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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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Friday 23 March - Coffee Morning


Note that this is not the last Friday of the month.
Members and their guests are invited to the clubhouse between 11am and midday to enjoy excellent company, 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 24 March - Race Management Seminar and Shakedown Races

RYA Race Management
As the Commodore's Briefing on 2nd March had to be postponed (to 21st April), the Racing Seminar will now be the first opportunity for us all to come together as a Club after the winter close-down. We have organised a presentation on race management by Tim Johnson, an RYA Race Management Coordinator, in the clubhouse from 11am on Saturday 24th March.
The presentation should finish by 1pm and will be designed to help us run more enjoyable races. It is open to all members although it would be great if all OODs, DOODs and patrol boat crews could be there as it's mostly designed for your benefit. A mug of tea or filter coffee, with cream or milk, and a selection of biscuits will be available for a donation of 20p.
Bring your lunch as this year’s Shakedown Race will start at 2:30pm. It is proposed that there will be two back-to-back races each of approximately 35 minutes duration. A second patrol boat may be deployed. There will be a short briefing in the clubhouse wet room for all racers at 2pm so you will be fully briefed on proceedings before heading out onto the water. HW is at 4:28pm and Duty Crew is M.
Tim Johnson will be staying at the Club for the afternoon to help run the racing and continue any discussions. This is a great opportunity being provided by the RYA so do take full advantage of it. We are looking at the possibility of one or more evening seminars so watch this space.
The bar will open on completion of racing.
If you would be willing to crew the second PB, or have any queries about the day’s events, contact Dee, our .

Sunday 25 March - BLT Lunch after First Sunday Sail
After sailing on Sunday 25 March, from 12:30pm until 1:30pm, enjoy a delicious Bacon Lettuce and Tomato roll (or vegetarian option).
All welcome. £2.50 per member. Booking is at WebCollect - closing date Saturday 24th March.

Sunday 25 March - Bar Opening Every Sunday
With effect from 25th March the bar will open every Sunday from 12:30 to 2pm. The bar will continue to open each Tuesday evening from 20:00 to 22:30.

Saturday 7 April - Jumble Sale

2017 Jumble Sale

The re-scheduled annual jumble sale to help raise funds for the Club will be held at the Catholic Church, Bells Lane on Saturday 7th April. Doors open to the public at 10am. Tea and coffee are available and the entrance fee is 50p.
All Club members are encouraged to come along on the day from 9am to help set up and then sell to the public. Bring with you any old clothes, books, toys, bric-a-brac, etc.

Sunday 8 April - Big Spring Beach Clean

Big Spring Beach Clean

Taking place during the last full week of March each year, 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). Since 2010 over 39,000 volunteers have taken part at over 1200 events across the UK.
Seafarers Sailing Club is keen to support this initiative. If you would like to take part in the 2018 Big Spring Beach Clean, meet at Salterns Car Park, Hill Head near to the Rotary Club Wheel House on Sunday 8th 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 Big Clean, free tea and coffee will be available to all participants at the clubhouse.
Any queries, contact .

Saturday/Sunday 14/15 April - One Design Kite Racing Event

One Design Kite Racing

A One Design Kite Racing event organised by the British CR:X Kite Racing Association in partnership with Seafarers Sailing Club is to take place at Hill Head over the weekend of 14th and 15th April.
This is an exciting new adventure for Seafarers and one that will, hopefully, be fun, good for sailing in the community, good for our profile, offer a chance to learn about a new sport and also help a little with our funds. This national regatta is, quite literally, a first of its type and we look forward to providing the necessary support for it to go ahead and to be a success.

Racing will take place in front of the clubhouse with a total of 20 participants with 10 in each race. Seafarers will provide a Race Officer (probably our Commodore), both our Patrol Boats (crewed by us) and changing facilities. The clubhouse will be used as the venue for a social on the Saturday evening as well as the prize giving on the Sunday lunchtime. All our costs will be covered and use of our facilities will comply with Club rules. Fareham Borough Council and the Queen’s Harbour Master are aware and content.
This is a great opportunity for members to watch, engage with competitors and learn something about this popular new sport. Much of the race organisation will be via the class association but we will look to provide 15-20 Club volunteers to cover boat crews, marshals, shore coordination, photography, beach crew and provision of refreshments. This will need to be carefully orchestrated and the Commodore is our lead. If you are interested please contact him (to email ) by the end of March when he will draw up the support team to meet the requirements of the weekend.
It has been some time since Seafarers has hosted a national event and this regatta offers a great chance to engage more widely in the community and do something a little different. The planned cruise on Saturday 14th April will, of course, still go ahead. For more details on One Design Kite Racing click here.

Saturday 21 April - Commodore's Pre Season Briefing
This event was originally scheduled for Friday 2nd March. It will now take place in the clubhouse starting at 5pm on Saturday 21st April.
The format this year will be a meet your committee event. It will include a chance to hear what your committee has been up to and an opportunity to discuss the plans for the new season. The bar will open at 5pm and a relaxed chat about Club matters will start shortly after.


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.