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The 2 Sue’s Quiz Night

Between the entries, bribes and raffles, and some amazing prizes . . . Thank you everyone, for your kind donations, we raised £440.10 on Saturday night . . .

It will be split between The Pontoon fund, we hope it will kick-start members to support the 18 February auction dinner at the club,. The other half is going to charity dear to both Sue’s hearts, MIND. 

Both Peters did a sterling jobs, Peter B on the scores on the doors, collecting the bribes and Peter Hickson stood up to his norm, by surprising us members and friends, of how many different things to look out for on Hayling Island, amazing, picture section.

The club staff have a great yes can do attitude, big thank you for your help on the evening, you made it effortless and fun for us.

Once again both Sue’s thoroughly enjoyed seeing the smiley faces, the fun you all brought to the dining room at the club on Saturday.

The star of the evening goes to the team work of the Thursday Thinkers on their creating of the Doctor Who Tardis, in the galleon affects .

We had seven teams, in:

3rd Place Quizley Bears with 53 ½

2nd Place The Young M’s with 59 ½

1st Place our winners Universally Challenged 61 ¼

Club DutyMan available from Friday 27 January

DutyMan will be available as usual for you to select your club duties between Friday 27 January and Friday 17 February . . . After this date any vacant slots will be filled with the names of those who have not selected a duty for themselves . . .

Please note any member failing to turn up for their allocated duty will be fined a penalty of £150.00 per duty.

This year the club is offering a scheme that allows members to pay a £100 contribution per duty day to opt out prior to DutyMan opening. The contribution is specifically for the new pontoon.

If you would like to contribute to this fundraising scheme and opt out of your duty (one or both days), please contact Leah Brooks [email protected] before Thursday 26 January, we will then consider all applications received.

We are offering this option on a first come first served basis.

Pontoon Fundrasing Dinner & Auction - Saturday 18 Feb

Please join us on Saturday 18 February for a fundraising dinner and auction in support of the replacement Pontoon project . . . This should be a fun evening with welcome drinks, three course dinner and auction . . .

The Club's Management are working extremely hard to drive forward the replacement pontoon project. Even though the final design is not yet signed off and therefore the final quote is unknown significant progress has reopened the possibility that we maybe in a position to build the pontoon this year.

Progress is only delayed by the need to receive the necessary consents from outside agencies. It's their feedback that could force design changes.

Inevitably a stand alone infrastructure project of this importance needs funding. It is the aspiration of the current committees to raise as much of this capital independently of workaday club finances. The fundraising has already begun.

Approaches are being made to charitable organisations, duty waiver fee and other initiatives are being rolled out. So despite being able to showcase the final design or quote costs it is responsible to start raising funds immediately.

Please join us on Saturday 18 February for a fundraising dinner and auction.

This should be a fun evening with welcome drinks, three course dinner and auction. £5 per head from the ticket will go directly to the project plus the proceeds of the auction.

Call the Office on 023 9246 3768 or click here to book on-line

RYA Youth National Championships at HISC

Entry is now open for the 2017 RYA Youth National Championships taking place at Hayling Island SC from 8 to 14 April . . . This, the premier event on the RYA Youth Racing calendar, returns to HISC in April for the first time since 2011 . . .

For more Details and Entry Information:

Go to the RYA website for Entry and NOR

Go to the Event page on this website

Book a Training Course

How to book a Training Course . . . Select course you are interested in and the selected date, in the Training Course area . . . You can then call or email the Office to confirm your booking . . .

See the Training Courses here

Upon booking, you will be sent an email, please make sure that you read this as it contains important information about the conditions of booking and on what you are required to bring with you.

Once successfully booked, take note of your start time and meet your instructor in the Reception Area of the Main Club House where you will be required to register.

If your course requires a boat which you don’t own, make sure you have hired one from the Club and that you have booked the correct boat, on the correct date. You can hire boats by calling the office.

Call the Office on 023 92 463768 or email on [email protected] 

HISC Optimists represent GBR in Monaco

Four Hayling Island SC Optimist sailors represented GBR at the Yacht Club de Monaco 2017 Optimist Team Racing Event . . . Sixteen clubs took part in the event from 12 to 15 January . . . Hayling Island SC finished seventh . . . Report here . . .

India Page-Wood, Finlay Dickinson, Elodie Edwards and Will Pank represented the club.

The YCM invited the most competitive clubs from eleven countries, from as far afield as northern & eastern Europe (Russia & Croatia) and north Africa (Tunisia), as well as Spain, Italy and France.

The Bodensee YC Ueberlingen of Germany, won ahead of the Swiss title holders, Société Nautique de Genève.

The programme proved intensive over the four days with no less than 150 races held.

The port in front of the club was the racing area.  It is surrounded by Super Yachts four stories high, the Palace towers high on one side and the densely built city high on the other. This made for an incredibly shifty race area with the wind swinging 180 degrees.

We did well to finish the round robin on day 3 in the top half.  We would have preferred on the final day that the race officer split the fleet in 2 and the teams continue racing for places against each other e.g. 1 v 8, 2 v7, 3 v6 etc… however he opted for a different option which was:

Teams 1- 4 race for places, then 5 and 6  had 3 races to determine positions, then 7 and 8 raced each other to determine positions etc. So on the last day we only had the opportunity to move 1 place which we achieved, beating Spain 2 races to 1, leaving us in 7th place.

It was a great experience for the team and hope that HISC can participate again next year and continue to build good relations with YCM.

Kristine Page-Wood

Monaco Optimist Team Racing 2017 - Final Positions

1) Bodensee Yacht Club Ueberlingen (GER)
2) KSSS – Royal Swedish Yacht Club (SWE)
3) Helsingfors Segelklubb HSK (FIN)
4) Société Nautique de Genève (SUI)
5) Royal Danish Yacht Club (DEN)
6) Optimist Club Nederland (NED)
7) Hayling Island Sailing Club (GBR)
8) Club Nautic El Balis (ESP)
9) SNO Nantes (FRA)
10) Gstaad Yacht Club (SUI)
11) Yacht Club de Monaco (MON)
12) Circolo della Vela Sicilia (ITA)
13) Umag (CRO)
14) Yacht Club Italiano (ITA)
15) Royal Cork Yacht Club (IRL)
16) Parnu Yacht Club (EST)

Friday Happy Hour

Happy Hour - Half Price House Drinks Every Friday between 7 & 8pm . . . Plus , why not try out our new Gin Shelf . . . We have Bombay Sapphire, Hendricks, Tanqueray, Whitely Neill, Sipsmith, Star of Bombay, Gin Lane & Gordons.

RS Elite Class Meeting & Prizegiving Lunch Sunday 5 Feb

All Elite sailors and interested parties are invited to an RS Elite class meeting to discuss activities for 2017 . . . Please see the brief agenda below. The meeting will start at 11.30 am in the Over 18s Bar on Sunday 5 February . . .

Following the meeting, a magnificent lunch will be served in the Dining Room at 1pm.

Please telephone the office on 023 92 463768 to book – the more the merrier!

Provisional race Programme here

RS Elite Prizegiving Lunch Menu

Pork Loin Italia
Pork Loin served with a pepper and basil farce
served with a roast tomato and basil sauce

Roasted onion potatoes, green beans and
cherry tomatoes topped with pesto and flaked almonds

Homemade Apple Strudel and vanilla ice cream

£15 per person

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Summer Points (based on Pennant results)
  • Sprint Series
  • Sundowner Series
  • Best in Cowes Week
  • The Crabber's Nip Autumn Series
  • RS Elite Class Association Grand Slam Trophy
  • RS Elite Chamber Pot

Agenda for the meeting

  • 2017 sailing and social programmes
  • Coaching programme
  • Class funds
  • National Championships at HISC
  • Youth Challenge
  • Association update
  • Any other business

Introducing our Beer & Wine of the Month

We introduce Cornish Trawler, brewed as a truly quaffable ale . . . And our Wines of the Month . . .

If you would like to purchase any wines from The General Wine Company (our supplier) and get a 10% discount enter discount code: HISC

Yachting Jounalists Association 2016 Yachtsman of the Year Awards

Congratulaitons to Tom Darling (HISC) and Crispin Beaumont (Bartley SC) - who recently won the 29er Youth Worlds - they were short-listed and eventual runners-up at the Yachting Jounalists Association sailing awards, held at Trinity House, London on Tuesday . . . The annual awards were presented before a large gathering of yachting media and distinguished Yachtsman and Olympic sailors . . .

Fifteen-year old Elliott Kuzyk from Poole, Dorset won the 2016 boats.com YJA Young Sailor of the Year Award after winning the 2016 Topper World Championship.

Gavin Reid, a 27-year old adventurer who took part in last year’s Clipper Round the World Race for amateur sailors, was rewarded for his heroic mid-ocean rescue of a sailor found trapped at the top of the mast on another yacht with the 2016 boats.com YJA Yachtsman of the Year Award.

HISC members head Down Under for Flying 15 Championships

Alan Bax and Simon Childs finished 2nd in the recent Flying 15 Australian National Championships held at the at Esperance Bay Yacht Club . . . In late February the 21st Flying Fifteen World Championship will be held at Napier Bay in New Zealand . . . At least two HISC boats will be racing in this, Greg Wells and Richard Rigg, plus Geoff and Tom Bayliss.

New HISC Whitsun Open Regatta planned for 2017

The new HISC Regatta date and format has been firmed-up . . . A new three day Open Regatta event for the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend 27, 28, 29 May 2017 is planned . . . The emphasis for the weekend will be on exciting Open Class racing with a busy social calendar being planned for competitors and families alongside . . .

To challenge competitors the club is planning  to include a mix of 'round the harbour racing', short-course racing and 'championship style' racing in Hayling Bay (outside Chichester Harbour).

The final day will be a 'Pursuit' style charity race for all the classes and competitors to enjoy the splendours of the harbour.

The new Whitsun Open Regatta will include a free friendly social programme which will cater for Class gatherings, families and youth with live band and fun youth activities.

Earlybird entry fees as well as accommodation packages will be available.

The exciting new Open event has already attracted interest from from Solos, RS Elites, RS200s. Fireballs, Flying Fifteens, RS Fevas, RS Teras, Optimists and 29ers. In addition classes such as Moths, RS700s, Merlin Rockets, International 14s, RS800 and Lasers are all expected to have good turn-outs.

Save the date - 27 to 29 May 2017 - and make sure you are part of this exciting new event.Why not call Hayling Island Sailing Club now on 023 9246 3768 to pre-book your accommodation.

Winter Lay Up - Take care and follow any instructions by the marine team

Please follow any instructions by the marine team, they are looking after your safety . . . If you arrive at the club to find the car park closed please park on the causeway and walk to the club house following the sea wall . . .

If you are walking dogs please ensure they are on a lead at all times.

Thank you very much for your cooperation in advance.

Best Regards
Mitch Webb

Easyfundraising for HISTT

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online this Christmas you could be raising a free donation for HAYLING ISLAND SAIL TRAINING TRUST . . .

There are over 3,100 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis and Sainsbury's, and it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

To get started, all you have to do is:

  1. Join.

Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/histt/ and sign up for free. Do not forget to sign the tax declaration part.

  1. Shop.

Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.

  1. Raise.

After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to us and it won’t cost you a penny extra!

Please help us this Christmas by giving more than a gift - there are no catches or hidden charges and HISTT will be really grateful for your donations.

Donations will all go towards training our youngsters, helping local children get their various certificates through the Thursday Club, Commodores Bursaries – and not forgetting Frank!

As HISTT is a REGISTERED CHARITY, any donations you make, or that are made on your behalf, are increased by 25% with Gift Aid

Thank you for your support.

Jane – HISTT Treasurer – [email protected]

PS  If some of our ex-Commodores can join up – so can you!

Flagpole Gardeners Report - Autumn 2016

The Autumn Flagpole garden report . . . A look at the lovely displays that we tend to take for granted, but like so much of our Club are down to the dedicated work of a few . . . This is an ongoing, all year round occupation and the help provided, on the spot, by various Club members, has been much appreciated . . . So read on for some wonderful descriptions of the displays and the work to maintain them . . .

The full report is available to download a copy Click Here

This is an ongoing, all year round occupation and the help provided, on the spot, by various Club  members, has been much appreciated.

 Jane, Shirley, Fiona, Roger and Barbara

RS200 Train and Sprint this Winter

For the first time ever we are holding training and sprint racing for the RS200 over the winter . . .We are going to Train Saturday, Sprint Sunday . . . The training Saturdays are aimed at the under 25 year olds and the Sunday sprints will be open to all the other RS200 sailors too . . .

Frances Peters will be our coach for the Saturday events. Each Saturday can be booked individually at £30 a boat, so you can just pick the dates you can do.


Book by telephoning the HISC office - 023 9246 3768 - places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


The weekends are as follows:

February 18/19th 2017

March 4/5th 2017


You can show you interest in the Sunday Sprints by adding you name on Doodle using this link . . .  http://doodle.com/poll/rircc37nepevfuy7


Victoria Payne

Posting on HISC

If you have HISC related news that you would like to be considered for the website, please forward it to the Club Office . . . Do not rely on the general yahoogroup emails . . .

Remember that if you are including images, they must include the permission of the copyright holder and if under 16's are featured the parent permission.

Pontoon to be Avoided

The pontoon has been removed and is currently being stored on the beach. Please do not let your children climb on the pontoon sections as they could be dangerous . . . Thank you.

HISC Photo Gallery

A new Photo Gallery link has been added to the club web site on the main menu bar dropdown and in the RH side bar . . . Go to the gallery site page for details of posting images . . .

Instructions as to how member uploads can be carried out and also how they are controlled by the site moderator will be on the home page of the HISC photo site.

Click her for the HISC Photo Gallery

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 . . .

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

Eating at HISC

Jan to Mar 2017

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sat, Sun 08:00 - 10:30

Wed,Fri,Sun 12:30 - 14:30

Sat 17:30 - 18:30
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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