Welcome

Welcome to the Seafarers Sailing Club website.

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.

WebSite Updates

20/10/2014
Notices and Events Updated.
15/10/2014
Results Updated.
04/10/2014
Events Updated.
24/09/2014
Results Updated.
22/09/2014
Gallery and Notices Updated.
22/09/2014
Results and Notices Updated.
15/09/2014
Results Updated.
14/09/2014
Results Updated & Photos added to gallery.
11/09/2014
Results Updated.
7/09/2014
Events Updated.
2/09/2014
Results Updated.
30/08/2014
Events & Gallery Updated.
24/08/2014
Results Updated.
22/08/2014
Events Updated.
21/08/2014
Events and Results Updated.
20/08/2014
Events Updated.
13/08/2014
Page layout altered.
11/08/2014
Results and Events Updated.
08/08/2014
Notices Updated.
07/08/2014
Social Program corrected.
04/08/2014
Results Updated.
01/08/2014
Results, Notices and Events Updated.
13/07/2014
Events and Results Updated.
06/07/2014
Results Updated.
05/07/2014
Results, Notices and Events Updated.
29/07/2014
Notice added and Results Updated.
27/06/2014
Events Updated.
24/06/2014
Notice added.
23/06/2014
Cruise report added. Events Updated
21/06/2014
Results Updated.
20/06/2014
Results Updated.
Craft Corner photos changed.
18/06/2014
Results Updated.
16/06/2014
Notice added.
10/06/2014
Cruise report added and Results Corrected.
09/06/2014
Notice added and Results Updated.
08/06/2014
Results Updated.
07/06/2014
Events Updated.
06/06/2014
Events and Results Updated.
01/06/2014
Events Updated.

News and Events

Coffee Morning - Friday 31 October 11:00am
The next coffee morning will be on Friday 31 October in the clubhouse from 11am until around noon.
As ever 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.
Local schools will be on half term break so there may be some students around. Teachers are, of course, also welcome.

Annual General Meeting - Tuesday 11 November 8pm
The 2014 AGM will commence at 8pm on 11 November.
The agenda will be published by 30 October
The Club's constitution does not allow for postal or proxy voting; to affect the decisions made you, or your partner, need to attend the meeting.


Laying up Supper & Prize Giving - Saturday 22nd November 2014
  • CELEBRATE YOUR SAILING SUCCESS - Congratulate those who did well in the races or who have helped the Club
  • Our major END OF SAILING SEASON social event at SSC Clubhouse!
  • Make this a SPECIAL EVENING!
Main Course (see sheet in club house for choices)
Choice of desserts
Closing date for the meal - before noon on Sunday 16th November
Cost - £14.00 pp
Dining - 7.00 for 7.30 pm
Prize Giving - 9.00 pm
All Welcome
Option to attend just the Prize Giving if you prefer


Notices

New Club Boats - Try Them
The club is in the process of selecting some replacement small/medium club boats.
The shortlist has been reduced to the Hartley 12.2 and the RS Feva.
From Saturday, 18 October, we will have a demonstrator of each type available at the Club.
We do not currently know how long we will have them.
If you are interested, come on down and give one (or both) a try and then, on completion, provide your comment/opinion to aid the final selection.
Feedback can be via the attached form (copies available in the boat booking book)
or by email to
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or
The requirements/conditions are the same as for taking out the current Club boats.
If you are not familiar with the Feva or the 12.2, Dave will arrange a briefing.

Craft Corner
The final 'Craft Corner' of the season took place on Saturday 20 September, a few resulting photographs have been added to the 'Gallery' .
We would like to thank all of the demonstrators who have given their time and encoraged so many to learn new skills.
Hopefully they may be available to support the 'Craft Corner' in the 2015 season.
The demonstrators were...
  • Mary Collins - Starting Crochet
  • Joy Wadhams - Tissue Flowers
  • Jenny Prosser - Cake Decorating
  • Elaine Reed - Transparent Watercolours
  • Angela Banks - Make a Japanese Book
  • Rose Bates - Pottery for Beginners
  • John Hamon - How to Enhance your Photographs

Last One Out
If you are the last person to use the changing room, mop the floor before you leave and, if male, turn off the fan.
If you are the last person to leave the clubhouse, please check that everything (that can be) is turned off (eg kitchen light, urn, and fan in men's room) and close the main door securely.
If you are the last person to leave the compound, please check that the main water tap (back fence) has been turned off and lock the gate.

Committee structure - Interim change
It has become necessary to appoint a temporary Bosun to the management committee.
Tim Wadham has volunteered for the task, however as Tim works he will not be able to perform all the Bosun tasks that we have become used to.
He will not be able to conduct his duties as Rear Commodore as well.
Kevin Forder has volunteered to join the Committee as a co-opted member to assist with the Rear Commodore duties.
This arrangement will be maintained until the election of officers at the next AGM.
This change has the full support of the current management committee.

BAR OPEN EVERY SUNDAY DURING THE SAILING SEASON
Why not stay behind for a quick drink in the bar after sailing on Sunday morning.
The bar will be opened every Sunday during the sailing season by your friendly volunteer bar staff.

Sea Swimmers
As the Summer has arrived we can expect that more people will take to the sea and swim in the area of our sailing.
Whilst you are on the water can you please be considerate to swimmers.
There may be occasions that it is tactically sensible to sail near swimmers.
If this is the case and you are spoken to by a swimmer please re-assure them that you can see them and that you will manoeuvre to avoid them at a reasonable distance.
It can be disconcerting for a person at sea level looking up at an approaching craft, they may not be able to see your face to understand you can see them.
With this approach we can promote everyone enjoying our area of the Solent