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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.


Latest News

Barnt Green, 1st September - CANCELLED. Upper Bittell lake (click on the link for a photo) was drained last year for maintenance, and there has been so little rain that there is still not enough water to sail. So, regrettably we have had to cancel our event there.

Carsington: Report, Results and Photos

Bala: The rain fell, the wind blew - A LOT - and the temperature dropped to 16C, a bit of a shock. Needless to say, the event was cancelled and we all went off walking, and then had a good meal togetherin the Eagles at the other end of the lake in the evening..

General Data Protection Regulations
You will have been receiving lots of letters and e-mails from any organisation that holds some of your data in advance of the new data protection legislation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25th May 2018. Seavets also has to comply so we have produced our own policy document and are making sure that any data we hold is held securely.
Members should, by now, have received an email containing our Data Privacy Policy. If you have not, please check that we have your current email address. You can also see the policy here. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of the contacts named in the policy document if you have any queries.

The AGM was held at Burghfield Sailing Club on April 14th. The minutes can be seen here. There were no nominations for the posts of Hon. Secretary and Vice Chairman, or for the 2 vacancies on the Committee. After the meeting Chris Rowland volunteered to take on the Secretary's role and Ruth Tracey the Vice Chairman. Lesley Rowland also offered herself as a committee member. All three were co-opted at a committee meeting later in April.

On the News Page:

Racing Results and Reports

Seavets Winter Cycling Exploits

Quiberon 2018

Oxendon Windsurf Trailer for sale: Bargain Price : see Shop page.

Race Officer Duties in 2018 : see the Racing page for details.


Please send articles, news and photos to Ruth or Derrick for inclusion on our website.


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 58 members. If you want to join, you have to be registered on Facebook, then search for Seavets and ask to join. If you have a problem contact Derrick, Jean or Ruth.

A second linked group has also just been added for Seavet Social Sailors - more details on the Social Sailing Page.

If you are concerned about privace and security on Facebook check out their advice here. If you want to limit your activity and number of friends then remember that you can confine who asks to be your 'Friend' to friends of friends, so if you are choosy about who you allow to be your friends you should not be pestered by people you have never heard of. I guess that you could have no friends or only one friend, but haven't tried that myself - just say no to friend requests.


Please advise Derrick and/or Ruth of any website problems, errors or if you wish to contribute additional content.


Last modified 08-Aug-2018