Welcome

Welcome to the Seafarers Sailing Club website.

Skin Cancer Research Fund

Club Supported Charity

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.

News and Events

WebSite Updates

23/04/2018
News & Events updated.
22/04/2018
Results and Gallery updated.
17/04/2018
Notices and Gallery updated.
16/04/2018
News & Events, Notices, Programme and Gallery updated.
15/04/2018
Gallery updated.
14/04/2018
News & Events updated.
13/04/2018
Programme updated.
07/04/2018
Results, Gallery and Programme updated.
06/04/2018
Notices updated.
05/04/2018
Programme updated.
04/04/2018
News & Events and Programme Updated.
02/04/2018
News & Events, Notices and Results Updated.
01/04/2018
Sailing Instructions and Results Updated.
31/03/2018
News & Events and Programme Updated.
30/03/2018
News & Events and Results Updated.
26/03/2018
Pursuit Start Times and Sailing Instructions updated.
25/03/2018
News & Events and Results Updated.
24/03/2018
PY 2018 Published.
22/03/2018
Bembridge page updated.
21/03/2018
Cruising pages updated.
20/03/2018
Cruising pages updated.
18/03/2018
Gallery updated.
17/03/2018
Cruise Pages updated (work in progress).
17/03/2018
News & Events and Gallery updated.
16/03/2018
News & Events and Gallery updated.
15/03/2018
News & Events and Gallery updated.
14/03/2018
News & Events and Sailing Instructions updated.
12/03/2018
News & Events and Programme updated.
11/03/2018
News & Events updated.
09/03/2018
News & Events updated.
08/03/2018
News & Events updated.
07/03/2018
News & Events and Programme updated.
04/03/2018
Notices and Club Charity updated.
03/03/2018
Gallery updated.
02/03/2018
News & Events and Programme updated.
Tuesday 24 April - Booking Deadline
You only have until midnight on Tuesday to book your tickets for an evening with the Surrey Hills Ukulele Big Band with good food and excellent company. (See full notice below.)

Thursday 26 April - Race Evening A1
The first evening race of 2018 is scheduled for Thursday 26th April. Crew G is duty. HW is at 10:07pm.
After running three series of Evening races as a combined fleet, the Committee has decided to return to two fleets, Fast and Slow. For details refer to the Sailing Instructions.

Friday 27 April - Coffee Morning
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 28 April - Live Ukulele Band

SHUBB

Having thoroughly enjoyed their appearance at last October's RNLI Supper, we are pleased to announce that the Surrey Hills Ukulele Big Band are returning to Seafarers.
The band performs around Surrey, Hants and Sussex. The emphasis is on the ukulele but the band also features mandolin, fiddle, bass guitar, harmonica and a wide range of percussion. With music drawn from a variety of sources and countries, the audience is taken on a world tour without having to move except, perhaps, for a bit of finger or foot tapping!
The event begins at 7pm with a meal at approximately 8pm comprising a simple starter, cottage pie and a tasty dessert. Members and guests are welcome. Only £12 per person for an evening of live entertainment with good food and excellent company - book via WebCollect . Closing date is Tuesday 24th April.

Notices

Kite Racing Regatta

One Design Kite Racing
The Kite Racing Regatta organised by the British CR:X Kite Racing Association and hosted by Seafarers Sailing Club over the weekend 14th/15th April was a success. The Club helped hugely to set a template on how to deliver this new sport in a safe, fun, efficient and professional manner. Despite the weather not really playing the game, the Regatta went very well with Club volunteers playing their part to the full. The weekend’s events portrayed our Club well, enhanced our place in the community, provided an opportunity to test and refine our skills in putting on a major event and offered a vehicle for us all to learn something.
The organisers and the racers were genuinely delighted with the role played by our Club. Jack Ridel, Chairman of the British CR:X Class Association, has posted a note of appreciation on the Club’s Facebook page and a video of the weekend's activities on YouTube.
(Photographs of the weekend’s activities can be found in the Gallery)

Big Spring Beach Clean

Big Spring Beach Clean

Several Club members took part in the Hill Head Big Spring Beach Clean on Sunday 8th April. After the Beach Clean, about thirty people visited the Club to be served with free tea and coffee by Club volunteers. Our visitors were all glad to get into the warm and grateful for a hot beverage. The bar was open and several helped swell our bar profits.
After the Big Beach Clean, Lisa Vincent, the local coordinator, sent a message expressing her appreciation for the Club's help and also posted the following message on Facebook:
Thank you to everyone who braved the weather and came to clean the beach today! Some of you travelled so far (Manchester wins I think!) to help this cause; we are really grateful for all of your help! Thanks also to the Seafarers Sailing Club for helping with the Big Beach Clean and also for the teas and coffees. Thanks also to the Coast Guards for dropping by to help!
Bearing in mind Hill Head looks like a clean beach, we did a quick weigh in of the rubbish and in total we collected 35kg of all types of rubbish, and roughly 14.5kg of it were plastics! By far the worst offenders of the plastic items were the cotton buds and this is the sort of thing we’d like to see alternatives for in shops. We also cleared 3 syringes off the beach, a scaffold post and a car wheel!

Jumble Sale - Update
The Jumble Sale on Saturday 7th April was a great success. After counting 445 coins of various sizes and colours and a bunch of notes, Claudia, our Treasurer, established that the total amount taken on the day was almost certainly a new Club record. However, that’s not the end of it. A few special items were held back to be taken to Titchfield Auction .. .. so watch this space!
Photographs of the Jumble sale can be found in the Gallery.