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RS200 National Championship - Final Day at HISC

Ian and Chloe Martin of Burghfield SC are the new RS200 National Champions after ten races at Hayling Island SC, finishing with a 21 point victory over the 119 boat fleet . . . Second were James and Will Rusden of Highcliffe SC and third Hamish Walker and Emma Hivey, RNSA / ASA . . . Race winners on the final day were Tom Morris and Emma Porteous of HISC in race 8. Nicholas and Juliet Charles of Datchet won race 9 and Edd Whitehead and Alice Kingsnorth of Parkstone YC won the final race . . .

 Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championship - Final leaders after 10 races
1st    1354    Ian Martin    /    Chloe Martin    Burghfield SC    20    pts
2nd    1481    James Rusden    /    Will Rusden    Highcliffe SC    41    pts
3rd    995    Hamish Walker    /    Emma Hivey    RNSA / ASA    49    pts
4th    1237    Dicken Maclean    /    Hannah Young    HISC    60    pts
5th    1562    Edd Whitehead    /    Alice Kingsnorth    Parkstone YC    63    pts
6th    1508    George Yeoman    /    Sophie Ormsby    Itchenor SC    68    pts
7th    1569    Luke Patience    /    Hannah Mcallister    TBA    83    pts
8th    1436    Josh Flack    /    Millie Alcock    Parkstone YC    85    pts
9th    1566    Matt Mee    /    Emma Norris    Red Wharf Bay / HLSC    87    pts
10th    1382    Tom Morris    /    Emma Porteous    HISC    88    pts

RS200 Nationals and Sprint Results posted here

For more information on the entry click here

HISC Regatta 2014

The HISC Regatta is this coming weekend - Saturday 23 August . . . Sunday there is the MRSC Regatta . . . And Moday we have the Last Blast Pursuit Race in aid of Hayling Rescue . . .

HISC NOR and SI available here

MRSC NOR and SI available here

HISC 29er at Nationals

A large team of HISC sailors made the long trek north to East Lothian YC for the 2014 Zhik UK 29er National Championships . . . Top HISC sailor was Tom Darling in 3rd with helm Crispin Beaumont from Bartley SC. The boys also won the trophy for top non squad boat . . . Felix Crowther & James Cook came 7th, Courtney Bilbrough & Hatty Ward were 8th & top girls, Ruth Allan & Alice Masterman were 10th, Nick Robbins & Sam Grade were 11th & top Junior. Five other HISC boats made it into gold fleet. Anna Prescott & Eve Townsend won the silver fleet . . .

The weather proved challenging with either too much or two little wind over the 5 days. Racing began at 8am on Friday in order to complete the championship series. After strong winds for the qualifying series day and light winds for the final series day, the final results saw high scores across the board for most of the fleet.

2012 National Champion Matt Venables crewed by Curtis Mearns, proved worthy winners showing incredible consistency in the varied winds to take the 2014 title.


HISC 29er Class Captain

SEALS Saturday 23 August - Visit from Coast Guard

This coming Saturday 23 August is the last scheduled SEALS, and we have a special guest visit from the Coast Guard . . . Nicky who you may know from reception is also a member of the Coats Guards and she will bringing the Coast Guard Truck for all the SEALS to have a look at and she will also talk to our children about water safety . . . This will take place at 9.30 outside reception . . .

9.30 Coast Guard Visit
10.00 Briefing
10.30 – 12.30 Seals

Please could I ask for a few people to help get the boats from Harriet to the lagoon and rigged. We have 4 tera and 2 oppi so a bit of help would be appreciated please at 9.30, please could you let me know if you can help if you can help so I know if it is covered - Thank you.

Please could we also have a hand at the end to get the boats back to Harriet to thank you.

Lets hope for another cracking day of sunshine!


Requests For Nominations 2014

In accordance with Rule 25, we are now requesting nominations for the Flag Officer, other officer and committee member positions. All officers and one non-officer elected member of each of General, Sailing and House Committees must retire at each Annual General Meeting . . .

The new appointments will take effect at the AGM on 19th October 2014.

Members are encouraged to put themselves forward for all the positions (see link below) including those where the current incumbent has indicated his willingness to re-stand.

We would like to see as many people as possible come forward to undertake these roles which are key to the running of the Club.  It is also a great opportunity to use your experience, talents and energy to shape the future of the Club. 

If you might be interested and want to know more about what is involved, you are welcome to have a chat with the current Commodore, Chris Gordon, or any other Flag Officers who would be happy to give you more information to help you decide.

Chris Gordon can be contacted by email at -  gordon.chris@hotmail.co.uk or by phone on 01730892781.

To see full details of the positions available Click Here

What's on in August - Youth!

School's Out for Summer - Summer Holiday and August are upon us - always a busy time at HISC - especially in this lovely weather! . . . Here is a quick run through of 'All Things Youth' . . . Please note there is no monthly series, but different events each Sunday . . .

August 11th - August 15th. Federation Week
Saturday August 16th: YSS - 2pm briefing then 2 hours on the water with coaching tips. Parent led.
Saturday August 16th: Venture Adventure (register at the office)
Sunday August 17th: Youth Race Tournament (Briefing 10am)
Saturday August 23rd: YSS - 2pm briefing then 2 hours on the water with coaching tips. Parent led.
Saturday August 23rd: SEALS in the lagoon
Saturday August 23rd: HISC Regatta
Sunday August 24th: MRSC Regatta
Monday August 25th: Youth Pursuit Race
Saturday August 30th: Youth Regatta (1000 hrs briefing)
See you on the water!
Any questions please do get in touch!
Anne-Marie Wood
Rear Commodore Youth

Chichester Harbour FED Week - 11 to 17 August 2014

The last day and a complete contrast from Monday with a light breeze swinging from 280 around to 020 before the race officers were a able to set a course and start racing 25 minutes late. However, as seems to have been the trend for this year’s Fed Week, the wind swung back to 320 and the beats became reaches and the reaches became beats and the wind all but died, thankfully giving a second breath, allowing every one to finish . . .


For the Daily Results & Reports - Click Here - Fed Week results supplied by Chichester Harbour Federation.

For more information on FED Week including Entry, Race Programme, NOR  and general information see the FED Week Event page here

RS200 National Championship at HISC - Day 2

Second day of racing for the RS200 National Championships at HISC . . . Hamish Walker and Emma Hivey of Weston SC take the lead after race 6 at the RS200 National Championships at Hayling Island SC . . . Ian and Chloe Martin of Burghfield SC drop back to second, just one point off the new leaders and James and Will Rusden of Highcliffe SC retain their third place eight points off the leading pair . . .

The Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championship is taking place at HISC 16 – 21 August 2014 . . . The fleet will be racing for 4 days - Sunday 17 August - Thursday 21 August . . .

RS200 Nationals and Sprint Results posted here

For more information on the entry click here

RS200 National Championship at HISC

Ian and Chloe Martin of Burghfield SC have taken the early lead of the Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championship at Hayling Island SC after the first day of actual event racing. . . They are tied on 17 points after 3 races with James and Will Rusden of Highcliffe SC . . . Dicken Maclean and Hannah Young from Island Barn Reservoir SC take third with 20 points, and fourth are Tim Saxton and Holly Scott of Grafham Water SC on 21 points . . .

 The Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championship is taking place at HISC 16 – 21 August 2014 . . . The fleet will be racing for 4 days - Sunday 17 August - Thursday 21 August . . .

RS200 Nationals and Sprint Results posted here

For more information on the entry click here



Click here for the HISC RS200 Championship Event Page with links to accomodation etc

HISC Oppies at the Nationals

While 21 HISC Oppies were at Youth Race Week in Red Ribbon and Main fleet another 23 were competing at Weymouth at the Optimist Nationals . . . The 470 Optimists - yes 470 - were split into a variety of fleets by age and ability. The weather gods gave us wind and sun all week except for the last day and racing was held in and out of the Harbour.

Thank you Tim James and Brian Staite for the update below. Apologies if we missed anyone but there are too many HISC Oppy sailors to keep track ....

In main Senior Fleet there were 170 sailors with 70 foreign nationals, including the world teams from the USA, Netherlands, Belgium and France. The 8 HISC sailors learned lots and achieved some good results.

Top performer was Jack Lucas Clements finishing 52nd overall and 17th Brit (an indication of the strength of the International Competition). Nick Walters also qualified for Gold Fleet along with Zac West.

After a difficult qualifying Series Alice Handley pulled out a string of top 10 finishes to comfortably win the Silver fleet. A special mention goes to James Hall who achieved the remarkable feat of 3 black flags in 12 races, top marks for trying James!

In the Junior Fleet 9 HISC sailors participated. Top performer was India Page-Wood who won the prize for the best year on year improvement (from 104th in 2013 out of 117 entrants to 22nd and 4th British Girl in 2014). Finley Dickinson also made Gold fleet and managed 23rd overall. Ella Lance was the top performer in the Silver fleet with 10th overall with 2 results in the top 10.

In Racing Regatta HISC sailors took 3 of the top 10 places with Kuba Staite leading the way 3rd overall. Sam Dickinson and Nancy Rickman were 7th and 8th respectively.

Well done to all and thank you to Brian Staite for his pre event coaching.

Paul Hammett
Optimist Fleet Captain

Senior Gold 87 boats
52nd Jack Lucas-Clements
77th Nick Walters
81st Zac West

Senior Silver 86 boats
1st Alice Handley
6th Freya Black
18th Chris James
23rd Peter Baddeley
53rd James Hall

Junior Gold - 72 boats
India Page-Wood 22nd
Finley Dickinson 23rd
Freddie Lonsdale 43th

Junior Silver - 72 boats
Ella Lance - 9th
Raulf Berry - 11th
Keelen Greene - 16th
Julia Staite - 25th
Amelia Greene - 43rd
Blythe Berry - 47th

Regatta Racing - 71 boats
Kuba Staite - 3rd
Sam Dickinson - 7th
Nancy Rickman - 8th
Ferdinand wright - 19th
Maggie Rickman - 21st
Robert Mawdsley - 29th

A celebration of a special life!

As many of you will know, Maggie Hunt sadly passed away last month. An intimate funeral service was held with just her immediate family, but now we want to celebrate a life well lived! . . .

All who knew and loved Maggie are invited to join us in celebrating her life at;

The Oaks, Havant Crematorium, Bartons Road, Havant at 1345 on Friday 22nd August 2014.

Afterwards, you are invited to join us and enjoy a drink or two at HISC.

Full details click here

470 Nationals cancelled

The 470 National Championships due to be held at HISC have been cancelled due to a conflict of events resulting in a low entry. For further information contact the 470 Association.

HISC 2014 Youth Open Race Week

Final results for Hayling's 2014 Youth Open Race Week are now posted . . . Over 130 boats took part . . . Class winners : 29er Crispin Beaumont and Tom Darling - RS Feva Rory Odell and Josh Bonsey - Topper Ollo Catton - Handicap fleeet Alex Butler - RS Tera Gold Will Orringe - RS Tera Silver Tom Gorringe - RS Tera Red Ribbon Grace Fisk - Optimist Phoebe Peters - Optimist Red Ribbon Rosie Thompson . . .

193 young sailors took part in last week's HISC's 2014 Youth Open Race Week, the largest multi class youth sailing event on the South Coast. The extremely popular and competitive event attracted a full range of sailing abilities from 8 year old beginner sailors through to Youth World Champions.


The event attracted strong fleets of Optimists, RS Teras, RS Fevas, 29ers and handicap fleet of Laser 4.7s, Laser Radials, Toppers, 420s and RS 200s. The sailors enjoyed glorious, ‘champagne’ sailing conditions with winds varying from 11 to 20 knots and bright sunshine. 


New for 2014 were the daily coaching sessions for the 28 strong Red Ribbon fleet of novice racers in Optimists and RS Teras. They enjoyed two hours of coaching each day with qualified instructors, and advanced enough to complete two races a day by the end of the week.


Full results available here

See the event page for more information.

500 Club Monthly Draw . . .

The 500 Club July 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        £193.75     Tony Jenkins
Second Prize   £96.88       Paul Ripley
Third Prize       £48.44       Richard Smith
Fourth Prize     £29.06       Malcolm Tite
Fifth Prize        £19.38       Robert Smith

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

Partytime at HISC exhibition

The "Partytime at HISC" exhibition is taking shape, and as a taster we are now showing some of the Archive Collection's original documents and memorabilia in the Dining Room . . . These are in the right hand cabinet for safe keeping and cover a large number of years . . .

We are very fortunate to have these original items to show. The complete exhibition will feature HISC organised Parties from the early 1950s, ranging from Summer Balls, Fitting Out and Laying up Suppers, Christmas Parties, Barbeques and themed parties such as Halloween.

We have a huge collection of Party photographs which we will be showing in the next few months. These have taken a considerable time to gather, identify, date and subsequently display.

One of the earliest files we hold is the former Secretary Manager, Paul Covell's organising file for the Golden Jubilee Ball in 1971, and this has produced some fascinating information for the exhibition. We have also collected many stories of other Parties.

Please take time to look at the cabinet in the Dining Room in the meanwhile.

Belinda Cook and Léonie Austin.

Hisc Tera Squad Winter Training

It is already time to start planning the squad activity for winter 2014/15 . . . We are delighted to announce Julian Pearson as the head coach for the HISC Tera Squad. Julian is an experienced coach who works with the Feva Class regularly and is helping to put together an exciting winter programme for the HISC Tera squad . . .

This years training will take place over 5 weekends.

Dates are:  15/16 Nov, 6/7 Dec 2014 and  24/25 Jan, 21/22 Feb, 7/8 Mar 2015

Open to all HISC Tera sailors, who are not members of other Tera squads. It is aimed at regular HISC Tera sailors keen to sail over the winter months looking  to move up to the next level of sailing.

It is suitable for all sailors who are looking to become better club sailors or looking to move up to Regional and National squads in the 2015 season. It is not suitable for beginners.

Spaces will be limited and priority will be given to HISC sailors who have shown they meet the required standard and regularly take part in club racing and events.

If you are interested in taking part this winter please email: teracaptain@hisc.co.uk  with any questions or to register interest.


See the HISC RS Tera Page click here

HISC Fireball Fleet

HISC’s rejuvenated Fireball fleet is looking for people who’d like to crew either on an occasional basis or to ‘hook up’ more regularly . . . Ideal opportunity for all - including the HISC teenagers who would like some more crewing experience . . .

The Fireball is an established international class that has a long association with HISC. World, European and National championships are held annually and it is anticipated that many HISC boats will attend the 2015 Worlds at Pwhelli, North Wales.

If you interested in sailing a Fireball at HISC and, ideally, have trapeze and spinnaker/gennaker experience please register on the ‘Hayling Island Fireballs’ Facebook page and let the fleet know.

If you’re not on Facebook, please contact Chris Turner (Fireball 15111) – contact details may be found in the club’s handbook - - give Chris a call!

See the Fireball Class page on HISC - Click here


HISC Clothing available on-line

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

Posted in Members Area

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2013 SEP Cruising Committee
2014 MAR Training Committee
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Eating at HISC

Jul 2014

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Every day 08:00 - 10:30
Every Day 12:00 - 14:30
Every day 19:00 - 21:00
Sat Early Squad 18:00 - 18:30

Drinks, Snacks and Lunch
Every day 09:00 - 17:00

Every Day 11:00 - 23:00
All hours subject to change depending on demand

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