House Duties self allocation period – March 3rd – March 22nd 2020

I’ve started the self allocation period for house duties for all of 2020, so please look out for the mail from Dutyman. Ideally add to your e-mail contacts.

What’s the self allocation period? Help!

All members must do two house duties per year e.g. a Bar or Galley (kitchen) Duty. Duties are managed from Dutyman for which you will have a login, (note this is a separate login to the membership portal).

Self allocation is where you can self assign duties during a window of the next three weeks. After that time Dutyman will auto assign duties to you, people usually find it better to choose their own dates. Dutyman will send all members an email inviting them to self assign duties.

Action: Please look out for the Dutyman mail, visit the self allocation form and sign up. Find it here:

Note: this is for all duties through till the end of December and any duties already signed up for in Jan-March will count to your two duties.

Need help? see the FAQ, contact:

Bart’s Bash – drifting on a glorious day

Bart’s Bash at Swanage raised £130 for the Andrew Simpson Foundation
A big thank you to all who volunteered to help at Bart’s Bash: Adrian for organising, Doug and the Safety Team, the Beach Volunteers; Sue Barnes for registration and receiving donations, and Jenny Piesse who wasn’t needed for scoring in the end, as the wind let us down on this occasion. Thank you to all the crew of the 20 Boats who made it out to the glassy Bart’s drift, and for your generous donations, and those of others, to a very good cause. Hattie F won the sailing watch in the draw; we now expect her to be hitting the start line even more punctually. We’ll all appreciate wind more in future!

September 14/15th Sailing

Studland Cruise Saturday 14th Sept.

It’s looking very good , wind 9mph easterly , tides look good as well , the sun will be shining. What more can you ask for warm weather, sparking seas – the wind in a different direction maybe. The main thing is we are good to go

Briefing 10.30am – launch 11.00am

See you tomorrow morning – bring your picnic lunch.

Bart’s Bash Sunday 15th Sept.

Bart’s Bash this Sunday at the Club. Briefing at 10:00, race at 11:00. Forecast looking sunny and warm with a nice F2-3. Let’s get as many boats out on the water. Fun, sun, racing and prizes to be won.

Bart’s Bash

The Series Race on Sunday 15th September at 1100 will be sailed as a single start race, and the results incorporated into the Bart’s Bash international results, as well as scoring for the autumn series. We hope to get as many sailors as possible, of all standards, participating in the race, for which there will be prizes for first place, first Junior and first Adult Trainee. There will be a briefing at 1000.

It is hoped that entrants will make a small contribution to the Andrew Simpson Foundation charity, whose fundamental ethos is to “facilitate a wider participation in sailing, and to optimise the benefits that the sport can deliver to young people and ultimately to society at large. Importantly, we seek to be as inclusive as possible by encouraging participation to children and young people from all backgrounds, and catering for a range of physical and educational abilities”. Contributing to the charity will constitute an entry into a draw for a £75 Gill sailing racing watch.

August Sailing News

Swanage Regatta 3rd – 4th August

The revived Regatta has happened and was a great success. 30+ boats took part, including some of the country’s top Laser sailors, in a highly enjoyable and welcoming event, with 5 different courses to test us out. Huge thanks to Doug Horner and all who helped him plan and deliver a brilliant weekend. Hopefully we’ll repeat this next year.

Junior Regatta 5th – 9th August

More info coming up this, keep your eye on the website and Facebook. We might need help with safety cover, please stay tuned.

Summer Fun Day 9th August

From 4pm on the last day of the junior regatta it’s a family fun watersports day. Read all about it here and sign up via this Eventbrite link.

Racing during Lifeboat week, 11th – 16th August

Help support our local Lifeboat. Please make your contribution by providing a bottle of wine for the SSC bottle stall.

Suggested donation – at least one bottle for each race entered and particularly the Tuesday night Trainees race and the Thursday Pennant race.

Bottles to be left for collection in the Training Room.

Poole Harbour Cruise 20-22nd August

Come and enjoy a cruise to Poole harbour in a flotilla. Read all about this event here.

Elizabeth Cup 24th August

Race at 2pm to Bournemouth Pier and back (for experienced sailors only)

Summer Fun Day at the Swanage Sailing Club 9th August from 4pm

Dear All Sailors, Novices & Experts.

Come and join in the fun!

Sailing (own boats, club boats or hitch a ride)
Stand Up Paddle-boarding 
Dart 18 joyrides

There will be safety boats out from 4pm until 8pm

There will be a BBQ and party with summer cocktails from 7.30pm
Charges only for food and drinks
Please let us know if you are attending & how many in your group by signing up to this event.

How to sign up?

Register using this Eventbrite link.

Poole Harbour Cruise 2019

Come and enjoy a cruise to Poole Harbour as a flotilla!

Single or double handers, motor boats and yachts welcome.

Tuesday 20th August

  • Gather at SSC for a 10:30am briefing
  • Leave for Poole Harbour at 11am
  • Boat storage at Shell Bay Marine

Wednesday 21th August

  • Leave Shell Bay Marine at 10:30am
  • Sail to Wareham Quay HW 13.23 and/or around Brownsea Island, and explore Poole Harbour 
  • Return to Shell Bay Marine approx. 4pm
  • Boat storage at Shell Bay Marine
  • Dinner at SSC 7:30pm 

Thursday 22th August

  • Leave Shell Bay Marine at 11.00am and make passage to SSC

Current weather forecast


Additional optional equipment

Outboard motor, anchor, VHF radio, tow rope, packed lunch

The details

  • Cost £5.00 per boat/per night for storage at Shell Bay Marine
  • There is car parking at Shell Bay National Trust Car Park (not included)
  • Wednesday night dinner (non-participants are welcome) £10 per head for main and pud by Crab Apple – the bar will  be open confirmation and payment required in advance
  • Please let Chris Bell know if you are coming on this cruise:  , 0774578665

Racing during Lifeboat week 16th August

Notice to All Mariners

Racing during Lifeboat week.

Races from 11th – 16th August

Help support our local Lifeboat-

Please make your valued contribution by providing a bottle of wine for the SSC bottle stall at the RNLI Fare at PAG on 17th August. 

Suggested donation –   one bottle for each race entered and particularly the Tuesday night race and  the Thursday RNLI  Pennant race.

Bottles to be left for collection in the Training Room.

Many thanks,  Howard Potter, Commodore

July 13th Chellingworth Cup

Tim Page is the race officer for this race. The slowest boat will race for 90 minutes. If you intend to race could you please Tim know (via so that he can produce a list of start times.

Those final start times will be published and posted on race day. All entrants SHALL sign on before the first preparatory signal. There will be a race briefing no earlier than 1 hour before the first start.