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Open Meetings this weekend

Hayling Island SC will be hosting both the Fireball & Scorpion Open Meetings and the Merlin Rocket Open Water and Sea events this weekend, 26 & 27 April . . . Registration for the events opens at the HISC Race Office from 09:00 hours on Saturday . . .

The first race is scheduled for 13:00 on Saturday 26 April and 11:00 on Sunday 28 April 2014.

This is the first time HISC has hosted a Scorpion Open event and with a growing fleet of Fireballs now based at the club a good turnout for the combined open meeting is expected.

The Merlin Rocket Open Water event will take place within Chichester Harbour on Saturday 26 April with the Sea Event taking place in Hayling Bay on Sunday 27 April.

HISC is home to a strong and growing fleet of Merlin Rockets and competition is expected to be keen out on the water.

See more details on the Scorpion and Fireball Event webpage here

And on the Merlin Rocket Event page here

A gentle reminder

HISC is a member club and in order to keep everyone safe and happy there are various rules, byelaws and standards of behaviour that need to be kept . . . We always find that a gentle reminder of these comes in handy as the sailing season gets underway . . . This week we would like to draw your attention to the following . . .

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.


Please keep your dogs on a short lead at all times on the club premises and beach. Dogs should not be left unattended in hot cars or tied to the club. It should go without saying that you should clean up after your dog.


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.


Children love HISC and families are able to relax and enjoy the relatively safe environment we provide. However, children remain your responsibility and sometimes it is easy to forget about the dangers around the water. Please ensure that your children wear buoyancy aids when around the water. Especially the little ones who are drawn to the lagoon as soon as they arrive, often they are in the water before you have parked your picnic bag. All children using the pontoon and Selene must wear buoyancy aids of lifejackets.
The area out the front of the reception has become a popular hangout and meeting place for the older children. Being faced by 10 ten year olds playing football or rugby can be a bit daunting for some of our more mature members. Please ensure your children play games on the beach area and not in front of the entrance. 
We have a youth room in the club and children are encouraged to use this area. It would be helpful if parents could keep an eye on what they are up to and ensure that they leave the room in a tidy state when they are finished.

Car Parking

We are lucky to have such a great gateman in Mike Rose, known affectionately as Rosie, please follow his instructions for parking. If he can get you in the main car park he will, if he says it is full it is because it is. Please do not park beyond the barrier to the dinghy park. If you need to drop off or pick up a dinghy if you could do this early in the day that would be appreciated. Dinghy spaces are not car parking spaces and it is really annoying for Members to go sailing and find they cannot get back in their dinghy space because someone has left a car in there. The speed limit on the causeway is 10 mph please drive carefully and watch out for people on bikes.


We hope that you enjoy your time at HISC but appreciate that it might not always be exactly as you would like it to be. If you have any issues with anything at the club, be it the WIFI, food, bar service or dinghy park please speak to me, or a Flag officer.  We will always do what we can to make things right.

Happy sailing!

General Manager

Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday in the HISC Bar each Friday 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 . . .

Easter Open Pursuit Race

Paul and Annie Hammett, sailing an RS200, won the first of the 2014 Open Charity Pursuit races at HISC. The race in aid of the RNLI took place in good conditions in Chichester Harbour on Easter Monday with 36 entries . . . Hayling Island SC hold eight Open Charity Pursuit Races through the year. All the Pursuit races, including the established and popular Glyn Charles Pursuit on 17 May are open to visitors - You can also count your best 4 for an overall result . . .

As well as the senior pursuit race a Youth Pursuit Race was held, won by Henry Jameson sailing an RS Tera Pro.

The Easter Open Pursuit race was the first of the series of 7 Open Pursuit events being held at HISC this season; the next event is the May Day Pursuit race taking place on Monday 5 May in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.

Full results are available here

Pennant No.1 - A game of two halves

The first Pennant weekend was very much a 'game of two halves' with fine sailing conditions on the Saturday, attracting good entries. And then a change of weather for the Sunday, with a cold wind, rain and poor visibility making the Bar a better alternative for many . . .

Overall winners were:

Fast handicap (7 entries), Nik Williams winning the all RS700 event.

Medium Asym handicap (16 entries), Mike McIntyre in an RS100.

Medium handicap (11 entries), Simon and Jackie Lytton in a Merling Rocket.

Slow handicap (4 entries), Alex Butler in a Laser 4.7.

Solo class (24 entries), Ross Harvey Solo 5495.

Flying 15 class (8 entries), Charles Apthorp and Jonathan Clark Flying 15 3957.

Youth winners:

RS Tera (14 entries), Rupert Jameson in Tera 2613.

RS Tera Pro (2 entries), Henry Jameson in Tera  2623.

RS Feva (3 entries), Tristan Payne and Isobel Clark in Feva 5450.

Optimist (2 entries), Phoebe Peters in Optimist 557.

Full results available here

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.

International Moth Worlds at HISC

Entries continue to come in for the International Moth Worlds at Hayling Island SC . . . Hiroki Goto of Japan is the latest entry, making it 123 paid entries for the World Championship and 106 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

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 . . .

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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.

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 Saturday 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.

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 

HISC Clothing available on-line

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 . . .

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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

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Eating at HISC

Dec to Apr 2014

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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

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

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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