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

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.
24/05/2014
Results Updated.
21/05/2014
Results Updated.
Craft corner date altered.
20/05/2014
Results Updated.
19/05/2014
VC Challenge Results Added.
13/05/2014
Events and Results Updated.
10/05/2014
Sailing program (2 Aug) corrected.
5/05/2014
Events and Results Updated.
01/05/2014
Results Corrected.
01/05/2014
Results Updated.
27/04/2014
Events and Results Updated.
23/04/2014
Events and Results Updated.
22/04/2014
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20/04/2014
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19/04/2014
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18/04/2014
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9/04/2014
2014 PY data added.
7/04/2014
Craft Corner Updated - Results Corrected.
6/04/2014
Results & Notices Updated.
5/04/2014
2014 Cruise Program Updated.
1/04/2014
2014 Sailing Instructions Updated.

Notices

Casual Sailing - Tuesdays and Saturdays
Members, especially Cadets and novices, are reminded that Tuesday evening and Saturday morning casual sailing sessions will continue at least until the end of August.
The patrol boat on the water from approximately 7pm to 8pm on Tuesdays and 10am till noon on Saturdays.
The aim is to have fun sailing in a controlled, safe environment.
The sessions are primarily for Cadets, novices and members who prefer to sail with the reassurance of a patrol boat on the water.
As always these events depend on volunteer helpers of various disciplines (Patrol Boat Driver and Crew, Tractor Driver, Trolley Dollies etc).
If you can help, please sign up on the sheet in the clubhouse or turn up suitably prepared.
Cadets under the age of 18 require a completed Parental Consent Form.

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

News and Events

Day of Sailing with Local Children - Tuesday 5 August 11:00am
Fareham Borough Council (FBC) has asked Seafarers to assist with its summer holiday youth entertainment programme again this year.
A very successful inaugural event was held last year. Supported by many of you, and a local councillor, we spent a day taking 40 local children for an introductory sail.
The complete list of events and venues for this year has been published in the recent `Fareham Today` newsletter which Fareham residents have received.
On Tuesday 5th August the venue is the Salterns with activities underway from about 11:00 until 15:00.
In addition to the sailing organised by Seafarers, FBC will provide a range of activities in the field adjacent the compound for the children to try.
We need volunteers to assist with coordination, to act as beach crew, to crew a patrol boat and to helm dinghies (Club boats or your own) taking 2 or 3 teenagers for 40/45 minute sailing experience sessions.
If you can help, please contact Moss, the Vice Commodore

Cowes Fireworks - FRIDAY 8th August 20:00

Cowes Fireworks FRIDAY 8 August 7.00pm

The Bar will be OPEN on Friday 8 August from about 7 pm for the end of Cowes week fireworks at 9.30 pm

 

DIY BBQ - bring your own meat

Salads, bread etc. will be provided

Cost £3 each plate - names on list

The club house will be open from approx. 7.00 p.m. for a DIY BBQ

Red Arrows at 7.30

Fireworks at 9:30 pm


HHSC Triangulation Race - Sunday 10 August 10:50am
Hill Head Sailing Club have been organising this unusual-format race for the best part of half a century.
The 2014 Triangulation Race is scheduled for Sunday 10 August with a nominal start time of 10:50.
The race is open to all boats with a PY number and entry is free.
The Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, Course diagram and a table showing the PY groups can all be downloaded from the `Open Meetings` page of HHSC`s website. Opens in new window.
Members of Seafarers who take part will be able to sign in at our clubhouse.
Moss, the Vice Commodore, will be giving a pre-race briefing in the clubhouse at 10:00 on 10 August.
Any queries please contact Moss

Coffee Morning FRIDAY 29 August 11:00am
The next coffee morning will be on Friday 29th August.
As ever there will be as much filter coffee or tea as you can drink and as many biscuits as you can (honestly) eat, all for a mere 50p.
The Autumn term does not start at local schools until Tuesday 2 September so there may still be some students around.
Teachers are, of course, also welcome..

Craft Corner - Lee on the Solent - Saturday 30 August
The next Craft Corner session will be `Pottery for Beginners` led by Rose Bates.
It will take place on Saturday 30 August and be held in Lee-on-the-Solent not at the Club.
Numbers will be limited on this occasion.
Please contact Gill Dakin or Viv Rance, Social Secretary if you wish to attend.