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AGM 2024 - Over 90 people joined  by Ferry to St Malo to attend the  AGM meeting See Report 

New Battle Flag order see details.

The Calendar of events for 2024 is now on the website. Some events still need organisers so if you can help please contact the committee. 

As we have to book marinas and restaurants in advance, please see the rally details for the date to register /enrol for the rally.   This also helps the organiser manage the attendees with information. Remember you must be logged on to enrol

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Next events

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IOW Jazz Weekend
Start Date/Time:
19 September 2024
End Date/Time:
22 September 2024
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Newport IOW
John Clack

This year the Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend
runs from 19-22 September 2024. That’s Thursday to Sunday.
It’s proven popular with PSSA members in the past as there’s always something for everybody, whether it’s the free fringe or the ticketed headline acts.

Sadly I can’t sensibly be an organiser as I’m heavily involver with the festival that weekend, but it would be nice if it could be entered into the 2024 calendar, either as a come as you find us rally, or needed an organiser.
HW water dates at Folly Inn (halfway up the Medina) are:
Th 1240
Fr 1330 (Springs)
Sa 1420
Su 1510
Mo 1610

Newport Harbour details
More tide details

If needed I can give more information for strangers to the River Medina.

Best Wishes,

John Clack
Nosey 235/26
0779967 1632

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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

Benefits of joining the PSSA:

  • 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