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- Swanage Regatta 3rd - 4th August
It’s looking very good , wind 9mph easterly , tides look good as well , the sun will be shining. What more can you ask for warm weather, sparking seas – the wind in a different direction maybe. The main thing is we are good to go
Briefing 10.30am – launch 11.00am
See you tomorrow morning – bring your picnic lunch.
Bart’s Bash this Sunday at the Club. Briefing at 10:00, race at 11:00. Forecast looking sunny and warm with a nice F2-3. Let’s get as many boats out on the water. Fun, sun, racing and prizes to be won.
The Series Race on Sunday 15th September at 1100 will be sailed as a single start race, and the results incorporated into the Bart’s Bash international results, as well as scoring for the autumn series. We hope to get as many sailors as possible, of all standards, participating in the race, for which there will be prizes for first place, first Junior and first Adult Trainee. There will be a briefing at 1000.
It is hoped that entrants will make a small contribution to the Andrew Simpson Foundation charity, whose fundamental ethos is to “facilitate a wider participation in sailing, and to optimise the benefits that the sport can deliver to young people and ultimately to society at large. Importantly, we seek to be as inclusive as possible by encouraging participation to children and young people from all backgrounds, and catering for a range of physical and educational abilities”. Contributing to the charity will constitute an entry into a draw for a £75 Gill sailing racing watch.
The Fleming Trophy is now combined with the 8th September, 11:00 AM series race. The sailing programme is updated.
Swanage Regatta 3rd – 4th August
The revived Regatta has happened and was a great success. 30+ boats took part, including some of the country’s top Laser sailors, in a highly enjoyable and welcoming event, with 5 different courses to test us out. Huge thanks to Doug Horner and all who helped him plan and deliver a brilliant weekend. Hopefully we’ll repeat this next year.
Junior Regatta 5th – 9th August
More info coming up this, keep your eye on the website and Facebook. We might need help with safety cover, please stay tuned.
Summer Fun Day 9th August
Racing during Lifeboat week, 11th – 16th August
Help support our local Lifeboat. Please make your contribution by providing a bottle of wine for the SSC bottle stall.
Suggested donation – at least one bottle for each race entered and particularly the Tuesday night Trainees race and the Thursday Pennant race.
Bottles to be left for collection in the Training Room.
Poole Harbour Cruise 20-22nd August
Come and enjoy a cruise to Poole harbour in a flotilla. Read all about this event here.
Elizabeth Cup 24th August
Race at 2pm to Bournemouth Pier and back (for experienced sailors only)
Dear All Sailors, Novices & Experts.
Come and join in the fun!
Sailing (own boats, club boats or hitch a ride)
Stand Up Paddle-boarding
Dart 18 joyrides
There will be safety boats out from 4pm until 8pm
There will be a BBQ and party with summer cocktails from 7.30pm
Charges only for food and drinks
Please let us know if you are attending & how many in your group by signing up to this event.
Register using this Eventbrite link.
Come and enjoy a cruise to Poole Harbour as a flotilla!
Single or double handers, motor boats and yachts welcome.
Tuesday 20th August
Wednesday 21th August
Thursday 22th August
Current weather forecast
Additional optional equipment
Outboard motor, anchor, VHF radio, tow rope, packed lunch
Notice to All Mariners
Racing during Lifeboat week.
Races from 11th – 16th August
Help support our local Lifeboat-
Please make your valued contribution by providing a bottle of wine for the SSC bottle stall at the RNLI Fare at PAG on 17th August.
Suggested donation – one bottle for each race entered and particularly the Tuesday night race and the Thursday RNLI Pennant race.
Bottles to be left for collection in the Training Room.
Many thanks, Howard Potter, Commodore
Tim Page is the race officer for this race. The slowest boat will race for 90 minutes. If you intend to race could you please Tim know (via email@example.com) so that he can produce a list of start times.
Those final start times will be published and posted on race day. All entrants SHALL sign on before the first preparatory signal. There will be a race briefing no earlier than 1 hour before the first start.
We would be very grateful if members could please consider volunteering to help, both ashore and afloat, to make this national event a success at SSC. Read more about the event.
Swanage Sailing Club is expecting up to 50 local newcomers to sailing over the afternoon. The plan is to show them our club and facilities, and for as many as would like to have rides in either in a sailing boat or a RIB, or kayaks if we have enough helpers, to get an introduction to the sport of sailing and healthy fun on the water.
Thank you for considering volunteering for what promises to be a great afternoon!
This year for the regatta there will be a limit of 80 boats. To enter the regatta, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details – Name, boat, sail number, address and phone number for both helm and crew (if applicable).
The BBQ is included in entry for all competitors and a limited number of additional BBQ tickets will be available for £5 per person if required. For any additional email about the event please look at the Notice of Race or use the regatta email address.
For visiting sailors to the area, it is advised to bring your boat Friday evening if possible in order to avoid traffic Saturday morning coming into Swanage. The bar will be open all evening on friday so you’ll be able to get your boat set up and have a drink out on the balcony.
See our directions page. NB the Sandbanks ferry is out of action currently, so the route in will be via Wareham and Corfe Castle. It’s the last weekend of the Swanage Carnival so traffic will be heavy on Saturday, it’s recommended to come down on Friday, the bar will be open.
The club car park is small but there is parking nearby.
Supported by Kemp Sails.