2019 Award Winners

Drum roll please!

Following presentations at last night’s Annual Dinner Dance and this morning’s Active Sailors Meeting, Swanage Sailing Committee are proud to announce the 2019 Award Winners.

Do take a moment to open and read the list (click the link below) and join us in congratulating the many sailors and discretionary prize winners. Whether it’s your first win or your one hundredth you are in good company!

SSC 2019 results rwb v1

RNLI Challenge race – 14th August

Calling all Junior and Adult Trainees:

Tuesday 14th August 6.00pm for 6.30pm on the water – RNLI Challenge race.

Join us for an action-packed evening of fun racing in teams (expect the unexpected!), followed by a specially cooked supper of chicken jambalaya,chestnut spinach and blue cheese en croute, salad, chocolate brownies ice cream and banana muffin ice cream!

We need to know numbers for organising catering and safety by close of play on Saturday 11th August. Please comment on this Facebook post to say if you will be sailing AND if you want food. Please also indicate if you require the veggie option if ordering food.

Thank you – and bring on the fun! Hatty

Aggressive sailing

Some recent incidents while racing have resulted in damaged boats and crews with varying levels of distress, anger and incomprehension. The point is that these incidents are inclined to dissuade members from racing.

While aggressive use of the rules is normal under serious competitive sailing when all crews (should) have a good understanding of the rules, it is not the same for those who have less experience of racing , when they may be baffled as to what is going on. It is suggested that at SSC we should all be attempting to make people aware of rules, but in a relatively benign environment.

Rule 14 AVOIDING CONTACT – A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible. However a right of way boat or one entitled to mark room :

  1. Need not act to avoid contact until it is clear that the other boat is not keeping clear or giving room or mark room.
  2. Shall be exonerated if she breaks this rule and the contact does not cause damage or injury.

So you can be disqualified under this rule even if you have right of way, and particularly if injury or damage occurs. #