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

30/08/2015
Results & Events updated.
29/08/2015
Results updated.
19/08/2015
Added Parental/Guardian Consent to the club links page.
15/08/2015
Results and Programme updated.
13/08/2015
Events & Notices updated.
10/08/2015
Events updated.
09/08/2015
Gallery, Results and Events updated.
08/08/2015
Results updated.
7/08/2015
Events & Notices updated.
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.

News and Events

Commodores Challenge 5th September - 14:30
Commodores Challenge 5th September - Start 2 30pm
A Team Race: Three Boat Teams:
  • ĎAdultí Boat
  • Cadet (Or Novice)
  • Lady Helm
Free Entry
Prizes for the Winning Team
Afternoon Tea (Light refreshments) 4 30 pm
Rounders on the Green 5 15 pm
Prize Giving 6 00 pm
BBQ £6 Adults £3 Cadet 6 30 pm
  • Please enter names on list on the Notice Board
  • Closing date (For Afternoon Tea & BBQ) Tuesday 1st Sept
  • Names and Payment needed beforehand, please
Please note - Booking a meal is a commitment to pay for it
Special dietary requirements can usually be catered for - please contact

MacMillan Coffee Morning - Friday 25 September 11:00am
The next coffee morning will be part of MacMillan Cancer's worldwide annual event.
In addition to the usual (exceptional quality) filter coffee, there will be some very tasty cake available.
All of this will be totally free .. .. .. but there will be a collection box.
Last year, helped by gift-aiding, we raised more than £90 for MacMillan Cancer.
With your help, this year we'll do better.

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

Boat Spaces and Trolley Identification Markers (TIMs)
To aid the Membership Secretary, can you please view the attached Boat Space Diagram.
If your boat sail number is not correct or is missing, please email with the details, so that he can buy you a TIM.

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

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.