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

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.
23/12/2015
Notices & Events updated.
8/12/2015
Notices & Events updated.
7/12/2015
Notices, Events and Gallery updated.
29/11/2015
Events updated.
25/11/2015
Rules Link updated.
22/11/2015
Results updated.
12/11/2015
Programme & Menu updated.
12/11/2015
Notices & Results updated.
8/11/2015
Notices & Results updated.
5/11/2015
Notices, Events & Results updated.

News and Events

RYA Training

The RYA Day Sailing Course and the Saturday Morning RYA Start Sailing/Basic Skills (Level 1 & 2) and RYA Youth Sailing Scheme (Levels 1-4) are now both full for this year. Hopefully, you have not been too disappointed.

However, we still have a few places left on the Spring RYA Start Sailing/Basic Skills (Level 1 & 2) and RYA Youth Sailing Scheme (Levels 1 -4), which starts in mid-May. If you are interested then further details can be found on the SSC page on Webcollect.


Sunday 15th May from 12:30pm (after Sailing) - Ploughman's Lunch
Ploughman's Lunch from 12.30 when racing ends
Bar Open-All Welcome
£3.50 per Adult
£2.00 per Cadet
Please Book now via WebCollect
Closing date - Tuesday 10 May

Friday 27th May - Coffee Morning
Come to the clubhouse between 11am and midday to enjoy excellent company and as much freshly brewed Taylors’ Rich Italian filter coffee or tea as you can drink and as many biscuits as you can eat, all for a mere 50p.

Notices

SSC Supported Charity
Skin Cancer Research Fund

Traditionally Seafarers selects a charity to support each year and for 2016 the choice is SCaRF, the Skin Cancer Research Fund. As sailors, we should all recognise the serious risk that the sun presents and take sensible precautions. A hat and sun block is a great starting point. Whether racing, cruising or training please include protection from the sun as a routine part of your preparation.

SCaRF’s key message is that it is normal to have moles and freckles on your bodies. Many are present from childhood and are brown. Moles tend to be raised, while freckles are flat. Very few of these will ever give any trouble. BUT sometimes moles and freckles can change, and if you notice any alteration you should ask your doctor’s advice. Most changes are harmless, but they may indicate the start of skin cancer and should be taken seriously, because early treatment offers the best chance of a cure.

Some moles are dangerous! You will find a donation box located on the bar with ‘toy’ moles, badges and more information available. We will look to target a number of events during the year to both raise money and more importantly awareness. Donations will be used by SCaRF to promote research into the causes, prevention and treatment of skin cancer and malignant melanoma in particular.


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

Replacement Patrol Boat
All members should have received an email with the latest news about the replacement for Patrol Boat 2. If you have not received your copy, check your Junk/SPAM folder and/or contact the Communications Officer.

Sunday Bar Opening
From 27th March the Bar will be open every Sunday throughout the sailing season from on completion of sailing until 14:00 (ish).
Don`t forget the Bar is also open every Tuesday between 20:00 and 22:30
Tractor Drivers
All tractor drivers should have received an individual email concerning refresher training on 19th and 20th March and Insurance Declarations.
It is particularly important that you give consideration to the questions relating to insurance.
If you have not received, or have mislaid, the email, contact Mike Burlingham.

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.