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HISC members selected for British Youth Sailing Team

Four members of HISC have been selected for the British Youth Sailing Team and will travel to Tavira, Portugal for the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships . . . They are James Taylor in the 420, Owen Bowerman and Morgan Peach in the 29er and Jess Eales in the SL16 . . .

The announcements were made following the 2014 RYA Youth National Championships at Weymouth.

At the championships the 420 boys class was won by Ed Riley and his crew James Taylor (HISC). Bowerman and Peach of HISC were first GBR pair in the 29er and Alice Masterman (HISC) and Ruth Allan top girls in the 29er.

Anthony Parke of HISC took third in the Laser Radial.

Windsurf Round Hayling Island

Winner of the full course Round Hayling Island Race was Robert Kent from Calshot Activity Centre. Second was Jonathan Davis from London Windsurfing Association and third Alan Jackson . . .

Winner of the Silver Course was Andrew Craig of mengeham Rythe SC.

Winner of the Bronze Course was Olivia Watkins of HISC

There were 56 entries for the race with 43 completeing the course.

There are some images posted on this link - http://shutters2012.wordpress.com/hi-windsurfing-18042014/

Full results available here.

Feel Good Thursday

Remember that for this week only . . . Feel Good Friday in the HISC Bar is Thursday 17 April from 18:00 to 20:00 hrs . . . Feel Good Friday entitles you to 20% off drinks when you use your club card, excluding house spirits and bottles of wine . . .

Fund raising race for sailing hero Andrew (Bart) Simpson

HISC teenager organizes fund raising race for sailing hero Andrew (Bart) Simpson’s Sailing Foundation . . . 14 year old Billy Vennis Ozanne, a HISC member since since 2011, is organizing for the proceeds from the HISC 5th May Pursuit Race to be donated to his sailing hero Andrew (Bart) Simpson’s Sailing Foundation . . .

Billy was inspired after meeting the gold and silver Olympic medallist, Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson when he visited Hayling Island Sailing Club two years ago following the 2012 London Olympics. Bart was tragically killed last May during a training session on San Francisco Bay prior to the 2013 America’s Cup Regatta.

Billy, who lives in Hill Head, is already an inspiring sailor himself; having won the RS Tera World Championships in Lago di Iseo Italy in 2012, against a field of 80 entries. Billy currently sails a RS Feva and Topper and is competing in the Feva and Topper Worlds this August.

He is also not new to fund-raising having raised £3,500 in 2013 for ECHO, The Evelina Children’s Heart Organisaton who provide support for children and young people with heart conditions. Billy himself had a heart operation at the age of two weeks and the money raised will buy some play equipment for heart condition children when they are convalescing.

Earlier this year Billy approached the HISC Youth Committee to ask if he could organize a fund raising event for his sailing hero, Andrew Simpson’s Sailing Foundation. The event will take place on the Bank Holiday, Monday 5th May 2014 and is open to non-members. Full details including entrance fees can be found on the HISC website at www.hisc.co.uk

Billy would welcome donations for prizes which will be handed out across the fleet to encourage young newcomers into sailing.

Bart Simpson’s sister, Amanda Simpson and mother will both be visiting HISC to hand out the prizes and publicize the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation which aims to inspire the next generation into sailing.

For more information on the HISC Pursuit Race 5 May 2014 please go to www.hisc.co.uk

For details of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation please visit www.andrewsimpsonsailing.org 

Flying Fifteen Southern Championships

Hayling Island SC is hosting the International Flying Fifteen Southern Championships from Friday 24 to Monday 26 May 2014 . . . This event will incorporate the 60th Anniversary running of the Flying 15 Bulwark Trophy . . . On-line entry for the event is now open . . .

Entry is open to all Flying Fifteen class boats and eligible boats must enter by completing the online entry form and paying the applicable fee.

On-entry will open on 1 April and close on 20 May - Entry is £60 for the Event.

A Flying 15 Dinner is available on Sunday evening at a cost of £12 per person, you can advance book on the entry form.

Go to the Event page for Entry and full details including the Notice of Race.

International Moth Worlds at HISC

John Chambers and Alistair Kissane of Ireland and Brad Funk of the USA are the latest entries, making it 122 paid entries for the World Championship and 105 paid entries for the UK National Championship . . . The International Moth 2014 UK National and World Championships will take place at HISC between the 15 and 25 July . . .

For On-line Entry, the NOR, Entry List and more details and links to information go to the HISC Event page

500 Club Monthly Draw . . .

The 500 Club March draw has taken place . . . Congratulations to our winners. It's ever so easy to join our 500 Club, and very painless! All you new HISC members - just ask at HISC Reception for a form - go on - please do it now, and thanks . . .

And the winners are as follows:

First Prize Sue Stone £201, Second Prize £100 Peter Wareham, Third Prize £50 John Message, Fourth Prize £30 Bev Moss, Fifth Prize £20 John Message.

As always, many congratulations to our winners, and many, many thanks to all of you who take part so generously each month

The 500 Club Committee

New racing programme for 2014

Hayling Island Sailing Club club racing programme for 2014 which kicks in this month, includes a number of new formats for 2014 as well as the regular club races and open events for keen dinghy racing sailors . . .

Highlights of the HISC club racing programme for 2014 are:

  •   Four main Sunday series each run over a two-monthly period.
  •   Monthly Pennant race weekends of open meeting standard with accompanying social events
  •   Monthly Saturday “Sprint” racing – new for 2014 with multiple short races for up to 5 classes on separate courses.
  •   8 open charity pursuit races through the year – count your best 4 for an overall result.
  •   Saturdays (other than Sprint Saturdays) - all classes average lap handicap race for prizes on the day
  •   Full Wednesday evening programme from April to August

The new ‘Sprint’ Saturday series will offer the best of this very popular style of racing – 5 or 6 short, sharp, races in a relatively informal format, held over high tide. A number of the club fleets including Solos, RS200s and Flying Fifteens have already booked their slots for Saturday Sprint events which will run from April to October

– See the full Press Release here 

Feva Sprint Series Results

After a desperately close finish to the series James Hammett and Ben Todd took the Feva sprint series trophy from Piers Nicholls and Freddie Peters in second by a solitary point . . . This pair of boats had an identical gross points score illustrating how closely matched they were . . . Iain Bird and Jake Hardman took 3rd overall after a strong showing on the final day . . .

In the prizes for the lowest average race score outside the top 3, the prize winners were Ellie Walton and Alicia C-B followed by Tristan Payne and Isobel Clarke and in third Lucy Pennant and Henry Jameson.

Thank you to all the helpers that made it possible and this weekend notably Rupert Jameson, Victoria Payne, Brian C-B, Ian Jameson and Russell Peters as well as stand in PRO David Nicholls for the date he stepped in to run the show.

Results available here

Thank you

Paul Hammett

Optimist Sprint Racing

On Sunday 23 March the Optimist Sprint Racing day took place in a 15-25 knot westerly and concluded with the Hayling hurricane and a peak gust of 40 knots which added some spice to the abandoned 7th race . . . 19 sailors enjoyed 6 short course races before the weather intervened . . .


In the squad group Zoe James was victorious by one point from Freya Black with Alice Handley 3rd and Chris James 4th to stop an all girl set of prize winners.

In the non-squad group it was all girl power - Samantha Edwards won from Nancy Rickman in 2nd, Maggie Rickman was 3rd with Annie Hammett 4th.

Thanks to Ross and Ollie who coached during and after the racing and helped get everyone safely ashore.

Full results here.

Paul and Suzie Hammett
Optimist Class Captain(s)

Website Upgrade

The HISC website was recently updated to take account of the latest club and internet requirements . . . The visible changes are to the main menu, with more items added to better represent the club activities . . . In the background, the update included an upgrade to the operating software, based on html 5 coding and users should make sure that they are using current browser versions i.e. those after 2012 . . .

Internet coding requirements are constantly under review as the Internet continues to expand and develop, with pads and smartphones increasingly becoming major viewing platforms. The latest version of Html version 5, is a reaction to this requirement and you will notice many websites posting notices that they require upgrarded browser versions to view their website correctly.

For users of Internet Explorer (IE) this means version 9 and later. Of the other popular browsers eg Firefox and Chrome, the latest version should be used. All of these are free to download and most warn users when they are running outdated versions.

Cruiser Logs

A selection of Cruiser Logs from the travels far and wide of HISC members during 2013 are now posted in the Cruiser area of the website . . .

Some description

Click here to go the Cruiser Section

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

HISC Clothing available on-line

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Eating at HISC

Dec to Apr 2014

RESTAURANT
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

BREAKFAST
Sat/Sun 08:00 - 10:30
LUNCH
Wed, Fri, Sun 12:00 - 14:30
DINNER
Wed, Fri, Sat 19:00 - 21:00
Sat Early Squad 18:00 - 18:30

SNACK BAR
Drinks, Snacks and Lunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 - 17:00

MAIN BAR
Wed, 12:30 - 14:30 / 17:00 - 23:00
Fri, Sat, 11:00 - 23:00
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
All hours subject to change depending on demand







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