Last updated at 2017-02-01 14:10:07
Welcome to the SRS Mermaid website
27 Nov ...... all new 2017 dates - see below
...... Rangers - what news on the ice skating evening you are arrranging ... Sophie STILL to set the date ... will we skate before Christmas 2020?.. ?????
(we'd better skate before she goes finishes uni!)
Yippee ..... Drascombe sailing at Lord Amory weekend
for Rangers and Cadets
Fri 15 Sept - 17 Sept 2017 ..... let Tessa now before 16th December 2016 if you can and want to go!!!!
Cadets on www.srs-mermaid.org.uk
Cadets next chatroom 21st Feb 7.15pm on srs-mermaid.org.uk
Rangers chat on Facebook group 28th Feb 7.15pm
Cadets 7th March 7.15 on SRS-mermaid.org.uk
Rangers chat on Facebook group 14th March 7.15pm
season starts cadet dolphin weekend 18th March please RSVP now
17 February crew & family half term nautical day out
meet at 10am at the entrance to the Maritime Museum
wear - boating rig with hoodies and no hats needed
Cadet Dolphin Trophy 2017 - 18 March venue details emailed please rsvp
6 May 18+ AGM - Woking
30 May-3 June 2017 - Norfolk Crew Holiday more details to follow
17-18 June Rose Cottage weekend - Sunday the crew are providing refeshments for the Marlow Cycling Club at the lock island ..... lots of cakes needed!!!
National Regatta Saturday 1 July 2017 full details and venue to follow
14-16 July Thames Traditional Boat Festival - Henley on Thames
Lympstone Sailing Camp - 28 July - 1 August
25-31 August - Surfing at Polzeath
Sunday 3 September 2017
Red Kite Cycle Ride ......a 50, 70 or 100 mile bike ride around the Chiltern Hills hosted by the Marlow Cycling Club - SRS Mermaid have been asked again to 'man' the feed stations at Long Crendon, Nettlebed and near Marlow - we need to provide and adult and 3 rangers/cadets at each feed station
for more details see http://marlowredkiteride.co.uk
The Surfing Rangers will return to Polzeath again in 2017 -
oh what fun you cadets have to look forward to..
we had some fabulous surf for most days those who came improved fast. Come & join us next year!
Rose Cottage Mini's 2107 last weekend in 23September
bring your friends - girls rising 9
Lympstone sailing - cadets, rangers and leaders on camp (in Woodbury Salterton village hall). Great sailing in the perfect winds, a few dips, mainly on purpose! Come and continue to improve your skills. We visit various nautical venues, a past Sea Rangers beautiful house and gardens, the beach and swim at Topsham open air pool.
Great fun ...... came and join us!
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Anyone needing a hoody contact Anne or Tessa
Navy - srs-mermaid.org.uk embriodered on front - nick name on the back
£20 - order to Skipper with your chosen nick name .............
: Aged 9-11, 12-13, Small 34/36, Med 38/40, Lrg 42/44
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Offshore Sailing opportunties June 2017 details to follow
The DSP www.dsp.uk.com have spaces - are you a member of the SRS Offshore Sailing facebook group? if you are not and would like to be contact Skipper on email@example.com or 07711 304996
HQTS LORD AMORY 15-17 Sept 2017
cadets & rangers if you want to go contact No1 (Tessa)
Still not found a better dinghy sailing video??
watch if you've not seen it before ... or again to get keep you going 'til next summer!
..... long ago Christmas 2011 - the first 5 women team to row any ocean ... broke the time for an all female crew rowing the Atlantic arriving - in 45 days 15 hrs 26 mins - on 22 Jan 2012 .. mad or inspiring??
three more 'waterery' things ...
David Walliams swam theThames from it's source to London for Comic Relief - see more
and find out about the Blue Mile for WWF on
if you thought dinghy sailing was exciting have a look at the America's Cup .........
Fancy starting swimming in the Thames? - safety information available in the encyclopedia
A new logbook is available to track you progress -
find it at http://www.outdoorswimmingsociety.com/index.php?p=home
(make sure you are a strong swimmer, not alone and have asessed the risks!)
In 2011 Penny & Sophie completed the last leg of the Tall Ships race on TS Tomidi their boat came 1st in Class and Fastest Vessel - intrested in the Tall Ships Race ... see
helpful video how to capsize and right your sailing dinghy!
We all love Dame Ellen MacArthur for her excellent sailing NOW she explains why she has gives up the ocean to save the planet see more at
AT SRS MERMAID WE KNOW THERE ARE SOME CRAZY LADIES WHO DO SOME WILD WATER THINGS - SARAH OUTON - ELLEN MACARTHUR ....... to name but 2 ...... IN 2010 ............. BLUE PETER"S HELEN SKELTON KAYAKING THE AMZON FOR SPORTS RELEIF AND CHRISTINE BLAKELEY WENT ACROSS THE CHANNEL ON WATER SKI ......... SEE MORE
DEE CAFFARI - British yachtswoman Dee Caffari is the first woman to have sailed single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions and the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world three times.
..... follow her www.deecaffari.co.uk
Summer 2013 - we are hoping to arrange to meet Dee soon!
The crew has a copy of Longitude - 'the true story of how the longitude problem was solved - a problem which sailors and astronomists had struggled to solve and many died when they got lost!'
It's a good read - if you would like to read it - let Skipper know
The great-great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin sailed on the clipper Stad Amsterdam http://www.stadamsterdam.com from Devon to recreate the journey which inspired his theory of evolution.See more on http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/8232034.stm
Leading Sea Ranger chatroom Beaufort Scale song!
to the tune from
Calm the sea and slack the sail, zero on the Beaufort Scale
With light airs small wavelets come, beaufort calls the wind force one
Light breeze makes force two and three, crested waves you'll start to see
Force four's called a moderate breeze, waves get longer on the sea
don't know how to find the chatroom on fb! ......help please .. skipper
Force six tosses you to and fro, Condor ferries will not go!
complete the missing windforces on the crew fb page!
Spindrift comes with a near gale, force eight and a very small sail
Nine is a gale strong as can be... and it will uproot a trees
When mph reaches 53....be prepared for a dangerous sea!
When the scale hits eleven, doomed is young boy sailor kevin.
When it's twelve on the Beaufort scale, hatches down for wind and hail.
Mike Perham became the youngest person ever to sail round the world - in August 2009 Mike completed his journey at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.
16-year-old Mike Perham set out on 18th November 2008 to sail around the world single-handed in his yacht, TotallyMoney.com.
See his website
'String, is a wonderful thing, rope is thicker, but string is quicker! ....... by Spike Milligan
GO ON THE RONA SAILING PROJECT WEBSITE TO SEE WHAT THEY ARE UP TO. OR CHECK OUT THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE!!!
remember .... Diamond Jubilee River Pageant if you have any pictures please email them to No1 a disc is being made for everyone who attended - see pictures .....
Hope you also remember that in honour of the jubilee we learnt the 3rd verse of the National Anthem to sing at Divisions .... think we will keep it going in 2015??? !
see you tube to learn
IF UNLIKE MOST PEOPLE YOU ACTUALLY READ ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM. WELL DONE! TO PROVE IT NEXT TIME YOU SEE SOPHIE BULLIMORE. TELL HERE ABOUT THIS.