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Chichester Harbour FED Week - 11 to 17 August 2014

Chichester Harbour Federation Week, sailed under the burgee of Hayling Island SC from Monday 11 to Friday 17 August, provides racing for a wide range of dinghies and small keelboats in Chichester Harbour . . . Including events for Fast, Medium and Slow handicap, Fast & Medium Asymmetric handicap, RS200, RS400, Flying 15, Finn, Solo, Laser, Laser Radial & 4.7, RS Elite & Artemis 20, RS Feva, RS Tera, Topper and Optimist . . .

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

Saturday 26th July: YSS - 2pm briefing then 2 hours on the water with coaching tips. Parent led.
Saturday 26th July - SEALS - 11am Briefing
Sunday 27th July: Youth Racing D3.  Briefing 10am
July 28th - August 1st Family Fun Week
Saturday August 2nd: YSS - 2pm briefing then 2 hours on the water with coaching tips. Parent led.
Sunday August 3rd: Buddy Racing: Experienced Racer paring up with less experienced racers for some team racing with a twist.  Great prep for Youth Race Week!  Briefing 10am
August 4th - August 8th. Youth Race Week. Please look at schedule and Sailing Instructions now on the HISC website.
Saturday August 9th: YSS - 2pm briefing then 2 hours on the water with coaching tips. Parent led.
Saturday August 9th: Parent and Child Race
Saturday August 9th: Ladies Race
Sunday August 10th: The ever popular annual HISC Games!
Sunday August 10th: SEALS in the lagoon
Sunday August 10th: Cock of the Harbour Pursuit Race
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

HISC 2014 Youth Open Race Week

The HISC 2014 Youth Open Race Week in August is now accepting entries for this popular event with competitive open racing in all junior and youth classes. Entry will close on 31 July . . .

There will be three separate race courses:

Main Fleet: 29er, Handicap, RS Feva, Topper, RS Tera Pro

Main Fleet: RS Tera Sport Gold Fleet, RS Tera Sport Silver Fleet, Optimist 

Red Ribbon Novices: RS Tera Sport, Optimist

There are usually 2 races per day for each of the main fleets.

Social events include a BBQ (Monday 4th August) and the Youth Ball (Thursday 7th August).  Tickets for competitors are included in the entry fee.

See the event page for Entry and information.

Nathan Outterridge is Moth World Champion

Australia's Nathan Outterridge kept up the pressure on the final day of the Moth World Championship at HISC, with a consistant performance and huge win in the final race to take the title in some of the best conditions of the week . . . Video of final day and presentation . . .



Moth Worlds Final overall leaders were:
1st AUS Nathan Outteridge of Wangi SC,
2nd GBR Chris Rashley of Royal London YC,
3rd AUS Josh Mcknight of RPAYC,
4th AUS Scott Babbage of Woollahra SC,
5th GBR Ben Paton of Lymington Town SC
6th GBR Robert Greenhalgh of Royal Southern YC

Full Results here

Final day Press Release

For Latest Event News, Results, the NOR, Sailing Instructions, Entry List and more details and links to information go to the HISC Event page

For access to the Media facilities at Hayling Island SC during the Championships or to receive daily reports and results to your email, please register in advance on the HISC Event page

RS200 National Championship at HISC

Entries NOW OPEN for the Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championship at HISC 16 – 21 August 2014 . . . Show your support for the event, encourage others and claim the early bird discount by signing up NOW . . .

Entry before 27 July is £147 (or £125 if you are under 20). For more information on the entry click here



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

BBC Sailing Show live from HISC

Sir Robin Knox-Johnson presented his BBC Radio Solent programme, The H2O Show, live from the Hayling Island SC balcony on Thursday . . . Among his guests were the Race Officers for the International Moth World Championships and two of the top competitors, Mike Lennon, the new British Champion and former World Champion Nathan Outterridge, who is leading the 2014 championship with one day to go . . .

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.

Mike Lennon is British Moth Champion

With the final day of the Moth UK Nationals reduced to just one race it was Mike Lennon, of the host Hayling Island SC, who claimed the British Championship. Second overall was the Australian Scott Babbage and third Chris Rashley of the Royal London YC . . . Click for the Nationals video . . .

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For Results, NOR, Sailing Instructions, Entry List and more details and links to information go to the HISC Event page

Bridging the gap - HISC Get Racing Club

The new HISC Get Racing Club has been hugely successful in bridging the gap between the experienced, core group of racing members and those standing on the shore wishing to get into racing for the first time . . . Launched at the start of this season the club relies on experienced member volunteers to assist those members keen to have a go at racing by offering tips, skills and coaching as well as putting on a series of informal races on selected Saturday’s . . .

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The last two weekends in June saw another two highly successful Get Racing Club events with a good number and mix of boats attending including RS 200’s, RS Qubas, Lasers and RS Visions. Both weekends saw sunshine and good winds which enabled the participants to build their confidence and develop their racing skills in a fun and friendly, learning environment.

The volunteer mentors, all highly experienced racing members, focused on key themes including getting to the start line in time and use of outhauls, downhauls and kicking straps; a real improvement was seen amongst the Get Racing Club participants in terms of their race starts and sailing skills by the end of the sessions. 

Mentoring tips and advice have progressed at the most recent event, to working on helming skills to achieve a more efficient line through the water and moving around the boat more dynamically in response to wind changes to keep the boat speed consistent.

The racing last weekend was fun and relaxed with several capsizes due to the shifty and gusty wind conditions; the 200’s dominated the day and were the overall winners. 

Special thanks go to the HISC Mentors Andy and Karen Partington, Nick and Kate Peters, Jude, Steve Storey, Graham Williamson and Mark Pollington who gave up their time and teaching skills to put on the most recent HISC Get Racing Club events.

See the full Press Release Here

Forthcoming dates for the Get Racing Club events are as follows:

Saturday 19 July & Saturday 26 July

Saturday 16 August & Saturday 30 August

Saturday 13 September

Saturday 4 October

For more information please visit the HISC website at www.hisc.co.uk or contact Leah at sailingsecretary@hisc.co.uk to register your boat or book a place in an RS Venture for the event.

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

500 Club Monthly Draw . . .

The 500 Club June 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 Adrian Taylor £193, Second Prize £96 Mark Mathews, Third Prize £44 Robert Hack, Fourth Prize £29 Denis Dickinson, Fifth Prize £19 Peter Litchfield.

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

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

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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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