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Welcome to the Seafarers Sailing Club website.

Seafarers Sailing Club is a small, friendly club formed to encourage the sport of dinghy sailing by the provision 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.

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Forthcoming Events

Saturday 21 July – Caribbean Evening


For those who have booked, prepare to take part in the sizzling event of the year, a Seafarers' Caribbean Evening! An inspiring Caribbean buffet followed by a fun quiz; how's your knowledge of the Caribbean area?
Starts at 8pm - come dressed the part in colourful Caribbean style!

Sunday 22 July - Cruise 4

The provisional destination for Cruise 4 is Gurnard. Why not come down and enjoy a cruise? All are welcome including those who are undergoing, or have just completed, training. Please be at the Club by 9:30am.
HW Portsmouth on 22nd July is at 7:55am and 8:27pm.
Guidance on Club cruising published in the SOP is also available from the website Cruising page. Newcomers might find the information on our popular cruise destinations, including Gurnard, of interest; go to the Cruise Navigation page.

If you have any queries about Cruise 4 or any other cruising matter, don’t hesitate to contact Phill, .

Wednesday 25 July – Access All Areas (Sailing Day) - Volunteers Required

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 24th July to 23rd August. Details of the AAA programme for 2018 can be found at FBC-AAA .
On Wednesday 25th July the AAA venue will be the Salterns. FBC will not be providing a range of activities in the field adjacent the compound as they have in the past. Because it has proven so popular, the only activity on offer this year will be an introduction to sailing provided by Seafarers Sailing Club. This will run from midday until 4pm. You will recall that our 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. Should strong winds mean that sailing has to be cancelled, we will set up a static display as we did in 2015 and 2016.
If you can help, please contact Denise, our Vice Commodore .

Friday 27 July - Coffee Morning
Members and their guests are invited to the clubhouse between 11am and midday to enjoy excellent company, as much freshly brewed filter coffee or tea as you can drink and as many biscuits (some gluten-free) as you can eat, all for a mere 50p.

Saturday 28 July - Training Presentation Reception
Meet and celebrate with this year's Trainees at the presentation of their RYA Certificates. The bar will be open at 5pm and the presentations made from 6pm. All are welcome. Apperitivo Gratis (ok - free nibbles!) will be available. There is no need to book for this event, but registering your intention to attend on WebCollect would be useful to provide an indication of numbers for those nibbles!

Sunday 29 July – Commodore's Challenge - Book by Sunday

Many of you will remember last year’s Commodore’s Challenge. This saw record numbers of us sail to Portsmouth and enjoy a barbecue lunch at Hornet Services Sailing Club (HSSC) which is located in Gosport near the Submarine Museum. Others were able to join us there and this made for a fun and inclusive event. The feedback was so positive that Phil Warwick, our Commodore, has decided to run it again; the date to put into your diary is Sunday 29th July.
We will use both patrol boats as support. The Club dinghies will be available for those who do not own, or have access to, a member's boat.
The beauty of the venue, apart from being a good sail, is that families who would rather arrive by road can still join us. Free car parking is available. As before we will need to commit to payment for lunch but, should the weather be too bad to sail, we can at least all turn up by land. In other words, the event will happen in some form whatever the weather.
The broad timings will be: 09:00 - meet at Club, 09:30 - briefing, 10:00 - depart, 11:00 - Gilkicker Point, 12:00 berth HSSC, 12:15-14:00 - BBQ with salad or a cold buffet inside if raining, 14:00-16:00 - passage back, 1630 - tea at Club, 18:00 - complete
Please book your lunch at WebCollect by Sunday 22nd July and when you book, please contact to let him know if you are just attending for lunch or intend to sail. If sailing, Phil would like to know if you are volunteering to crew or if you intend using your own boat, would like to helm a Club boat and whether or not you already have crew.

Friday 10 August – End of Cowes Week Fireworks with DIY Barbecue

Red Arrows
Since the earliest days of the Cowes Regatta, a spectacular fireworks display has been held on the final Friday. Although 5 miles away, Hill Head provides an excellent spot from which to enjoy the event.
The clubhouse will be open from approximately 6:30pm for a DIY barbecue. Bring your own meat. Salads, bread etc. will be provided costing £4 per plate. Please book via WebCollect. The list will close on Tuesday 7th August.
A display by the RAF's Red Arrows is scheduled for 7:00pm and the traditional end of Cowes Week Fireworks display begins at 9:30pm.

Sunday 12 August – Half Ton and Under Half Ton Cup Races
The SLOSHH Race was successfully completed on Saturday 14th July. As a consequence, the date originally set aside as the spare day for the race, Sunday 12th August, is available for an alternative event.
The Half Ton and Under Half Ton Cup races had to be cancelled on 8th July. These two races will now take place on 12th August with nominal start times of 11:00 and 11:06 respectively. Duty Crew is D. HW is at 12:43.
Over the past few seasons the number of participants in the Under Half Ton Cup race has been disappointing (6 in 2014, 4 in 2015, 4 in 2016 and 1 in 2017) and, therefore, the probability of winning has been high. If you will be under 50 years of age on 12th August, why not enter this race?


Change of Membership Details
If your membership details change eg you move house, replace your mobile phone or change your email address, you should update your WebCollect account.
Unfortunately, WebCollect will not automatically notify the Administrator of such changes. Thus, for example, the Duty Crew List will not be updated. So, after updating WebCollect, please tell Dave Grout, the , that you have done so.

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Club Documents
The latest edition of the Duty Crew List and the Boat Space diagram, minutes of recent AGMs and Committee Meetings can all be downloaded by going to the WebCollect Home Page and clicking on the Club Documents icon. Alternatively, simply click here. (Remember, you have to sign in to WebCollect to access this area.)