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.

Swaribbean Party June 16th from 4pm

Your new Commodore invites all club members to a new club experience!

Come along and meet all our activity groups – junior and adult trainees, social sailors, cruisers, racers and instructors both on and off the water. Mini competitions involving dinghies, kayaks and paddle boards followed by a BBQ and music.

Sat, June 16, 2018
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM BST

Water sport fun for all members on and off the water followed by a summer party

Jerk Chicken supper from 7pm

Try different boats

  • Kayaking
  • Games on the water
  • Sailing joyrides or try any of the club boats
  • Dress code – tropical prints (optional)

£7.50 adults
£2.50 under 16’s

Please log in to see the registration link and contact details, or go to the Facebook group

 

 

 

Try sailing on May 26th with RYA ‘Push the Boat Out’ at Swanage Sailing Club

Are you looking for a new way to get outdoors and active or find something you can enjoy together with the family? If the answer is yes, Swanage Sailing Club is inviting you and your family to come and try sailing for free on Saturday 26th May 2pm.

Whether you’re completely new to the sport or looking to get back on the water, RYA Push the Boat Out which takes place throughout May is the perfect time to give it a go.

The nationwide event will see thousands of people taking part in the sailing or windsurfing activity, with open days and taster sessions taking place at sailing clubs and centres across the country.

Starting at 2pm, on 26th May there will be a whole host of activities taking place including joyrides and basic instruction, with tea and cakes in the lovely Club House.

Sailing can be as physical or as relaxing as you want to make it, you can sail with others or on your own, do it competitively or potter about and just enjoy the gentle escape of being outside in the elements.

For more information about RYA ‘Push The Boat Out’, please visit http://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/push-the-boat-out/. Click to read more about Swanage Sailing Club.