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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.


News

Seavets Needs You: Situations Vacant. Honorary Secretary, Newsletter Editor and 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 Derrick for details.

After 10 years as the all-important newsletter editor, Tony Chandler is standing down from that office as well as from the committee after the AGM in March. He has produced 6 newsletters each year, so has totted up no less than 60 editions. Details from Derrick and/or Tony.

There are also two vacancies on the committee.

2017 Programme finalised. Link in side bar above - Please note the change of date for our first visit to Stone Sailing Club on the Blackwater estuary. Now on 6th May.

Winter Lunch 28th January 2017. We visited for the second year running the Bird In Hand at Knoll Hill
on the A4 between Maidenhead and Reading. Easy to find, lots of parking space, and our own room. Thirty
one of us enjoyed an excellent two or three course meal and we are indebted to Steve Fletcher for organising
this. An excellent pre-season get together with lots of news to exchange.
Bikes on Windsro Bridge

The Pedalling Cruisers: Richard's cruising group take to 2 wheels for a ride in Berkshire.

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, infomation, photos etc. Currently there are 43 members, if you want to join them let Derrick, Jean 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 25-Feb-2017