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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.

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Friday 28 July - Coffee Morning

Barista at 24

Come to the clubhouse between 11am and midday to enjoy excellent company, including your shy and retiring barista, as much freshly brewed filter coffee or tea as you can drink and as many biscuits (some gluten-free) as you can eat, all for a mere 50p.

Saturday 29 July – SLOSHH Race
The annual race between Seafarers, Hill Head and Lee on the Solent sailing clubs is rapidly approaching. It provides an opportunity to compete with our fellow sailors from nearby clubs and to race against different boats.
All are welcome. It doesn’t matter if you have never raced before; the main reason to take part is to have fun. The scoring system rewards greater participation. This means the more of you that take part, the better our chance of retaining the SLOSHH trophy.
This year Lee on the Solent SC are the hosts. Their Notice of Race can be viewed by clicking here and their Sailing Instructions can be viewed by clicking here. Points to note include:
  • There will be a single race of approx 75 minutes
  • The starting line will be a transit through two orange triangles on the shore with a yellow outer distance mark
  • The start sequence will be 6 minutes – 3 minutes – start
  • Distinguishing ribbons will be flown from the starboard shroud of stayed rigs and the masthead of una rigs. Seafarers boats will fly red ribbons
HW is at 4:59pm. The race starts off LoSSC at 2:30pm. A signing-in sheet will be available in our clubhouse. You will be expected to sign in before 1:30pm as the sheet has to reach LoSSC by 2pm. Entry is free.
The SLOSHH prize will be awarded to the best scoring club. Additional prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed boats, and the first lady helm and first youth (under 18) not in the first 3 boats. Prize giving will take place at Lee on the Solent SC at approximately 5:30pm. Refreshments will be available.
Any queries, please contact Justin, the .

Tuesday 1 August - Dixieland Jazz Group


A Fun Music Evening has been added to our programme - no food - but a few nibbles available. Come along and enjoy the evening with music performed by Second Opinion, a Dixieland Jazz group. They will be playing at the Clubhouse on Tuesday 1st August starting at 8:30pm. The group is made up of members of the Army Medical Services Band and comprises Trumpet, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Trombone, Tuba and Drums.
All welcome. There will be no charge but an indication of numbers attending would be very useful via WebCollect.
If you have any questions, please contact Viv, .

Friday 4 August – End of Cowes Week Fireworks with DIY Barbecue
Red Arrows
Since the earliest days of the Cowes Regatta, a spectacular fireworks display has been held on the final Friday. Although 5 miles away, Hill Head provides an excellent spot from which to enjoy the event.
The clubhouse will be open from approximately 6:30pm for a DIY barbecue. Bring your own meat. Salads, bread etc. will be provided costing £4 per plate. Please book via WebCollect . The list will close on Tuesday 1st August.
A display by the RAF's Red Arrows is scheduled for 7:30pm and the traditional end of Cowes Week Fireworks display begins at 9:30pm.

Sunday 6 August – Commodore's Challenge - Another Grand Cruise

This season's Commodore’s Challenge is scheduled for Sunday 6th August. As last year’s event proved so popular, Phil Warwick, the Commodore, thought he would organise another cruise and see if we can achieve the same level of participation. This year’s challenge is to achieve another first for the Club, a cruise to Portsmouth Harbour. Both Patrol Boats will accompany our flotilla. Phil has booked Hornet Services Sailing Club in Gosport for lunch (BBQ or cold buffet tbc). Hornet is collocated with the Joint Services Adventurous Sail Training Centre (JSASTC) close to HMS Alliance and the Submarine Museum. To top it all off there will be tea and cake on our return to Seafarers. This should be a fun, safe and well attended event. Please do not be shy or worry if you have not cruised before; why not give it a try? If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.
The broad timings will be: 8am - leave the beach, 11:30am - off entrance to Portsmouth, midday to 2pm - lunch, 4:30pm - return to the Club.
To finalise arrangements with both Hornet and the QHM (Queen’s Harbour Master), by Tuesday 25th July we need to establish who wants to sail and who wishes to attend the lunch. For the sailors, we would like to know if you are simply volunteering to crew or if you intend using your own boat, would like to helm a Club boat and whether or not you already have crew.
Those wishing to join in are requested to provide the following details as appropriate - do not worry if you are looking for crew, helm or boat as Phil will manage this once he has a full list of participants:
  • boat type if you have one and intend to use it
  • names of crew if already known
  • level of cruising experience of you and your crew
  • confirmation that you require lunch
  • if travelling by road for lunch, names of any passengers and model/registration number of your vehicle
  • whether or not you wish to have tea and cake at the Club on completion
Please respond by email to or in person to Mike Burlingham or to Phil.
Lunch at Hornet will cost £10 for adults and £5 for under 12s. Please book your lunch via WebCollect by 27th July.
If you intend sailing or having tea and cake on return, please bring some cash; £2 per sailor for PB fuel and £3 per person for the tea will be collected before sailing. There will also be a collection to raise money towards a good cause.

Saturday 12 August - Craft Corner

Craft Corner

On Saturday 12th August, Elaine Reed will be running a painting session from 2pm to 4pm. All are welcome.
Elaine will be covering textures in watercolour and relating this to the coastline. Activities will include sponging paint on, wax resist and, perhaps, gluing thin tissue paper onto the paper and painting over that too. Materials required include salt, both table and rock, cling film, sponge, pva glue and tissue paper. If those attending could bring any of those items they can find, together with their watercolours, brushes etc, the group should have everything it needs.
There is a kitty to provide snacks and drinks; a donation of £2.50 would be appreciated.
If you have any questions, please contact .