Last updated at 2018-12-18 19:43:19
Welcome to the SRS Mermaid website
2019 dates updated 18 December '18
Well, another great year for SRS Mermaid draws to a close .....
high points: fab surfing, fun sailing, excellent rowing & not bad canoeing - we were the winners of both the Ranger and Cadet National Regatta and the Olive Richardson Trophy ... well done all
Low points ....... "what no Cadets" (well just a few!) ....... urgent call to all girls 9+ the Mermaids need you
Crew winter 1/2 term day out - Friday
Cadet Dolphin Trophy 2019 - date to be announced
National Regatta Saturday Saturday 6th July 2019 at Kingston Grammar School - rememeber to bring all your silverware beautifully clean
Surfing camp to Polzeath Friday 2nd Aug - Wed 7th August 2019
July Thames Traditional Boat Festival - 19 & 21 July 2019 - Fawley Meadow, Henley on Thames early start 08.30 meet! VERY! smart boating rig and hats!!! dinner there and overnight at Rose Cottage
Lympstone Sailing Camp Friday 23rd Aug - Tuesday 27th August 2019
Lord Amory weekend September 2019 dates tbc
Rose Cottage Mini's 2019 last weekend last boating day of year at Rose Cottage 21st & 22nd September 2019
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 2019 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 2019 - Sept
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.