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.

End of Season WORK PARTY November 3rd

Beach clean and boat move work party – start 1100 until lunch Sunday 3th Nov.

Please bring: Rakes, shovels and Gloves


When does Winter berthing start?

Winter berthing is, as always, due on 1st November. Please remove all boats etc not being berthed over the winter before Saturday 2th November 2019.

How much do you need to pay?

For any vessel still at the club on or after 1300 on Sunday 3th November 2019 then winter berthing is payable per vessel. Winter berthing is payable at a rate of £40-00 per boat/kayak/canoe.

When does a fine become payable?

For any vessel still at the club on or after Sunday 17th November 2019 then in addition to winter berthing (see above) a fine of £40-00 per vessel is payable in addition.

Cheques payable to Swanage Sailing Club please. Please send or hand your payment to Greg Vaughn at Swanage Sailing Club, Buck Shore, Swanage. BH19 2AW (OTHER METHODS OF PAYMENT MAY BE AVAILABLE. See Newsletter)

Can I berth my boat over the Winter?

Winter Sailing Berths are available for members intending to sail over the winter period.

Winter sailing berths will have best access to the slipway so please let the berthing officer know at least 2 weeks before the “berthing boat move” if you would like a winter sailing position.


Saturday Oct 26th SSC social Bike ride

SSC  social Bike ride in and around  Rempstone Forest before the evening Laying up supper

The ride is about 22 miles with no major hills and about half on half off road on good tracks. Off road bikes including hybrids would be best rather than road bikes with  skinny tires

Light lunch at Kings Arms Stoborough where a bike lock might be useful whilst in the pub. (A number of bikes can be chained together if you don’t possess one)

We will meet  at the Banks Arms NT car park Studland at 10.00 for a 10.15 start. If not a NT member there are some free parking places on the road down from the village shop towards the Banks Arms.

We will go along Ferry road to turn off for Greenlands Farm , then on to  Newton, Wytch Farm, Shawford Bridge, to Arne and Shipstal point. Back towards Stoborough  to the Kings Arms for a light lunch.

After lunch we will leave on the B3075 turning off for Ridge  then on to  Soldiers road,  left to skirt Hartland’s Moor  on to Scotland and Norden roundabout . Back past the sewage works and right across Wytch Heath past Higher Bushy farm and Rempstone  farm to cross Kingswood heath back towards Greenland then sharp right across Godlingston Heath Nature reserve and back to Studland.

Please let me know if you are intending   coming so I can book an appropriate table at the pub.

All are welcome

Ann Emery – ann.emery@sentryfields.com

“13kts +” WhatsApp Sailing Group

There’s a new sailing group at SSC called the 13kts + Sailing Group.

The 13kts group organise themselves via a WhatsApp group and sail mostly during the week ad hoc when the wind and tide are right. Preferred winds are 13kts+ though we do go out in lighter winds too, and we’ll sail throughout the whole year.

There’s no safety boat cover with this group but we assist each other with launch and recovery. The group is welcome to all independent sailors, and to join, please email Klaus at: webmaster@swanagesailingclub.org.uk, sharing your mobile phone number which is needed to connect you to the WhatsApp group. You’ll need WhatsApp on your phone too.

See all social sailing groups over here.

Swanage Regatta 3rd – 4th August

This year for the regatta there will be a limit of 80 boats.  To enter the regatta, please email regatta@swanagesailingclub.org.uk with the following details – Name, boat, sail number, address and phone number for both helm and crew (if applicable).  

The BBQ is included in entry for all competitors and a limited number of additional BBQ tickets will be available for £5 per person if required.  For any additional email about the event please look at the Notice of Race or use the regatta email address.  

For visiting sailors to the area, it is advised to bring your boat Friday evening if possible in order to avoid traffic Saturday morning coming into Swanage.  The bar will be open all evening on friday so you’ll be able to get your boat set up and have a drink out on the balcony.

Local Camping

Touring vans / caravans – https://www.pitchup.com/tourers/England/South_West/Dorset/Swanage/?fbclid=IwAR2lubR1ETiFr-li3ofiPXPh7cpgdRslItAEM-FCrjbKJQh7WuF48AXOMp4

Campsites – https://www.campsites.co.uk/search/campsites-in-dorset/swanage?fbclid=IwAR3ADAzHVfzl3zkfr6JRNbjDcgzMdSauXXmYGytx1E0SOc9T03s8yvm0RpQ


See our directions page. NB the Sandbanks ferry is out of action currently, so the route in will be via Wareham and Corfe Castle. It’s the last weekend of the Swanage Carnival so traffic will be heavy on Saturday, it’s recommended to come down on Friday, the bar will be open.


The club car park is small but there is parking nearby.

Supported by Kemp Sails.