ESSC has a full and well supported programme of racing and inshore and offshore cruising.
Racing is organised for a single club fleet using a handicap system based on the RYA Portsmouth Yardstick scheme for all boats. There are two series, the Phillips Cup Series of 11 races to different venues throughout the Solent and the Sunday Series of 6 races homeward, named after the late but great Alastair Pratt - Cruelly taken from us in 2011.
There are also inter-club races with Emsworth Sailing Club.
All races are open to all comers but only Club members qualify for ESSC trophies.
Those who do not want to race often cruise inshore to the venues to enjoy the friendly and enthusiastic discourse that characterises ESSC. Each year we have two cruises in company, events further afield to France or the West Country and for smaller boats there is also a very active programme of mid-week cruising.Read More
The dinghy section encourages all types of sailing whether it is racing or pleasure.
Racing takes place from April to December and all levels of sailors are encouraged to take part.
We normally race jointly with Emsworth Sailing Club, both using the same courses but with our own start/finish line. There are a variety of boats taking part with active RS400, Devoti D-Zero, Laser and Oppie fleets. We also run short course racing for the slower boats.
The courses and maps can be downloaded or obtained from the Dinghy Secretary.
Slipper is a self-help club so all Dinghy sailors are expected to help with Race Officer/Patrol Boat or other duties. Please contact the Dinghy Secretary or Rear Commodore Sailing for more information.Read More
Social Sailing caters for anyone who wants to go out sailing in the company of others or those who want to sail knowing that there is an organised patrol boat out on the water to assist them should they require it.Read More
Our aim is to encourage each other, have fun and spend as much times as we can on the water (some valuable sailing time is however occasionaly spent in various hostelries or cafes as “sailing” takes place in all weathers!)
Each season we issue a programme of sailing sessions – all with partol boat cover. We try and provide a wide an opportunity to sail as possible, so the days and times do vary. The sessions are listed in the club programme, via the pdf link below and can be found on club notice boards.
Most people use their own boats , but there is the opportunity to use any of the club boats, subject to availability.
SLIPPER YOUTH SAILING
Slipper Youth Sailing is a year round youth club teaching sailing and giving the opportunity of a wide range of water activities to gain water confidence.
Run by an adult RYA qualified Senior Dinghy Instructor, supported by RYA qualified Youth Dinghy Instructors, usually from April through October on a Wednesday evening if tide suits on the harbour or the Millpond, and activities range from sailing to paddleboarding to windsurfing to 'kayaking the creeks' to mucking about in a rowing boat, plus lots of other fun things, too many to mention, with your friends and soon-to-be friends. Through the winter, there are social activities at Air Hop or Ice-skating., or informal meets at the club.
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Senior Instructor & Youth Coordinator
A truly amazing programme of fun, confidence building, sailing sessions that are open and free to all Junior members, between April and October with a break over the summer holidays. Please see detailed programmes.
Friday Night Oppies (FNO), Sunday Morning Oppies (SMO): for younger children and those new to sailing in a safe and confidence boosting environment to work towards their RYA levels 1 and 2.
Sundays on the Tides (SOTTs): in a more challenging environment, and once the RYA level 2 has been gained, work on gaining their level 3 and 4 . 2018 is also offering winter race training !
Parents: All parents are expected to assist in some capacity - many opportunities to help out - If you’re not sure where help is needed please ask!
Boats: a number of Oppies, Tera’s, Toppers and Fevas are available to those new to sailing, or for those who wish to try sailing in a different class.
Hon. Junior Coordinator
The Radio Sailors are very passionate about their sailing, with a full racing programme as well as regular coaching training sessions. The boat of choice is the International One Metre, which is exciting and challenging to sail while still being suitable for novices. Sailing takes place on the Millpond as follows:
Tuesday evenings at 18.00 – May – September
Thursday mornings at 10.00 – All year
Sunday mornings at 1000 - October - April
Special Open Events are held several times a year (details are in the Club Programme) and attract top quality sailors including several from the Ben Ainslie Racing Team. Some Slipper Radio Sailors compete seriously at Regional and National Events, while others prefer to stay local. New Radio Sailors are welcome and also anyone who thinks they might like to try the sport. A visit to one of the sessions listed above is the best starting point, which will usually result in a trial sail. ESSC member Colin Gordon is the Group Training Officer and is also a good initial contact.Read More
|17 Jun 2018||Alastair Pratt Series - Race 3||The Solent||Cruiser Race||View results|
|17 Jun 2018||Folly Trophy (ESSC Yachts Only)||The Solent||Cruiser Race||View results|
|16 Jun 2018||Watmore 5||Emsworth||View results|
|9 Jun 2018||Tango 2||Slipper||View results|
|3 Jun 2018||Randall 3 Race Series||ESSC||View results|
|2 Jun 2018||Victory Down Harbour 2||ESC||View results|
|28 May 2018||Novices Race||ESC||View results|
|27 May 2018||Centenarians Race||ESSC||View results|
|26 May 2018||Watmore 4||ESSC||View results|
|26 May 2018||Watmore series so far||ESSC/ESC||View results|
|22 May 2018||Tango 1||ESSC||View results|
|20 May 2018||The Pursuit Race||The Eastern Solent||Cruiser Race||View results|
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