices are provided by the Club and must be worn at all times on the water.

Event Cancellation Policy
Please note the event is subject to cancellation due to adverse weather conditions. If cancellation is to occur you will be notified within 2-12 hours prior to the event.