• New Members Welcome
  • Junior lessons on Saturday Mornings
  • Racing Thursdays and Sundays
  • Adult lessons and training on Tuesday nights
  • Feel safe with volunteer run safety cover
  • Cruises in and out of the bay


Covid 19 / SSC Programme Update


Due to the extraordinary circumstances we all find ourselves in caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, our club’s Management Committee met on 16th March and have subsequently decided the following;

New Member’s Induction Event Saturday 21st March – Postponed until further notice as this involves a large gathering within the club premises. Alternative dates and induction methods are under consideration.

Annual Beach Clear & Boat Move – Sunday 22nd March 11am – Volunteers please! Social distancing to be maintained where possible. Do not come if you are vulnerable or concerned about health risks

Sunday Lunches – 22nd March ** NOW CANCELLED **

First and Early Scheduled Sunday and Thursday Races – under review – check website. The programme in the 2020 Yearbook is now subject to change.

Adult Training – First and Early Tuesday Evenings – structure of programme under review. Yearbook programme is subject to change.

Junior Training – First and Early Saturday Mornings – structure of programme under review. Yearbook programme is subject to change.

Informal Racing, Social Sailing and Cruising – encouraged to continue

Social Events – Early Part of Programme – under review but outdoor events more likely to go ahead. Check for club notices.

The club’s management and sailing committees hugely regret having to scale down our planned events during this unprecedented and uncertain period. We aim to keep all our members well informed by the best advice available. All other sailing clubs are facing the same situation. For our club though, it is more than ironic that we are in a growth phase for both sailing activities and numbers of new members. In times like these there can be few activities healthier than going sailing in Swanage Bay in lovely fresh air.

Howard Potter, SSC Commodore  17th March 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic

Swanage Sailing Club remains open, whilst we wish to minimise the risk of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) infection being passed on to any of our members or visitors to SSC. We should all adhere to current NHS guidance        (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19). Please do not visit the clubhouse if you have any new respiratory symptoms, or have been advised for any reason to self-isolate, and be careful of doing so if you have any underlying health condition which puts you at risk in the event of contracting an infection. If visiting the clubhouse please maintain good hygiene with frequent hand-washing and consider avoiding any close personal contact.
For the time being we may continue to have some small gatherings and meetings, but please do not attend if you have any health concerns about either transmitting or contracting the virus. We will review our policy on a frequent basis

Opener Supper 14th March 2020

We are limiting this to 50 members.
Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

How to Reserve

You can only reserve tickets for this event by emailing: Hazel Cemm. Please mail webmaster@swanagesailingclub.org.uk and I will forward the mail to Hazel OR see her email address on the members only flyer. (link below).

The cut off date for reserving tickets is, 1800 on Tuesday 10th March.

Please notify Hazel when reserving a ticket if you have any special dietary issues.

A polite reminder from the Management Committee.
If you have reserved a ticket and subsequently can’t attend.
Please first email Hazel ASAP as there is maybe a waiting list.
If your ticket can’t be reallocated then The Management Committee will expect you to pay in full as there are expenses for each event that need to be covered.
Many thanks for your understanding on this matter.
From Management and Social Committee

View the supper menu and booking information below (log in)

Opener Supper March 2020 Menu and Booking (4 downloads)

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 donotreply@dutyman.biz 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: dutyman@swanagesailingclub.org.uk

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 alanpgould@live.co.uk . This course is provided free to club members, in the expectation that the skills will be put to good use at Swanage Sailing Club

Next 1st Tuesday Social Evening: 4th Feb, 7pm

This month the our new social secretary Simon Willett is organising a Racing Games evening (no sailing required!). Join us for an evening of fun team games followed by supper. All members are welcome (not just adult trainee sailors) but if you want food, please book on the Google Sheet by midnight on Friday 31st Jan (link to sheet below): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m-JICgQhzfIS0rFWXsnOq5h3qoS0I-WKfFpX040YxVQ/edit?usp=sharing

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: dutyman@swanagesailingclub.org.uk.