SSSC taking part in RYA Spring Club Championship

The search for the ‘SSSC Champion’ has begun!

South Staffs are one of 230 clubs that have signed up for the first ‘RYA eSailing Spring Club Championship’ that will allow all competitors the chance to compete for the title of not only ‘Regional Champion’ but also ‘National Champion’ over the next few weeks.

South Staffs will be holding an additional Club Championship on Saturday 25th April at 1pm.  The top 20 competitors across both our Sunday and Tuesday e-series will be invited to take part and compete for the title of SSSC Champion.  They will then be put forward to represent SSSC at the Regional Finals. Details of the regional finals will be sent out to all eSailing club contacts & finalists on 4th May and all regional events will be completed by 24th May.  The winner from each region, will then go forward to the National Final which will be held on Saturday 30th May 2020.

  • The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions can be found HERE
  • The Virtual Racing Rules of Sailing can be found HERE

Every Saturday the RYA are publishing some Top Tips and eSailing Coaching Videos on their youtube channel. The first of these went out over the Easter weekend and focused on Starting & Upwind, you can view it HERE. If you like this or any other eSailing videos please give it a ‘like’ and share it with your fellow eSailors. Also if you want to stay in touch with all the #sailfromhome content you can subscribe for free to the RYA Youtube Channel.

Top Tips for eSailors:

  • Ensure you have a good Wi-Fi connection, so you may want to ban other family members from using too much of your home Wi-Fi during races!
  • If you are playing on a phone ensure you have turned on ‘do not disturb’ to avoid any phone calls coming through during the game and kicking you out.

 

Happy eSailing!

Welcome

South Staffs Sailing Club is a friendly club that has members of all ages. We cater for all abilities, from beginners to experienced sailors.

As an RYA Training Centre we provide courses that will enable sailors, whatever their ability, to flourish and really enjoy sailing at the club. If racing is something you aspire to do you will find competitive fleets and tuition available to improve your skills.

We have an active and thriving junior section, with a team of dedicated trainers committed to ensure the children have a fun time and are able to develop a real passion for the sport.

The club has a regular programme of social events and the club members always enjoy any excuse to arrange a good party.

If you would like to visit us, the club is conveniently placed adjacent to Jct 12 on the M6 and just off the A5 near Cannock. You will be made very welcome.

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Why should I sail at South Staffs Sailing Club?

South Staffs Sailing Club is considered to be an extremely friendly club that welcomes new members. You will be joining a group of people who love the sport of dinghy sailing, and are more than happy to share that enthusiasm. The club is run on a self help basis and joining in with the tasks that are needed for the club to function, enables new members to quickly make friends and settle in. For many it has become a long term passion and many members have been active in the club for many years, and for some there are three generations still active.

The club is an approved RYA Training Centre and facilities are available for both adults and juniors. Learn to Sail and Improver courses for adults are run each year. Sunday morning sessions are available for juniors to develop their confidence and enjoyment for the sport. Additional supported free sailing sessions are also available to allow practice and to provide time for skills to be developed.

We have a dedicated team of race coaches, including sailors who have been both National and World Champions so any level of ability at adult or junior level can be accommodated.

Easy access from Staffordshire and the West Midlands via the M6, M6 Toll, A5 and A449. The club is approximately a mile from Junction 12 on the M6.

The club offers competitive fleet racing. We sail a range of single and two handed boats that will suit all standards and sailing abilities. Our fleet captains, instructors and coaches will ensure that everyone can develop their skills and get the maximum enjoyment from sailing at the club.

The club has a strong family foundation, and in some cases multiple generations of the same family are club members. The membership costs reflect that belief and junior membership (up to 17) can be at no or minimal costs when joining with sailing adults. Concession rates are also available for students.

The Social aspect plays an important part in integrating  new Members to the Club and introducing them to other members and so making new friends.

It  has always been a very active aspect of the Club with a variety of events over the Year to suit all ages and tastes. From Quiz Nights, Car Treasure Hunts, Wine Tasting, Summer Ball, Christmas Dinner, Mince Pie Night with Carols and our own Orchestra,  An Annual Dinner Dance and our own House Band all prove very popular.  The Junior Team also put together a very interesting series of Social events for our younger Members.