Come and see what Swanage Sailing Club has to offer

Is this the year you and your family learn to sail, splash about in kayaks and have fun on the water? 

  • learn to sail for free – children (from age 8) on Saturday mornings, adults  (beginners and intermediates) on Tuesday evening
  • borrow a wide range of sailing boats – no need to have your own boat
  • start racing 
  • borrow kayaks and explore the bay  
  • enjoy all your friendly, local club has to offer including a members bar, Sunday roasts, social events and more!

Find out more at our Open Day, Sunday 1st March, 11am

11.00 Arrival – coffee served
11.15 Introductions
11.20 Tour of facilities  
11.45 A series of short presentations to introduce to what the club offers including:
Learn to Sail – details of our training programmes for children and adults
Hire of club boats – sailing boats and kayaks
How to become a member
12.20 Q&A
12.30 Bar opens, giving you the opportunity to meet Club members and ask further questions

Why not stay and join us for lunch too. The galley opens at 12.30 pm serving a Sunday roast or sandwiches

We look forward to seeing you!

Next 1st Tuesday Social Evening: 4th Feb, 7pm

This month the our new social secretary Simon Willett is organising a Racing Games evening (no sailing required!). Join us for an evening of fun team games followed by supper. All members are welcome (not just adult trainee sailors) but if you want food, please book on the Google Sheet by midnight on Friday 31st Jan (link to sheet below): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m-JICgQhzfIS0rFWXsnOq5h3qoS0I-WKfFpX040YxVQ/edit?usp=sharing

Notice of AGM 2019 – 23nd November

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.

26th October SSC end of season supper

Swanage Sailing Club’s end of season supper. Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

About this Event

Sat, October 26, 2019 at Swanage Sailing Club.

Courses:

Ham cooked with Cassia Bark & Honey, sliced and served with diced peppers, onions, sweetcorn & cucumber. Finished with a honey vinaigrette glaze.

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Fillet steak marinated & grilled, topped with a swirl of noodles cooked with Yutaka Japanese Mirin

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Escallop of Salmon steamed & served with a cream Champaign sauce infused with; julienne of carrots tarragon, mushrooms, Prawns & tomato concasse.

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Dessert:

Vanilla Ice Cream served on a slice of pineapple finished with sprinkling of chopped Pistachio & a pineapple, lemon, maple sauce.

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£15.00 per head, please pay on the door.

Try sailing on May 25th 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 25th 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 25th 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.

Thinking of coming?

If you are thinking of coming, it would be helpful (but not essential) to let us know by emailing sailsec@swanagesailingclub.org.uk or phone Robert Baker on 07742 115101

27th April Walk Cancelled

All SSC members – please note that the planned walking epic to the Square and Compass on the 27th April has been cancelled due to the forecast gale-strength headwind and the work commitments of our walk leader.

Hopefully this event will be re-scheduled in the late Autumn.

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.