Last updated at 2017-12-18 08:24:06
Welcome to the SRS Mermaid website
2018 dates being organised ..see rest of 2017 below
chatrooms re start from October , if you need a password or login contact Number One (Tessa)
cadet Chatroom 21st November www.srs-mermaid.org.uk
3rd December crew muster 3rd Osterley scout hall 10am
20th December whole crew Xmas chat on srs-mermaid.org.uk 7.15
...... Rangers - what news on the ice skating evening you are arrranging ... Sophie STILL to set the date ... will we skate before Christmas 2020?.. ????? Well aiming for 2019 now as Sophie Bu in the alps
(we didn't skate before she finished uni!)
Friday 16th February February crew & family half term nautical day out
Henley Rowing Mueseum
meet at 10am at the entrance to the Museum
wear - boating rig with hoodies and no hats needed
Cadet Dolphin Trophy 2018 - weekend of the 7th-8th April 2018
18+ AGM and Training Day - Woking - Saturday 28th April 2018
Data Protection essential training to be included
June Rose Cottage weekend Summer half term camp - 26th May- 30th May TBC open to whole crew, cadets for all and rangers can day visit if busy with exams but we will need to know what days you will be coming
Practice regatta weekend Rose Cottage 23rd & 24th June 2018
National Regatta Saturday Saturday 7th July 2018 at Kingston Grammar School - details for weekend to be finalised
Surfing camp to Polzeath Thursday 27th July - Wed 2nd August 2018
July Thames Traditional Boat Festival - Henley on Thames
Lympstone Sailing Camp 17th Aug - 21st August
The Surfing Rangers will return to Polzeath again in 2018 -
Leave for camp Thursday 27th July - return Wednesday 2nd August
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 2018 last weekend last boating day of year at Rose Cottage
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 2018 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 07711 304996
HQTS LORD AMORY Sept 2018 - Friday evening 13th Sept - Sunday 15th Sept 2018
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.