Home   News

Recent News Items

HISC at 470 European Championship

Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre took Bronze at the 470 European Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, on Saturday . . . The world number ten-ranked duo finished fifth overall in the Open regatta, won by New Zealand’s Olympic Champions Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, Slovenia’s Tina Mrak-Veronika Macarol secured the European Championship title.

HISC Youth Race Week

Youth Race Week (YRW) is run by HISC members and has traditionally been labelled as a serious race week for youth . . . Guided by feedback from parents and children from previous year’s YRW and information gleaned from our local harbour clubs we have identified a desire to make YRW more fun and sociable . . . Entry for HISC Youth Race Week is nearing the entry limit . . Please entry ASAP to avoid disappointment, at 2 July only 20 places were available . . .

When August 10th – 14th 

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 the Youth Ball (Thursday 13 August). Tickets for competitors are included in the entry fee.

Entry Online for the Main Fleets from 9 am on Saturday 6 June

The Optimist and Tera Red Ribbon Fleets entry is now closed.

See Entry and Event details on the Youth Race Week event page

British Finn National Championships

The British Finn National Championships in 2015 will be held at HISC over the weekend of 10 to 12 July and is shaping up to be a great event . . . This year there will be a trophy for the combined UK and French Nationals and we are pleased to announce the inaugural 'Jean Jacques Godet Cup' for sailors who compete in both events . . .

The French championships are held at St Pierre Quiberon immediately following the UK Championship.

The Notice of Race for the British Finn National Championship is available here.

For details of the Club Accommodation, Parking and latest Event News see the Finn Championship event page.

UK Blaze National Championship

The UK Blaze National Championships in 2015 will be held at Hayling Island SC over the weekend of 10 to 12 July. HISC will welcome the Blaze competitors and their families to enjoy the facilities of the club and first class racing in Hayling Bay . . .

The Notice of Race for the UK Blaze National Championship is available here.

For details of the Club Accommodation, Parking and latest Event News see the Blaze Championship event page.

Get Racing Club - Go Slow to go Faster!

The latest Get Racing Club event took place on Saturday 27 June, with warm air and sunshine and a fresh wind to make it a challenging on the water event for the sailors! The event was hosted by the HISC RS200 fleet, one of the largest fleets in the county, with class captain Tom Morris leading the volunteer Get Racing Club mentors . . . The mentors focused on some new techniques including going slow . . .

 . . . rather than fast in an aim to improve the boat control of GRC members.

The Get Racing Club participants started with some ‘follow my leader’ exercises which enabled them to practice reducing speed followed by gaining speed in order to follow the chain. This exercise was followed with 'the box', with each boat trying to maintain its position in a small area for as long as possible.... not easy in 15-20 knots!

Again the aim was to improve the sailors slow speed and manoeuvring control, all valuable skills for pre-starts and when racing in tightly packed fleets.

The day concluded with the customary 20 minute race around a triangle sausage course. Back ashore at the debrief, the mentors and participants talked over some of the learning points from the day including, how to lose boat speed by easing sails, or through excessive tiller movements, right the way to back winding sails by pushing them out when you really need to stop in a hurry!

The GRC members also spoke about how they could use this new knowledge on what makes a boat slow down, to make them go fast when racing!

The next HISC Get Racing event will take place on Saturday 11 July and is being hosted by the RS700 fleet.

Sarah Johnson

Get Racing Club

Flying Fifteen Open Meeting for the Bulwark Trophy

Mark and Ben Longstaff from Grafham Water SC maintained their overnight lead to take the Flying 15 Bulwark Trophy, despite a strong challenge from Alan Bax and Mark Darling of the home club. Bax and Darling scored a 2, 1, 1, Sunday, but Mark and Ben managed a third in the final race to finish the series with a two point advantage and take the Trophy.

Flying 15 - Bulwark Trophy Open Meeting Final leaders
1st 4039 Mark Longstaff / Ben Longstaff Grafham Water SC 6 1 3 1 -11 3 25 14 pts
2nd 3998 Alan Bax / Mark Darling HISC -9 8 4 2 1 1 25 16 pts
3rd 3957 Charles Apthorp / Alan Green HISC 2 5 5 10 -12 2 36 24 pts
4th 3760 Jeremy Davy / Martin Huett Draycote Water SC 1 9 -12 3 2 10 37 25 pts
5th 4030 Greg Wells / Andy Jameson HISC 5 3 7 4 9 (25.0 OCS) 53 28 pts
6th 4016 Hamish Mackay / Andrew Lawson HISC/RTYC 3 6 18 (25.0 OCS) 4 4 60 35 pts

Full results here

HISC at Red Bull Foiling Generation

Owen Bowerman and Morgan Peach claimed victory in a thrilling knock-out final at the Red Bull Foiling Generation event at Weymouth, to qualify as the British team for the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final . . .

The catamarans used are Flying Phantoms, which are similar to the boats competing in the America’s Cup, measure 5.5m long and 3m wide, are equipped with a J-shaped daggerboard and can hit speeds of up to 35 knots.

Some description

This event includes a novel new format, with four boats in distinct colours competing in knockout races for a place in the next round. The top two progress automatically, while the other two boats enter a lucky loser round.

Once the competition hits the quarter-final stage it is a straight knockout though, before the semi-final and final ultimately decide which boat heads to the global final.

“It was the most fun and spectacular sailing event I ever participated in. The fleet was incredibly strong. We had three days of intense racing and the final race was just a thriller. It is a big honour to win the British ticket for the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final,” said Owen.

Youth Supervised Sailing (YSS)

Youth Supervised Sailing (YSS) runs every Saturday afternoon in June, July, August and September . . . Ideal for everyone who took part in Youth Training week to Practice and improve your sailing! . . . YSS keeps the emphasis on fun sailing and practice without the pressure of racing - an instructor and a RIB will be on hand to help youth sailors hone their skills.

Briefing and Signing on will be at 1pm in the training room; Sailing 2pm - 4pm

For more information please contact the sailing secretary: sailingsecretary@hisc.co.uk

Harbour Chandlers Optimist Open Regatta

Rhys Lewis was the winner of The Harbour Chandlers Optimist Open Regatta at HISC . . . Second in the Main fleet was Matt Beck of Bowmoor SC and third Jamie Cook of Cardiff Bay SC . . . In the Regatta fleet, Adam Trubridge of Papercourt SC kept his lead from day 1to finish ten points clear of Emily Schonrock of Parkstone YC, with Charlotte Allen from Datchet SC third . . .

130 Optimist sailors visited Hayling Island the weekend of 20/21 June to compete in the annual Open meeting and were greeted with near ideal conditions. On Saturday the two fleets sailed in steady 8-14 knots whilst on  Sunday the sailors enjoyed classic Harbour conditions – Force 4/5 Westerly, sunshine and High Water.

The question for the 90 strong Main Fleet was could two time winner Hattie Rogers from Lymington make it a third win surpassing the other two time winner Murray Hampshire and luminaries such as Olympian, AC sailor and one time HISC Optimist Open winner Chris Draper.

The overnight lead on Saturday was taken by Worlds Team member Julia Mellers with a 4,1,1 though as she was not attending Sunday the battle was on for the rest of the fleet.

Some description

Ultimately Rhys Lewis won comfortably counting five top 5 results from Matt Beck who was the only other sailor to finish every race in the top 10. Jamie Cook took third overall after a strong showing on Sunday. Cossie Lewis came in 4th and first girl with Vita Heathcote 5th followed by Hattie Rogers 6th to cap a top 6 filled by GBR Euro and Worlds Team members. Julia Staite was top HISC sailor finishing 17th overall.

Hattie’s attempt at a hat trick of victories was dashed despite a win in the first race but can Rhys match Hattie and join the list of two time winners next year ?

The 40 strong Regatta Fleet sailed a 10 race series with Papercourt’s Adam Trubridge taking first place with a string of top 5 results from Emily Schonrock who took second taking the girls prize ahead of Charlotte Allen. Agnes Bracey-Davis was top HISC sailor finishing 5th overall. Some of the younger Regatta Fleet sailors took part in some speed trials on the Sunday and great fun was had by all.

All the prizewinners went away with goodies from Harbour Chandlers, the on site Chandlery and long time supporters of the HISC Optimist Open.

Paul Hammett

Full results Click Here

Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions - Click Here

For details of the Harbour Chandlers Optimist Open Regatta go to the Optimist event page - Click here

RYA’s Sailing Development Manager joins Get Racing Club

Hannah Cockle, the RYA’s Sailing Development Manager joined the HISC Get Racing Club to experience first-hand the ‘club within a club’ that aims to encourage non-racers to get out on the water with volunteer led coaching and fun, informal racing . . .

The HISC International Moth Class led the first Get Racing Club in May with Ricky Tagg heading up the team, ably assisted by Graham Simmonds, Ollie Holden, Tim Penfold and Mike Lennon.

Twentyone Get Racing Club participants took to the water in perfect conditions with force 3 to 4, sunshine and blue skies.

The hugely talented Moth Class volunteers were able to give top notch mentoring and on-the-water coaching as well as organizing excellent racing with fun spot prizes and invaluable feedback for the competitors.

Special guest Hannah Cockle, the RYA’s Sailing Development Manager joined the group, trapezing on board a Laser 2 with Get Racing Club member Tony Combes.

Hannah commented, “Everyone was so helpful on the water and I really enjoyed myself. I will certainly come along again!”

The next Get Racing Club event will take place on Saturday 27 June 2015 with the RS 200 class taking the helm.

Click here for the full Press Relase or visit the Get Racing Club webpage

MRSC Rowans Race new date

Due to the high winds on Sunday we were not able to run the Rowans Race, however the sailing committee are hoping to re-schedule the race for a Sunday afternoon in July when HISC members will be invited to join in. We will let you know the date when confirmed . . .

I would like to thank Hayling Island Sailing Club for supporting the event and to the members who very generously made a donation even though the race could not go ahead.

Several HISC members came to Mengeham during the day, had a go on the tobola or bought the odd plant or two and some of the delicious home made cakes.

You will be pleased to learn we raised £923 for the Rowans Hospice

With thanks to everyone who supported the event.

Ann Kent  (MRSC)

500 Club Monthly Draw . . .

The 500 Club May draw has taken place . . . Congratulations to the winners. It's ever so easy to join our 500 Club, and very painless - Please do it now, and thanks . . .

And the winners are as follows:

First Prize        £197.25     Martin Rhodes

Second Prize   £98.13       Peter Osgood

Third Prize       £49.06       David Nicholls

Fourth Prize     £29.44       Iris Long

Fifth Prize        £19.63       Ian Pope

As always, many congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who takes part.

The 500 Club Committee

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 . . .

Racing Crews Wanted / Crews Needed

If you find yourself at the club at a weekend and you have no one to sail with you will now find a Crew/Helm register on the Racing Notice Board (outside the snack bar) . . .

Please put your name, contact and boat details on the register if you are looking for someone to sail with that weekend.

Hopefully this will enable more of you to get out racing if you find yourself at the Club with no one to sail with.

You can also contact your class captain as they can often link people together who need someone to sail with. Class captain details can be found on the following webpage: http://www.hisc.co.uk/sailing-racing/hisc-classes/class-captains/.

Many classes are now using Facebook as a way to swap this information on a regular basis, the class captains can provide more details.

Dinghy Cruising Register

As many of you would have seen in the Club Newsletters this year, from the end of this year we cannot guarantee dinghy park space for boats that are not regularly sailed. To make sure we know your boat has been sailed you either need to sign-on when you race, or you need to sign the Cruising Register when you go sailing, but not racing . . .

On weekdays you will find the Cruising Register at Reception, at the weekends you will find the Cruising Register sheets on the notice board outside of the snack bar.

Welcome to HISC in full bloom

This was the view when I got out of my car this Thursday afternoon . . . Congratulations to all our member volunteer gardeners and the House Committee, this magnificent vista of work goes over our whole club site from the Flagpole and all the Dune areas - Mike Baker . . .

Some description

New Menus and Wine List

If you are visiting the club why not check out the new menus for the Dining Room, Snackbar and main Bar . . . New menus have been posted on the website for Breakfast, Dinner, Children's Early Tea and the Snackbar . . . There is also a new Wine List . . .

The new menus are available on the Dining at HISC page, along with details of the opening times.

Daily Menues for the Dining Room and Bars:

Click here for - Breakfast menu

Click her for -  Dinner menu

Click here for - Children's Early Tea menu

Click here for - Wine List

Daily Menues for the Snackbar:

Click here for - Snackbar menu

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 . . .

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

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.

Posted in Members Area

Latest 2015 Minutes posted in the Members area
APR SGM Minutes
FEB Racing Committee
MAR Youth Committee
MAR Sailing Committee
MAY General Committee
FEB House Committee
JAN Historical Archives
JAN Members Committee
MAR Cruising Committee
JAN Training Committee
TBA AGM Minutes

Members Area

Eating at HISC

May-Jun 2015

RESTAURANT
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

BREAKFAST
Sat/Sunday 08:00 - 10:30
LUNCH
Wed to Fri 12:00 - 14:30
DINNER
Wed, Fri, Sat 19:00 - 21:00

SNACK BAR
Drinks, Snacks and Lunch
Hot Food from 12:00
Sat, Sun 10:00 - 17:00

MAIN BAR
Wed, Thu 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







© Copyright 2015 Hayling Island Sailing Club.