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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.

  • Russ TownsPromotes 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 the British Society for Research on Ageing.
  • Encourages members to become qualified through Royal Yachting Association approved courses.

From the beginning in 1983 the club was closely linked with the medical research charity Research Into Ageing (RiA) which was merged with Help the Aged in 2001 and later with Age UK. Between 2,000 and 3,000 has been raised by Seavets each year for the last few years, and about 80,000 has been donated to RiA since 1986.
Following a change in research policy by Age UK Seavets members decided to change our supported charity to the British Society for Research on Ageing, taking effect from the beginning of 2016.

Seavets is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association.


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Poole Week - Camping details updated.


Ray Neal 1948 - 2017

Ray NealIt is with much sadness that we hear that Ray Neal passed away on 2nd April after a long illness. Ray had been a member of Seavets for 22 years, and was a loyal member of our racing fleet, always cheerful, ever helpful. Our condolences go to Christine and the family.

Christine has sent these words: Ray started windsurfing in 1986 at Rother Valley Country Park. All the family laughed their heads off at his antics, he was off more than he was on. So he persevered over the years and mastered the art. He joined the Seavets and UKWA to sail with like minded people. He enjoyed the meets at various lakes and the evenings with friends. He was the life and soul of the party with his tricks. eg; Who remembers the difficult-to-steer-bike which not many could get the hang of? He enjoyed many sports but windsurfing was his big love. Ray will be sadly missed by family and friends.
Ray's funeral will be on 19th April. Details from Derrick


Dick Gamblin 1922 - 2017
It is with great sorrow that we report that Richard passed away in February at the age of 94.
During World War II Dick served in the RAF as an Aircraft Fitter. After his demob he took up ballroom Dick and Lily Gamblindancing and with his wife Lily they set up a number of dancing schools as well as performing professionally and taking part in many dancing competitions. He later became interested in sailing and even built his own dinghy.
On his retirement Dick chose windsurfing as his sport and was a member at Blue Circle SC. He joined Seavets in 1989 and took part in many of our activities. One of his favourite venues was Bala where he camped at the campsite at the far end of the lake together with his family. On occasions he would sail the whole length of the lake early on Saturday morning so that he would be ready to take part in the Seavet races at the sailing club. He was often in attendance at Hayling Island, Poole and Calshot as well as numerous racing events and holidays like Dahab and greatly enjoyed his times at Quiberon where he was one of our most regular attendees in the early years of the holiday. In particular he became great friends with Michel who often asked after him even though neither of them could understand what the other was saying. We have many fond memories of Richard's windsurfing exploits and our best wishes and fondest regards go out to Lily and the rest of his family.


Brogborough & Hollowell Results here just select appropriate series

Seavets Needs You: Situations Vacant. Honorary Secretary, Newsletter Editor and two Committee Members.

Since Steve Fletcher is stepping up to be our next Chairman, we are in need of a new Hon. Secretary. As one of the four officers of our club, the Secretary's post is important, but not onerous, comprising chiefly of producing the agenda and taking minutes at committee meetings (4 times a year), and at the AGM, and some small administrative duties. Please contact Steve for details.

Newsletter Editor: Tony ChandlerTony Chandler is retiring after 10 years of producing brilliant newsletters - 6 per year makes it 60 editions. His last edition will be in mid April.
Now we need to find a new editor. So far we have had no offers and If no one is prepared to volunteer, we will have to consider alternatives - perhaps an online-only news feed? Suggestions are welcome.
Please contact either Steve Fletcher, (our new Chairman), or Derrick Hall (now Vice Chairman) for more details..

Great video on Facebook by Peter Hart with a splendid plug for Seavets here

Facebook
A closed (Seavets Members only) group has been created on Facebook to provide a forum for members to exchange views, information, photos etc. Currently there are 49 members, if you want to join them let Derrick, Jean or Ruth know. You have to be registered on Facebook in order to be invited to join the group.
If you are concerned about privacy and security on Facebook check out their advice here.


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Last modified 14-Apr-2017