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International 14, RS700 and K6 Open Meetings

The Open Meetings for the International 14, RS700 and K6 classes will take place at Hayling Island SC over the weekend of the 25 and 26 of April . . . The Int 14 class will be racing for the Hayling Hull . . . Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and Event Page now available . . .

Eligible boats may enter at the Hayling Island SC office on the day of the event.

Notice of Race available here

Sailing Instructions available here

Event page for other details available here

HISC at Fireball and Flying 15 Inlands

Winners of the Fireball Inland Championships, held on Grafham Water, were Tom Gillard and Andy Thompson . . . Also taking place at Grafham were the Flying 15 Inlands, where Alan Bax and Mark Darling took third place, with Charles Apthrop and Alan Green fourth and in fifth Richard Lovring and Matt Alvarado . . . Others from HISC taking part in teh Fireball Inlands were: David Sayce and Nick Rees finishing 9th and Richard Cornes and James Goodfellow 18th.

Spring General Meeting 26 April 2015

The Spring General Meeting will be held in the Dining Room at 3 pm on Sunday 26 April . . . An email has been sent out, if you have not received it then please contact the office . . . The 5 Year Plan, 2014 Accounts & Notice of Business are all available on the club website.

Optimist Fleet Update

It has been an active Winter with up to 38 sailors over nine days with on average six coaches each weekend . . . Thank you to everyone who helped out with Beach or RIB duty . . . Having spent so much time training its now time to get some racing in. You have a number of options . . . Firstly, club racing – Every Sunday morning 11 am start with normally 9:30 - 10:00 am briefing. 3 races . . . Pennant weekends its normally 2 pm Saturday and 11 am Sunday . . .

There is loads more information on the HISC Optimist page - Check it out here . . .

Moth Open Grand Prix at HISC

The International Moth Open Grand Prix will take place at HISC from Saturday 2 May to Sunday 3 May 2015 . . . The Notice of Race is now available . . .

The Notice of Race is available here.

For details of the Club Accommodation, Parking and latest Event News see the Moth Open Grand Prix event page.

Racing Crews Wanted / Crews Needed

If you find yourself at the club at a weekend and you have no one to sail with you will now find a Crew/Helm register on the Racing Notice Board (outside the snack bar) . . .

Please put your name, contact and boat details on the register if you are looking for someone to sail with that weekend.

Hopefully this will enable more of you to get out racing if you find yourself at the Club with no one to sail with.

You can also contact your class captain as they can often link people together who need someone to sail with. Class captain details can be found on the following webpage: http://www.hisc.co.uk/sailing-racing/hisc-classes/class-captains/.

Many classes are now using Facebook as a way to swap this information on a regular basis, the class captains can provide more details.

Dinghy Cruising Register

As many of you would have seen in the Club Newsletters this year, from the end of this year we cannot guarantee dinghy park space for boats that are not regularly sailed. To make sure we know your boat has been sailed you either need to sign-on when you race, or you need to sign the Cruising Register when you go sailing, but not racing . . .

On weekdays you will find the Cruising Register at Reception, at the weekends you will find the Cruising Register sheets on the notice board outside of the snack bar.

Changes to published Ferry Times

Due to the issues with the pontoon drying out at certain states of the tide, it has been necessary to revise the published times for the Ferry service to the cruiser moorings . . . please see the revised times for Selene . . .

See the Ferry Service page for further details - Click here

500 Club Monthly Draw . . .

The 500 Club Mrch draw has taken place . . . Congratulations to the winners. It's ever so easy to join our 500 Club, and very painless - Please do it now, and thanks . . .

And the winners are as follows:

First Prize          £200.00     Paul Covell

Second Prize     £100.00     Willis Fuller

Third Prize         £50.00      Judy Covell

Fourth Prize       £30.00      John Barratt

Fifth Prize          £20.00      Will Marrs

As always, many congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who takes part.

The 500 Club Committee

Sailing Championships at HISC

Hayling Island SC has over 50 years experience of organising National, International and Olympic training and selection events . . . HISC has the capability and track record to successfully host ISAF accredited championships attracting 400+ entries . . .

The club has played a leading role in British sailing, encouraging innovation and development and nurturing many generations of sailing champions including five Olympic medallists.

To see what HISC can offer your Championship or Open event Click Here . . .

Family Fun Week

The 2015 Family Fun Week at HISC runs from Monday 3 August until Friday 7 August . . . This is a HISC Members only event and there MUST be an adult member named and paid for as the Responsible Adult with every booking . . . Places still available, call the HISC Office . . .

New Menus and Wine List

If you are visiting the club why not check out the new menus for the Dining Room, Snackbar and main Bar . . . New menus have been posted on the website for Breakfast, Dinner, Children's Early Tea and the Snackbar . . . There is also a new Wine List . . .

The new menus are available on the Dining at HISC page, along with details of the opening times.

Daily Menues for the Dining Room and Bars:

Click here for - Breakfast menu

Click her for -  Dinner menu

Click here for - Children's Early Tea menu

Click here for - Wine List

Daily Menues for the Snackbar:

Click here for - Snackbar menu

New Sandbanks in Chichester Harbour

Picture taken at about low water last Friday 20 March, showing the two new sand banks which have appeared between Fishery, North Pilsey and Stocker Sands . . . They will be a significant hazard on smaller tides to all boats without lifting centre plates as they will remain covered.

Fireballs Head to Hayling in 2016

Hayling Island SC, which claims the fastest growing Fireball fleet in the UK, received a further boost with news that the Fireball National Championship will be held at HISC in August 2016 . . . The class World Championships in the UK this year will likely see a big entry to put the Fireball back in the 50+ club and the growing fleet at HISC looks set to continue that trend . . .

It's over 20 years since the last Fireball Nationals were held at Hayling, but the venue goes back to the very first championship in 1963 when Dave Miles and Gerald Durbin (283) tied for the title with Bob Fisher and Dick Lonton (277).

You will get a chance to see the HISC Fireballs in action when the class will be visiting HISC for their Open Meeting on the 16 and 17 May 2015.

Want to know more?

Contact Chris Turner (Fireball 15111)

Phone: 01243 371236

Mobile: 07818 077067

E-mail: fireballcaptain@hisc.co.uk

HISC Fireball class page

HISC Press Release

UK Blaze National Championship

The UK Blaze National Championships in 2015 will be held at Hayling Island SC over the weekend of 10 to 12 July. HISC will welcome the Blaze competitors and their families to enjoy the facilities of the club and first class racing in Hayling Bay . . .

The Notice of Race for the UK Blaze National Championship is available here.

For details of the Club Accommodation, Parking and latest Event News see the Blaze Championship event page.

Looking for a date?

Throughout HISC website you will find dedicated calendars for the many activities of the club . . . Race fixtures, Open events, Youth race and training fixtures, Social events, Social Sailing and Committee meeting dates . . . All entered and stored, together with the entire website content in one place . . . the HISC website common source database . . .

The HISC website is basically the front-end of a one-stop database which stores and runs the on-line activities of the club, with a content management system (CMS) that allows instant changes to be made to the displayed content.

This common source database approach, which has been used in industry for many years to control and present technical documentation, is now finding a new use on the Internet.

Data is entered or changed via the CMS and then displayed according to the templates built for the various pages. Thus all dates for racing fixtures, social events etc are stored in one place but can be accessed and presented in various combinations on the website.

With control of start and end dates and related tagging it is possible to extract and present relevant data as required.

This control is not just restricted to dates. The database also stores all the text and images entered via the CMS and allows them to be accessed to build the news, results and membership, boats for sale and feature pages of the website without recourse to hand coding.

Is anybody there?

In January this year 10,166 visits were made to the HISC website, almost double last year's figure.


Club Racing Fixtures

Open Fixture List

Youth Sailing Fixtures

Social Sailing Dates

Club Social Calendar

Committee Meeting Dates


British Finn National Championships

The British Finn National Championships in 2015 will be held at HISC over the weekend of 10 to 12 July and is shaping up to be a great event . . . This year there will be a trophy for the combined UK and French Nationals and we are pleased to announce the inaugural 'Jean Jacques Godet Cup' for sailors who compete in both events . . .

The French championships are held at St Pierre Quiberon immediately following the UK Championship.

The Notice of Race for the British Finn National Championship is available here.

For details of the Club Accommodation, Parking and latest Event News see the Finn Championship event page.

All the Social Events at HISC

We feature the events here on the front page of the website, both in the sidebar and as a main feature in the news section . . . in addition we have added a new page to the Social section of the menu where all the event posters and details will be featured, together with the on-line reservation line . . . Just click any of the side-bar event items or use the drop-down menu to go to the Club Social Event page . . .

HISC Clothing available on-line

New Online Booking

The Club has a new online booking facility which will allow members to book any of the Club Events that are organised . . . Most events will go live on the system six weeks before they occur and each booking is completed with an online payment . . .

Members will receive an email message (from Golf  Leisure . . .) which will have your user name and password to access the online portel. Once you have received this you can change your username and password to something more memorable via My account. NOTE: This has been delayed but should go out by the end of this week (11 Oct).

You will also be able to change your contact details registered with HISC.

Note that cancellations and refunds cannot be done through the online system. You will need to phone the Club office if you change your mind.

Non members will also be able to book certain events e.g. Accommodation.

Members will be able to book:

  • Accommodation
  • Training Courses
  • Ticketed Events
  • Dinghy Hire.

Booking Example

Posted in Members Area

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Eating at HISC

Jan-Mar 2015

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sat/Sunday 08:00 - 10:30
Wed, Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Wed, Fri, Sat 19:00 - 21:00

Drinks, Snacks and Lunch
Hot Food from 12:00
Sat, Sun 09:00 - 17:00

Wed, Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
All hours subject to change depending on demand

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