Swan 4 is being replaced by a new version in January 2019 and therefore is about to be put on the open market. In case any members are interested here is the option for ‘first dibs.’
As you will know the boat has been well used and has some patches on the tubes and the hull is scruffy but sound. The patches are in the bow area where the anchor has been recovered and scraped the tubes. The outboard is a Suzuki DF50ATL which was bought new in 2015 (but is a 2014 model). It has been annually serviced by South Coast Engineering – they hold the online service record and we have the paper invoices. New bearings and the ball hitch are being put onto the trailer. With some tidying to be done as a winter project this is good value at £4500. Contact email@example.com if interested
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Tim Hughes has been Sailing Secretary for 5 years now and is relinquishing the post, as from the ASM on 25 November. We are therefore looking for a volunteer to take his place. Tim is happy to provide an extended handover for anyone coming into the position ‘cold’ and initially will provide assistance with the more time consuming tasks (if required), while the new person is familiarizing themselves with the position.
If you are thinking of taking up the challenge then call Tim on 07730 445465 to discuss the role of the Sailing Secretary and the tasks that are included.
BEACH CLEAN AND WINTER BERTHING BOAT MOVE 1100 – 1230 SUNDAY 4TH
Winter berthing is, as always, due on 1st November. Please remove all boats etc not being berthed over the winter before Saturday 3th November 2018.
Q. How much do you need to pay?
For any vessel still at the club on or after 1300 on Sunday 4th November 2018 then winter berthing is
payable per vessel. Winter berthing is payable at a rate of £40-00 per boat/kayak/canoe.
Q. When does a fine become payable?
For any vessel still at the club on or after Sunday 18th November 2018 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
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.
Q- If I remove my boat after 4th November but before next season starts can I pay pro rata
A. No. Full rate applies for boats removed by 18th November and full rate plus fine thereafter
Q- I have several kayaks/canoes on one rack- do I pay per rack or per boat
A. You pay £40-00 per boat/vessel not per rack
Q- I have a ground berth but have sailed fewer than 10 times in 2018 can I still have a winter berth
A. This needs to be discussed with Berthing officer please read note A below. (rack berths 6 times
Q- I keep a boat under my catamaran- do I still have to pay for the small boat
A. Yes winter berthing is payable per boat/vessel
Q- How do I pay if I haven’t got a cheque
A. Contact Greg on to agree an alternative payment method
Download Berthing Notice.
SSC Bike Ride Sat Oct 27th prior to Laying – Up Supper in evening. A chance to use Swanage Ferry just before the annual maintenance closure!
Meet at the NT car park by the ferry in Studland at 10.15 for 10.30 ferry crossing. So please don’t be late!
(Bring NT card and/or sticker otherwise payment is necessary though parking on Ferry road is free)).
Lunch/drink/snack mid – way at The Ship in Distress at Mudeford.
Suitable for hybrid and off road bikes but probably not skinny tyre road bikes as sand build up occurs along the promenade from Studland to Hengistbury Head. No extreme hills and social cycling is the plan, so hopefully appropriate for all. It’s possible to do part of the ride if preferred and stop or turn round at any point if riders didn’t want to complete the entire route. Everyone is welcome.
Distance 20 miles roughly and almost entirely on firm (though often very sandy) surfaces.
Route From the ferry along the east side of Poole Harbour to turn right to reach Poole/Bournemouth promenade. Continue the full length of the promenade to Southbourne then on to Hengistbury Head to take the small ferry across to Mudeford.
Head west along the road to Christchurch to The Ship in Distress for drink/lunch. Back- track to turn right through the Nature Reserve to re-join the road just before the Priory. Turn left then left again through the Priory grounds at the side of the river. Continue to join the road to cross Tuckton bridge on the B3059. Turn immediately left to pass through Wick then straight ahead to re-join the Bournemouth/Poole promenade back to Sandbanks and the Ferry and return to the NT carpark.
Should the Mudeford ferry be closed due to bad weather we can reach The Ship in Distress via Wick , Tuckton Bridge and the Priory .
For further details contact: Ann Emery 01929 422 199 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email me if you intend coming so I can give The Ship in Distress some idea of numbers.
Members are very sad to hear about the passing of Ken Versluys. Ken was a keen cat sailor and always an entertaining conversationalist after racing.
Arrangements to mark Ken’s passing are;
1.30pm, Monday 15th October at Harbour View Crematorium, Poole.
No flowers but contributions welcomed to the Dorset and Mid Somerset Air Ambulance via Harbour View.
Please e-mail Ken’s widow Francis on email@example.com if you plan to attend as she is keen to have an idea of numbers.