Let’s be honest, it’s all very confusing with all these C’s and S’s, especially if you are new to it all.

So here’s how I explain it all to folks.

Do you remember when big firms had their own club and within it there were lots of interest groups, things to do and sports?  That’s the Civil Service Sports and Leisure Council (CSSC) and over 500 public organisations employees can join it, and for those not part of the public service, there is now linked membership.

The Civil Service Sailing Association (CSSA) is the sailing arm of the CSSC – one of many ‘sports groups’ that are part of the CSSC.  There are clubs and sailing opportunities all over the UK offshore, coastal and inland.

To join Rutland Civil Service Sailing Club (RCSSC) you also have to join the CSSC and this gives you  free membership to the CSSA .  To join is free and it also increases the annual grant to RCSSC from the CSSA – so you will be supporting your club as well as broadening your sailing opportunities and more by joining.

Did you you know you can get all your CSSC’s subs back?  You can if you take advantage of all the trips, events, tasters and enjoy the discounts and free entrance to the Royal Palaces and English Heritage and more – its all there on the website.  This year I am organising two trips:

Hampton Court Palace  Saturday 28 April 2018

Black Country Living Museum Saturday 7 July 2018 

Click on the links to find out more or just ask one of the committee – we’re happy to help.

See you on the water!




About Dave Grundy

Joined RCSSC after over 25 years gap from sailing offshore and dinghies. I quickly got involved and became the Sailing Secretary, later the Treasurer and for three years RCSSC Club Commodore ( Now title is Club Captain) So glad I found RCSSC.

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