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Welcome to the Seafarers Sailing Club website.

Seafarers Sailing Club is a small, friendly club formed to encourage the sport of dinghy sailing by the provision 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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Forthcoming Events

Tuesday 26 June - Imminent Deadline
Fancy a tasty barbecue to round off Families and Friends Day on Saturday? You have until midnight on Tuesday 26th June to book. For details, see below.

Saturday 30 June – Families and Friends Fun Day
This year’s Families and Friends Fun day is nearly upon us. It is always a great event but only because so many members come along and join in. This year we are keen to open the day up to friends to show them what they are missing out on! The emphasis is on providing a relaxed day and, as the title suggests, a FUN one.
The outline plan is as follows:
  • 0930 meet in the clubhouse for briefing, coffee, etc.
  • 1030-1230 on the water for a choice of activities including race coaching, taster sessions, capsize practice, sailing improvement, Alpha sessions for the cadets/children, etc.
  • 1230-1330 lunch - bring your picnic along but don't worry about drinks; we have a stock of refreshing beverages in the bar.
  • 1400-1600 fun racing based on a relay type race - possibly changing over crews on the beach and/or using the liferaft. Fancy dress welcomed for crews and boats.
  • 1730-2100 BBQ, salad and light dessert.
To maximise attendance we will keep the food costs at a minimum - £6 for adults and £3 for cadets. So please do ask a friend and/or family members to join you and sign up for the BBQ on WebCollect by Tuesday 26th June.
Pete Cox has kindly agreed to run the day but we need a few of volunteers to man the Patrol Boat, help lead the morning sessions and prepare food for the evening. If you are happy to help, please contact .

Sunday 1 July - Craft Corner
The next Craft Corner session will be on Sunday 1st July from 1pm to 3pm. This will again be a 'free activity' session focusing on our individual crafts.
Tea and coffee available with a small donation payable. Everyone welcome.

Saturday 14 July – SLOSHH Race


This annual race between Seafarers, Hill Head and Lee on the Solent sailing clubs provides an opportunity to compete with our fellow sailors from nearby clubs and to race against different boats. All are welcome. It doesn’t matter if you have never raced before; the main reason to take part is to have fun. The scoring system rewards greater participation. This means the more of you that take part, the better our chance of regaining the SLOSHH trophy.
This year we are the hosts. HW is at 1:00pm and the Duty Crew is D. Entry is free. Refreshments will be available in the clubhouse after the race.
Although the Programme shows the race starting at 2:30pm, an earlier start (12:30 to 13:30) may be convenient for the other clubs. A Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions will be issued in the next few weeks providing such details. Meanwhile, if you have any queries, please contact Nathan, .

Saturday 21 July – Caribbean Evening


You simply must take part in the sizzling event of the year, a Seafarers' Caribbean Evening! An inspiring Caribbean buffet followed by a fun quiz; how's your knowledge of the Caribbean area?
Starts at 8pm - come dressed the part in colourful Caribbean style! You can sign up now on WebCollect .

Saturday 28 July - Training Presentation Reception
Meet and celebrate with this year's Trainees at the presentation of their RYA Certificates. The bar will be open at 5pm and the presentations made from 6pm. All are welcome. Apperitivo Gratis (ok - free nibbles!) will be available. There is no need to book for this event, but registering your intention to attend on WebCollect would be useful to provide an indication of numbers for those nibbles!

Sunday 29 July – Commodore's Challenge - Another Grand Cruise

Many of you will remember last year’s Commodore’s Challenge. This saw record numbers of us sail to Portsmouth and enjoy a barbecue lunch at Hornet Services Sailing Club (HSSC) which is located in Gosport near the Submarine Museum. Others were able to join us there and this made for a fun and inclusive event. The feedback was so positive that Phil Warwick, our Commodore, has decided to run it again; the date to put into your diary is Sunday 29th July.
We will use both patrol boats as support. The Club dinghies will be available for those who do not own, or have access to, a member's boat.
The beauty of the venue, apart from being a good sail, is that families who would rather arrive by road can still join us. Free car parking is available. As before we will need to commit to payment for lunch but, should the weather be too bad to sail, we can at least all turn up by land. In other words, the event will happen in some form whatever the weather.
The broad timings will be: 09:00 - meet at Club, 09:30 - briefing, 10:00 - depart, 11:00 - Gilkicker Point, 12:00 berth HSSC, 12:15-14:00 - barbecue, 14:00-16:00 - passage back, 1630 - tea at Club, 18:00 - complete
Phil is happy to receive expressions of interest in terms of who wants to sail and who just wishes to attend the lunch. For the sailors, he would like to know if you are simply volunteering to crew or if you intend using your own boat, would like to helm a Club boat and whether or not you already have crew. If you have any questions just ask or one of the 70 people who attended last year.


Your Duties in 2018
To find out which Duty Crew you are in, refer to the Duty Crew List; the latest edition can always be downloaded from Club Documents within WebCollect (see Did You Know? below).
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Having established which Duty Crew you are in, to obtain a list of the days on which you are duty during 2018:
  • Click on the Racing button on the left of this page and then on the button labelled Duty Crew Dates (or click here) .
  • Now click on the letter denoting your Duty Crew.

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 Dave Grout, the , that you have done so.

Did You Know?

Club Documents
The latest edition of the Duty Crew List and the Boat Space diagram, minutes of recent AGMs and Committee Meetings can all be downloaded by going to the WebCollect Home Page and clicking on the Club Documents icon. Alternatively, simply click here. (Remember, you have to sign in to WebCollect to access this area.)