Welcome

Welcome to the Seafarers Sailing Club website.

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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.

News and Events

WebSite Updates

22/05/2017
Spring Series results published.
21/05/2017
Race results and Programme updated.
20/05/2017
News & Events and Notices updated.
19/05/2017
Snooker reports added.
18/05/2017
News & Events and Results Updated.
14/05/2017
Events Updated.
13/05/2017
Did You Know? added.
News & Events, Notices and Results updated.
11/05/2017
Results of Evening A3 published.
09/05/2017
News & Events, Notices and Gallery updated.
07/05/2017
News & Events, Notices, Results, Programme and Gallery updated.
06/05/2017
Spring Series Results and Gallery updated.
04/05/2017
Evening A Series Results updated.
03/05/2017
News & Events updated. Regatta race times added to Programme. New Snooker page added.
30/04/2017
News & Events (Cruise 2) and Gallery (Spring 4) updated; Newsletter uploaded.
29/04/2017
Spring 4 results and photos published.
28/04/2017
Programme and Craft Corner Page updated.
27/04/2017
News & Events, Results and Practice Sailing Programme updated.
26/04/2017
News & Events updated.
24/04/2017
News & Events and Notices updated.
23/04/2017
News & Events updated.
22/04/2017
News & Events, Results and Gallery updated.
21/04/2017
News & Events updated.
17/04/2017
Pursuit and Spring Series Results updated.
16/04/2017
Notices updated.
14/04/2017
Spring 2 Results published and Notices updated.
11/04/2017
Programme updated - see Tuesday 09 May.
09/04/2017
Notices and Race Results updated.
08/04/2017
Photos of Fareham Creekers added to Gallery.
07/04/2017
Programme updated - Training and Practice Sailing.
06/04/2017
News & Events updated.
04/04/2017
News & Events updated.
03/04/2017
News & Events updated.
02/04/2017
Spring 1 and Pursuit 1 results published.
01/04/2017
News & Events, Notices and Gallery updated.
Friday 26 May - Coffee Morning

Barista Diving

Come to the clubhouse between 11am and midday to enjoy excellent company, 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 3 June 2017 – John and Mavis Harmer Trophy Races
Once again the programme includes a race that is open to all members on the final Saturday of Training Week. There will also be a race for the trainees. Duty Crew is ‘P’. Low water is at 12:51pm.
The members’ race will start at 2:30pm. The trainees’ race will start at approximately 2:36pm. Both races will be to the format of a Club Combined race ie one fleet (fast and slow not separated) and average lap time scoring. Trainee boats are to be given a wide berth by non-trainee boats; failure to keep clear will be penalised.
The John Harmer Trophy will be awarded to the winner of the members’ race. The winner of the trainees' race will be awarded The Mavis Harmer Trophy. The trophies, named in honour of John and Mavis Harmer, the Club's founders, will be presented at the barbecue.
Some of the trainees will benefit from having an experienced helm as crew. If you are an experienced helm and would be willing to crew for a trainee in their race on Saturday 4th June, please contact Justin, the .
Saturday 3 June – End-of-Training-Week Barbecue
Join the trainees for a fun family evening to mark the end of a successful week.
Hot burgers and sausages will be available with salads, rolls and a delicious dessert.
Not just for trainees but for everyone. Bar opens at 5pm. Food from 5:30pm. £6.00 per Adult - £3.00 per Cadet - please book via WebCollect - closing date Tuesday 30 May.

Sunday 4 June - Cruise 3
The provisional destination for Cruise 3 is Gurnard, IoW - rolling onto the beach to the northeast of Gurnard Sailing Club. HW is at 08:30pm. The plan is to sail at 10am. All are welcome; just turn up at the Club at 9am.
Further information on Gurnard can be found in the website Cruising section. Any queries, contact Chad, the .
Saturday 1 July – Ladies and Families Day
Remember what a fun-filled day the family had last year? Ladies and Cadets enjoyed being pampered on and off the water by the menfolk.
Superheroes
The theme for this year is Superheroes so get your thinking caps; following a morning of tuition and supported sailing we will have a fun-packed superhero race.
Ladies and Families Day is little more than a month away and Justin is keen to hear from any males who would be willing to help with the sailing and/or catering.
If you would like to help, please contact the .

Notices

America's Cup Regatta Day - 12 August a possibility - for your diary
There was considerable disappointment when inclement weather led to the cancellation of the Regatta on Sunday 14 May. The format of several short races was thoroughly enjoyed last year.
Saturday 12th August is identified in the 2017 Programme as the spare day for this season's SLOSHH Race. If the SLOSHH Race goes ahead as scheduled on 29th July then the America's Cup Regatta will be arranged for 12th August.
RYA Start Sailing/Basic Skills Course - Help Welcome
Practical sessions for one of the Club’s main 2017 training courses takes place between Tuesday 23rd May and Sunday 4th June. Times are given in the Training Programme). Volunteers have already been rostered to cover duties such as Patrol Boat Crew and Tractor Driver. However, extra hands to help on the beach, make coffee or just to make the trainees (most of whom are new members) feel at home, are always welcome. If you would like to help out - and to avoid you coming down and not being needed - please contact the who will endeavour to find a useful role for you.
Duties
Please make sure that you know when you are duty this year (see below). If any swaps are necessary, arrange them as early as possible. Of course, short notice commitments do arise but you should still do everything you can to find a substitute and, equally importantly, keep your OOD informed.
When am I duty?
To obtain a list of your duties during 2017:
Click on the Racing button on the top left of this page and then on the button labelled Duty Crew Dates (or click here) .
Now click on the letter denoting your duty crew.
Change of Membership Details
If your membership details change eg you move house, replace your mobile phone or change your email address, you should update your WebCollect account.
Unfortunately, WebCollect will not automatically notify the Administrator of such changes. Thus, for example, the Duty Crew List will not be updated. So, after updating WebCollect, please tell David, the , that you have done so.

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