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Welcome to the Seafarers Sailing Club website.

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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

19/02/2017
News & Events, Gallery and Programme updated.
15/02/2017
News & Events and Notices updated.
14/02/2017
News & Events updated.
13/02/2017
News & Events and Notices updated.
12/02/2017
Programme and Gallery Updated.
01/02/2017
News & Events and Notices updated.
27/01/2017
News & Events updated.
22/01/2017
News & Events updated.
17/01/2017
News & Events updated.
15/01/2017
News & Events updated.
11/01/2017
News & Events and Notices updated.
09/01/2017
Roast Lunch photos added to Gallery.
08/01/2017
News & Events updated.
07/01/2017
News & Events updated.
05/01/2017
News & Events updated.
01/01/2017
News & Events updated. Race results and photos added.
Friday 24 February - Coffee Morning
Come 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.

Sunday 26 February - Commodore's At Home
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. All members welcome.
Don’t leave it to the few; why not come along and do some mixing? There will be a buffet and the first drink is free.

Saturday 4 March - Jumble Sale
The annual jumble sale will be held at the Catholic Church, Bells Lane. Doors open to the public at 10:00. Tea and coffee are available and the entrance fee is 50p.
If you have some old clothes, books, toys, bric-a-brac, etc, bring it to the Church Hall at 09:00 on 4th March to help raise funds for the Club.
All Club members are encouraged to come along on the day from 09:00 to help set up and then sell to the public from 10:00.

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March - Maintenance Days
Why not help prepare the Club for the new season by sparing an hour or two of your time between 09:00 and 16:30 Saturday 4th and/or between 09:00 and 12:00 on Sunday 5th.
The jobs that need to be done, some of which are weather dependent, include:
  • Wash down and remove algae from porch roof and white cladding
  • Change defective back box (light switch) in passageway
  • Deep clean ladies' changing room
  • Fabricate and fit deterrent barrier on roof
  • Run telephone extension to wetroom
  • Remove old notice board in wetroom on boat house bulkhead
  • Remove and re-site personal lockers
  • Prime and repaint wetroom floor
  • Inspect/repair tie downs in compound
  • Remove litter from compound
  • Re-align bent post on fence adjacent to car park
  • Trim hedgerow on fence adjacent to recreation area
Remember to bring suitable (shabby) clothes. If you have any queries, please contact Allan, the .

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March - Tractor Driver Refresher Training
Tractor
Tim Wadham, our Bosun and Tractor Guru, is offering refresher training for tractor drivers between 13:00 and 16:00 on Saturday 4th March and between 10:00 and 12:00 on Sunday 5th.
If you are one of the Club’s authorised drivers and you would like to brush up on your tractor driving skills, contact Tim, the .

Sunday 5 March - Bar Open
The bar will be open from 12:30 to 14:00 on Sunday 5th March.

Sunday 5 March - Craft Corner (please note unusual day and time)
A general session will take place in the clubhouse from 13:00 to 15:00.
All are welcome; bring your own craft. Snacks and drinks will be available; a donation of £2 would be appreciated..

Sunday 5 March - SLOSHH Winter Series - Race 2
The first race in the Series took place at Hill Head Sailing Club on Saturday 18th February. The second race will be run by Lee on the Solent Sailing Club on Sunday 5th March and start at approximately 14:30.
The Notice of Race for the SLOSHH Winter Series can be viewed by clicking here.
Race 3 is scheduled for Saturday 18th March with a start time of 14:00. It will be run by Seafarers. Volunteers will be required to help run this race. If you would be willing to help, contact Nathan the .

Tuesday 7 March - Racing Rules Seminar
All races at Seafarers are governed by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). Every four years the ISAF reviews and updates these Rules. The Rules that will apply from 2017 to 2020 have been published. As usual, a number of changes have been made.
Our Racing Secretary, Nathan, has arranged for a speaker from the RYA to preside over a Rules Evening at the Club. He will give a talk about the new RRS and chair a discussion to address questions on the Racing Rules. This could include reviewing incidents or misunderstandings that have occurred during Club racing over the past few years.
If you have any specific questions, please forward them to Nathan, the , in advance so that the RYA representative can prepare an answer.
The bar will be open at 19:30. The talk will start at 20:00. There will then be a 15 minute intermission before the discussion which can continue until 22:00.

Notices

Draft Minutes of 2016 AGM
Draft minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 8th November are now available to be downloaded from Club Documents . (Remember, you have to sign in to WebCollect to access this area.)
Programme of Events for 2017
The 2017 Programme of Events is now available - simply click here or on the Programme button on the left of this page.
Before writing the dates of your duties into your diary, you should check that you are still in the same Duty Crew; inevitably, a few will be moved from one Crew to another. The Duty Crew List will be updated from time to time throughout the season eg as new members join. The latest edition can always be downloaded from Club Documents . (Remember, you have to sign in.)
Training Available in 2017
The Club will be offering members the following three training courses in 2017:
  • An RYA Start Racing course over five Saturday mornings starting on 22 April.
  • An RYA Level 1&2/Youth Sailing Scheme Level 1–4 Spring course in May and June.
  • An RYA Level 1&2/Youth Sailing Scheme Level 1–4 Summer Course in June and July.
To find further details of the first two courses and/or to apply for a place, go to the Training Page.
The format of the Level 1&2 Summer Course will be different this year; it will run from early June until the end of July over a series of Tuesday evenings, Saturday mornings and one whole weekend. You will be able to apply for this course from 1 March 2017 when full information will be available.
If applications exceed available places on any of the courses, places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
If you have any queries, please contact the .
Bar Opening - January to March 2017
For January, February and March, Sunday bar opening will be restricted to the first Sunday of each month except when there is a special event eg Commodore's At Home (26th February).
The bar will continue to open Tuesday evenings from 20:00 to 22:30.
If in doubt, check the Programme.