Welcome

Welcome to the Seafarers Sailing Club website.

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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

24/04/2017
News & Events and Notices updated.
23/04/2017
News & Events updated.
22/04/2017
News & Events, Results and Gallery updated.
21/04/2017
News & Events updated.
17/04/2017
Pursuit and Spring Series Results updated.
16/04/2017
Notices updated.
14/04/2017
Spring 2 Results published and Notices updated.
11/04/2017
Programme updated - see Tuesday 09 May.
09/04/2017
Notices and Race Results updated.
08/04/2017
Photos of Fareham Creekers added to Gallery.
07/04/2017
Programme updated - Training and Practice Sailing.
06/04/2017
News & Events updated.
04/04/2017
News & Events updated.
03/04/2017
News & Events updated.
02/04/2017
Spring 1 and Pursuit 1 results published.
01/04/2017
News & Events, Notices and Gallery updated.
27/03/2017
Results Updated.
23/03/2017
Photos of 1985 and 1986 Prize Givings added to Gallery.
22/03/2017
Photos of 1998 to 2000 Flotillas added to Gallery.
21/03/2017
Most webpages linked to 'Club' and 'Racing' removed, replaced or updated.
20/03/2017
Notices updated.
19/03/2017
2017 PYs and Pursuit Start Times published.
17/03/2017
Sailing Instructions for 2017 published.
16/03/2017
News & Events updated.
15/03/2017
News & Events updated.
13/03/2017
Programme amended.
11/03/2017
Gallery updated.
07/03/2017
News & Events updated.
06/03/2017
Programme and Gallery updated.
05/03/2017
News & Events and Notices updated.
Thursday 27 April - Evening Racing
Evening racing begins this week with race Evening A1 scheduled to start at 7pm on Thursday. This season all evening races will be sailed as one fleet and results calculated on the basis of average lap times. Duty Crew B. LW at 6:14pm.
Friday 28 April - Coffee Morning
Barista at 31

Come to the clubhouse between 11am and midday to enjoy excellent company, including your shy and retiring barista, 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 29 April - Race with a Committee Boat
MV Benbow
To provide variety within the Club’s race programme, it is hoped that the Spring 4 race scheduled for Saturday will be run from a Committee Boat (MV Benbow). If this occurs, a pre-race briefing will be provided to all competitors in the clubhouse 45 minutes before the Fast Fleet start. Thus, if you intend racing on Saturday, you should plan to be at the Club by 1:45pm.
If you have any queries, please contact Nathan, the .
Tuesday 9 May - Sunsail Talk with a free G&T
Sunsail
Come and join Sunsail at the clubhouse on Tuesday 9th May. The bar will open at 8pm. A presentation by Sunsail will begin at 8:30pm and is expected to last about 30 minutes.
Along with their partners, Chilgrove Gin, Sunsail hope to provide an interesting and enjoyable social evening. You will be able to taste the locally produced gin and hear about all the exciting things that Sunsail can offer you and the Club. Sunsail will introduce their campaign Funding the Future which aims to encourage participation in our sport by supporting sailing clubs. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Sunsail are looking to build relationships with members of sailing clubs. They can offer members of Seafarers 15% off holidays worldwide for both bareboat and flotilla sailing (T&Cs apply). They can also offer 10% off sailing courses in Portsmouth.
It would be really helpful for Sunsail to know numbers attending; if you intend being there, please sign up on WebCollect .
If you have any questions, please contact Carol, the .

Notices

RYA Start Sailing/Basic Skills (Level 1 & 2)/Youth Sailing Scheme Levels 1–4
The above (Spring) course is available to cadet and adult members. The course is a great way to learn to sail. It will run from 16th May to 7th June outside of normal working hours - three evenings in May, the week of the May Bank Holiday half term week and a final evening the following week.
If this course becomes oversubscribed, the Club will be offering a Summer course which will run in June and July over a series of Tuesday evenings, Saturday mornings and one whole weekend.
To find further details of the Spring course and/or to apply for a place, go to the Training Page. Booking closes on Tuesday 9 May.
If you have any queries, please contact the .
Mid Week Cruises
Three Wise Men
If the weather looks promising and you can take the day off, why not join in a Club midweek cruise? Usually on a Wednesday, with the destination chosen on the day, you will be in the company of a group of experienced and friendly members. If you do not own a boat that is suitable for cruising, there is sure to be space in somebody else's boat or a Club boat.
Interested? If you are, get in touch with Bob Glen, Damian Hayward or Robin Holloway.
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 David, the , that you have done so.