Sailing / Yacht Club
Hythe & Saltwood Sailing Club began in 1961 as Saltwood Sailing Society. The club was initially based at Cannongate, half a mile east of the Hotel Imperial, but was moved to Hythe in 1971 with the opening of the current clubhouse. This building was officially opened on 25th September 1971 by Sir Alec Rose, pictured on the right standing on the beach with then commodore C. J. Harnden. Situated just off the large shingle beach at Hythe, Hythe and Saltwood Sailing Club provides great facilities for sailing and windsurfing in an informal, friendly environment. A real ‘family’ club, we welcome visitors and new members alike, you’ll soon feel ‘part of the family’. The sailing and windsurfing at Hythe is excellent, ranging from those warm, flat days, ideal for beginners, to demanding force 8 gales, enough to test the most proficient windsurfer. Usually, however, conditions are a more sedate force 2 to 4 in the prevailing south-westerly winds.