Shiver me timbers, pirates invade sailing club!

Swashbuckling Pirates invaded the Point Rye Harbour in search of booty and a fun day out at Rye Harbour Sailing Club last weekend.

The Pirate Fun Day, held on Saturday September 17, was a first for Rye Harbour Sailing Club (RHSC) and, despite unfavourable weather Commodore Caroline Wylson says luckily no one had to walk the plank. “There were lots of ‘arrrs’ and ‘stand and deliver your money or your life’ to be heard from older and younger pirates alike,” she said.

“The Rye Bay Crew entertained everyone with shanties whilst pirates tried to find the treasure on the map and a £10 voucher was won by the old sea dog Bill Lewis!”

Caroline says that though the windy weather was too strong for younger pirates to have a go at taster sailing, a number of hardy adults were able to get out on the water. She added: “The BBQ was a great success and with the bar open a good time was had by all.

“A delicious cake made by RHSC member Julia Cooper was raffled and won by Carey Marsh, The President of RHSC.

“At the end of the day we raised £249 towards our project - a little more to go and we can get the building of the new shower block underway.

“Please do keep supporting our project. Thank you everyone who came on Saturday and to the numerous volunteers from RHSC who helped to make the day so successful.”

To make a donation or get involved with RHSC Sailability email: or call 01797 223112.