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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

See Calendar page for full list
Newtown Creek Rally
Start Date/Time:
27 July 2024
End Date/Time:
27 July 2024
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Newtown Creek
Hilary Martin

HW 16:59

The following are expected so far:

SS26s            Lesa, Rascal, Nauti, Solomon Seal

Parker 235s   Sandy Lady   Ossie

National Trust mooring buoy fees 2024 (rafting allowed but no reduction!):

Under 11m     Short Stay  £16    Overnight  £24

11m plus        Short Stay  £19    Overnight   £29  

Anchoring in Clamerkin or Western Haven:  free (donation to NT optional)  

I suggest we meet on the spit to the west of the entrance at 1730 onwards.  Please BYO drinks, nibbles and BBQ food.  

Communications - it would be good to be able to communicate with others on the rally via the SEAL sail WhatsApp group (most participants so far are on it).  If you are not already on it, perhaps you would consider joining (Group Administrator, Peter Lowry).  The group acts as a forum for Seal Things throughout the year - you may be missing useful unknown unknowns!     Chat should be kept to a minimum but uptodate info especially when arriving at a rally can be very helpful.  You can leave the group afterwards.


SS26 Lesa

Owned by Martin Watson On 09 January 2024

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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