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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ About Hayling Island SC

How do I contact the Club?
General Manager, Sandy Point, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 95L
Tel: 023 9246 3768
Fax: 023 9246 9381
Email: Club Office and other Contacts
Do you have a Yearbook I can see on-line?
See the latest HISC Yearbook here - HISC Yearbook download
What boats do you sail?
Regular class and handicap racing is held for a wide range of dinghy classes including; Solo, International Moth, Merlin Rocket, RS200, RS700, RS800, Flying Fifteen, Wayfarer, International 14, Optimist, RS Feva, RS Tera and the RS Elite keelboat. A full list of Classes and Class Captains is available.
Non-class cruiser racing is organised during the summer months. In addition there is an active Social Sailing section who organise events and sailing visits to local clubs during the summer season.
Can I have a boat parking space at HISC?
We welcome all dinghy and keelboats up to 7.5 meters, but due to space restrictions we are currently operating a waiting list for spaces in our dinghy park. The Club office will be able to give you information about the waiting list for the class of boat you want to bring.
When is the race season?
The main sailing season lasts from March/April, with racing each Saturday and Sunday, until late Autumn. To finish the year there is an open winter series for dinghies on Saturdays and Sundays from early November to mid-December culminating with the Christmas Cracker. See the Club Race Fixtures. In the summer there is an evening series on Wednesdays.
In addition many Open Meetings and Class Championships are held at HISC. See the Open Meetings Fixtures. During the summer holidays, there are special events for juniors.
What facilities are there for my family?
Apart from several sandy beaches, there are two accomodation blocks and bars, a restaurant and a snack bar in the clubhouse. Members can also hire a range of dinghies.
Club Opening Hours
The Club Office is open from 09:00hrs to 17:00hrs Monday to Sunday. Opening hours for the Dining Room and Bars vary throughout the year, reflecting the sailing activities. See the Dining pages for details.
What social activities are there?
The Club has a lively social programme. Some of the regular functions are the Summer Ball, Hallowe'en and Christmas parties and a New Year's Eve dance. During the season, events such as BBQs, film nights, discos and dances are arranged. During the winter there are "Ladies who Lunch" and "GODs" events each month, often with a guest speaker.
What is the membership policy?
We wish to encourage all those keen on active participation in sailing to join our Club. Newcomers are offered probationary membership for a limited period in order that they may enjoy all our facilities and get to know their fellow members before becoming full members. If you would like to join, please fill in a Membership Application Form and send it to the Club. We shall then arrange an interview for you.
What happens at the membership briefing?
The purpose of the briefing is to establish why you want to join, what kind of use you may make of the Club and whether you have any skills to give to the Club. We also give you information about the Club and what it has to offer and explain what your responsibilities would be as members. Also this a great opportunity for you to ask questions about the Club.
What are the membership categories and costs?
The membership categories, current subscription rates and the boat class registration fees are available at the Fees page.
How can I help?
The Club has a small professional staff, but most activities are organised  and run by members. Members are required to give a number of days each year to help in race organisation and/or by manning safety boats. It is also expected that members should lend a hand with the winter work parties.
Are there any rules I should know about?
When your subscription and entry fees are received, you will be given a full set of current rules and bye-laws.
Can I stay at HISC?
A range of accommodation is available on site at HISC. From basic bunk bed type accommodation to rooms with full en-suite facilities. See the Accommodation section for details and prices.
Can I camp or stay in my mobile home at HISC?
Local rules do not allow tents or caravans to be used on the HISC Club property which includes the causeway. A space has been created for Camper vans and this can be booked by calling the office and paying the current fee. No cars are to be used for overnight sleeping. All competitors at open events agree to be bound by the Bye-Laws of Hayling Island Sailing Club.
I own a RIB, can I join HISC and store my RIB there?
If your only boat is a Rib and your reason for joining is to store the Rib at HISC then I'm afraid not. However, If you have a sailing boat and also a Rib then we would welcome your membership. All members can apply for one of the limited Rib berths. You would be unlikely to get a berth for a few years as there is a waiting list. See the HISC Policy section.
If I own a keel boat can I store it onshore at HISC in the winter?
Yes. There is a procedure and cost which is managed by the Cruising Committee.
Does HISC support any of the sailing classes for the disabled?
HISC does not have a policy of supported classes. HISC has active classes in most of the different types of boats (single hander, twin trapeze etc). Currently, we don't have any active disabled class boats but would welcome any prospective new member with a disabled class.
Does the club run any Race Officer and/or safety boat training programmes?
Yes, HISC run RYA Powerboat Courses. Also, RYA Race Officer courses (Club and Regional) are run from HISC and other clubs around the harbour. HISC also runs internal Race Officer training which is directed at the way we run racing at HISC. See the HISC Training section
Does the club teach junior members to sail?
Yes. HISC has a very active and excellent Youth Committee that handles youth training and development. See the HISC Youth section
Who do I contact to organise an Open Meeting/Championship at HISC?
Contact the Marine Manager at the HISC Office.
Tel: (44) 023 9246 3768
Are there any chandlery facilities at HISC?
Yes, HISC has its own on-site chandlery, which is run by Harbour Chandlers Ltd. It is situated just beyond the accommodation blocks at the Club. They stock a wide range of fittings, sailing clothing, rigging and ropes, and a wide selection of screws, split pins, repair tapes and much more! They also offer a repair service for sail, harnesses, dry suits and rigging. Swageing is also available at the Emsworth shop.

Opening Times
April - September: every weekend 9am - 5pm
Open Race Event Weeks/Weekends 9am until the last race is off the water
October - April: weekends only from 9am until start of racing.
Emsworth Shop - year round 01243 375500
Can I sail from HISC if I am not a member?
Yes, Day sailors must get permission from the HISC Office and complete an insurance declaration prior to going afloat. Day sailors may not participate in club racing without the prior agreement of the class captain. Groups of sailors must be approved by the General Manager.

Note that members or members guests bringing a non-registered boat to HISC must pay the appropriate day fee.
What mooring facilities are available at HISC?
Overnight and short stay moorings are available to visitors to HISC. Contact the Marine Manager at the HISC Office - Tel: (44) 023 9246 3768
Is there a launch facility available from HISC to boats on moorings?
Yes, a club launch runs from the north pier - to call the ferry use VHF M (channel 08) Call sign "Selene". Check the website for timetable.
Can I hold a private function at the club?
Yes, HISC is available for both Private Member and Corporate Hospitality Events. See side-bar menu for Corporate Hospitality information. Contact the HISC Office - Tel: (44) 023 9246 3768.
Whom do I contact to advertise in the HISC Year Book or web site?
Please contact the General Manager at the HISC Office - Tel: (44) 023 9246 3768.
Can I hire a dinghy at HISC?
Yes, The Club has a range of dinghies available for members to hire. From Optimists and RS Tera to RS Vision. See the details of dinghies and charges here.


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