• Posted on 19 Aug 2016 - 13:26 by admin

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2636445#weather-warnings

    Please can you tie down all boats, kayaks etc? The wind is off shore so any item not tied down will be blown off to the Isle of Wight.

  • Posted on 15 Aug 2016 - 09:13 by admin
    3 Sep 2016 - 19:00
  • Posted on 15 Aug 2016 - 09:13 by admin

    For those who are not aware the RNLI Penant race is a charity event held at this time every year. The Swanage Lifeboat comes out for us and normally is part of the start line. There is an entry donation of either a bottle of wine or £5. The proceeds and all the bottles go to RNLI bottle store which is held on Princess Gardens on Sunday 21st August. 10.00 hrs onwards.

    Unfortunately last year the race had to be cancelled because of bad weather therefore the amount donated was embarassingly meagre. Let us make up for it this year. All contestants please bring a bottle preferably before Thursday 18th August, you can leave it behind the bar marked RNLI Penant or please donate monies to either Howard Potter, Rob Seal. We would also urge for any member whether racing or not to contribute a bottle or donation to this very worthwhile charity.

  • Posted on 15 Aug 2016 - 09:09 by admin

    Experience the power and fun of gaff rig sailing on board pilot cutter Amelie Rose
 Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th September. Try something different, learn the ropes and experience the power of a gaff rig pilot cutter in the company of other young sailors.

    Swanage Sailing Club members are being offered the chance to join the Old Gaffers Association Youth Fund for a two and a half day sail and race in the Solent, starting at Beaulieu and heading to Cowes. Read more...

  • Posted on 3 Aug 2016 - 08:41 by admin
    We need to two volunteers for galley duty Sunday 7th August 11am start. Please help if you can otherwise Helen will be on her own. We could also do with one more on Safety duty. Please mail me if you are able: dutyman@swanagesailingclub.org.uk
  • Posted on 31 Jul 2016 - 23:06 by timh

    RE-SCHEDULED CUP RACES - Teams please note that your Cup Reserve dates have been filled as follows:
    13 August - Chellingworth Cup (Pursuit Race) - Team 3
    17 September - James Day Cup - (Club's Anniversary) - Team 2

  • Posted on 31 Jul 2016 - 21:47 by timh

    This is the Discard arrangement for the current Sunday Series of back to back races.
    0-4 races completed - 0 discards, 5 races - 1 discard, 6-7 races - 2 discards, 8 races - 3 discards, 9-10 races - 4 discards, 11-12 races - 5 discards

  • Posted on 25 Jul 2016 - 10:48 by admin

    Swanage Sailing Club - Scheduled Cruise to Chapman’s Pool – Friday 29th July 2016

    Another great opportunity to finesse your seamanship skills!

    Briefing at SSC - 9.30am Friday 29th July
    Leave SSC at 10.30 approx
    Back to SSC latish afternoon (same day!) for tea and cake.
    Destination – Chapman’s Pool – return distance approximately 18 nautical miles (about the same as the Bournemouth Pier race)
    Low Tide at Swanage c. 12.14
    High Tide at Swanage c. 21.07

    Ideally, if weather conditions permit, we would beach or anchor in Chapman’s Pool for a picnic lunch and optional swim. Any variations to the destination plan will be decided at the briefing. If there is too much or too little wind we may shorten the cruise and possibly not land until back in Swanage. We plan on having a Swan or another RIB as rescue cover and warmly invite the SSC members with yachts to join us. Some limited spaces for crews without a boat should be available. Low to medium PYs encouraged and please note that this is not a race……

    Things to bring in addition to normal racing/fun sailing gear;

    • Anchor
    • Painter
    • Paddle
    • Water
    • Lunch
    • Sun block!
    • Radio if available or mobile in waterproof bag
    • Outboard motor if available or feasible

    Upcoming cruising opportunities for your diary

    Ideas are welcomed for the first Swanage Sailing Safari Supper cruise. This would possibly involve leaving our boats over one or two nights at the Shell Bay Marine and travelling back by road to Swanage each night. Spend two days exploring Poole Harbour like swallows and amazons. 10% discounts available at the Shell Bay restaurant. Possible dates, 15/8 on, 22/8 on, 29/8 on. We would try and choose a time that matches the best tides.

    Contact; Howard Potter - login for details

  • Posted on 21 Jul 2016 - 11:12 by admin

    The first Swanage Carnival Regatta firework display will be on Saturday 30th July. The bar will be open from 6.30 pm onwards and both BBQs will be raring to go. Please bring your own meat/fish for the BBQ, but a selection of mixed salads will be available from the club for a fee of £2.

    Please let Hazel Cemm know on social@swanagesailingclub.org.uk if you require salad. The actual firework display starts at 9.45 pm

  • Posted on 18 Jul 2016 - 21:13 by klaus

    Trainee regatta this Saturday 23rd July 10:30 start so arrive 09:00 ish

    The trainee regatta is open to all levels of trainee beginner or intermediate sailor. All welcome to compete or help out. If good weather bring food for the club BBQ! Start of race is planned for 1030 with 3 short races.

    Hope to see you around 0900 to get your boats ready.

    Happy Sailing! :)

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