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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.

News and Events

WebSite Updates

28/06/2016
News & Events updated.
27/06/2016
Results & Programme updated.
26/06/2016
Photos of Cruise to Gurnard June 2014 added to Gallery.
25/06/2016
News & Events updated.
24/06/2016
Coffee Morning photos added to Gallery.
23/06/2016
News & Events updated.
20/06/2016
Results updated.
20/06/2016
More photos of Families’ Day added to Gallery
19/06/2016
First batch of photos of Families’ Day added to Gallery
16/06/2016
News & Events updated.
14/06/2016
Results & Programme updated.
News & Events updated.
13/06/2016
News & Events updated.
12/06/2016
Craft Corner photos added to Gallery
Sailing Instructions amended.
11/06/2016
News & Events updated.
Summer 1 photos added to Gallery
Results updated.
10/06/2016
Notices updated - new bank account.
09/06/2016
Notices updated.
07/06/2016
Results updated.
05/06/2016
News & Events updated.
04/06/2016
Photos of Races and Barbecue added to Gallery
03/06/2016
Charity link added to Home Page
Training Photos added to Gallery
01/06/2016
News & Events updated.
Training Photos added to Gallery
31/05/2016
Training Photos added to Gallery.
29/05/2016
News & Events updated.
Coffee Morning and Training Photos added to Gallery.
27/05/2016
News & Events updated.
26/05/2016
Evening A5 photos added to Gallery.
News & Events updated.
25/05/2016
News & Events and Notices updated.
Charity Page updated.
24/05/2016
Tractor Message added to News & Events
20/05/2016
News & Events and Notices updated.
15/05/2016
Results updated.
Craft Corner Photos added to Gallery.
14/05/2016
Results updated.
News & Events updated.
More photos of Evening A3 and Edie Sampson Races added to Gallery.
12/05/2016
News & Events updated.
Evening A3 Photos to Gallery.
11/05/2016
Notices and Gallery updated.
08/05/2016
News & Events updated.
24/04/2016
Results updated.
19/04/2016
Gallery and Results updated.
18/04/2016
Notices updated.
14/04/2016
Results updated.
14/04/2016
Notices updated.
12/04/2016
Results updated.
12/04/2016
OOD Guide updated.
12/04/2016
Notices updated.
03/04/2016
Results updated.
01/04/2016
Programme updated.
31/03/2016
Updated duty crew guides under Racing.
29/03/2016
Latest Newsletter now available via Club menu.
27/03/2016
Events updated.
Child Protection links corrected
26/03/2016
Results updated.
25/03/2016
Cruise 1 Message updated
24/03/2016
Safeguarding Document updated - see under Club / Child Protection.
16/03/2016
Equal Opportunities Statement updated - see under Club.
16/03/2016
SLOSHH results now updated including Race 1.
15/03/2016
Notices & Events updated.
2016 PYs & Pursuit times updated.
iCal Calendar added (see Notices)
13/03/2016
Programme updated.
01/03/2016
Notices & Events updated.
01/03/2016
Forum removed.
25/2/2016
Events updated.
22/2/2016
Sailing Instruction updated for 2016.
17/2/2016
Events updated.
6/2/2016
Events & Craft Corner page updated.
6/2/2016
Gallery updated.
22/1/2016
Events updated.
11/1/2016
Events updated.
10/1/2016
Events and Gallery updated.
4/1/2016
Notices updated.
Thursday 30 June – Evening Race B1
Remember that Evening B Series will be sailed as average lap time races with a Combined fleet. OODs, after consultation with the Vice Commodore or the Sailing Secretary, will be permitted to split the fleet into Fast and Slow if a single start is considered impractical. The 2016 Sailing Instructions have been amended.

Saturday 9 July - Craft Corner
On Saturday 9th July, Angela Banks will be running a session on making “Little Books of Fun”.
This will take place in the clubhouse from 2pm to 4pm.
All are welcome. Snacks and drinks will be available; a donation of £2 would be appreciated.


Saturday 9 July - SLOSHH
The annual race between Seafarers, Hill Head and Lee on the Solent sailing clubs is rapidly approaching. It provides an opportunity to compete with our fellow sailors from nearby clubs, to race against different boats and to start on a long Committee boat start line all of which adds variety to the season.
All are welcome. It doesn’t matter if you have never raced before; the main reason to take part is to have fun. The scoring system rewards greater participation. This means the more of you that take part, the better our chance of retaining the SLOSHH trophy.
This year Hill Head SC are the hosts. Their “Notice of Race” can be found at here - click on “SLOSHH Notice of Race 2016”.
HW is at 4:03pm. The race starts off HHSC at 2:30pm. A signing-in sheet will be available in our clubhouse. You will be expected to sign in before 1:30pm as the sheet has to reach HHSC’s Committee boat by 2pm. Entry is free.
Prize giving will take place at Hill Head SC at approximately 5pm. Refreshments will be available.
Any queries, please contact Justin, the Vice Commodore .

Saturday 23 July – America's Cup Regatta Day
The Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series returns to Portsmouth from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th July. On Saturday 23rd July, Seafarers will be hold a regatta involving a series of America’s Cup Series format races. There will be racing in the forenoon and afternoon with a pause for picnics and liquid refreshment between. Further details of the racing will be published shortly so keep checking this page.
Hot barbecued food with a selection of delicious salads will be available from 5pm.£6.00 per Adult - £3.00 per Cadet - please book now via WebCollect where you can register any special dietary requirements. Remember, booking a meal commits you to pay for it. The closing date for bookings is Tuesday 19th July.

Wednesday 27 July – Access All Areas
Once again, Fareham Borough Council (FBC) is organising a summer holiday activity programme for 11-16 year olds titled “Access All Areas” (AAA). The full programme runs from 26th July to 18th August. Details of the AAA programme for 2016 can be found at FBC-AAA .
On Tuesday 27th July the AAA venue will be the Salterns. FBC will provide a range of activities in the field adjacent the compound from about midday to 4pm. For the fourth successive year, Seafarers Sailing Club has offered to provide an introduction to sailing for those children who express an interest. You will recall that the purchase of three Hartley 12.2 dinghies was part-funded by an FBC grant. Our support for “Access All Areas” helped our grant application.
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. Tea or coffee and biscuits will be provided. If you can help, please contact Justin, our Vice Commodore .

Notices

Change to Club Bank Details
The Club has opened a new current account with Santander. All payments from now on should be made to this account. Account details have been sent to you by email. You will be reminded of these details in any future payment request sent to you from WebCollect. Any queries, please contact Claudia, the Treasurer .

RYA Start Sailing/Basic Skills Training – help welcome

Training sessions for the Level 1 & 2 Saturday morning course take place from Saturday 25th June to Saturday 29th October with a break for the school summer holidays. Dates and times are given in the Training Programme (here). Volunteers have been rostered to cover duties such as patrol boat crew. However, tractor drivers are needed and extra hands are always welcome to help on the beach or to make coffee. Any queries, please contact David, the Chief Instructor .


Practice Sailing – Tuesdays and Saturdays – Volunteers Required
Practice sailing sessions have started; they are programmed as follows:
Tuesday Evenings from 7th June to 30th August - on the water 18.30 - 20.00

Saturday Mornings from 11th June to 29th 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 pootle 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.
Volunteers to act as coordinators, patrol boat crew and tractor drivers are required for each day. A table of dates and roles has been posted in the wetroom. If you would like to take over one of these roles, or help out on the beach or in the compound, please add your name to the table or contact the Chief Instructor .
Please feel free to bring along your friends but remember to sign them into the Guest Book. Advise them that any under the age of 18 will require a completed Parent/Guardian Declaration Form. They should also note that any under the age of 11 must be supervised by a Parent/Guardian at all times.
To obtain a copy of the Parent/Guardian Declaration Form for non members contact the Communications Officer or the Chief Instructor .

Programme of Events . . . ELECTRONIC CALENDAR VERSION
Kevin Forder has kindly provided a useful download of an iCal file to import into many electronic calendars.
The file may be downloaded by clicking the link here
The iCal file will not reflect any changes to the programme since 15 Mar 2016 and the committee is not responsible for any programme errors contained within. If in doubt members are to consult the live programme as published on the website.

Visitors Book
All members are politely reminded that, if they bring guests into the Club for a social event or for sailing, the guests should be signed into the visitors book.