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View 2019 sailing programme, training programme.


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.

May Sailing News

1. RYA PUSH THE BOAT OUT, Saturday 25th May 2pm – 5pm

Volunteers needed

We would be very grateful if members could please consider volunteering to help, both ashore and afloat, to make this national event a success at SSC. Read more about the event.

Swanage Sailing Club is expecting up to 50 local newcomers to sailing over the afternoon. The plan is to show them our club and facilities, and for as many as would like to have rides in either in a sailing boat or a RIB, or kayaks if we have enough helpers, to get an introduction to the sport of sailing and healthy fun on the water.

Thank you for considering volunteering for what promises to be a great afternoon!

Read moreMay Sailing News

Swanage Regatta 3rd – 4th August

This year for the regatta there will be a limit of 80 boats.  To enter the regatta, please email 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 –

Campsites –


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.

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 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 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.