Social Sailing events are purely recreational, providing enjoyable
sailing for all levels of windsurfing ability.
year there will be the customary holiday in Brittany in July, Poole "Week" will be
the 18th - 21st June, Calshot probably 10th -12th September, and Weymouth week will be from Monday 17th September - Thursday 20th September.
You can download a copy of the Seavets 2018 programme with Social Sailing events highlighted here.
A Seavets group meets to windsurf roughly once a week on the south coast from April to October or November, subject to suitable wind and tides. The main object of the group is to go sailing with like minded people when the wind blows in the apropriate location.
We choose safe locations (Mudeford, Calshhot, Poole) as we have no rescue cover, but of course we keep an eye on each other while sailing.
For 2018 we are not planning on a fixed schedule of dates and locations as we have previously. Too often the wind is not suitable, and it would be useful to be flexible about which day of the week we sail. A Facebook group has been set up linked to the Seavets Facebook group - search for Seavets Social Sailors. So, whenever anyone within the group decides the time is right to go windsurfing they inform the rest of the group either on the Facebook group page or via email, and hope that they will have company on the day.
of the venues that we have used for many years for our racing events are also
ideally suited to our non-racing members. So the weekends at Bala
and Whitwell (Rutland Water) are now for
both racing and social sailing. Both of these offer extensive waters, and our
custom has always been to have a meal together on the Saturday evening. Camping
is available at Bala on a nearby campsite, and at Whitwell on site. These will
both be 3-day weekends, from Friday to Sunday.
We will be again racing/social sailing at Carsington SC, near Ashbourne, in the Derbyshire Peak District. We will race on Saturday and you can sail both Saturday and Sunday. Another venue suitable for our
social sailors is Brogborough, the only one of all the locations which Seavets visit which is solely for windsurfers - no dinghies or canoes to get in our way!