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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 awarded Club of the Year 2016 at National Watersports Festival
Brian Tilbury accepted the award on behalf of Seavets which was presented by Nick Dempsey.
For details and photographs follow this link.

Forthcoming Events:
Weymouth, 26th to 29th September
Social Sailing, Group meal Wed 28th, any questions call or email Derrick Details & Directions etc here

Burghfield, 1st October
Club Championships, last event of the Prime Series. Details & directions here
Note new 2.2 Mtr height barrier installed on entry gate, which will be manned between 8:30 & 9:30 for entry of larger vehicles.

Photos from :
Bala (select 2016 then Seavets), Farmoor, Barnt Green and Whitwell
(Trying out a new system for displaying event photos - let me know how you like it, please.)

Racing Results Here. Use the little arrow to the right of the 'Series' box at the top right to see the different events.

Poole Week
The first Poole week within living memory without any wind at all - sunshine is nice, but wnd as well is better! The cruisers launched from Lake Pier at Hamworthy and got up to Rockley point for an ice cream, but then gave up. So lots of shopping, cycling and walking and 32 came to dinner together at the RNLI College. A few photos here.

Cruising Reports (updated 2nd September to include Mersea Island)

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 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.


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Last modified 22-Sep-2016