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

4/08/2015
Events & Programme updated.
1/08/2015
Events updated.
1/08/2015
Results updated.
1/08/2015
Club Rules link updated.
AAA times corrected.
31/07/2015
Results updated.
24/07/2015
Added Cowes Fireworks item in the News and updated the results.
22/07/2015
SLOSH results published in Race Results.
22/07/2015
News and Events updated.
21/07/2015
Programme updated.
20/07/2015
Results updated.
17/07/2015
Results updated.
14/07/2015
Gallery now working again.
14/07/2015
Committee page updated.
14/07/2015
Corrected SLOSHH start time.
12/07/2015
Results updated.
09/07/2015
Results and events updated.
05/07/2015
Results updated.
Membership link updated.
03/07/2015
Results updated.
30/06/2015
Events updated.
28/06/2015
Results updated.
26/06/2015
Results updated.
22/06/2015
Results and events updated.
19/06/2015
Results updated.
15/06/2015
Results updated.
14/06/2015
Results updated.
12/06/2015
Results updated.
10/06/2015
Results & Events updated.
09/06/2015
Events and Notices Added.
06/06/2015
Results updated.
02/06/2015
2015 Pursuit Start times added.
2015 Personal Handicaps added.
29/05/2015
Events and Notices Added.
21/05/2015
Results updated.
17/05/2015
Gallery & Spring Series Final Results Updated.
16/05/2015
Gallery & Results Updated.
15/05/2015
Gallery & Results Updated.
14/05/2015
Results updated.
14/05/2015
Events and Notices Added.
11/05/2015
Gallery Updated.
11/05/2015
Event added.
08/05/2015
Event and Notice added.
07/05/2015
Race Results Updated.
06/05/2015
Race Results Updated.
01/05/2015
Event and Notice added.
01/05/2015
Race Results Updated.
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.

News and Events

Craft Corner - Painting Translucent Flowers - Saturday 8th August at 1400
This painting session on translucent flowers will be led by local artist Elaine Reed. Elaine has had a long association with Seafarers. As a teenager she served on the Committee with her father, Alan Flack, then Vice Commodore. Elaine remained an active member until a few years ago. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from one of the south coast’s leading artists. All are welcome - £3 per person - includes tea and cake.
TRIAL BAR OPENING - Saturday 8th August 2015 16:00 ~ 18:00
The bar will be OPEN following Sailing
Why not stay and discuss the afternoon`s sailing over a pint, glass of wine or a soft drink

Overnight Cruise - Change of Date! - 14th - 18th August 2015
After the popularity of last year's Overnight Cruise to Lymington, the Cruisemaster has managed to achieve a booking for the same venue again this year.
However, it has been necessary to change the date and this cruise will now take place over the weekend 14th to 16th August.
More details to follow. Any questions please contact the

End of Cowes Week Fireworks and DIY BBQ - Friday 14th August
The end of Cowes Week Fireworks are on the 14th August at about 2130. Prior to this there will be a display by abn RAF Typhoon jet between 1910 and 1920. The club will be running a DIY BBQ from 1830 so bring a long your own food to BBQ. There will be salad and bread available from the club. Note that the Red Arrows display this year is on Thursday 13th August from 1850.

Extra Live Music Evening added to Programme - Saturday 14 November
Following the success of the Fareham Creekers' last month, another live music group has been booked for your entertainment on Saturday 14th November
--- the group plays shanty, Irish, and popular music
--- so make a note in your diary now for another great fun evening
--- more details later.

Notices

Training and Practice Sailing - Saturday Mornings and Tuesday Evenings - from 2 June
Training and practice sailing sessions have started. They are programmed as follows:
  • Tuesday Evenings from 2nd June to 25th August - on the water 18.30 - 20.00
  • Saturday Mornings from 6th June to 31st October - on the water 10.00 - 12.00
These sessions are open to all and are intended to encourage a bit of practice, informal training or just a poodle about for fun.
There will be a patrol boat on the water and the sessions will be subject to a minimum of three dinghies and a wind strength of F4 or below.
Coordinators, patrol boat crew and tractor drivers for each day are already identified in the 'Training and Practice Sailing Diary' a copy of which is posted in the wetroom.
If you would like to like to take over one of these roles, or simply help out on the beach or in the compound, please contact Dave Grout
Cadets under the age of 18 require a completed Parental Consent Form

Ladies, Novices and Cadets Series
The LNC series comprises 8 races. Click here for the Racing Programme
With the supporting mentor scheme, this series provides an excellent opportunity for inexperienced helms to gain an introduction to racing.
Are you a lady, novice or cadet who would like a gentle introduction to racing and are available for (at least some of) the races in the LNC series?
Are you an experienced sailor that fancies doing something different . . . . like crewing for a lady, novice or cadet in the LNC series?
You can pass on some knowledge, sail with someone different and have some fun.

Last One Out
Recently, on opening the clubhouse, a member discovered that the hot water urn in the kitchen and the light in the disabled toilet were both switched on.
Please remember:
  • 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 Meeting Minutes
Find out what is happening at your club's committee meetings - the minutes of the meetings are found via the club forum
You will need to register to be able to access the forum - details of how to register are on the initial forum page

Club Boats
All Club Members are encouraged to 'have a go' in the club boats, which are free to use, but to ensure they are used correctly, you are reminded that a policy exists
In particular:
  • To be able to use a club boat you need to be 'signed off' on a Club Boat Familiarisation Form (to ensure you know where the boats equipment is, suitably skilled, how to rig etc).
  • Sign out the boat in the Boat Booking Form (advanced booking welcome).
The policy documents can be found here
Alternatively the documentation is in the red file hanging from the Sailing Notice Board.

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 .

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.