Seafarers Sailing Club

Seafarers Sailing Club

Club Information

Seafarers SC prides itself on being small and friendly.  Established in 1961 the club focuses on dinghy sailing through racing, cruising and training.

The club is located between Hill Head and Lee-On-Solent providing great access to the Solent.

There are approximately 140 boat spaces in the compound which is usually just sufficient to meet members’ demands. As boat space is at a premium, berth multi-hulls or any dinghy with an overall length greater than 5 metres in the compound is not feasible. Despite this, a wide variety of traditional and modern designs are sailed including Mirror, Topaz, Laser (4.7 to 2000), RS (Feva to 600), Wayfarer, ISO and Buzz. At present, the most prolific classes are the Laser, the Wayfarer and the Solo.

Seafarers provide free parking near the compound, there is a public slipway nearby giving access to the beach. From there it is possible to launch and retrieve boats at all stages of the tide.

The Club is committed to providing “affordable” access to sailing; membership fees are usually the lowest in the area. This is achieved through an ethos of self-help. The membership is active and all member contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of the clubhouse, boats and tractor.

Racing is held every weekend from April to the end of October. In the summer racing take places mid-week also. The club also provides some cruising to the Isle of Wight, popular with the cadets. In addition to the programmed cruises, there is often a midweek cruise for the retired or non-working members.

The Club also owns a number of dinghies, which are primarily for training and encouraging new and novice sailors to develop their sailing, while building their confidence before purchasing their own boat. However, they are also available for occasional use by suitably qualified and/or experienced members for cruising and/or racing.

The Club is an RYA Training Centre. Training expenses are kept to a minimum by making full use of experienced members, and their boats, as an integral part of our training programme. Courses range from basic skills to advanced courses to enable more experienced members to extend their skills and qualifications. The Club also trains its own Patrol Boat crews.

The Club has a busy social programme with activities being held about once a month. These events can include formal dinners, barbecues, skittle evenings, American suppers, and ploughman’s lunches. The clubhouse and bar open one night mid-week and some Sunday lunches. The Club also competes with other local sailing clubs in darts and snooker competitions.


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