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

28/02/2015
Programme Updated.
25/02/2015
Events & Notices Updated.
12/02/2015
Events & Notices Updated.
03/02/2015
2015 Programme published. See new link on left.
16/01/2015
Training page updated.
Events poster added.
16/01/2015
Events Updated.
22/12/2014
Events & Notices Updated.
07/12/2014
Events Updated.
4/12/2014
Committee Pictures Updated.
2/12/2014
December 2104 News Letter Added.
30/11/2014
Membership Details Updated.
25/11/2014
Results Updated.
20/11/2014
Charity page Updated
16/11/2014
Results Updated, Committee Details Updated, Christmas Draw start time corrected
13/11/2014
Events and Social Programme Updated.
10/11/2014
Duty Crew Guides added under Club.
9/11/2014
Notices and Events Updated.
2/11/2014
Results Updated.
28/10/2014
Equal Opportunites statement added under Club.
24/10/2014
Results Updated.
20/10/2014
Notices and Events Updated.
15/10/2014
Results Updated.
04/10/2014
Events Updated.

News and Events

Coffee Morning - Friday 6 March 2015 (postponed from Friday 27 February)
To avoid interrupting the work in progress in the bar/lounge, this is the re scheduled coffee morning
The event will, as always, take place in the clubhouse from 11am.
Whether you're a regular or you've never been before, why not pop down for a chat and some refreshments.
There'll be as much Taylors' Rich Italian filter coffee and tea as you can drink and as many biscuits as you can eat, all for a mere 50p.

Jumble Sale - Saturday 7 March 2015 9:00am
The annual jumble sale will be held at the Catholic Church, Bells Lane in a few weeks time.
If you`re about to take some of your old clothes, books, toys, bric-a-brac, etc to a local charity shop or to a recycling bin, why not hold onto it.
Bring it to the Church Hall on 7th March and you will help raise funds for your Club.
Helpers from 9:00 - Open to public @ 10:00



Craft Corner - Saturday 7 March 2015 2:00pm
Easter Potter session at a local pottery studio at 14:00.
The number of places is limited; if interested, contact .

Maintenance Days - Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 March 2015
Please keep these dates free as your help will be appreciated.
Watch the notice boards, the website and your Inbox for further information.

Tractor Driver Refresher Training - Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 March 2015
If you are one of the Club's authorised tractor drivers, expect to hear from the Bosun (Tim) or Pete Bowden later this month

Patrol Boat Training - Friday 20 to Sunday 22 March 2015
If you are on this year's course, you are already aware.
The Training Secretary will be in contact soon with further details.

Commodore's Pre Season Briefing - Tuesday 24 March 2015 8:00 pm for 8:30pm briefing
Do you want to know what is happening in your club this year?
This is the place to be! Bar open from 20:00. Commodore's address begins at 20:30

Coffee Morning - Friday 27 March 2015 11:00am
Enjoy a chat about the start of a new season.
In the clubhouse from 11am with as much filter coffee or tea as you can drink and as many biscuits as you can eat, all for a mere 50p.

OOD, DOOD and Patrol Boat Crew Briefing - Saturday 28 March 2015 10:00am
There will be a pre-season briefing on race management in the clubhouse from 10:00 on Saturday 28th March;
it should last about 90 minutes. Any OOD, DOOD, patrol boat driver or patrol boat crew unable to attend should contact .
The latest guides for OODs and Patrol Boat crews will be available before the briefing

Shakedown Race - Saturday 28 March 2015 2:00pm
Duty Crew A. Race starts at 14:30. HW at 18:09.

Craft Corner - Saturday 28 March 2015 2:00pm
Knots into bracelets etc. workshop session from 14:00 to 16:00 in the clubhouse.
All are welcome - £2 per person - includes tea and cake!

Spring 1 Race - Sunday 29 March 2015
Duty Crew B. Race starts at 10:30. HW at 07:36.

Boat Jumble and Bacon Butties - Sunday 29 March 2015 12:00
Boat jumble sale at 12:00 - just bring along any unwanted sailing items to the club - sell or buy - donations to SSC.
Bacon Butties will be available for £2.50 per person - to be booked in advance on a list that will be put up on the Social notice board.

Notices

Rearrangement of Bar/Lounge
Work began about a week ago and the new bar should be up and running by the end of March.
Meanwhile the old bar is still fully functional and will be open 12:00 to 14:00 this Sunday (1st March) and every Tuesday evening.
The bar will also open on Sunday 22nd March and every Sunday thereafter until further notice.

RYA Training 2015
You have been sent information on the RYA Training available this year.
A summary is available from Training 2015.
At present there are some spaces available on the Start Sailing and Basic Skills (Level 1 & 2) course.
We only have sufficient time and resources to run one, more advanced course.
The choice is either Better Sailing (Level 3) or Start Racing, depending on the level of interest and the number of applications.
Currently we have a number of applications for both courses but there are still spaces available so the choice has not yet been made.
So, if you are interested in taking part in any of the courses mentioned above please contact, as soon as possible.

Programme of Events
The Seafarers Programme of Events 2015 is now available via a link to the Programme button of the side menu.
This is a change to previous years as all Club events can now be easily seen on one page.
No longer will you need to swap between the Sailing Programme, Social Programme etc to find out what is going on in your club.
This programme will replace the electronic document that was sent out to you in previous years.
It is still possible to print out the programme, if you wish. If you choose to do so, then be aware that the ''live'' version on the website may be changed.
Before writing the dates of your duties into your diary, you should check that you are still in the same Duty Crew; inevitably, a few will be moved from one Crew to another.
The Duty Crew List will be distributed soon.
Here`s to 2015 at the Seafarers!

WiFi in the Clubhouse
You will be pleased to know that Seafarers Sailing Club is now internet connected.
WiFi is available in the clubhouse; the password is available from behind the bar.
A variety of additional services are being considered; some may be introduced in due course.
If you have any suggestions then please let a committee member know (an email to the is the best bet).

Bar Opening on Sundays
The bar will be open from 12:00 to 14:00 on Sunday 1st March.
It will not be open on Sunday 8th March or on Sunday 15th March.
The bar will then open on Sunday 22nd March and every Sunday thereafter until further notice.