6 Results for author: Mike Sharples

Boat maintenance

Being a wooden yacht, Sea Scamp requires more maintenance than a plastic boat. This is mainly carried out by members during the winter refit. This keeps costs down and provides members with an opportunity to learn more about the boat. They can exercise skills they may have such as woodwork, electrical and ... More

The club

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... More


Sailing Everyone who sails on Sea Scamp (Member or Provisional Member) pays £45 per day sailing fee, less any allowances. Cadets (up to age 23 and in full-time education) pay £21 per day. Guests join the Club as Provisional Members for £10 giving them the opportunity to have a trial period of sailing with us, ... More

Sailing on Sea Scamp

Sea Scamp is superbly balanced under sail and can be managed by those new to sailing, while also providing exciting challenges to more experienced sailors. There is a varied programme with short cruises, visiting hospitable marinas or anchoring in secluded bays, and opportunities on longer trips to try navig... More

About the boat

Sea Scamp is a three quarter-rigged Bermudan sloop, built to the 50 square metre class rules. She is 41 ft overall with an 8 ft 6 in beam, constructed of mahogany on oak frames. Every effort has been made to retain the original character of the boat, including a wooden mast. To comply with safety regulations and ... More

2021 season

The 2021 season is subject to change, depending on Covid restrictions. The current plan is to launch Sea Scamp in late May and sail weekends from Shamrock Quay until the start of July. Then, we have a planned programme of summer cruises on the West coast, with stops at Brixham, Plymouth and Falmouth. If weather and Covid ... More