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SSC Bike Ride Sat Oct 27th prior to Laying – Up Supper in evening

SSC Bike Ride Sat Oct 27th prior to Laying – Up Supper in evening. A chance to use Swanage Ferry just before the annual maintenance closure!

Meet at the NT car park by the ferry in Studland at 10.15 for 10.30 ferry crossing. So please don’t be late!

(Bring NT card and/or sticker otherwise payment is necessary though parking on Ferry road is free)).


Photo by Chris Barbalis on Unsplash

Lunch/drink/snack mid – way at The Ship in Distress at Mudeford.

Suitable for hybrid and off road bikes but probably not skinny tyre road bikes as sand build up occurs along the promenade from Studland to Hengistbury Head. No extreme hills and social cycling is the plan, so hopefully appropriate for all. It’s possible to do part of the ride if preferred and stop or turn round at any point if riders didn’t want to complete the entire route. Everyone is welcome.

Distance 20 miles roughly and almost entirely on firm (though often very sandy) surfaces.

Route From the ferry along the east side of Poole Harbour to turn right to reach Poole/Bournemouth promenade. Continue the full length of the promenade to Southbourne then on to Hengistbury Head to take the small ferry across to Mudeford.
Head west along the road to Christchurch to The Ship in Distress for drink/lunch. Back- track to turn right through the Nature Reserve to re-join the road just before the Priory. Turn left then left again through the Priory grounds at the side of the river. Continue to join the road to cross Tuckton bridge on the B3059. Turn immediately left to pass through Wick then straight ahead to re-join the Bournemouth/Poole promenade back to Sandbanks and the Ferry and return to the NT carpark.

Should the Mudeford ferry be closed due to bad weather we can reach The Ship in Distress via Wick , Tuckton Bridge and the Priory .

For further details contact: Ann Emery 01929 422 199 ann.emery@sentryfields.com

Please email me if you intend coming so I can give The Ship in Distress some idea of numbers.

Ken Versluys – Arrangements for Wake

Members are very sad to hear about the passing of Ken Versluys. Ken was a keen cat sailor and always an entertaining conversationalist after racing.

Arrangements to mark Ken’s passing are;

1.30pm, Monday 15th October at Harbour View Crematorium, Poole.

No flowers but contributions welcomed to the Dorset and Mid Somerset Air Ambulance via Harbour View.

Please e-mail Ken’s widow Francis on efffvee@gmail.com if you plan to attend as she is keen to have an idea of numbers.

Howard

Nov – Dec 2018 house duties published – volunteers needed

I’ve just published the house duties for the off season weekends from Nov-Dec 2018. If you haven’t done two house duties yet this year, please sign up.
 
Please visit the unallocated duties page.
As always, I hope members will volunteer before I have to start chasing those who haven’t done duties in 2018.
 
If you need help with Dutyman please contact dutyman@swanagesailingclub.org.uk
 
Thanks

 

Studland – South Beach Cruise – Saturday 8th September

The last planned cruise of the year ! Ah

Tides and weather ( at present ) look favourable for a pleasant cruise to South Beach and picnic lunch on Saturday 8th September.

High water Swanage 08.11 2.1m & 12.13 , 1.9m Low Water Swanage 15.17 0.7m so gentle assistance on the way out and more helpful on the way back.

Weather showing on the BBC at 13mph

This cruise is for competent sailors in suitable boats , safety boat cover will not be provided .
Suggested additional equipment if you have them : VHF radios , anchors and those who consider them useful outboard motors. Not forgetting the all important picnic – the most stylish we have seen this year has be presented by Wendy &

Graham Bobbit – current leaders in the plastic picnic plate trophy.

Meet at the sailing club for a 10.30 briefing with the view to set sail at 11.00 , returning around 3ish , hoping to have the bar open an opportunity to regale those stories and eventful moments of this cruises.

Would you please email or reply on Facebook of your interest in taking part in the final planned cruise of 2018.