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In January 2021 the Club reaches its sixtieth anniversary. To mark the occasion, a Diamond Jubilee booklet has been produced. A copy of this booklet can be downloaded from the ARCHIVES menu (or click here). These Club History pages are, essentially, a transcription of this booklet although they include additional pictures and some updated information.

Club History - Contents

To access each of the following, use the menu to the right or, if a smartphone user, select "More":

  • Introduction by the Commodore
  • Part 1 - The Early Years - the 1960s - the clubhouse in Cottes Way and sailing from the beach
  • Part 2 - The Clubhouse - the move to Salterns in 1974 followed by almost continuous extension and renovation
  • Part 3 - On the Water - training, racing, cruising .. .. and much more . .. from 1970 onwards
  • Part 4 - Social Activities - jumble sales to dinner-dances, coffee mornings to craft corners
  • Part 5 - Membership - a member is a family; we are always "at, or near, full"
  • Part 6 - Communications - from 'The Advertiser' to the website and Facebook
  • Part 7 - Potpourri - includes charities, community involvement, badminton, flotilla sailing and the SOP!
  • Part 8 - Founder - John Harmer, the Club's founder and its first Commodore
  • Part 9 - Celebration - some special occasions
  • Part 10 - The Staff - holders of the Club's key roles

The booklet was written by Mike Burlingham and illustrated by John Hamon

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In addition to these pages, the Archives section of this website gives access to several sources of information about Seafarers Sailing Club since its foundation in 1961. These sources include Club Newsletters, the minutes of every general meeting held since formation, a record of prize winners and the Gallery Archive containing Club photographs from 1961 to the present day. Some are for members only. If you are not a Club member but are interested in the Club's history, contact the Club Communications Officer and Archivist.

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Last updated 09:58 on 4 January 2021

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