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!

Powerboat Level 2 Training

Powerboat 2 Training – SSC have 2 places available on 2 two-day weekend courses. If you would like to attend one of these two weekends (8/9 Feb or 29 Feb/1 Mar) to acquire Powerboat skills  and the PB2 qualification, which would enable you to helm a Safety Boat, for the purposes of SSC safety cover or RYA training, please contact Alan Gould on . This course is provided free to club members, in the expectation that the skills will be put to good use at Swanage Sailing Club

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:

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: . 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: 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.

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

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 (71 downloads)