How to Find SSC
Seafarers Sailing Club is situated mid-way between Hill Head and Lee-on-Solent. Its is conveniently located at one end of a public car park and a public slipway provides access to the beach. SSC is fortunate in its location in that it is possible to launch and retrieve boats at all states of the tide. The proviso is that when lauching or retrieving a boat at low tide there is the incline of the slipway to negotiate and an expanse of beach. There is some sand exposed at low tide which can be soft but this can be avoided by staying to the much firmer stony areas. On spring low tides the extra beach exposed can entail a walk of some distance.
The club invested in a small tractor during the 2007 season and this is used to recover boats from the beach to the top of the slipway.
If the tractor is out of commision then the duty crew provides willing helpers before and after the race to pull the boats across the beach.
Although the public car park is quite large on hot summer days parking in the afternoons may well require inventive parking solutions ! Cars are not permitted to park in the boat compound.
The club's postal address is:
The Car Park
Telephone 01329 662465
A map of the clubs location can be found here. Note:The club is located at the end of the Salterns car park.
The access to the car park is from Salterns Lane. This is shown on the map as a straight piece of road with a ninety degree turn to the East. The straight section leaves Salterns Lane as near the start of the gradual bend to the East. Use the Earth view for more detail.
The following directions are for those visiting SSC from some distance away and both sets of directions start from the M27.
From Junction M27 Junction 11
Although junction 10 may look like a better point at which to leave the M27 you can only exit to the north when travelling fom the west. From the east it exits to the top part of Fareham which is not easy to navigate through.
From junction 11 head south following the directions towards Gosport. Stay in one of the two right hand lanes on the first section of dual carriageway. Look out for the speed camera on this section of road. After going over the first flyover stay in the left of the two right hands and continue straight ahead to a roundabout with traffic lights. Turn left onto the A32 towards Gosport. Go straight on at the first roundabout. The road for the next few hundred yards is dual carriageway. Move into the right lane as the road divides and the right hand lane takes you over a bridge into Newgate lane. Go straight on at the next two roundabouts. Continue to the end of Newgate Lane which ends at a large roundabout. Basically turn right here which is the third exit towards Stubbington. Continue to the next roundabout and turn left. After about 200 metres turn right into Bells Lane. After several hundred metres Bells Lane turns to the left and becomes Crofton Lane. Continue along Crofton Lane to a mini-roundabout and go straight across. After a few hundred metres Crofton Lane takes a sharp turn to the right and becomes Hill Head Road. At this junction Salterns Lane leads off straight ahead. Continue into Salterns Lane. After about 75 metres take the turning to the right into Salterns car park. SSC is located at the far end of this car park.
From Junction M27 Junction 9
Head south following the directions towards Fareham, Titchfield and Park Gate. At the next roundabout take the second exit towards Titchfield and Fareham. Continue straight at the next roundabout. After descending a hill go straight on at the traffic lights. After the traffic lights move into the right lane as you start to ascend the hill. Move into the turn right lane and continue through the traffic lights starting to descend the hill. After about 50 metres turn left into Stubbington Lane. Continue straight along Stubbington Lane until you come to a roundabout. Go straight across both this roundabout and the next one. After about 200 metres turn right into Bells Lane. After several hundred metres Bells Lane turns to the left and becomes Crofton Lane. Continue along Crofton Lane to a mini-roundabout and go straight across. After a few hundred metres Crofton Lane takes a sharp turn to the right and becomes Hill Head Road. At this junction Salterns Lane leads off straight ahead. Continue into Salterns Lane. After about 75 metres take the turning to the right into Salterns car park. SSC is located at the far end of this car park.