The Sea Scamp Syndicate was formed in 1984 and a since then has been efficiently run by a dedicated volunteer Commodore and Committee Officers.
Club members have the opportunity to sail on sea Scamp at a reasonable cost alongside experienced sailors. The trips are chosen by the committee and members and include weekend cruises, summer voyages (1-2 weeks), and occasional races. These offer many opportunities to sail, whatever your interests and experience.
The club does not have formal sailing instructors but we help members become more proficient by organising training weekends and providing some training during cruises, following our Sea Scamp Training Manual. We encourage members to do courses with sailing schools for RYA qualifications and we have our own club grading assessments and promotions.
Club members also have the opportunity to help out in Sea Scamp’s maintenance and repairs during the winter. Valuable knowledge on the refitting of wooden boats is passed down from member to member during refit days, which are educational and fun! In addition, Sea Scamp refitters get a discounted price for every sailing trip they take the following summer.
We send regular newsletters to members and we produce an annual journal with accounts and photos of sailing trips.
The Sea Scamp Syndicate also organises social events throughout the year for its members, because you can’t sail with everyone!
Sister Ship Overlord
Overlord is a 57 ft three-quarter rigged Bermudan sloop built to the 100 square metre class rules. She is owned by the Offshore Cruising Club and her home base is the Haslar Marina in Portsmouth Harbour.
Overlord’s sailing programme follows a similar format to our own, with weekend and midweek sailing in home waters in the spring and autumn, and longer cruises further afield in the summer. As she is a large yacht (10 berths), Overlord has a more extensive cruising range and has been to Croatia and the Mediterranean.