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Seavets was formed in 1984 to promote windsurfing as an activity, convinced that an active life in middle age is most likely to lead to a healthier and so happier old age. Seavets has members from all over mainland Britain.

  • Promotes responsible and sociable windsurfing for the "not so young". Membership is open to those over 35 years old.
  • Organises racing and recreational events for members and encourages other organisers of windsurfing events to include categories and to award prizes for the "not so young".
  • Supports the registered charity Research Into Ageing.
  • Encourages members to become qualified through Royal Yachting Association approved courses.

From the beginning in 1983 the club has been closely linked with the medical research charity Research Into Ageing Fund, which is now the research division of Age UK. Between £2,000 and 3,000 has been raised by Seavets each year for the last few years, and just short of 80,000 has been raised since 1986.

The Research into Ageing Fund will be wound up by Age UK in early 2016, so we are reviewing our supported charity. The latest update document in our members consultation process is here. Members are encouraged to make their views known to the Chairman or Vice Chairman. A postal ballot of all members to select our supported charity will be carried out in the autumn.

Seavets is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association.


News

Jono - Windsurfing around Britain
Jono Dunnet, a windsurfer and ex instructor with Menorca Sailing, known to some Seavets, is taking on an epic and courageous challenge, to windsurf around Britain without any water based support. If successful he will be the first person to achieve this; 3 other windsurfers have completed the circumnavigation before all with water based support.
At present (27th August) Jono is approaching Newcastle, having successfully sailed clockwise from Clacton, around Lands End, up the east coast of Ireland, and on to the west and northern coasts of mainland Scotland. He hopes to cross the finish line back at Clacton sometime in September.
You can follow his progress, and find out more information on his website. Please also show your support and consider making a donation to the two worthy charities that Jono has chosen to raise money for.

Upcoming Events:
Calshot, 11th - 14th September. Social Sailing and cruising. Details.
Weymouth, 21st - 24th September. Advance booking essential for group dinner. Details. Updated 28/08/2015.
Farmoor, 26th September. Details

Racing:
Results
.Note that you can bring up the results for each event and for the whole series by way of the drop-down box in the centre at the top. Any problems to Ruth please.

New to Racing - If you are interested in starting to race with Seavets then read this guide
Not interested in Racing? Check out our Social Sailing and Cruising activities here.

Photos:
Poole, Datchet, Whitwell, Bala, Carsington, Grafham
I am trying out a new system for displaying photos - please let me know of any problems. Ruth

Facebook
A new closed (Seavets Members only) group has been created on Facebook to provide a forum for members to exchange views, infomation, photos etc. Currently there are 36 members, if you want to join them let Derrick or Ruth know. You do have to be registered on Facebook in order to be invited to join the group.

Electronic Newsletter. We now offer members the option of receiving their newsletter in pdf format by email. If you would like to receive the electronic version instead of the printed form please email the editor, and then PLEASE remember to tell us if your email address changes. Links to all the recent newsletters, and an index to their contents can be reached by clicking on the e-Newsletter link in the lefthand menu column.


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Last modified 28-Aug-2015