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Ashore Activities

Cycling, rowing, walks, books, art, photography, languages, yoga, dance, wine tasting and more!

Join our many activities ashore!

As well as our numerous boating-related activities, our members get together regularly for a number of different societies and activities. All members are welcome - and if members suggest or request a new activity, we will do our utmost to organise it!

Choose from cycling, rowing, walks, book club, art, photography, languages, yoga, dance, wine tasting, winter talks, suppers, quiz nights, movies for all ages and more! Take a look at the list below for more information about each activity.

2021 Annual exhibition of members' art

Following the success of the Art Exhibition in November, it was transferred online. Viewers were encouraged to vote for their favourite picture and it is with great pleasure that the Club announces the results:

First place: Carolyn Howden – Dan Bran’s Shed

Dan Brans Shed by Carolyn Howden

Joint runners up:

Jose Nieves – Threading the Needles. Done AND David Earl – Hurst from Javelin.

Threading the Needles - Done by Jose Nieves   Hurst from Javelin by David Earl 

Both the Commodore’s and Rear Commodore House choices was also Carolyn Howden’s painting.

View 2021 Art Exhibition entries here

Activities for members at Royal Lymington Yacht Club

Our annual Art Exhibition takes place in November, displaying some of the stunning artwork produced by our Members during the year.

From time to time we run art classes, please contact the club if this would be of interest.

The annual Cruising Photography Competition takes place over the winter and is organised by the Cruising section. 

Our Book Club meets once a month. Contact Carolyn Trimming via the club office for more information.
Bridge Night is normally the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month between October and March in the Island Room, followed by supper.

Please contact Judy Ruffell via the club office for more information and to get involved.

The Wheelies Cycling Group meet every Friday Morning.

There are two different Bike Riding groups within the Club.

Hard Core Wheelies 

The "Hard Core Wheelies" group meets every Friday through the year, in or out of the sailing season. Every winter fortnight the group meets meets in a car park in the New Forest and cycles 14-15 miles, sometimes through light mud and often on forest gravel tracks, eventually ending up at a pub for lunch. Men and women take part and a minority have electric bikes. Every other week there is a club ride, also around 14 miles which starts outside the clubhouse in the Bath Road car park at 11:00 and returns to the club in time for lunch. Some members leave a towel and a bag of clothes in the changing room to change into after a shower, before lunch upstairs. Contact for details.

Relaxed Wheelies 

Every fortnight normally on a Friday, the "Relaxed Wheelies" group meets for a relaxed cycle to a well known pub for a relaxed and convivial lunch. The average duration is 12 miles and the ride is more road based (very little mud). The group welcomes men and women and is very social. Electric bike use is increasing but not necessary.
Both groups average from 10-20 persons on each outing as this is a good number for pubs to manage. If sufficient people come then the groups can split into two, ensuring they are safe on the roads and welcome in the hostelries!  Contact for details.

Still going strong, even in the winter!!

Year round, flower arrangements enliven our Club and our put together by a wonderful team of talented Members.

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please contact Elizabeth Andrews via the club office.
The Club's Scow Division organises walks on Thursday mornings over the winter, from the time the Potters stop in the autumn until they start again in April. 

Walks are led by a different volunteer each week and start points and routes vary. Walks are mostly of one and a half to two hours’ duration. Usually, we gather in time for a 10:30 departure and finish at about 12:30 in time for a pub lunch. Leaders are asked to give a good description of their walk so that members can decide whether the walk is suitable for them. Once a month we meet outside the Club for a sea wall walk. 

The ‘Strollers’ group, for those who wished to take part but cover a shorter distance than the ‘Striders', usually meet at 11:00 and aim to be at the pub before 'Striders'.

The walks success depends on Members being prepared to lead walks. The Walk Coordinator is Doug Rogerson, who may be contacted via the club office.

Scow Division Members who have registered an interest in participating will receive an e-mail notification of each walk.
Yoga classes for Members normally take place at the club on Monday and Friday mornings, some have been taking place on Zoom during the pandemic. Please see the Club calendar for more information.

During the year, a number of other classes and activities are organised for members at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. In recent years these have included:
  • Bridge classes
  • iPad classes
  • Photography classes
  • Art classes
  • Language groups
  • Jive dance classes
  • Nordic walking
  • Wildlife safari
  • Flower arranging classes
 Classes will be listed in our calendar, in the clubhouse and also in our regular emails to members.