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Following an excellent sailing season in 2023, Saturday 4th November very sadly saw the temporary closure of the NSSC clubhouse building at Seaford. This was due to the steel structure of the building no longer being safe following decades of exposure to the natural elements. After over 50 years of use without major refurbishment, the clubhouse building has reached the end of its life and requires extensive rebuilding work if it is to re-open again.

The building has been opened daily as a café over the past fifteen years, and has proven to be a popular place for local people and tourists to meet and eat. It is hoped going forward that the new building might also be available for events.

The clubhouse was built in the 1970’s and was originally funded from members’ donations. Originally, only the upper level was built on top of a steel structure, and later filled in below to create toilets and changing rooms. Over the years the steel has corroded and the building is no longer safe. It is time to do some significant repairs, as well as to take the opportunity to update the facilities to modern standards, give better access to disabled users, and to meet current standards of Safeguarding.

To repair the building, we are going to need to replace a significant amount of the steelwork. This work is being carried out by professionals. Once they have finished, we will be replacing the front of the building with new doors and windows and redecorating the inside of the building. The white plastic cladding around the building will be replaced by something with better insulation properties.

This is a huge project, that has come at a difficult time for the club during the cost-of-living crisis. Over many years, the club has carefully saved away £185,000 in readiness for future anticipated building works. However, we do not yet have enough saved to complete the major project that now faces us. To complete the structural repairs and to be able to get the building functional again, we require a minimum of £205,000. This is based on multiple quotations for the various stages of building work required.

How You Can Help!

We have launched a Crowdfunder page to help raise the additional £20,000 required. Please visit the page below, and donate what you can to help us reach our target. Anything you can donate, no matter how small, will make a big difference.

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Please also download our fundraising brochure and share with others!

Help us to support the next generation

We want the next generation of sailors and social members to enjoy the great facilities used by previous generations. We also want to enhance these facilities to improve inclusivity and safeguarding, and to once again be a community meeting place and hub on the seafront for the enjoyment of the many. Please join and help us to achieve this goal!

Our Sponsors

A very big thank you to our major sponsors:

Watersports activities centre and equipment shop in Brighton, selling wetsuits, stand up paddleboards (SUPs), changing robes, accessories, gloves, wetsuit boots and swim caps. Also SUP, kayak, surf lessons and Watersports equipment hire

This programme aims to help sport and physical activity organisations to move forward with priority projects and running costs that they might still be struggling with.

The East Sussex Community Wellbeing Fund is supporting projects that are helping to create social equity, economic prosperity, cultural vitality or environmental sustainability throughout the county.

We are a global team of open source Moodle and Totara experts. We specialise in developing, designing, and supporting enterprise-grade open source solutions.

We are one of the finest independent Estate Agents in the South East of England. Trusted for three generations, Rowland Gorringe Estate Agents have been helping people move home for nearly 100 years.

Scantech Group’s comprehensive services and joined-up approach enable us to manage your projects efficiently and ensure great results, on time and on budget. We bring together a wide range of print, marketing and communications services under one roof. We have the knowledge, resources and expertise to provide top quality solutions in every area

Barracloughs are independent opticians who have been caring for eyes for over 67 years. Established in 1957 by Frank Barraclough in Norman Road, St. Leonards and later joined by Peter Stiles, we gained a reputation founded on expertise combined with a kind and helpful manner.

Brewers are the UK’s largest independent decorator’s merchant. We go out of our way to get professional decorators whatever they need to deliver a fantastic finish every time.

At J Kirby Electrical, we are your Eastbourne Electricians. You will receive outstanding service and superior quality solutions at competitive prices.

At Peter Trevor, the Jewellers in Seaford we offer a complete service, jewellery & watch repairs, valuations and we purchase old gold and silver jewellery.

At Fly Sussex we provide paragliding lessons and courses all year round and are proud to be the UK’s longest-established paragliding school, with over 30 years experience.

South East Mountain Biking was established in 2010 by British Cycling Professional MTB Coach Jamie Lynch from a passion to teach others, to date 100’s of riders both young and old now ride better and safer both on road and off road.

Naomi Jenkin Art provide incredibly lifelike pet portraits hand drawn by professional artist Naomi Jenkin. The perfect memorable gift for your loved one.

Painter of Fine English Landscapes, Seascapes and Marine Paintings. The Artist – Andrew Dandridge, is a successful landscape and marine artist with sales in excess of 4,000 original paintings, a greetings card business and a growing demand for his signed limited edition prints.

The Foiling Collective is a wing surf and wing foil school and shop based in Littlestone in Kent. We provide foil lessons, coaching, foiling equipment and wing & kite repairs.

Sound Feelings provide holistic therapy for mind, body and soul. Singing Bowls create harmonious sound and vibration that positively influence body resonance to support fundamental well-being. Maja Dethloff is the only authorised instructor in the UK, and is licensed to teach the Peter Hess® Singing Bowl Method.

Toga Creative was founded in 2022 by two of the UK’s leading player-educators, Ben Thomas and Pat Garvey, with a mission to create specialist small group learning, performance and creative opportunities for 7–16 year olds, bespoke adult short courses, and to offer high spec working spaces for organisations and industry professionals in the heart of the city of Brighton & Hove.

Plus a big thank-you to our other corporate supporters: