The Club is welcoming back members after our short winter closure. We hope you like the redecorating that has been part of our winter organising committee investment in the Club. We have a busy ten days planned!
See below details of; The Club's opening hours and social events; Cockles Club; some Mermaid sailing updates, including Cowes Week and Cowes Classics bookings, and other dates for your diary; updates on the Club website, including use of our Classifieds section; and a staffing announcement. In addition, the Club is starting to look for seasonal team members, both on and off-the-water. Applications can be made using this link, or via the link on the footer of the Club website.
The next ten days
Please see below a programme and opening schedule for the Club, covering activity until the 18th February.
Friday 9th February
Gentlemens' Lunch arrival at 12:30.
Booking online closes tonight at 23:00 but call the office for last-minute availability.
Spring Games Afternoon in the Mermaid Room begins at 16:00
Friday Night at the Club including the Club Supper. Happy Hour, of 25% off, will run all day and night to celebrate the reopening. Please click the link above to book a table or to join the Club Table.
Club supper special this week of Sausages and mash (vegetarian option available), with peas onion gravy, in addition to the usual staple fish & chip menu normally offered.
Bar open 12:00 - 21:00 with
Kitchen hours 17:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10th February
Self Love Day with Joanna Hunt
Bookings should be made directly with Joanna, please see the link for details.
Bar open from 12:00 - 21:00
The England versus Wales 6 Nations fixture will be shown in the lower Clubhouse. The kitchen will serve a Beer and Burger bundle close to Kick Off at 17:00. Please contact the Club if you would like to book.
Sunday 11th February
Sunday Lunch at The Club
Paul and his team are looking forward to the first (almost) Spring Sunday lunch at the Club. Bookings are essential, please click the link above. This week's roast will be Loin of lamb or Beef.
Bar open 12:00 - 17:00
Kitchen open 12:00 - 15:00
Monday 12th February
Sea View Yacht Club Reopening Dinner with Guest Chefs Sarah Hayward (Young Michelin Chef 2023), Chef Chris Hayward, and (their father) SVYC Head Chef Paul Hayward. Arrive at 19:00. By booking only. This event is on a waitlist - book by Friday and we will try to squeeze you in. At £60, including wine pairing, this has to be one of the best value meals cooked by a Michelin Chef anywhere in the country.
Bar and Kitchen are otherwise closed.
Friday 16th February
Spring Games Afternoon in the Mermaid Room from 16:00
Friday Night at the Club including Club Supper. Click the link to book a table. Happy hour 25% discount between 18:00 and 19:00.
Bar open 12:00 - 21:00
Kitchen hours 17:00 to 21:00
Saturday 17th February
'Million Mile Beach Clean'; Seaview & Nettlestone Point starts at 11:30, click the link above for more information.
Bar open 12:00 - 21:00
Sunday 18th February
Sunday Lunch at The Club: booking essential, please click the link.
Bar open 12:00 - 18:00
Kitchen open 12:00 - 15:00
Thereafter, the Club will be open according to its usual Winter/Spring schedule, Friday to Sunday, with Friday Club evenings, Games afternoons, and Sunday Lunches as the staple of the calendar until Easter. Please check the Club Calendar for more information.
Spaces on Cockles are going fast - don't miss out!
Cockles Club places are being booked fast - more than half the spaces were booked the evening bookings went live, and they continue to come in. Please make sure you get your space reserved as soon as possible so your Cockles don't miss out!
Cockles Captains Wanted!
Johnny and Emma, custodians of the Cockles Club for the last 2 years, are now stepping back from an active role in this event, whilst kindly providing support where necessary.
Going forward, the Club's full-time team will play a greater role in the work running this event. So the future of this wonderful event is, of course, safe, but The Club recognises the valuable input that a cadre of Member-based leaders bring and is very much on the lookout for willing candidates to come on board as soon as possible.
If you feel you have the time and energy to assist in bringing this wonderful event together, we want to hear from you.
We also require as many helpers as possible and welcome anybody wishing to participate by offering their time during the week, or the lending of equipment and gardens/space, or anything else which you think could be useful. If you have already made contact, thank you, if not, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bookings for Cockles Club 2024 can be made by clicking the button here.
Cowes & Cowes Classics Week, Mermaid Racing and NoR 2024
Cowes Classics & Cowes Week bookings can now be made through the Club website from the links below:
Cowes Classics; 8th & 9th July
The Club is due to take part on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July.
Boats are available to hire for the regatta, helms are encouraged to get their bookings in now ahead of the draw at Easter. Boat charter and Moorings are included in the pricing. We will coordinate Ribs and Anna, our Queen of Cowes, will organise a social programme.
Cowes Week 27th July 2nd August
Cowes/Cowes Classics pricing includes entry, mooring and Mermaid charter. More details to follow on the schedule of passage races to and from Cowes, Rib rides to and from SVYC during the days of racing, and social events organised by Anna for participants and their families.
Mid-Week & Mermaid Cup Dates
Those keen sailors amongst you may have noticed that both midweek and Mermaid Cup fixtures/open events have been posted to the Club calendar.
You can see how the season is beginning to shape up using this link, which will filter the Club calendar to show Mermaid racing only.
The 2024 NOR is also due to be updated on the Club website shortly from the following link
Training & Q&A Session
Following the last Q&A session held before Christmas, Jon Curtis, Sailing Director and Training Principle is hosting a drop-in Q&A session for any members keen to learn more or ask questions about any aspect of our Club training provision. This session will be held at 10:00 on Saturday 17th February, members are encouraged to join us in the Club in person, or remotely via this link.
Both land and water-based training courses, including the main training weeks, are available to book now, with price incentives due to end in the coming weeks ahead of Easter. Dont hang around if you are keen to take part as places will soon become limited! CLICK HERE to see our Training Courses
Launch Service & Slipway
Our Club launch service begins on Saturday 27th April. Initially operating 08:30 16:30 daily.
Visitor moorings are planned to be laid and in operation by the May bank holiday. We will keep members updated on the progress and update/tighten the schedule.
The Club slipway is due to have work started imminently to shore up the lower section that has exponentially deteriorated thanks to gribble worm infestation and continual sea action.
Members may notice some work taking place over the next low tide windows, the most immediate being this coming weekend when dismantling of the affected area begins. Work will be completed in early April, in good time for the season start.
A more detailed update will be published in the coming weeks as the work progresses.
Website and Classified Updates
Members may have noticed the invoicing area of members' portals has been updated to show purchases and bookings which have not yet been invoiced. This includes bar and food transactions, as well as web bookings. We will continue to optimise how this works. If you want to, take a look in the My Invoices section of our account, or click here. Or just wait until we email your monthly invoice.
The Club has also launched a Classifieds section of the website with local accommodation to supplement our other Classifieds. We will direct charterers to this part of the website, rather than the list that was always out-of-date. Go here if you want to rent out your house when you are not down, or are searching for local accommodation!
Members can post and maintain their own adverts on this platform, access to which is available from the footer of the Club website. We currently have the following categories under which to list adverts:
- Boats for Sale
- Boats Wanted
- Houses to rent
- Other anything else
Why not take a look at the current listings and post your own?
A Fond Farewell
We close this newsletter with both happy and sad news. Our House Manager of some 15 months, Clare Beioley, is leaving the Club at the end of the month for a new, exciting opportunity.
Clare has accepted a role offered by renowned chef Robert Thompson, leading the Front of House operations at his new restaurant venture due to open in Ryde shortly.
Whilst the Club will be sad to see Clare go, we thank her for her service to SVYC and wish her the very best of luck in her new role. And hope that Clare can help us all get reservations at this new restaurant as much as she has helped us at the Club.
We are already meeting suitable replacements - you can see the job advert here. If you know anyone who might be suitable, suggest they take a look or contact James.