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Spring Open Pursuit Race - Monday 25 May

The Spring Open Pursuit Race in Aid of the RNLI took place on Monday 25 May . . . Winner of the main race was Brenda Hoult in a Streaker, 2nd Iain Bird and Jake Hardman in an RS Feva and 3rd the RS Elite of James Yearsley, Jonny C and Alison Yearsley . . . The Youth race was won by Patrick Whelan, Optimist, 2nd Billy Mitchell, RS Tera Pro and 3rd Alice Snook in an Optimist . . .

All proceeds will be donated to the RNLI.

Race Results available here

Mengeham Rythe SC - Rowans Open Handicap

The Mengeham Rythe SC - Rowans Open Handicap race will take place on Sunday 31 May. HISC is supporting this event and there will not be any racing at HISC . . . Racing is in three fleets and the first starting signal is at 10:55 hrs for the Fast Handicap . . . Entries will be taken at HISC on the day . . . .

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are now available, Click Here

Pay particular attention to the location and rounding order of marks of the Finishing Leg (S.I. 3.1.1)

HISC sailors win IAPS School Champtionships

HISC youth members and Optimist sailors Charles Handley and Hugh Jones emerged as winners of the 2015 IAPS (Prep Schools) Under 13's National Regatta for Hoe Bridge School in Old Woking on 21 May . . .

Charles and Hugh had a close race with Lauren Discombe a HISC winter member but came out on top of 45 pico's at the annual event that is run from the WPNSA in Weymouth.

The boys received their trophy from Olympic medallist Saskia Clarke.

HISC Optimist sailors Charlotte Rankine and Agnes Bracey-Davis also featured in the Under 11 event.

Results here:


Calling All Cruisers - Federation Cruiser Regatta

Federation Cruiser Regatta - Saturday 30 May - Open to all monohulled cruisers – single fleet one race - starting 11:00 hrs in Hayling Bay . . . Followed by a DIY drinks / BBQ at Northney Marina . . .

All details plus NoR & SIs available from sailingsecretary@chifed.org
Hope to to see some of you there

Pam Marrs - Sailing Sec Chichester Harbour Federation 

Mark Laying Course

We are running some Mark Laying Courses on Saturday 30 May and Sunday 31 May . . . Please contact the office to book your place.

HISC Summer Ball - 4th July 2015 - Book Now

Sad news - Richard Smith

It is with great sadness that we have to let you know that Richard passed away yesterday May 20th very peacefully in his own home at 16.20 hours . . . Obituaries and funeral details will follow at a later date.










HISC at the Optimist Inland Championships

Twenty-five HISC sailors travelled to Grafham over 15/16 May where 280 Optimist sailors competed in three fleets at the Inland National Championships . . . Lauren Discombe led the HISC sailors in the 200 strong Main fleet finishing 25th overall . . . Kuba Staite picked up the Jeremy Strugnell Trophy for the first under 11 finisher in the Main fleet and 66th Overall . . .

Cameron Yates was 2nd in the Transition fleet while Liam Whelan was 22nd overall and first HISC sailor in the Regatta Fleet.

There was some great racing with strong winds both days and a number of other sailors put in some great individual scores (Freddie Lonsdale and Kuba Staite both getting top 10 places in individual races in Main Fleet).

Full Results here - http://www.kbsuk.com/optimist/iocaevents/index.asp?EventID=69

HISC Instructor Melvyn Cooper is Y&Y Sailor of the Month

HISC Sailing Instructor Melvyn Cooper is Yachts & Yachting Sailor of the Month, May 2015, for HISC Get Racing Club . . . Melvyn put an incredible amount of time, effort and thought into the Get Racing Club which in one season alone, saw more than 200 sailors take to the water to try racing . . .

The staff at HISC have supported the initiative throughout and racing members have been very generous with their time, but Melvyn should be congratulated on seeing the gap, devising the initiative and seeing it through so successfully.

This Saturday is the third Get Racing Club of the year, we look forward to seeing both existing GRC enthusiasts and new participants joining in the fun. Right now the forecast looks like some sunshine, no rain and good breeze - so it looks like ideal conditions to further improve your racing skills. 

The racing mentors this week are from our Moth Fleet, under the very experienced leadership of RickyTagg. I can guarantee you will get an informed and very different perspective from our talented Moth fleet.

It’s all free so why not join this growing band of enthusiastic and sociable members this Saturday.

The briefing is at 2.15pm with the first race at 3.00pm. 

To register simply contact HISC on 02392 463768 or email Leah on  sailingsecretary@hisc.co.uk


Harbour Chandlers Optimist Open Regatta

This event is now full . . . If you are a RIB owner and can offer use of a RIB for the safety fleet please contact Paul Hammett on 07940 537997 . . .

 The Harbour Chandlers Optimist Open Regatta will take place at HISC over the weekend of Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2015 . . . The event will comprise of two Optimist fleets, the Main fleet and the Regatta fleet.

The regatta fleet is intended for younger or less experienced helms, and entries in this fleet will be accepted at the discretion of the organizing authority.

For details of the Harbour Chandlers Optimist Open Regatta go to the Optimist event page - Click here

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 . . .

HISC at Eric Twiname Championships

Congratulations to Louis Wright and Jamie Allen who won the RS Feva class at the RYA Eric Twiname Championships which took place over last weekend ( 9/10 May) . . . A number of sailors from HISC took part for the victorious South Zone as well as with the South East Zone. including Julia Staite, 2nd Girl in the Optimist event and Keelin Greene, 4th Girl in the Optimist . . .

The RYA Eric Twiname Championships is an event where 275 Junior sailors from the different Zones compete in the main Pathway Classes ie Optimist, Topper and RS Feva as well as the Windsurfers.

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

HISC Get Racing Club events got underway this month

The HISC Get Racing Club events got underway this month, continuing to bridge the gap for members wishing to get into racing, whilst introducing new elements for the 2015 season . . .

The opening event on 11 April was greeted with Force 5 gusting Force 6 from the west; not ideal conditions to start the season! The decision was made to stay ashore and spend the time gaining racing tips and skills from the volunteer experts, in the comfort of the HISC clubhouse.

Some description

A new angle to the GRC for 2015 is that HISC classes will lead each event, so RS Elite sailors Paul and Caroline Fisk and Mike McIntyre delivered a motivating and thought-provoking series of topics to the GRC participants.

Items covered included start line skills, racing rules, effects of tide and using tell-tales on sails.

Read the full Press Release here

HISC House Update

With the sun shining and the season well underway HISC is getting into full swing . . . So that all runs smoothly, here is a reminder of few housekeeping tips to keep things on track for the summer . . .

Dining room, snack bar and bar
We rely on our members and their guests helping us to keep tables cleared and would ask that you return your plates, glasses and cups to the servery once you have finished with them. This makes a nicer environment for everyone to enjoy. Please don’t take any glasses or china plates to the beach.
Shoes and tops must be worn by all in the bar and dining room.   Please don’t enter the bar or dining room in a wetsuit, it may be dry but others who may be wet and sandy take it as a signal that it is acceptable.
Picnics are not allowed to be consumed in the public rooms of the club. If it is pouring with rain a training room will be made available, if possible, for people eating packed lunches.

You are welcome to invite guests to join you at HISC. Please be aware that you should accompany them and ensure that they have been signed in. Visitor’s books are available at reception and in the bar.

Click here to read the full document

500 Club Monthly Draw . . .

The 500 Club April 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        £197.50     Pam Marrs

Second Prize   £98.75       Michael Brown

Third Prize       £49.38       Terry and Cathy Shoebridge

Fourth Prize     £29.63       Pat Cutbill

Fifth Prize        £19.75       Jan Wareham

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

The 500 Club Committee

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Eating at HISC

May-Jun 2015

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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

Drinks, Snacks and Lunch
Hot Food from 12:00
Sat, Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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

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