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

28/04/2015
Events Updated.
25/04/2015
Race Results Updated.
23/04/2015
Race Results Updated.
23/04/2015
Notice added.
19/04/2015
Events and Race Results added.
18/04/2015
Race Results Updated.
Updated the Weather page.
15/04/2015
2015 Newsletter added.
12/04/2015
Race Results Updated.
08/04/2015
Darts page Updated.
08/04/2015
Snooker page Updated.
7/04/2015
Events & Craft Corner page Updated.
6/04/2015
Race Results Updated.
5/04/2015
Race Results Updated.
4/04/2015
Cruise Programme Updated.
1/04/2015
Notices Updated.
31/03/2015
Events Updated.
27/03/2015
2015 Sailing Instructions and 2015 PY numbers added.
19/03/2015
Notices Updated.
15/03/2015
Notices Updated.
13/03/2015
Child Protection Policy page Updated.
12/03/2015
Events Updated.
12/03/2015
Craft Corner page updated
08/03/2015
Membership page Updated.
03/03/2015
Programme Updated.
28/02/2015
Programme Updated.
25/02/2015
Events & Notices Updated.
12/02/2015
Events & Notices Updated.
03/02/2015
2015 Programme published. See new link on left.
16/01/2015
Training page updated.
Events poster added.
16/01/2015
Events Updated.
22/12/2014
Events & Notices Updated.
07/12/2014
Events Updated.
4/12/2014
Committee Pictures Updated.
2/12/2014
December 2104 News Letter Added.

News and Events

Sunday 3 May 2015 - Edie Sampson Trophy Race and Lunch
THE RACE
The Trophy Race will be a handicap race with a committee boat start.
There will be one race starting at 10:30 preceded by a briefing for all crews at 09:45.
Each entry will be a team of two boats each of any type eg Laser+Solo, Wayfarer+Steaker or Vision+Hartley.
Each helm should fill in a slip giving name, dinghy type and sail number and place this slip into the hat in the wetroom.
A draw of the slips in pairs from the hat on Tuesday (28th) evening to decide the teams.
If you cannot fill in a slip before Tuesday evening, you should phone your entry to Tim Wadham. Late entries will be accepted up to 09:30 on Sunday morning.
As each winning team will have two helms, each helm will hold the Edie Sampson Trophy for six of the following twelve months.
AFTER RACING
Hot light lunch - Cottage pie with peas cost £4.00 pp from 12.15 pm or when sailing finishes
To date less than 10 people have reserved lunches. You have until the bar closes on Tuesday 28th April to reserve your plate.
Please note - booking a meal place is a commitment to pay for it!
Special dietary requirements can usually be catered for - please contact

Craft Corner - Saturday 9th May 2015 14:00
Craft Card Creations session from 14:00 to 16:00 in the clubhouse.
Calligraphy (Beautiful Uncial) - Angela Banks
All are welcome - £2 per person - includes tea and cake!

Coffee Morning - Friday 29 May 2015 11:00am
Enjoy a chat about the progress of a new season and other world changing events!
In the clubhouse from 11am with as much filter coffee or tea as you can drink and as many biscuits as you can eat, all for a mere 50p.

End of Training BBQ - Saturday 30 May from 6.00 p.m
Join the trainees for a fun family evening to mark their success
Hot BBQ food - with salads, rolls, etc.
Cost:
  • £3.00 cadets
  • £6.00 adults
  • £15.00 family = 2+2
PAYMENT TO Claudia ASAP PLEASE
Dress - Informal / casual
Not just for Trainees but for everyone
Closing date - Tuesday 26 May
Please note - booking a meal place is a commitment to pay for it!
Special dietary requirements can usually be catered for - please contact

Notices

Security Lapses
There have been two lapses of security in the club recently:
  • On the afternoon of Friday 27th March the club gates were found open between 14.30 and 15.45.
  • On Tuesday 31st March the OOD's Cupboard was found open.
Can all members, including key holders, please remember to ensure the club is locked up correctly prior to leaving.

RYA Training
Currently there are still spaces available on this year's scheduled RYA Training Courses.
All the courses are run by your very own friendly instructors.
If you are interested, or know of anyone who would like to join us, please contact

RYA Start Sailing/Basic Skill (Level 1 & 2)
This is the 'learn to sail' starter course suitable for all the family (from 11 yrs).
Learn how to sail in just three weeks.
Our course starts with three evenings, Tuesday 12th May, Tuesday 19th May and Friday 20th May.
This is followed by three full days over the Spring Bank Holiday, 21st - 23rd May; four evenings, 24th - 27th May and Saturday 28th May.
There is one space still available.

RYA National Sailing Scheme Level 1 & 2 and RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Level 1, 2 & 3
Come and learn how to sail on Saturday mornings.
Our courses run on Saturday mornings beginning on Saturday 6th June until the end of October.
Each week there will be a short theory session followed by practical on the water training guided by our instructors so that you can learn to sail as the season progresses.
There are still a few spaces available.

Senior Membership Changes
The Committee has been reviewing the rules around Senior Membership over the past few weeks.
We would like to introduce the changes set out in the Club notice for the current season.
We will seek your approval to make these changes permanent at the next AGM.
If you have any questions or comments about this notice, please contact the .

Programme of Events . . . and Duties
Have you made a note of when you will be duty this season?
The Club Programme, with dates and times for all social and sailing events, is available from the via a link on Programme button of the side menu
You can print a copy but, if you do, be aware that the 'live' version on the website may be updated from time to time.
For obvious reasons, the duty crew lists are not made available to the public. The latest version is always available from the Bulletin Board - Club Documents via a link on Forum button of the side menu

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.

WiFi in the Clubhouse
You will be pleased to know that Seafarers Sailing Club is now internet connected.
WiFi is available in the clubhouse; the password is available from behind the bar.
A variety of additional services are being considered; some may be introduced in due course.
If you have any suggestions then please let a committee member know (an email to the is the best bet).

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.