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.

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News and Events

Cruise 10 Sunday 11 October
The plan is to sail at 10am with, as the provisional venue, the beach at East Cowes.
All are welcome; just turn up at the Club on the day at 9am.
Any queries, contact

Curry Night Saturday 24 October
WebCollect is now live. Book up for the Curry Night on 24th October now at WebCollect(curry night).
Numbers limited to 40 - first-come-first-served!
Chicken Korma or Beef Madras served with rice and side dishes of meat and vegetable samosas, naan bread and poppadoms along with sauces (mango chutney, mint yogurt etc) plus dessert all for £10 per person.
Details of how to make a booking are attached.
If anyone has difficulty using WebCollect to sign up for this event, contact
or who will make sure your name is added to the booking list or, if the 40 places have already been taken, to the reserve list.
Payment to Claudia BEFORE the event preferably by on-line money transfer - it's easier for you and for Claudia.
Remember, making a booking commits you to pay.

Extra Live Music Evening added to Programme - Saturday 14 November
Following the success of the Fareham Creekers' last month, another live music group has been booked for your entertainment on Saturday 14th November
--- the group plays shanty, Irish, and popular music
--- so make a note in your diary now for another great fun evening
--- more details later.

The GRAND CHRISTMAS DRAW takes place in the bar on Tuesday 15th December at 20:30 accompanied by Mince Pies and Mulled Wine
Draw Squares are now available NOW from behind the bar at the bargain price of 50p per square


Food Hygiene Inspection and Keeping the Clubhouse Clean
An Environmental Health Officer from Fareham Borough Council carried out a Food Hygiene inspection of the Club on Thursday 3rd September.
She was very happy with the food hygiene controls we have in place, the state of the various rooms including the bar area.
She was also pleased with the food safety management system and the way our volunteers are trained.
As a result, the Club has received a Food Hygiene Rating of 5, together with a certificate to display.
It will be three years before we need to be inspected again.
This award was achieved through the dedication of a small group of hard working members to whom we should all be grateful;
this includes the Coven and those conscientious individuals who clean the clubhouse.
Keeping the club clean and tidy, particularly after a sailing event, has been challenging.
The Committee is looking at ways to keep the clubhouse clean using a roster of volunteers.
If you would be willing to help, please talk to Chris, the Rear Commodore.
Meanwhile, remember that if you are the last person to use the changing room, mop the floor before you leave.

Autumn Series Results Presentation
In order to improve the results on the website people are scored, in the Autumn Series, by varying their PYs through the facility on Sailwave.
This will result in results being shown with the first boat they competed in shown but the PY varied for each race if they changed boat/rig.
If you have any comments or queries, contact

Training and Practice Sailing - Saturday Mornings and Tuesday Evenings - from 2 June
Training and practice sailing sessions have started. They are programmed as follows:
  • Tuesday Evenings from 2nd June to 25th August - on the water 18.30 - 20.00
  • Saturday Mornings from 6th June to 31st October - on the water 10.00 - 12.00
These sessions are open to all and are intended to encourage a bit of practice, informal training or just a poodle about for fun.
There will be a patrol boat on the water and the sessions will be subject to a minimum of three dinghies and a wind strength of F4 or below.
Coordinators, patrol boat crew and tractor drivers for each day are already identified in the 'Training and Practice Sailing Diary' a copy of which is posted in the wetroom.
If you would like to like to take over one of these roles, or simply help out on the beach or in the compound, please contact Dave Grout
Cadets under the age of 18 require a completed Parental Consent Form

Last One Out
Recently, on opening the clubhouse, a member discovered that the hot water urn in the kitchen and the light in the disabled toilet were both switched on.
Please remember:
  • 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 Meeting Minutes
Find out what is happening at your club's committee meetings - the minutes of the meetings are found via the club forum
You will need to register to be able to access the forum - details of how to register are on the initial forum page

Club Boats
All Club Members are encouraged to 'have a go' in the club boats, which are free to use, but to ensure they are used correctly, you are reminded that a policy exists
In particular:
  • To be able to use a club boat you need to be 'signed off' on a Club Boat Familiarisation Form (to ensure you know where the boats equipment is, suitably skilled, how to rig etc).
  • Sign out the boat in the Boat Booking Form (advanced booking welcome).
The policy documents can be found here
Alternatively the documentation is in the red file hanging from the Sailing Notice Board.

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).

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.