In line with recently published guidance on the club’s cautious return to sailing, if you’d like to join the 10kts+ WhatsApp group where we organise ad hoc sailing sessions when wind and tide are right, please see this page and scroll down to Group C for instructions. https://www.swanagesailingclub.org.uk/social-sailing-groups/
The Australian team is made up of Tom Slingsby, Tom Burton, Kyle Langford, Matt Chew and Ted Hackney.
The Great Britain team consists of Luke Patience, Stuart Bithell, Ben Saxton, Sam Whaley and Jonny McGovern.
It will be 4 races back to back and Doug will keep track of results and give an overall day winner.
Courtesy of Kemp Sails, the winner will receive a bottle of wine (this excludes Doug and Sam Whaley, sorry Sam but you already win everything). Quite how this bottle of wine gets delivered we will work out.
Whoever wins the bottle of wine this Sunday, whilst will be obviously able to race the following Sunday, will not be able to win the wine for a second time. That way no one can horde all the prizes. Hopefully that makes sense, so sign up to Virtual Regatta (inshore) and get practicing.
It’s a completely free game to sign up to and play and only takes a few minutes to get the hang of.
How to join SSC’s custom races
If you wish to take part, go to the Virtual Regatta website, https://www.virtualregatta.com/en/inshore-game/ select ‘Custom Race’, then ‘Join’ and you will be asked for an access code which is on this members only page or here on Facebook.
Dear SSC members,
As Swanage Sailing Club members we enjoy our sailing, but also are a community where friendship goes well beyond the excitement of the wind and water.
In these difficult corona virus days some of our members may find themselves in situations where they need a little help to cope and at these moments will often feel happier to turn to friends rather than to anonymous strangers. At the same time there are, I am sure, SSC members who would be happy to help if they knew that such needs existed.
With the agreement of our Commodore and the Management Committee I propose the formation of a group of volunteers from the Club and link them to needs of other members notified to me.
To begin this process I am asking for members who would like to take part as volunteers to contact me by email at SSClockdown@gmail.com.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old as they will have to take full responsibility for their own health and safety while responding to a call for help.
The volunteer group will be managed through a WhatsApp Group so they will need to have access to this service on their phones. On receipt of a request for help I will send a WhatsApp message to the group and the first person to send an affirmative reply will take responsibility for the task.
As when we sail, individuals must take responsibility for their own safety, maintaining social distance and not entering into any situation which they feel to be dangerous or with which they feel uncomfortable. If the situation warrants it, they should contact the emergency services directly.
Once 10 people are on the list as volunteers (to ensure a good coverage) I will have a second message circulated informing members of the various ways they can contact me with requests for assistance.
We are limiting this to 50 members.
Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
How to Reserve
You can only reserve tickets for this event by emailing: Hazel Cemm. Please mail firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward the mail to Hazel OR see her email address on the members only flyer. (link below).
The cut off date for reserving tickets is, 1800 on Tuesday 10th March.
Please notify Hazel when reserving a ticket if you have any special dietary issues.
A polite reminder from the Management Committee.
If you have reserved a ticket and subsequently can’t attend.
Please first email Hazel ASAP as there is maybe a waiting list.
If your ticket can’t be reallocated then The Management Committee will expect you to pay in full as there are expenses for each event that need to be covered.
Many thanks for your understanding on this matter.
From Management and Social Committee
View the supper menu and booking information below (log in)Opener Supper March 2020 Menu and Booking (4 downloads)
The safety teams lists and sailing programme are on the website visit this page: https://www.swanagesailingclub.org.uk/safety-teams/ .
I’ll set up the safety duties in the next couple of days.