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

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.
31/07/2016
Results updated.
30/07/2016
Results updated. News & Events updated.
28/07/2016
Photos of AAA Event added to Gallery.
27/07/2016
News & Events updated.
26/07/2016
Results updated.
26/07/2016
News & Events and Notices updated.
25/07/2016
Photos of Regatta on Saturday added to Gallery.
24/07/2016
News & Events updated.
21/07/2016
News & Events updated.
20/07/2016
News & Events and Notices updated.
19/07/2016
News & Events updated.
17/07/2016
Photos of Training on 16 July added to Gallery.
15/07/2016
News & Events updated.
14/07/2016
Notices updated.
12/07/2016
Notices updated.
11/07/2016
News & Events updated.
10/07/2016
Notices updated.
09/07/2016
News & Events updated.
08/07/2016
Results updated.
04/07/2016
Results updated.
04/07/2016
Notices updated.
03/07/2016
News & Events updated.
30/06/2016
Safeguarding Policy document updated.
28/06/2016
News & Events updated.
27/06/2016
Results & Programme updated.
26/06/2016
Photos of Cruise to Gurnard June 2014 added to Gallery.
25/06/2016
News & Events updated.
24/06/2016
Coffee Morning photos added to Gallery.
23/06/2016
News & Events updated.
20/06/2016
Results updated.
20/06/2016
More photos of Families’ Day added to Gallery
19/06/2016
First batch of photos of Families’ Day added to Gallery
16/06/2016
News & Events updated.
14/06/2016
Results & Programme updated.
News & Events updated.
13/06/2016
News & Events updated.
12/06/2016
Craft Corner photos added to Gallery
Sailing Instructions amended.
11/06/2016
News & Events updated.
Summer 1 photos added to Gallery
Results updated.
10/06/2016
Notices updated - new bank account.
09/06/2016
Notices updated.
07/06/2016
Results updated.
05/06/2016
News & Events updated.
04/06/2016
Photos of Races and Barbecue added to Gallery
03/06/2016
Charity link added to Home Page
Training Photos added to Gallery
01/06/2016
News & Events updated.
Training Photos added to Gallery
Thursday 25 August - Ad Hoc Race
There are no more Thursday evening races in this season’s programme. However, if enough members turn up on Thursday and one of them volunteers to take charge, there could be a race starting at 19:00. If support exists, there will be similar races on 1st and 8th September with 18:30 start times. Races will be timed to end at, or before, sunset. Any queries, contact .

Friday 26 August - Coffee Morning
With a warm sunny morning forecast, why not pop down to the clubhouse for a chat and some refreshments.
Coffee morning starts at 11am and there will be as much filter coffee or tea as you can drink and as many biscuits as you can eat, all for a mere 50p.
It’s the school holiday so students and teachers can attend and will be very welcome.


Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August – Overnight Cruise
The annual Seafarers Overnight Cruise returns to Corf Camp in Newtown Creek this year. Departures are as follows (all times approximate):
  • Friday at 05:30 - Two Wayfarers and the Venture with nine crew
  • Friday at 09:00 - Two Stratos and a Wayfarer with nine crew plus one car with one driver and lots of kit!
  • Friday at 15:00 - One Wayfarer with two crew
The cruisers will be returning from Newtown Creek on Saturday afternoon and/or Sunday afternoon and/or Monday afternoon dependant upon the weather and how long the holiday spirit lasts. Should you need to contact the cruisers, you will find mobile telephone numbers for Chad and for Justin in the Duty List.

Sunday 28 August - Bar Open - as usual
Despite a significant number of the regulars being away on the cruise, the bar will still open this Sunday from 12:30 until 14:00.

Saturday 17 September - Curry Night
Curry

Book now for a delicious Chicken Tikka Masala or Beef Madras curry served with rice. There will be side dishes of onion bhajis, naan breads and poppadoms accompanied by mango chutney, mint yogurt etc with a dessert to follow.

19:30 for 20:00 - £10 per person - book via WebCollect - members only until Tuesday 6 September - closing date Tuesday 13 September.

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September – Fareham Creek Regatta – Gig Racing
Fareham Sailing and Motor Boat Club have again invited Seafarers to enter Ladies’ and Men’s teams into their annual competition.
If you are interested, please contact .



Notices

Gallery Updated
Photographs taken during the following events have been added to the Gallery; Practice Sailing on 18 Aug 2015 and 26 Sep 2015, Pursuit 7 on 4 Oct 2015, Combined 7 on 17 Oct 2015 and Practice Sailing on 31 Oct 2015.

Change to Club Bank Details
The Club has opened a new current account with Santander. All payments from now on should be made to this account. Account details have been sent to you by email. You will be reminded of these details in any future payment request sent to you from WebCollect. Any queries, please contact Claudia, the Treasurer .

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.
Unfortunately, the present Rear Commodore and Sailing Secretary have declared that they will not be standing for re-election. Although the AGM is still three months away, the Committee thought it sensible to announce this now.
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 - Tuesdays and Saturdays
The last Tuesday Evening Practice Sailing session will be on 30th August - come on down for a fun and relaxed sail before the end of the summer.
Because there are cruises over the next two weekends, the next Saturday Morning Practice session will not be until 3rd September. After that Saturday morning sessions 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.

The Slipway
The Committee is extremely conscious of the challenges that the state of the slipway presents to Club members. This is not a new problem and is indeed why we invested in a tractor more than ten years ago.
Unfortunately the tractor does not always solve the problem, especially outside our standard operating times. Over a number of years, and despite many, many conversations with Fareham Borough Council (FBC), the Club has been unable to achieve a sustainable solution. So, we are going to try a new approach and work to obtain an agreed 5 year plan that will have the endorsement of the Environment Agency. We have already had a meeting with the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership to gain their support. We have requested improvements to the condition of the groins in our vicinity to reduce the effect of longshore drift. They have agreed in principle that the condition of the groins require a survey prior to producing a detailed work package. As might be expected, work will be limited by budget constraints.
We will also ask FBC to clear the slipway as soon as they can. However, we must ensure they are able to distribute the shingle sensibly across the beach. We are also looking at what we can do by way of self help to support the FBC activity.
Ultimately these maintenance items are only a short term fix; the height of the beach continues to increase. Therefore the Committee will be pursuing all avenues to achieve a replacement slipway within the next five years.
In summary, please be assured that the Committee is working hard to ensure the public slipway that we benefit from is accessible for all. We will keep you informed as the Plan matures.

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.