Welcome

Seafarers Sailing Club is a small, friendly club formed to encourage the sport of dinghy sailing by the provision of racing, cruising and training.

Welcome to the Club's OLD WEBSITE.

NEW WEBSITE

Exciting news..... from 18th February 2019 the Club started using a new, more user-friendly website with improved functionality. To go to the new website, click here or use the New Website button in the menu on the left.
New Home Page

Members were sent the credentials to allow them to Login during the evening of Monday 18th February.

Although much of the new website remains open to the public, by logging in Club members gain access to additional, members-only pages such as Club archives and race results. This also gives them access to their own Account area termed My Home. Here they have access to information about their duties, boat spaces and personal information such as their profile and password.

The new website provides Club members with a facility called Duty Roster which is integrated with the calendar and is fully automated. It provides email notifications of their duties and provides an online swap system. There is also a Crew Finder facility which will help match helms and crews for both racing and cruising.





2019 Programme Available

SCM Programme
The 2019 Programme can be accessed by going to the new website and selecting Programme in the main menu or by using the Programme button on the left of this screen.

Clicking the Subscribe button will export the Club's programme to your electronic diary.
By clicking on your Duty Crew Tag you can see all your duties for this year. Note: there is an idiosyncrasy here. Select one Crew only. Then untick that Crew before looking at another one.
You can filter on Racing, RYA Training, Social, etc by clicking on the appropriate Type.




Forthcoming Events

Saturday 23 February - Six Nations Rugby

Six Nations
The trial opening of the Club on 10th February to show the England v France match on the big screen was a success. Consequently, the Club will open for viewing of the remaining three England matches in this year's Six Nations Championship:

Sat 23 Feb Wales v England       kick off 4:45pm
Sat 09 Mar England v Italy           kick off 4:45pm
Sat 16 Mar England v Scotland   kick off 5:00pm
The bar will be open from 4pm to 7pm on each occasion.
Why not come down and watch the matches at your Club with fellow members?

Sunday 24 February - Commodore's At Home

Each year we hold our Commodore’s at Home and invite representatives from across the community as well as our Honorary Members. This is the Club’s opportunity to show its gratitude to local organisations, clubs and individuals who have helped, or may help, Seafarers in some way.
The event is from midday until 2pm. All members welcome. Please do come along and help host, say thank you and support the club’s work to ensure we have a sustainable future.
There is a light buffet lunch and a free drink!



Saturday/Sunday 2/3 March - Maintenance Weekend
This is the key weekend where we set ourselves up for a successful year by cracking all those jobs we would rather not do when sailing is on offer! Please do come down and help, even if just for a couple of hours. We will start at 9:30am on both days and aim to finish by 4pm on the Saturday and by lunchtime on the Sunday. Please wear suitable clothing and bring any tools that might be useful with you. As you can see from the list of jobs, you do not need to be an expert in DIY!

Things we would like to get done are:
  • Painting exterior front and side walls of clubhouse
  • Painting selected interior areas in clubhouse
  • Preparation and varnish patio benches
  • Tightening and strengthening fencing (car park side)
  • Digging trenches and laying new water hose pipes within compound
  • Weeding and clearing within compound area


If you have any queries, please contact Nicky or Kay, the .



Saturday 9 March - 2019 SLOSHH Winter Series - Race 3
For the fourth successive year a SLOSHH Winter Series has been arranged with our colleagues at Hill Head and Lee on the Solent sailing clubs. Unfortunately the first and second races, scheduled to take place at Hill Head SC and Seafarers SC on 26th January and 9th February respectively, were both cancelled because of high winds.
The third race is to take place on Saturday 9 March at Lee-on-the-Solent SC with start time of 13:00 and HW 13:08.
Information about the series including the rules, eligibility, registration, briefing of competitors, the scoring system and prizes will be found in the Notice of Race. Information about the course, the start, the finish, recalls, etc will be found in the Sailing Instructions (SI) to be issued by LoSSC.

Tuesday 19 March - Commodore’s Start of Season Brief

Please put this date in your diary.
Find out the plans for the new season including a number of new style race series. The evening will also include a presentation from the National Grid team on the IFA2 project and the laying of cables off the Club this summer.
7:30pm to 10:30pm   Bar open
8:00pm to 8:45pm     IFA2 Presentation
9:00pm to 9:30pm     Commodore's Briefing



Saturday 23 March - 60s Era Night

60s Era
Remember those carefree days? Reminisce with friends at a fun evening at Seafarers - music - fashion - hair styles! Plus a fun quiz - definitely a 60s atmosphere. Open to everyone - you don't have to be over 60 to enjoy this evening.
Delicious meal with a 'Back to the 60s' starter, Beouf Bourguignon as a main course and a delicious Black Forest Gateau for dessert.
£12 per person. Numbers limited to 30. Booking opens on WebCollect for members on 19th February. Guests may be added from 12th March.




Saturday 6 April - Jumble Sale

The annual jumble sale will be held at the Catholic Church, Bells Lane on Saturday 6th April. We did very well last year and raised some £300.
Although still some time off, as you start spring cleaning please put suitable items aside; do not take them to charity shops or recycle centres. Any old clothes, books, toys, bric-a-brac, etc, will be welcome. We would ask you not to bring jumble down to the Club but straight to the venue on the day.





Saturday 13 April - Big Spring Beach Clean

Big Spring Beach Clean

The Big Spring Beach Clean is the largest and most effective volunteer beach cleaning project in the UK. The event is co-ordinated by volunteers for Surfers Against Sewage (SAS).
During the 2018 Big Spring Beach Clean more than 35,500 volunteers removed over 63 tonnes of marine plastic pollution and litter from 575 beaches around the UK. Hill Head may look like a clean beach but last Spring, with help from volunteers from the Club, a total of 35kg of rubbish was collected of which approximately 15kg were plastics! There were also 3 syringes, a scaffold post and a car wheel!
Seafarers Sailing Club is keen to continue supporting this initiative. If you would like to take part in the 2019 Big Spring Beach Clean, meet outside the Club on Saturday 13th April. The event begins at 10am and ends at 1pm.
You can bring your family, your dog, your friend or just your enthusiasm and become part of the Big Spring Beach Clean family! All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please wear suitable clothing for the weather and ensure that protective gloves are worn during the beach clean.
On completion of the Hill Head Big Clean, free tea and coffee will be available at the clubhouse to all participants (not just Club members).
Any queries, contact .

Notices

Training Available in 2019
The Club is currently offering members the following courses:
  • RYA Start Racing Course course for those with at least one season’s sailing experience run over the weekend of Friday 26th April. ONE place left on this course.
  • RYA Level 1&2/Youth Sailing Scheme Level 1–4 Spring course in May and June. This course is aimed at complete beginners.
To find further details of these two courses and/or to apply for a place, go to the Training Page.
If you have any queries, please contact Carol, the .

Spring Edition of Club Newsletter - Articles Welcome
The Spring 2019 edition of the Club newsletter is to be published next month. If you would like to contribute an article - a story to tell or a memory to share – it would be welcome. Send your draft to Clive Dakin, the , by Thursday 28th February.
To see previous editions of the newsletter (currently from 1997 to 2018), go to the Newsletter Page.

Security - Last One Out
Please remember, if you are at the Club and the last person to leave you need to lock up. That is the case even if it is during the day and you are going out for a sail. Sometimes it is difficult to know if anyone else is around so, if you do decide to head out, please make a quick check and, if no-one is around, turn off the urn in the kitchen, check all interior lights are off (wet room lights are automatic), check boathouse and lounge closed and alarmed, close the clubhouse door (alarm sets automatically), turn off the water in the compound and lock the gates to the compound. If someone is there, make sure they intend to stay before you leave things unlocked.