Welcome to the JWC Stavanger Sailing Club
The mission of the Joint Warfare Centre Stavanger Sailing Club (JSSC) is to encourage the sport of sailing within JWC by providing a safe, family-friendly environment for the conduct of offshore sailing and the provision of JWC certified sail training courses
Interested in joining the JWC Stavanger Sailing Club in 2022?
- Single Membership NOK 500
- Family Membership NOK 1000
Disclaimer: Because the JWC Sailing Club is heavily subsidized by various organizations, some of which have rules about tax free entitlements and NATO agreements, we can not offer any of our services, training, courses or charters to non-NATO entitled staff.
What's Happening: Message from the Chairman
Spring has definitely arrived in Stavanger and I’m sure that you will have seen the number of water users that are starting to take advantage of the good weather. Since the last update we have been busy. Aurelius has been out of the water and serviced, cleaned, repaired and relaunched (see the photo gallery on the club’s website). Sails were refitted and committee members have been out sailing to test that all is in order for the start of the sailing season. The cabin cruiser project team have met several times, confirmed specifications and after some searching we have found and purchased a boat. Following the disbandment of the dinghy sailing section we hope that this exciting development will swell the membership of the sailing club and see more JWC staff and their families undergo some training and get onto the water.
Once again I encourage all members to sign up for training and to undertake the Norwegian boat driver’s test, Båtførerprøven. So far uptake has been low, but I hope that the good weather, extended daylight and the prospect of enjoying the beauty of this part of Norway will be all of the encouragement that is needed.
The 2022 sailing season is starting now. I look forward to seeing you on the water.
Disclaimer: Because the JWC Sailing Club is heavily subsidized by various organisations, some of which have rules about tax free entitlements and NATO agreements, we can not offer any of our services, training, courses or charters to non-NATO entitled staff.
JWCSSC in 2022
The 2022 season is under way and we are making good progress.
Here are just a few of the things taking place.
- Aurelius II. Under the direction of bosun Al Morrow, Aurelius spent the last week of March out of the water at Stavanger Båtverksted in Hundvåg. After a service of her engine and sail drive, the lower hull and keel were cleaned before applying two coats of anti-foul paint. The upper hull was also thoroughly cleaned to remove black rubber fender marks and some minor damage was expertly repaired by Al. After the application of several grades of polish and quite a few hours of buffing (polishing), the final coat of wax went on to seal in the finish and provide some UV protection. I hope that you can see from the photos on the club website the difference that we made to her. Sails were subsequently refitted and we are now just waiting for the delivery of the new sail cover to fit this and the new cockpit canopy to have Aurelius looking as good as new. Prior to her maintenance period, Aurelius would regularly sail at 6 – 6½ knots. The removal of marine grow from the hull and repairs meant that on a recent test sail, we recorded 9.4 knots!
- Cabin Cruiser ‘Astrid’. Over the winter, the cabin cruiser project team deliberated on the required specifications for the prospective cabin cruiser. Noting the intent for the boat to achieve maximum usage by the JWC community and for it to be operated by inexperienced users, we were keen to prioritise simplicity and reliability over speed but for it to be comfortable for up to 6 adults and to have a toilet and galley. After closely watching Finn.no and other selling sites we were well primed when Astrid came up. Consulting with the project team throughout, I went to see her in Kristiansand and, as the seller had been receiving lots of interest, made the decision to purchase her. Just over a week later she was being loaded on to a truck for a road move to Stavanger. She is now in the Båtverksted yard in Hundvåg for application of anti-foul paint and some inspections and we hope to have her in the water early next week (Monday 9 May). Thereafter, the project team need to conduct some trials to understand how she operates before we make her available for acquaints, training and use by the club membership. Astrid is a Norwegian built 25 year old Skilsø 750, 25 foot cabin cruiser powered by a 105 HP diesel inboard engine. She has an cruising speed on 10 – 12 knots and is intended for use in the inshore waters around Stavanger. More details on how we will operate her will follow. Club members wishing to use her this summer who have limited boating experience and no existing qualifications should start thinking about undertaking the Båtførerprøven now.
- Training. Jan-Hendrik Webert is waiting for your requests to attend competent crew training for Aurelius and to give advice on undertaking the Båtførerprøven. As previously mentioned, we are able to train competent crew to give a local qualification to crew Aurelius. Anyone wishing to skipper Aurelius will first need to be a competent crew and then gain experience of sailing and undertake a nationally certified examination. Although we are not able to offer exams, we can help in the gaining of experience and advise on local schools. For use of any power driven vessel over 8m in length or with an engine exceeding 25 HP (both Aurelius and Astrid) there is also the requirement of the Norwegian Boat Driver’s Test: Båtførerprøven. If you were born after 1 Jan 1980, it’s a legal requirement and if you were born before this date and have no existing similar qualifications or experience, then the club will demand that you do it. Use of the cabin cruiser will only require the Båtførerprøven or a nationally recognized power-boat certificate and then an acquaint / check test. For members with no boating experience we propose to be able to train you to in a relatively short period to operate the cabin cruiser. Any questions on training or to sign up for competent crew training, then please speak to Jan-Hendrik.
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