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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

27/04/2017
News & Events, Results and Practice Sailing Programme updated.
26/04/2017
News & Events updated.
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.
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 .
Monday 1 May - Cruise 2
The provisional destination for Cruise 2 is Wootton Creek (Fishbourne), IoW - rolling onto, or anchoring off, the beach on the east side of the Creek entrance, north of the Wightlink ferry berth.
HW is at 4:18pm. The plan is to sail at 10am. All are welcome; just turn up at the Club on Monday at 9am.
Further information on Wootton Creek can be found in the website Cruising section.
Any queries, contact Chad, 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 .
Sunday 14 May – America's Cup Regatta Day
With Ben Ainsley preparing to do battle in warmer climes, Seafarers are having their own America’s Cup Regatta. Last year's event was judged a success; it was great fun and participants felt that lots of race starts and short races helped them to hone their starting skills.
The event is earlier this year, on Sunday May 14th, and the Series winner will be awarded the prestigious Edie Sampson Trophy. Someone has asked why we are doing this before the big event; the Louis Vuitton Playoffs do not begin in Bermuda until 26th May? The answer is quite simple, To give Ben a few pointers!.

Pre-race briefing will be at 10:00am on Sunday 14th. There will three races in the morning of 20 to 30 minutes each. The first race will start at 11:00am.
There will be a pause at about midday for liquid refreshment and a delicious Ploughman's Lunch. The Ploughman's will cost a mere £3.50 per Adult - £2.50 per Cadet - please book now via WebCollect. The closing date for bookings is Tuesday 9th May.
For those who only want to sail in the afternoon, there will be a second briefing at 2:00pm. There will then be another three short races with the first race starting at 2:30pm.
The Series winner will be the boat with the best result over five races ie after discarding the worst result.
Volunteers Required. We have a duty crew for the morning but need some volunteers to help run the afternoon races. If you would be willing to act as OOD, DOOD, Patrol Boat helm or Patrol Boat crew, please contact Justin, 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.