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".
the registered charity the British Society for Research on Ageing.
- Encourages members to become
qualified through Royal Yachting Association approved courses.
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.
Web Site updates
Our apologies for not updating the website recently. There have been problems with our host and we have been unable to access the site for editing. We are moving the site to a different host, and hope that the change will not interrupt access to the site.
This years winter lunch was held on Saturday 30th January at The Bird in Hand Hotel, Knowl Hill, near Maidenhead. 30 members and their wives, husbands and partners enjoyed an excellent meal, and the new location was approved resoundingly.
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 41 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.
Please advise Derrick of any website problems, errors or if you wish to add additional content.