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

15/09/2014
Results Updated.
14/09/2014
Results Updated & Photos added to gallery.
11/09/2014
Results Updated.
7/09/2014
Events Updated.
2/09/2014
Results Updated.
30/08/2014
Events & Gallery Updated.
24/08/2014
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22/08/2014
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21/08/2014
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20/08/2014
Events Updated.
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
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20/06/2014
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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
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News and Events


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...

Coffee Morning FRIDAY 26 September 11:00am
The next coffee morning will be on Friday 26 September and 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 we raised £30 for MacMillan Cancer.
With your help, this year we'll do better

Trafalgar Night - Saturday 18 October 2014
Traditional evening - to celebrate Nelson`s victory
Three course hot meal -Soup, Beef Casserole, English pudding
followed by Cheese board, Coffee, Port or Madeira
and traditional speeches
Places limited to 40 - names on list - payment NOW to Treasurer, Claudia
Cost - £15.00
Time - 7.30 for 8.00 p.m.
Closing date - Tuesday 14 October
Suggested Dress Code - dinner jacket, lounge suit or smart casual


Notices

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