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Welcome to the Seafarers Sailing Club website.

Skin Cancer Research Fund

Club Supported Charity

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

25/07/2016
Photos of Regatta on Saturday added to Gallery.
24/07/2016
News & Events updated.
21/07/2016
News & Events updated.
20/07/2016
News & Events and Notices updated.
19/07/2016
News & Events updated.
17/07/2016
Photos of Training on 16 July added to Gallery.
15/07/2016
News & Events updated.
14/07/2016
Notices updated.
12/07/2016
Notices updated.
11/07/2016
News & Events updated.
10/07/2016
Notices updated.
09/07/2016
News & Events updated.
08/07/2016
Results updated.
04/07/2016
Results updated.
04/07/2016
Notices updated.
03/07/2016
News & Events updated.
30/06/2016
Safeguarding Policy document updated.
28/06/2016
News & Events updated.
27/06/2016
Results & Programme updated.
26/06/2016
Photos of Cruise to Gurnard June 2014 added to Gallery.
25/06/2016
News & Events updated.
24/06/2016
Coffee Morning photos added to Gallery.
23/06/2016
News & Events updated.
20/06/2016
Results updated.
20/06/2016
More photos of Families’ Day added to Gallery
19/06/2016
First batch of photos of Families’ Day added to Gallery
16/06/2016
News & Events updated.
14/06/2016
Results & Programme updated.
News & Events updated.
13/06/2016
News & Events updated.
12/06/2016
Craft Corner photos added to Gallery
Sailing Instructions amended.
11/06/2016
News & Events updated.
Summer 1 photos added to Gallery
Results updated.
10/06/2016
Notices updated - new bank account.
09/06/2016
Notices updated.
07/06/2016
Results updated.
05/06/2016
News & Events updated.
04/06/2016
Photos of Races and Barbecue added to Gallery
03/06/2016
Charity link added to Home Page
Training Photos added to Gallery
01/06/2016
News & Events updated.
Training Photos added to Gallery
Wednesday 27 July – Access All Areas
Once again, Fareham Borough Council (FBC) is organising a summer holiday activity programme for 11-16 year olds titled “Access All Areas” (AAA). The full programme runs from 26th July to 18th August. Details of the AAA programme for 2016 can be found at FBC-AAA .
On Wednesday 27th July the AAA venue will be the Salterns. FBC will provide a range of activities in the field adjacent the compound from about midday to 4pm. For the fourth successive year, Seafarers Sailing Club has offered to provide an introduction to sailing for those children who express an interest. You will recall that the purchase of three Hartley 12.2 dinghies was part-funded by an FBC grant. Our support for “Access All Areas” helped our grant application.
We need volunteers to help coordinate, to act as beach crew, to crew a patrol boat and to helm dinghies (Club boats or your own) taking 2 or 3 teenagers for 40/45 minute sailing experience sessions. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. If you can help, please contact Justin, .

Friday 29 July - 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 6 August – Commodore’s Challenge – Grand Cruise
Each year the Club holds a Commodore’s Challenge, a day of fun and an opportunity to raise money for the Club’s charity. The Commodore thought that, this year, it would be good to try something different from the usual race and rounders.
With the RYA Day Sailing Course and a full cruising programme, the Club has attempted to encourage cruising this season. In keeping with this theme, this year’s Commodore’s Challenge is to set a new Seafarers' record for the number of boats/members participating in a Club cruise. It will, of course, be equally important that the day is massively enjoyable.
The Grand Cruise is scheduled for the 6th August. Sunday 7th will be the spare day. With HW Portsmouth at 14:45BST, the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Wootton Creek (Fishbourne) will be an ideal destination.
Both Patrol Boats will take part to provide support and there will be plenty of experienced ‘cruisers’ around to help out. The aim is to make the event open to as many members and as wide a variety of boats as possible. To set a new record we need more than 14 boats taking part.
There will be a charge of £2 which will be collected on the day to cover mooring fees and the tea and cake when we get back. Any money left over will go to the Skin Cancer Research Fund, the Club supported charity. Additional donations will, of course, be most welcome.
The outline plan is:
  • 1000 Meet at the Club for passage/safety briefing
  • 1130 Depart
  • 1300 Arrive and tie up at the RVYC pontoon or beach if necessary
  • 1300-1430 Buy your own lunch at the Club
  • 1430 Depart
  • 1600 Return SSC
  • 1630 Tea and cake
  • 1800 Day complete
If you would like to go on the cruise, whether you own a boat or not, please let the Commodore know or put your name down on the list in the club or on WebCollect .

Thursday 11 August – Red Arrows
Red Arrows
On Thursday 11th August, the Red Arrows are scheduled to display over Cowes starting at 7:20pm; compulsory viewing for Duty Crew P and participants in race Evening B7.
The Club bar will be open from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.


Friday 12 August – End of Cowes Week Fireworks with DIY Barbecue
Fireworks
Since the earliest days of the Cowes Regatta, a spectacular fireworks display has been held on the final Friday. Although 5 miles away, Hill Head provides an excellent spot from which to enjoy the event.
The clubhouse will be open from approximately 6:30pm for a DIY barbecue. Bring your own meat – salads, bread etc. will be provided costing £4 per plate. Please book via WebCollect . The list will close on Tuesday 9th August.
An RAF Typhoon display is scheduled for 7:30pm and the traditional end of Cowes Week Fireworks display begins at 9:30pm.

Notices

New Website Menu
To improve your browsing experience, the menu buttons that appear on the left of each web page have been reordered and the following new ones have been added:
Practice Sailing Button
Practice sailing sessions will continue running on Tuesday evenings until 30th August and on Saturday mornings until 29th October. For more information, click the Practice Sailing button.
Club Boats Button
If you are interested in using a Club Boat, this button links to a page that will tell you how to go about it.

WebCollect Button
The WebCollect button links you directly to the WebCollect Home Page.
Club Docs Button
On the WebCollect Home Page there is now a link to the Club Documents store. This allows Club members to download useful documents such as the Duty Crew Lists and recent AGM and Committee minutes.

The Slipway
The Committee is extremely conscious of the challenges that the state of the slipway presents to Club members. This is not a new problem and is indeed why we invested in a tractor more than ten years ago.
Unfortunately the tractor does not always solve the problem, especially outside our standard operating times. Over a number of years, and despite many, many conversations with Fareham Borough Council (FBC), the Club has been unable to achieve a sustainable solution. So, we are going to try a new approach and work to obtain an agreed 5 year plan that will have the endorsement of the Environment Agency. We have already had a meeting with the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership to gain their support. We have requested improvements to the condition of the groins in our vicinity to reduce the effect of longshore drift. They have agreed in principle that the condition of the groins require a survey prior to producing a detailed work package. As might be expected, work will be limited by budget constraints.
We will also ask FBC to clear the slipway as soon as they can. However, we must ensure they are able to distribute the shingle sensibly across the beach. We are also looking at what we can do by way of self help to support the FBC activity.
Ultimately these maintenance items are only a short term fix; the height of the beach continues to increase. Therefore the Committee will be pursuing all avenues to achieve a replacement slipway within the next five years.
In summary, please be assured that the Committee is working hard to ensure the public slipway that we benefit from is accessible for all. We will keep you informed as the Plan matures.

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.