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The Met Office got it right!

Seems that the Met Office got it right! A force 8 gusting 9 at HISC this morning and all Sunday racing is cancelled . . . Remember that we have Sunday Carvery between 12:30 and 14:30 . . .

Calling all 500 Club Members

The November draw for the 500 club has taken place . . . As always, many congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who takes part . . .

The winners this month are . . .  

1st          Mark Darling      £191.25

2nd          Richard Bates     £95.63

3rd           Alf Fleming         £47.81

4th           Kevin Crouch     £28.69

5th           Ben Cooper        £19.13

Entries for the December draw to be received by 12 December

Entry forms are available from Reception

The 500 Club Committee

It’s that time of year again!

Hopefully you are all getting into the Christmas spirit and looking forward to the HISC Christmas Fair. Sunday 6 December opening time 1015/1030 (all things being equal) . . . This year we have even more club members selling their crafts and we have a few external retailers adding a bit of sparkle . . . Mulled wine and mice pies will also be available to add to the atmosphere . . .

Lots of you have contributed gifts for the hoopla tables, but we still need more hoopable gifts for the kids hoopla.  We can’t put bottles of wine or spirits on that table!!  So if you can find a gift for a kid that is hoopable (does anyone know if that is a word or not?) please donate.

Maria and James Brindley have volunteered to run the table for us, and I am sure they will do a good job of keeping your young amused while you spend lots of dosh at the Fair.

For those of you that have rented a table – access from 09:00 hrs – just ask for me, Judy MacDonald or Carolyn Popham and we will try to make sure you have everything you need at your table.  There will be a plan displayed at the top and bottom of the inside staircase showing table holders where their table is. The three of us are there to help if you need it.

Downstairs in the foyer is reserved for Bric-a-Brac, toys and books.  Barbara Beck and her team will be there sorting out the beautiful stuff from the ugly!  Please bring your unwanted, good condition stuff – before the event if possible, but we can cope with it on the day as well.

Judy is in charge of raffle ticket selling on the day but we will also be selling raffle tickets on the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings before the event. 

Please bring proper money, we don’t take plastic!! 

We have lots of vouchers and gifts from local retailers as well as the gifts provided by our generous members. The raffle will take place between 14:00 and 14:30 hrs. We will use the tannoy system to alert people having lunch in the dining room but please listen carefully if you are having lunch at that time. You will recognise the raffle ticket sellers, ‘cos they all look like, and have been specially trained to behave like rottweilers. (Me included – but I didn’t need the training).

Think I am going on a bit, so bring your stuff, bring your money and help us break our record from last year. Charities are Rowans Hospice and Andrew Simpson Sailing Trust. I promise not to burstinto print again, except to the helpers. See you all there on the 6 December.

 Val Long

Boat Bits at the XMAS FAIR 6th December 2015

CHRISTMAS is coming the Brent Geese are back so please put some boat bits in the old man’s hat . . . I say it every year and that is our thanks from the Thursday Club Team to all HISC members who support us in giving young people in the community a chance to learn to sail using our magnificent facilities . . .

This is our 10th Year since I started it and you will be pleased to know that we have now given over 500 young people the chance to learn to sail and next season we are including  young people from an area of deprivation in our programme.

I am sure you will join me in our gratitude to Chichester Harbour Conservancy Environmental Team who have granted us £2000 from the SDF Fund which will enable us to buy a new Feva Dacron Sail, 2 Tera boat covers and replacement of worn out Buoyancy Aids.

In addition to the huge generosity of the Club, the General Manager Carol, the Marine Team lead by Mitch and our Queen of Graphics Nikki Eaves, we still have to raise a substantial sum of money to boost and support our activities, not least of which is boat and trolley maintenance.

Have a hard look around your Boat and Garage and say “ Do I Need This “ and the answer must be, no I will give it to the Thursday Club Boat Bits Sale on the 6th December 2015.

Tell me if you want it collected or leave it in the Club Reception.

Thank you and hopefully see you on the 6 December.

 Mike Baker, Senior Trustee of HISC and founder of the Thursday Club

Hayling Island Sail Training Trust needs your support

Hayling Island Sail Training Trust (est 1996) has been able to support a number of projects at HISC over the years . . . In 2015 this has included: Hayling Rescue RIB refurbrishment, HISC Thursday Club, Seals and the Commodores Bursaries . . .

A rewarding story is that of Jake Edmond's who came all the way up through the Thursday club - gaining all necessary qualifications  - and is now employed by the Club as the latest member off the Marine Crew.

The Trust is expecting further Grant Applications from the Thursday Club for next year and are looking for donations to cover these.

We have some incoming funds, but we are always needing more! All donations made to HISTT, if given with a gift aid declaration, earn a 25% premium from HMRC to aid the good causes supported.

Take a look at the HISTT website to see the many projects they have supported and continue to support.

 Click here for the Hayling Island Sail Training Trust website

New Year's Eve Party still available

New Year's Eve we still have availability for what was once the best party going, at the request of members going back to the Black Tie format of the past . . . To allow the Crew to plan for this night, we must have sufficient commitment to the event before the first week of December, if not, the House Committee will have to make a call, and if necessary re jig the evening . . .

It is little more than a month away, so come on, buy your tickets this weekend!

See details of the New Year's Eve Party and all other Social events Click Here

NEW HISC Wristbands

We now have an alternative to your HISC Membership Card, the HISC Wristband . . . they can be taken out on the water and used in the same way as your cards, from opening the barrier & changing rooms to paying for your drinks and meals . . .

You can have either both, or just one, which ever suits you best. Wristbands can be purchased from Reception at a special introductory price of £3

Open Fixture List 2016

The Open Fixture List has been updated to include the Open Meetings, Regattas and Championships taking place at HISC in 2016.

The information is provisional and dates and events will be confirmed on 1 January 2016.

Click here for the Open Fixture List

Feel Good Friday in the Bar

Every Friday is FEEL GOOD FRIDAY in the Bar at HISC from 18:30 to 20:00 hrs . . . 20% off your favourite drink, when paying with your membership card . . .

Excludes bottles of wine and house spirits.

Blowing sand Saturday morning

Theft of outboards

There has recently been a number of thefts of outboards from sailing clubs, including 3 taken from Mengeham Rythe SC . . . These thefts appear to be planned rather than opportunist crimes . . .

If you keep a RIB at the club, we urge you to review your anti-theft measures, and take home any desirable items that could be easily removed.  If you have somewhere to keep your RIB and have no plans to use it over the winter, taking it away might be the most secure course of action for you.

November Wine of the Month

HISC Get Racing Club ends season with a flourish

The second year of the HISC Get Racing Club finished with a flourish earlier this month with the HISC Flag Officers hosting the final on-water event in October, in exceptionally warm and sunny conditions . . .

The hugely successful initiative, which uses experienced club volunteers to mentor non-racing members and encourage them to learn new skills and have a go at informal racing, succeeded in transiting some of its members into main club racing and regatta events this year.

The Get Racing Club will celebrate its achievements of the season at the End of Season party at 6.00pm on Saturday 24 October 2015 at the club.

In 2015 the HISC Get Racing club saw 252 sailors participate across the 12 events held from April to October. 12 Get Racing Club members felt confident enough with their new racing skills to take part in mainstream club and open regatta events.

Visit the HISC Get Racing Club Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/HISC.GRC/ to see videos and images from the events and to read comments from the participants.

Read the full Press Release Here

Go to the HISC Get Racing Page for more details and photos.

Crabber's Nip Autumn Series – not to be missed

With generous sponsorship from Ossie Stewart, the autumn series Elite racing for the prestigious Crabber's Nip Trophy will run each Sunday morning (11am start) from 1 November through to Sunday 20 December . . . A total of eight races are planned with five to count . . .

2016 RS Elite Sailing Programme

Next year's eagerly awaited provisional sailing programme can be downloaded here.

Apart from regular Sprint Saturdays and Pennant Weekend racing, highlights include the National Championships in Northern Ireland in July, Cowes Week in August and the Southern Area Championships which will be hosted by HISC in September.

HISC RS Elite page here

Autumn Social Events

See more details and booking information - Click here

Blue Plaque event Commander Goulding DSO,RNR

Hayling Island SC was part of the Blue Plaque Day on Friday 21 August, to Celebrate the Life and WWII Work of Commander Harold Wilkinson Goulding D.S.O. R.N.R . . . As part of this event a Blue Plaque was presented by the Mayor of Havant to the crew of 3 original and one replica WWII canoes at HISC . . .

As part of this event a Blue Plaque was presented by the Mayor of Havant to the crew of three original and one replica WWII canoes at HISC.

The canoes then launched off the beach at HISC (at the slipway by the winches) and moved off with the ML1397 Medussa up to Northney for the Ceremony.

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More information and the full day's programme available 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 . . .

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 . . .

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

Oct-Dec 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 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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