February – March 2020 house duties available for sign up.

I’ve just added Feb-Mar duties to Dutyman, please volunteer choosing the earliest available dates. Members need to do two house duties per year and the off season weekends are typically quieter.

When the sailing programme is ready in March, I’ll open up all duties till end 2020 for self allocation. In case of problems, mail: dutyman@swanagesailingclub.org.uk.

Tuesday Night Social Evening 7th Jan

Sign up now for 7th Jan, 7pm – all welcome!

Throw off the Christmas/New Year stupor and join the Tuesday nighters for a fun session to get our bodies ready for sailing again.

Joe Shepherd will lead a gentle session focused on flexibility and agility. Then we’ll hit the bar and share a meal! Please come in loose fitting clothing, tracksuit bottoms/shorts and t-shirts/sweaters, although anything comfortable will do (avoid jeans). If you can bring a mat and/or towel. This will not be strenuous, we promise!

If you want food, please sign up using the Google sheet to be found on the SSC Members’ Facebook group.

Duty Volunteers needed for 22nd Dec and Jan 2020

1. Help needed for this Sunday 22nd December

We need some duty help for this Sunday. If you haven’t done a Duty yet in 2019 and can help in the bar and galley please volunteer in Dutyman or email: webmaster@swanagesailingclub.org.uk . This is the quietest Sunday of the year.

According to Dutyman, at least 100 members have done no duties of any kind in 2019, so please step up if you are able.

2. Please start signing up for 2020 Duties

I’ve created the first duties for 2020, so members can start volunteering. Please volunteer in Dutyman or email: webmaster@swanagesailingclub.org.uk and I’ll make the assignment.

The plan for 2020 house duties is to have three sign up opportunities. The first is now, another will be for duties up to the start of the season and then self allocation for April to December 2020. As always, please don’t wait, sign up or volunteer as soon as you can. The off season weekends are usually quieter.

3. Club opening times over Christmas

There is no Sunday lunch on Sunday 29th December.

Weather providing, there is a Boxing day sail at 11:00 on 26th December.

AGM 23rd Nov, ASM 24th Nov 2019

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See also the 2019 RYA survey files.

RYA Swanage Sailing Club Survey 2019

The results are now available, and show SSC to have a Customer Satisfaction Rating of 85%, slightly above the average of 84% for all sailing clubs in the survey. The commonest word used to describe the club was “Friendly“.

95 members took part, so the response rate was 25%. We will repeat the survey next year, and encourage all members to take part. In most areas satisfaction was high.

The key areas where satisfaction lagged a little behind deemed importance were:

  • Access to water, mooring and launching facilities
  • The club’s attitude to its impact on the environment
  • The club meeting your needs as a member
  • The club making you feel like a valued member

Survey Report files

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RYA 2019 Member Survey Comments (anonymised) (9 downloads) Members only

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RYA 2019 Survey Results (46 downloads)

Easterly + High Tide alert 30th Oct

HW this evening is 22:00. With the all day Easterly a storm surge is likely.

We’ve moved boats in the front row back as much as is possible, but anyone with their own boat at the front is advised to check it before this evening.

And all help will be appreciated for the Beach Clean and Boat Reordering on Sunday morning 11:00 (please bring gloves, rakes, shovel if possible).

Swanage Sailing Club – upcoming events and Winter berthing notice

1st November – Winter Berthing Starts
Winter berthing is, as always, due on 1st November. Please remove all boats etc not being berthed over the winter before Saturday 2nd November 2019. Winter berthing is payable at a rate of £40-00 per boat/kayak/canoe. Read more here.

3rd November 11.00 am- End of Season Work Party
Beach clean and boat move work party start 1100 until lunch Sunday 3th November. Please bring: Rakes, shovels and Gloves. Read more here.

9th November 6.45 pm – Talk and Supper.
An illustrated talk of just some of the cruises undertaken in the classic yacht “Larry” by her current owner, Sue Singer. Read more here.

23rd November 11.00 am – Notice of AGM
Notice is hereby given to all Officers, Committee Members and Members of the Annual General Meeting to be held in the Clubhouse on Saturday 23th NOVEMBER 2019 at 11.00am. Download the official notice and AGM here.

23rd November 6.30 pm – Dinner and Dance at Isle of Purbeck Golf Club
See the Dinner Dance invite and menu here.

24th November 11.00 am – Active Sailors meeting

3rd December 7 pm – Tuesday Nighters Christmas Meal
Join us for festive fun, food and frivolity – and enjoy a three course meal specially cooked by Simon Parvin. Read more (Facebook link).

14th December 7 pm – Christmas Celebration
A Christmas celebration with food and music at the club. Mike Etherington is organising the entertainment, with assorted musical and humorous contributions from many members of the club and their families.
If you’d like to take part in the evening, please email webmaster@swanagesailingclub.org.uk and I’ll forward mails to Mike.

The RYA SSC survey results are in, see those over here.

Sailing continues in the off season, see details of the WhatsApp sailing group here and general sailing possibilities here.As always, visit the website and Facebook to see news. The important items will always be posted to both.