Welcome

Welcome to the Seafarers Sailing Club website.

Skin Cancer Research Fund

Club Supported Charity

The Seafarers Sailing Club is a small, friendly club formed to encourage the sport of dinghy sailing by the promotion of racing, cruising and training. The clubhouse is situated on the Solent between Hill Head and Lee-on-Solent overlooking the Isle of Wight. The Club has approximately 130 paying members. As the majority have "family" membership, the number of people entitled to use our facilities is over 200. There are over 100 boat spaces in the compound which is usually just sufficient to meet members' demands. See About SSC for more details.

News and Events

WebSite Updates

27/09/2016
Race Results updated
26/09/2016
News & Events and Programme updated
24/09/2016
RYA Inspection photos added to Gallery
22/09/2016
Warsash cruise photos added to Gallery
21/09/2016
Programme updated
21/09/2016
News & Events and Notices updated
20/09/2016
Gig Race photos added to Gallery
19/09/2016
Cruise Reports added (2001 to 2016)
18/09/2016
Cruise Page Updated
17/09/2016
Curry Night Photos added to Gallery
14/09/2016
News & Events and Craft Corner page updated
12/09/2016
News & Events updated
11/09/2016
News & Events and Notices updated
10/09/2016
News & Events updated
Practice Sailing Page updated
Overnight Cruise Pictures to Gallery
08/09/2016
Results updated
03/09/2016
News & Events and Gallery updated
28/08/2016
News & Events and Gallery updated
25/08/2016
News & Events and Gallery updated
21/08/2016
Gallery and Results updated
21/08/2016
News & Events updated
20/08/2016
News & Events, Notices and Gallery updated
19/08/2016
News & Events updated.
17/08/2016
Update to Triangulation Race Note.
16/08/2016
News & Events and Results updated.
14/08/2016
News & Events and Notices updated. Weekend's photos added to Gallery.
13/08/2016
News & Events updated.
12/08/2016
News & Events updated.
08/08/2016
Notices updated and more Photos of Grand Cruise added to Gallery.
07/08/2016
Photos of Grand Cruise added to Gallery.
06/08/2016
News & Events and Notices updated.
05/08/2016
News & Events updated.
04/08/2016
News & Events and Ladies, Novices Results updated.
03/08/2016
News & Events and Notices updated.
01/08/2016
Notices updated.
Friday 30 September - MacMillan Coffee Morning
The coffee morning this month - in the clubhouse from 11am on Friday 30th - will be part of MacMillan Cancer's worldwide annual event.
In addition to the usual (exceptional quality) filter coffee, there will be some very tasty cakes available (including a dairy and gluten free cake). All of this will be totally free but there will be a collection box. Last year, helped by gift-aiding, we raised approximately £160 for MacMillan Cancer. With your help, this year we'll do better.

Saturday 1 October - Craft Corner
On Saturday 1st October, Kathy Warwick will be running a session on making Christmas decorations. This will be the last Craft Corner of 2016 and will take place in the clubhouse from 2pm to 4pm. All are welcome. Snacks and drinks will be available; a donation of £2 would be appreciated.
If attending, please bring a selection of felt (not too thick), plastic lids from deodorant or polish cans or similar in any size, a selection of embellishments (eg lace, rick rack, anything sparkly, stick-on gems), a needle and thread, embroidery threads (if you have them), UHU glue, a pencil, a ruler and scissors. Some of these items can be provided but anything you bring would be really helpful.
Hopefully this will be a relaxed, fun session with a chance to make a Christmas decoration or two.

Sunday 2 October - SLOSHH Race OFF - Combined Race ON
It has not been possible to reschedule the interclub SLOSHH Race. Consequently the Club Programme will revert to Combined Race 6 taking place on Sunday 2nd October and Frostbite 1 on Sunday 6th November.
Any queries, please contact Justin .

Saturday 22 October - Trafalgar Night
Victory
A traditional evening to celebrate Nelson’s victory. A four-course meal comprising a shared platter starter, a braised beef main, an apple pudding dessert followed by cheese board with coffee and Port accompanied by speeches. Suggested dress code is dinner jacket, lounge suit or smart casual.
Bar opens at 7:30pm. Dinner begins at 8pm. Places are limited to 40. Tickets £15. Please book via WebCollect . Booking opens 1st October for Members only until 11th October. Booking closes on Tuesday 18th October.

Notices

Patrol Boat 2 – Sold to an Appreciative New Owner
You will all have seen the Club’s new patrol boat which arrived in July. You may have noticed how empty the wetroom now seems! We have bid farewell to our older Avon Searider. With the help of an engine change or two, the hull has served us since 1978 first as the Patrol Boat then as Patrol Boat 2.
The boat was sold via Facebook to Craignish Boat Club situated on the west coast of Scotland. Last week, many of our members devoted their time and effort to preparing the boat and road trailer for the journey north. Our Membership Secretary and our Treasurer, Dave and Claudia, applied their midge repellent and set off on Friday afternoon. The boat was in the waters of Loch Craignish by Saturday afternoon.
The Commodore has received the following message of appreciation from Craignish Boat Club:
I am writing to you as Commodore of Seafarers Sailing Club on behalf of Craignish Boat Club to say a really BIG THANK YOU for our new Searider which arrived on Saturday afternoon.
Right from my initial engagement with Justin, having spotted the advert, all involved from SSC were amazingly helpful, professional and friendly. It is clear that you have a fantastic team there - and Justin, Claudia, David and Tim together with others seemed to pull out all the stops to get the boat up here - servicing trailers, finding kit, planning a road trip etc. Special thanks to David and Claudia for giving up their weekend to make the trip north - an 1100 mile round trip, and 2 nights away.
We are very pleased with the boat - which has clearly been very well maintained and cared for - and look forward to using it over the coming years.

Fareham Creek Regatta – Gig Racing - Saturday 17/Sunday 18 September
Fareham Motor Boat and Sailing Club were again very pleased that Seafarers supported their event. Nick How provided the brilliant and frequently hilarious commentary for Fareham MB&SC.
Racing on Saturday was to establish seeding for the heats and finals on Sunday. Our crew on Saturday - quite a windy day - comprised Roy Basford (cox), Clive Dakin, John Hamon, Mike Evans and Frank Prosser. On Sunday, Frank was replaced by Justin Churcher and the team did well winning their heat in convincing style. The team achieved 6th place overall in the face of some very stiff competition.
The competition included a strong team from Hamble River Rowing Club with Teresa Hamon as their No. 1 oar. Unfortunately the course included a couple of tricky 180 degree turns where both tide and wind needed to be allowed for. In the final, Hamble RRC were pipped to silver medal position on the line by a team who were more practised at these manoeuvres.
The Seafarers’ team was well supported by wives and friends. Everyone had a great time and are looking forward to getting involved again next year .. .. with, perhaps, more time devoted to practicing.
Photographs of the team have been uploaded to the Gallery .

Cruise Reports
The Cruising section of the website has been updated with access to Cruise Reports reinstated. Reports on cruises from 2001 to 2016 are available to download including this year’s Grand Cruise and the recent Overnight Cruise.

Seafarers on Facebook
Facebook
Did you know that Seafarers has its own Facebook group? Membership has just hit 100! It is a closed group so only members (and a few family friends) can join. Why not sign up so you can keep up with the latest information and take part in Club discussions – without too much aimless gossip?

Christmas Draw
The Grand Christmas Draw will take place on Tuesday 20th December. The Draw board is available behind the bar; each entry (square) costs a mere 50 pence. Remember, you have to be in it to win it!

Committee Vacancies
The Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting each year. Members hold office until the following AGM. So, on Tuesday 8th November all Committee members will be up for re-election.
The current Rear Commodore and Sailing Secretary have declared that they will not be standing for re-election. Although the AGM is still two months away, the Committee thought it sensible to announce this now.
Recently updated Terms of Reference for Committee Members and for Members with Special Responsibilities can be downloaded from the Club Documents event within WebCollect.
The election nomination list will not be put up in the clubhouse until October. However, if you would like to be more involved in the running of the Club and might be interested in serving in one of these crucial roles, please contact now.

Practice Sailing - Saturdays
The practice sailing sessions on Saturday mornings will continue (weather permitting) until 29th October.
For more information go to the Practice Sailing page. If you are interested in using a Club Boat, go to the Club Boats page to find out how to go about it.

Visitors Book
All members are politely reminded that, if they bring guests into the Club for a social event or for sailing, the guests should be signed into the visitors book.