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  • If you plan on sailing to France, see the note below
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NorfolkRally 2022
NorfolkRally 2022
Norfolk Rally 2022
Newtown Creek Rally 2021
Newtown Creek Rally 2021

Next events

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Event StartTitleWhere
Sat 13 Aug 22 Newtown Creek Newtown Creek
Fri 26 Aug 22 River's Orwell and Stour Rally Orwell
Sat 27 Aug 22 Southampton Water Rally Marchwood Yacht Club (Sat 27th) Folly Inn, Pontoon.(Sunday 28th August)
Fri 9 Sep 22 Newport Rally Newport, IOW
Thu 15 Sep 22 IOW Jazz Festival IOW

Last updated

19 Jul:

Super Seal 26, Seal Free for sale

19 Jul:

AIS receiver and splitter for sale

10 Jul:

Super Seal 26, Foca for sale

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Sailing to France

PSSA members planning to sail to France this summer should be aware of current regulations.  A shortage of officials means that not all ports can be treated as Ports of Entry.  That excludes, among others, the Somme estuary, Fécamp, Grandcamp, St Vaast, Diélette and most ports in north Brittany.  Also, sailors returning from France should ensure that they depart from a Port of Entry and that their passports are stamped on departure, to avoid appearing to overstay their time in the Schengen zone, which could result in future entry being denied.  Full advice is available at

The PSSA is the class association for Parker and Seal lift keel yachts and other types of shallow draft yachts.

As an active, friendly club with almost 350 members, it organises rallies, social events and an annual race around the Isle of Wight.

Seals and Parkers are British-built yachts, ranging in length from 21' to 33', mostly with lifting keels. They started with the Seal 22 in 1970, built by John Baker, and followed by the Seal 28 and Super Seal 26. In 1981, Bill Parker took over the range and added the Parker 21, Parker 27 and Parker 31. These then evolved into a high-quality range of cruiser-racers built by Parker Lift-Keel Yachts - the trailable Parker 235, the Parker 285 and the Parker 335. In 2009, Parker Lift-Keel yachts ceased trading.

Our interests cover:

  • Pottering, cruising and racing

  • Young and old

  • Family crews to single-handed

  • Short hops to extended cruising

  • Novice to expert

Join the PSSA to get more out of your yacht:

  • Enjoy cruising in company, on weekend rallies and longer cruises

  • Enjoy social events on land and at sea

  • Access the technical library

  • Get club discounts

  • Stay in touch via the newsletter and internet