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The Club - About SSC

In the main clubhouse there is a large social area, a galley and the ladies changing room and showers. Other buildings house the gents changing room and showers, the toilets and club equipment.
There is on-shore berthing for over 150 members' boats within a short walk of a launching point. There are three large jetties for the use of dinghy sailors, one of which can also be used by keel boats. Members have access to the club at any time but may only sail if there is a safety boat on the water with a competent driver. Visitors can be signed in but there are limits to the number of visitors at any one time and to the number of times any one person may visit in a year.

Dinghy Classes

There are many dinghy classes sailed in the UK but racing against other boats of the same design is more fun and class members can provide mutual support as well as a common interest. At SSC the larger classes have a Fleet Captain who may organise coaching and social events during the year. The club's preferred adult classes are Flying Fifteen, Solo, Laser, Laser Radial and 2000 (previously known as the Laser 2000). Preferred junior/youth classes are RS Feva, Laser Radial, Topper and Laser Pico.

Club Boats

Club boats can be hired by members throughout the year.  The only time they are not all available is when they are being used for RYA Training Courses, Junior Days (Toppers, Picos and Teras) and some special events (eg Campover Weekend).  A hire session is morning (before 13:00), afternoon (13:00 to 17:00) or evening (after 17:00).  Members are advised to book boats to avoid disappointment.  On Sundays a boat can be booked for all races as a single hire session.  There is an on-line booking system which allows members to book and pay for a boat on the web and you are expected to book a boat BEFORE you rig it, that way there is no chance of double booking.

Club Boat On-Line Booking System

Boat Hire Charges (Members Only)
(Laser) 2000 (3) £17
Topper (6) £5
Laser Pico (3) and RS Feva (1) £12
RS Tera (3) £10
GP14, Laser and Solo. £12

Safety Boats

The club has four safety boats that members can use after successfully completing a RYA Powerboat Level 2 training course. Two are kept on the water in the boathouse the other two are stored in the Nissen Hut, launched from road trailers and are used on busy days and for training courses.  Races are run from "Charity II" the club's committee boat.