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

21/08/2014
Events and Results Updated.
20/08/2014
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13/08/2014
Page layout altered.
11/08/2014
Results and Events Updated.
08/08/2014
Notices Updated.
07/08/2014
Social Program corrected.
04/08/2014
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01/08/2014
Results, Notices and Events Updated.
13/07/2014
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06/07/2014
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05/07/2014
Results, Notices and Events Updated.
29/07/2014
Notice added and Results Updated.
27/06/2014
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24/06/2014
Notice added.
23/06/2014
Cruise report added. Events Updated
21/06/2014
Results Updated.
20/06/2014
Results Updated.
Craft Corner photos changed.
18/06/2014
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16/06/2014
Notice added.
10/06/2014
Cruise report added and Results Corrected.
09/06/2014
Notice added and Results Updated.
08/06/2014
Results Updated.
07/06/2014
Events Updated.
06/06/2014
Events and Results Updated.
01/06/2014
Events Updated.

News and Events

Duty Crew - Mid-season Seminar - Tuesday 26 August 19:30
OODs, DOODs and patrol boat crews have all been invited to a meeting in the clubhouse on Tuesday 26 August beginning at 19:30.
This will give those attending an opportunity to discuss any problems that have arisen relating to duties and racing . . . . . and to contribute to bar income.
Clive, the Commodore, encourages all members to attend so that Seafarers can maintain - improve upon, even - our good level of race management.

Coffee Morning FRIDAY 29 August 11:00am
The next coffee morning will be on Friday 29th August.
As ever there will be as much filter coffee or tea as you can drink and as many biscuits as you can (honestly) eat, all for a mere 50p.
The Autumn term does not start at local schools until Tuesday 2 September so there may still be some students around.
Teachers are, of course, also welcome..

Craft Corner - Lee on the Solent - Saturday 30 August
The next Craft Corner session will be `Pottery for Beginners` led by Rose Bates.
It will take place on Saturday 30 August and be held in Lee-on-the-Solent not at the Club.
Numbers will be limited on this occasion.
Please contact Gill Dakin or Viv Rance, Social Secretary if you wish to attend.

Commodore`s Challenge SATURDAY 6th September 2:30pm
A Team Race: Four Boat Teams
  • Single Hander
  • Two Man Boat
  • Cadet (Or Novice)
  • Lady Helm
Free Entry - Prizes for the Winning Team
Afternoon Tea & Cakes £2.50 - 4:30 pm
Prize Giving - 5:00 pm
Please enter names on list on the Notice Board
Closing date (For Afternoon Tea) Tuesday 2nd Sept
Names and Payment needed beforehand, please
Please note - Booking a meal is a commitment to pay for it


Bart's Bash 21st September - RACE START 11:00am
Bart
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is a charitable organisation set up to encourage young people to sail.
Bart`s Bash is a fund raising event that will also give thousands of sailors around the world an opportunity to set a new Guinness world record, raise money for charity, inspire the next generation and remember Andrew `Bart` Simpson, Gold and Silver Olympic medallist and America`s Cup sailor
Our Club will be running an average lap race with the aim of encouraging maximum participation from members.
To count towards the `world record attempt`, your boat has to be registered as a Bart`s Bash entry.
To register as a Seafarer just click on the Bart`s Bash banner above.
You do not have to decide yet which boat/rig you will use, you can add this later.
If you have any queries contact , our 'Lead Event Maker' or his assistant, .
If you are not participating in the sailing you are very welcome to come and watch and take part in the lunchtime social event.
More details to follow...

Notices

Sailing with Local Children - Tuesday 5 August
Despite occasionally challenging conditions, the Club's contribution to Fareham Borough Council's `Access All Areas` event on Tuesday was a great success and earned Seafarers `good press` (see attached article extracted from Wednesday's edition of 'The News'.). Opens in new window
Fifty-seven local children were able to enjoy sailing sessions with the Club thanks to the help and support of over thirty members and their boats.
Eastleigh Scout troop kindly loaned us buoyancy aids suitable for young children.
This was the second time that Seafarers has participated in this annual youth entertainment event.
We look forward to being invited by Fareham Borough Council to contribute again next year.

Casual Sailing - Tuesdays and Saturdays
Members, especially Cadets and novices, are reminded that Tuesday evening and Saturday morning casual sailing sessions will continue at least until the end of August.
The patrol boat on the water from approximately 7pm to 8pm on Tuesdays and 10am till noon on Saturdays.
The aim is to have fun sailing in a controlled, safe environment.
The sessions are primarily for Cadets, novices and members who prefer to sail with the reassurance of a patrol boat on the water.
As always these events depend on volunteer helpers of various disciplines (Patrol Boat Driver and Crew, Tractor Driver, Trolley Dollies etc).
If you can help, please sign up on the sheet in the clubhouse or turn up suitably prepared.
Cadets under the age of 18 require a completed Parental Consent Form.

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.

Committee structure - Interim change
It has become necessary to appoint a temporary Bosun to the management committee.
Tim Wadham has volunteered for the task, however as Tim works he will not be able to perform all the Bosun tasks that we have become used to.
He will not be able to conduct his duties as Rear Commodore as well.
Kevin Forder has volunteered to join the Committee as a co-opted member to assist with the Rear Commodore duties.
This arrangement will be maintained until the election of officers at the next AGM.
This change has the full support of the current management committee.

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.

Sea Swimmers
As the Summer has arrived we can expect that more people will take to the sea and swim in the area of our sailing.
Whilst you are on the water can you please be considerate to swimmers.
There may be occasions that it is tactically sensible to sail near swimmers.
If this is the case and you are spoken to by a swimmer please re-assure them that you can see them and that you will manoeuvre to avoid them at a reasonable distance.
It can be disconcerting for a person at sea level looking up at an approaching craft, they may not be able to see your face to understand you can see them.
With this approach we can promote everyone enjoying our area of the Solent