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Get Racing Club - This Saturday 30 July

This Saturday (30 July) is the next 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 sunshine and a gentle breeze - so it looks like ideal conditions to further improve your racing skills - don't miss it . . .

The racing mentors this week are from our laser fleet headed up by their enthusiastic class captain, Sharon Houston.

GRC is for anyone over the age of 15 who would like some racing experience in a friendly and supportive environment, Parent/Child teams who need some help to get on the race track would also be very welcome.

Typical boats that take part are RS Venture, Laser, RS Vision, Laser 2000, RS 200, Wayfarers,  RS Quba, RS Feva, Laser Stratos and many other classes. 

t’s all free so why not join in this Saturday. The briefing is at 2.00pm with the first race soon after that.

To register simply contact HISC on 02392 463768 or email Leah on  [email protected].

Please make sure you are on time to allow the mentors to plan out the session.

See the Get Racing pages here

You can find out more on the GRC Facebook page

Calling all 500 Club Members

Are you a winner ? . . . The 500 Club draw for July has taken place . . . Many congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who takes part . . .

The winners this month are . . .  

1st prize                £183.75                 Richard Curties

2nd prize               £91.88                   David Dawkins

3rd prize                345.94                   Mark Mathews

4th prize                £27.56                   Toni Durrant

5th prize                £18.38                   John Cook

Remember - the more subscribers there are the higher the winnings

 Entry forms are available from Reception

The 500 Club Committee

Youth Open Race Week 2016 at HISC

Youth Open Race Week at HISC has now finished and the full results are posted . . . Congratulations to everyone who took part . . .

HISC 2016 Youth Race Week - Class Winners:
Tera Gold - Ben Tuttle HISC
Tera Silver - Esther Tuttle HISC
Tera Red Ribbon - Holly Pyke HISC
RS Feva - Angus Kilpatrick Archie Stokes HISC
Optimist Gold - Libby Thompson HISC
Optimist Silver - Laura Elms HISC
Optimist  Red Ribbon - Ben Charlesworth HISC
Handicap Fleet - Charlie South Stokes Bay SC

See the full results here

HISC Cruiser Race - Sunday 31 July

The HISC Cruiser Race is on Sunday 31 July . . . The Cruiser Race is open to all monohulled cruisers equipped to at least ORC Special Regulations Category 4 . . . The Notice of Race and Entry Form are now available on the website . . .

The Entry Form must be returned to HISC Office by Friday 29 July 2016.

See the NOR and Entry Form here

HISC Open Cruiser Race - Sailing Instructions

HISC at RS Elite Nationals

Mike and Caroline McIntyre and Simon Childs recorded a resounding victory at the RS Elite National Championships in Northern Ireland . . . In second was another HISC boat, Aeolus of Ossie, Cameron and Tom Stewart . . . Can’t wait for the Nationals to be held at Hayling Island Sailing Club next year!

One for your calendar

HISC Annual Regatta will take place on Sunday 7th August . . . There will be a full day of activities . . . Windsurfing Race and/or Paddleboard race depending on conditions . . . Dinghy and Cruiser Racing . . . A Junior Race in Fevas and The Generation Challenge in Ventures . . . Not forgetting the all important Regatta Tea and Prize Giving . . .

10:30 Briefing for the day

11:00 Windsurfing Race and/or Paddleboard race depending on conditions.

11:00 Cruiser Race – see separate NOR

12:15 Dinghy Race

An all-in asymmetric classes handicap race

A Junior Race in Feva on shorter course than the other two races.

Tera & Optimist Race on separate course

 2:00 The Generation Challenge in Ventures

Teams must comprise a junior (up to 12 years), and youth (12-18) and an adult (o18). If the Junior helms, they start at Time Zulu, Youth helms are +1minute, Adult helms are +2 minutes. Target race time 30 minutes. Teams do not need to be from the same family but may attract extra prizes if they are.

 Max. no of teams will be 12, we will run two heats and a final. Pre-entry is required to Leah, teams must have a name and fancy dress encouraged.

4:00 Regatta Tea and Prize Giving.

2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week

From August 15-19 HISC will host one of the biggest and best dinghy regattas in the country . . . At least 17 fleets means there is racing for everyone plus shore-side activities, Venture sprints and a party every night . . . Pre On-Line entry is now at 100+ . . .

Many competitors are HISC members but local clubs are strongly represented and people come from all over to enjoy sailing in our harbour.

Whether you have competed for years or are just thinking about it, now is a good time to enter.

Click here to Enter On-Line .

Like to join in but not as a competitor?

The event needs a 100+ army of volunteers so if you can help as a RIB driver or crew please contact Pam Marrs the Federation Sailing Secretary

Or simply enjoy the spectacle from the HISC balcony. The HISC Bar is open all day!

2016 Fireball National Championships

The UKGlobal Fireball National Championship will take place at Hayling Island SC from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 August 2016 . . .

For more details of the event see the Fireball Nationals event page.

The On-Line Entry form is availble here -

Optimist Class Regatta Fleet Open Meeting

The HISC Optimist Class Regatta Fleet Open Meeting took place on the 23 July . . . Winner was Ella Lightbody from the Royal Lymington YC, second Laura Elms of HISC and third Joel Traves from Spinnaker SC . . .

<b>Optimist Regatta division Open Meeting - Leading positions (29 entries)</b>

1st 21 6214 Ella Lightbody Rlym YC (6.0) 1.0 4.0 4.0 2.0 3.0 20.0 14.0
2nd 6 4940 Laura Elms HISC 1.0 2.0 3.0 5.0 (10.0) 5.0 26.0 16.0
3rd 1 5586 Joel Traves Spinnaker (10.0) 8.0 5.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 28.0 18.0
4th 12 5498 Jake Stokes  NA 2.0 3.0 1.0 (8.0) 8.0 4.0 26.0 18.0
5th 17 6063 Gabriella Burlton Warsash SC (16.0) 12.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 36.0 20.0
6th 14 5788 Emma Breese Rlym YC 3.0 (7.0) 7.0 2.0 7.0 6.0 32.0 25.0
7th 10 5356 Oliver Vines Rlym YC 4.0 (9.0) 8.0 6.0 4.0 8.0 39.0 30.0
8th 25 6363 Emma Rennie Parkstone 7.0 4.0 6.0 (9.0) 6.0 9.0 41.0 32.0
9th 29 5674 Josh Stokes HISC 5.0 (13.0) 10.0 12.0 9.0 7.0 56.0 43.0
10th 18 6067 Samuel Griffiths Rlym YC 12.0 11.0 12.0 (15.0) 5.0 10.0 65.0 50.0

For full results Click Here

Feva & Venture Team Racing at HISC

Eight teams of three boats each, 4 adult and 4 youth, battled it out last Friday night - 15 July - for the HISC Team Racing trophies . . . The 4 adult teams in HISC Ventures and the 4 youth teams in RS Feva’s eagerly took to the water in an array of fancy dress, wigs and face paints . . .

The wind was light but perfectly adequate for the race team to put together an excellent series of races.

Each team raced each other with the youth tactics definitely improving as the racing went on, going from what seemed like individual style racing to well thought out tactical racing by the end!

In the youth RS Feva event, Team 1 and Team 4 made it through to a closely fought final which was watched with anticipation from the balcony.

Team 1 with Zoe James, Chris James, Alice Handley, Charles Handley, James Hall and Jake Hardman were looking in a good position until just before the line, when Team 4 consisting of Freddie Peters, Louis Johnson, Rupert Jameson, Ella Johnson, Freddy Wood and Christopher Clark, managed to put in a great piece of team racing to delay one of the opposition and take the win!

The adult racing was highly competitive and tactical from the start and was watched with much amusement and commentary from the crowded balcony.

In a tightly fought contest the winning RS Venture team was Dicken McLean, Hannah Young, Tim Ellis, Mark Heather, Billie Quinlan and Imogen Stanley.

HISC Team are UK National Sailing League Champions

Congratulations to all of the teams in the first UK National Sailing League final . . . but especially the Hayling Island SC team of Imogen Stanley, Paul Childs, Chris Witty and Chris O'Neill . . . They are National Champions and gain the right to compete alongside an RTYC team at the International Championships in Sardinia (September).

29er Harken 2015/16 Series - Round 8 at HISC

Round 8 of the 29er Harken Series took place at HISC over the weekend of the 16 and 17 July . . . Winners were Rowan Edwards and Dan Blight from Pwllheli SC, 2nd Crispen Beaumont and Tom Darling and in third Bobby Hewitt and Harvey Martin . . .

Go to the 29er website for results, the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions - Click Here

RS Tera Class Southern Area Championships

RS Tera Class Southern Area Championships at HISC over the weekend of the 16 and 17 July . . . William Caiger from Bough Beech SC won the RS Tera Pro event and Robbie McDonald of HISC the RS Tera Sport fleet . . .

For more Tera images see the HISC Gallery here

Also check the HISC facebook pages

Full results are available here

Entry List is available here

The Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions available here

HISC is Open for Summer - Dining every day

As you may know we have started our Summer Dining / Bar hours in the Club House . . . Last night we were very quiet, so could I please ask that if you are planning to come down tonight for Dinner that you give us a call and let us know to expect you . . . Dinner is available from 6 pm to 8 pm and it would help our chefs if we know how many are expected . . . Call 02392 463768 . . .

Bar and Restaurant Opening Times (1 July to 4 Sept 2016)

Main Bar

Every Day - 1100 to 2300  hrs closing time subject to deman

Dining Room - Servery

Breakfast - Every Day - 0800 to 1030 hrs

Lunch - Every Day - 1230 to 1430 hrs

Dinner - Every Day - 1900 to 2100 hrs

Kid's Tea - Every Day - 1730 to 1830 hrs

Snack Bar

Every Day  - 0900 to 1700 hrs closing time subject to demand

HISC at Tasar Nationals

Rod and Maureen Porteous were delighted to win the Tasar Nationals which were held at Whitstable YC over the weekend . . . And well deserved after 16 years in the class . . . Rod and Maureen posted a 2,5,1,1,1 to take the title with 5 point lead over Constantijn Udo a previous multiple national champion . . . Nick and Tessa Lancaster, also from HISC, finished sixth . . .

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

Changes to Ferry Operation

The HISC Ferry is now operational and will be running Sat & Sun 8.30 am to 5.30 pm and Thursday evenings 6 pm to 9 pm for the Sundowner series. Any other trips can be arranged by calling the office and giving the team a days notice.

Sundowner Series - Your Thursday Appointment

The Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and entry form for the Sundowner Open Series for Cruisers and RS Elites are posted . . . A first warning signal of 18:50 hrs each Thursday . . .

The Early series will be run under the old NHC system giving time for those without a VPRS rating to sign up for the Late series, pay HISC a very reasonable £20 and complete a form to obtain a rating.

Entry for both series is free so no excuse not to enter and join in the fun and it will be interesting to compare results between the series.
If you just want to join in for a race or two but not enter the series, you can, but your result will not be part of the series. Radio the race officer on the water and tell him your just entering for fun.

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.

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

July-August 2016

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Every Day 08:00 - 10:30

Every Day 12:30 - 14:30

Every Day 19:00 - 21:00

Drinks, Snacks and Lunch
Hot Food from 12:00
Every Day 09:00 - 17:00

Every Day 11:00 - 23:00

All hours subject to change depending on demand

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