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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.


WebSite Updates

17/01/2019
Notices updated.
14/01/2019
Events updated.
13/01/2019
Gallery and Events updated.
12/01/2019
Events updated.
08/01/2019
Programme and Gallery updated.
05/01/2019
Events and Club Archives updated.
04/01/2019
Events and Gallery updated.
03/01/2019
Events, Gallery and Programme updated.
01/01/2019
Events, Notices, Gallery and Results updated.
30/12/2018
Gallery updated.
28/12/2018
Gallery updated.
27/12/2018
Events updated.
22/12/2018
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20/12/2018
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14/12/2018
Events updated.
05/12/2018
Events, Notices and Charity page updated.
04/12/2018
Events updated.
02/12/2018
Gallery updated (June 2008).
01/12/2018
Events, Notices and Gallery updated.

Forthcoming Events

SLOSHH Winter Series - 2019

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. The scheduled dates and venues are as follows:
Saturday 26 January - HHSC - Start 13:30 - HW 15:22
Saturday 9 February - SSC - Start 13:00 - HW 14:01
Saturday 9 March - LoSSC - Start 13:00 - HW 13:08

The plan for each day is for two, back-to-back, average lap time, handicap races of approximately 50 minutes each.
More details will become available shortly. Volunteers will be required to help run the race at Seafarers on Saturday 9th February. If you would be willing to help or have any queries, contact Nathan the .

Saturday 9 February - Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Year of the Pig in a Chinese atmosphere. Enjoy a hot Chinese meal prepared by our resident volunteer chef, Adel Forder, plus a quiz.
£12 per person. Numbers limited to 30. Booking opens on WebCollect for members on 16th January. Guests may be added from 29th January. Deadline for booking is Tuesday 5th February.




Notices

IFA2 - Activity off Hill Head in 2019

Background: The IFA2 (Interconnexion France-Angleterre 2) Project will connect the electricity systems of Great Britain and France using high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cables from Normandy in France to Fareham. The HVDC will come ashore at Hill Head and connect to a converter station on Solent (Daedalus) Airport. High-voltage alternating current (HVAC) cables will then run from the converter station to the sea. They will be buried in the seabed to make a landfall at Brownwich then underground to a new substation at an existing National Grid site off Chilling Lane near Warsash. The diagram (left) illustrates the routes of the cables.
2018: You may recall that last summer the IFA2 Project surveyed the HVAC route then carried out boulder removal using vessels such as Solent Guardianand the construction barge Harry McGill. You may also recall that the movement of these vessels appeared somewhat random and that, on occasions, OODs had to use great initiative to set a course that did not conflict.
2019: The HVAC cables will be laid during the period mid May to end September. The non-propelled, cable-laying barge Ulisse will repeatedly move along the route from Daedalus (off The Shack) to Chilling. If you look closely at the chart (above left) you will see marked the path (working area) of the vessel and inner and outer corridors for laying the anchors. Ulisse's anchors will be laid progressively along these corridors and the vessel moved by tensioning and easing its anchor cables. In terms of collision avoidance, Ulisse (120m by 33m) will be clearly visible even to an aged Solo helm! The anchors and cables could be a navigation hazard but, we are assured, they will be well marked.
Watch this Space: We have been assured that this year's cable laying operations will be far more predictable than last year's activities. We have also been told that Solent users such as Seafarers will be kept well informed and effective channels of communication will be available. More information should be available before the season gets underway. OODs and DOODs will be updated at their briefing in March.
The Shack - customers of this popular local amenity may have noticed that work has started in Monks Hill Car Park. Although the Lee on Solent end of the car park will be closed off for some considerable time, we have been assured that there will always be access to The Shack.

Membership Renewal

David Grout
To retain your membership into 2019, you should have renewed by 31st December. If you have not yet renewed your membership, please do so as soon as possible. We cannot complete the duty crew lists for the forthcoming season or let members know when they are to be duty until we have all renewals confirmed.
The easiest way to begin the renewal process is to follow the link within the Renewal Invitation email sent to you on the 1st December. If you have paid but not yet renewed in WebCollect, or renewed in WebCollect but not yet paid, both need to be done.
If, for whatever reason, you have decided not to renew this year, please let Dave, the , know as soon as possible.