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Boat Fees must be paid by 28 February 2017

A reminder that if you have not yet paid for your dinghy park space and registration, please make sure you do so by 5 pm on 28 February 2017 . . . Any boat fees not paid will result in your boats being tagged and sin binned . . .

The space will then be reallocated to those on the waiting lists.

If you still require a space you will need to join the end of the waiting list.

Call the HISC Office now on 023 9246 3768 - Open from 9 am to 5 pm.

2017 Laser Masters National Championships

The 2017 Laser Masters National Championships will take place at HISC from June 30 to July 2 . . . Open to all Laser sailors who reach the age of 33 during 2017. . . NOR and On-line entry are now available . . .

On-line Entry is via the British Laser Association website - Click Here

Latest event details and the NOR are posted on the HISC event pages  - Click Here

RYA Day Skipper Theory Evening Classes

The 10 week RYA Day Skipper Theory course is an exciting addition to this year's training program . . . The course is taught over 40 hours of Evening Classes with two exam papers over the ten weeks . . .

Pontoon Fund raising update

A great night was held last Saturday when over 100 members and friends got together and raised funds for the new pontoon . . .

We had many very generous pledges on offer from members and those in attendance were generous in the bidding!

The evening raised just over £15,000 including the gift aid.

We have had other donations come in to the sum of £2000 and the duty waiver has generated £12,000

All together the fund now stands at £29,000.

Kind regards


Accommodation Special Offers

Accommodation SPECIAL OFFERS . . . We have some offers on our accommodation throughout the year . . . book early to avoid disappointment...

Weekends in February & March
Buy a Friday Night, Get Saturday night Free

April Pennant & Easter Bank Holiday Weekend Members Only
2 Nights for the Price of 1 (Saturday & Sunday night)

Whitsun Regatta 26th - 28th May
Buy a Friday & Saturday Night, Get Sunday night Free

Bank Holidays in May Day & August   
Buy a Friday & Saturday Night, Get Sunday night Free

Pennant Weekend Special Members Only
2 Nights for the Price of 1 (Friday & Saturday nights)

£6 Breakfast Special
Pre-book breakfast when booking your accommodation (5 item breakfast & a hot drink)

Tera / Opi Ribbon Training Club 2017

The Tera / Opi Ribbon Training Club will run on Sunday 30 April, Sunday 14 May, Saturday 27 May, Sunday 11 June, Tuesday 25 July and Wednesday 26 July . . . You can choose the dates you can do and your price will only be for the days you choose, however please note that to benefit fully you should aim to do all dates, certainly the first four . . .


Please allow approx. £40 per day, but costs will be worked out and shared openly dependant on number of children that sign up.

The group will be kept small, the aim is no more than 7-8 max, if we get more we will look in to increase to 2 groups which is what we had last year.

You can choose the dates you can do and your price will only be for the days you chosen, however aim to do all at least the first four.

Payment will be required up front and in full.

Parental participation is vital, to aid confidence and support and also to help on the water and shore. 

This is NOT a DROP and Go, be prepared to learn as much as your child!

Sign up: 

To register please sign up on the Doodle, we will then calculate costs from here so please only sign up if you are very interested, but I cant plan anything else until you have all signed up. So please aim to have done this by mid Feb at the latest.

Click here for the Doodle Poll

I will get back in touch with those who have signed up mid Feb.

Sarah Mitchell - Tera Class Captain

The HISC Youth Pathway

The Youth Pathway has been developed to take the sailor from the grass roots all the way to the under 25 year olds and beyond . . . Please join us Saturday 11 March in the Dining room at 4.30 pm for the Youth presentation . . .

You will be able to find out everything that is on in the Youth calendar.

Many of the classes will already be there for the winter coaching.

You will notice that many things have been rebranded so please come along and find out the exciting things the Youth have on for 2017

Youth Class Representatives

Rear Commodore Youth - Victoria Payne 

Seals - Rebecca Kent

Optimists - Brian Staite

RS Tera - Sarah Michell

RS Feva - Fiona Pyke

HISC 29er - Victoria Payne

HISC Lasers - Position Vacant

RS 200 - Cam Stewart

Youth representatives Tristan Payne and Emma Wells


Gift Aid Form

Pontoon Fundraising . . . Due to the cost of replacing the pontoon, we are appealing to the members for funds....

The 2 Sue’s Quiz raised nearly £500, half of which was presented to HISTT to open the Pontoon Account. Further donations are being received from people in lieu of doing their Club Duties and we have the Fundraising Night & Charity Auction on 18th February.

If you wish to donate to the Pontoon Fund, please make cheques payable to HISTT (Hayling Island Sail Training Trust) and complete the attached Gift Aid Form (donating through Gift Aid means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give and it won’t cost you any extra)

For other ways of donating (bank transfer / paypal / cash) please see the HISTT website http://www.histt.org.uk/ and click on “You can help”

2017 Gift Aid Form

National 18 Championships at HISC - 24 to 28 July 2017

The National 18 Championships will be held at HISC - 24 to 28 July 2017 . . . The championship is open to both National 18 and Chichester Harbour 18 classes . . . NOR and On-line entry are now available . . .

On-Line Event entry available here - https://www.hisc.co.uk/nat18

Notice of Race available here

Event page with latest information is available here

RYA Youth National Championships at HISC

Entry is now open for the 2017 RYA Youth National Championships taking place at Hayling Island SC from 8 to 14 April . . . This, the premier event on the RYA Youth Racing calendar, returns to HISC in April for the first time since 2011 . . .

For more Details and Entry Information:

Go to the RYA website for Entry and NOR

Go to the Event page on this website

Save us to your contacts

Please can we ask you to save our email addresses to your email contacts . . . This will ensure that any correspondence from the office gets through to you and doesn’t end up on your spam/junk folder.

Thank you for your help with this.

Carol our General Manager – [email protected]

Diane our House Manager – [email protected]

Mitch our Marine Manager – [email protected]

Leah our Sailing Secretary – [email protected]

Nikki & the weekly Newsletter – [email protected]

Liz our Membership Secretary – [email protected]

Sam our Accommodation Secretary – [email protected]

2016 Sandy Point Bird Report

This is the twelfth annual bird report for the Sandy Point area . . .

The total of 169 species recorded during the year is a slight improvement on the previous two years, but still five species below the average since 2005.

Click here

Annual Cruiser Meeting

Annual Cruiser Meeting . . . Sunday 19 March at 11.45....To be held in the Race Management Suite . . . All Cruising members are invited to the Annual Cruiser Meeting . . .

Updates and information on all the major issues, moorings, ferry, pontoon, winter layup etc.
Your chance to ask any questions, make suggestions, and generally discuss matters of interest.
A new format for this year – a simple Sunday morning meeting with plenty of time to have Sunday lunch afterwards.
Take a break from your boat maintenance and come and join us.

Youth Rust Remover

Youth Rust Remover....Saturday 29th April....The Rust Remover is aimed at all children who may not have sailed much if any over the winter but are keen to get going again for the season.

It helps get them thinking again about sailing and is a good way to meet up with and re kindle those all important sailing club friendships.

Historically this has just been for Teras, but this year we would like to invite, Teras, Oppi and Fevas to join in.

Saturday 29th April will be a full day of tuition with as much time on the water as possible, with High Water at 14.30 it should be a great day

Cost per boat £25 Teras and Oppi, £35 Feva

Booking via Leah [email protected]
at the office asap please so we can secure coaches.

Cruising Section Work Party 25th March

The new cruising season is fast approaching and we have identified areas of the club we would like to tidy and improve . . . We are going to hold a Cruising section working party at 09.30 on Saturday 25 March.

The new cruising season is fast approaching and we have identified areas of the club we would like to tidy and improve.  We are going to hold a Cruising section working party at 09.30 on Saturday 25 March.

Work will include the levelling of the tender park, relocation of the racks, cleaning of the outboard shed and the laying of new tracks for the tenders.

We will need a large working party to help to tackle this work so we would like as many volunteers as possible please.  Could you also bring shovels, wheel barrows and brooms if possible?

To enable us to carry out the work in the tender park, can we please ask that all tenders are moved by the 11th February.  If they are not removed by this time we will move them to the sin bin and allocation will not be renewed for this season.

Many thanks
Martin Grady

Calling all Flying Fifteen Sailors

To kick start our 70th Anniversary year on an even keel, we call upon all club members who sail International Flying Fifteen, or all keelboat sailors, to join us at RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 4 & 5 March . . .

Reproduced from FF UK secretariat.

You will discover how UK Flying Fifteen Association has built a reputation for ‘The most fun you can have with a keel on!’

We are indebted to many flying15 members, especially the support of the Solent Fleet from Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club, to be able to announce that after many years Coweslip shall be on our standC2.

The Flying15 was designed & built by UffaFox, Coweslip was first presented to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh who sailed it for many years. It was launched at Uffa’s yard 6 Jun 1949. Coweslip will be taking pride of place alongside GBR4047, an Ovington built boat owned by Ian Pinnell from Pinnell & Bax. Ian is a new comer to our fleet GBR4047 will be show casing the NewSailPlan.

  • Come an meet the team who made this happened and hear their stories and snippets;
  • See footage of the past 7 decades, right up to hearing their updates and progress on the Southern Area Championship plans this July marking the anniversary celebrations
  • Gain insights from one of our boat services expert Phil Evans from Royal Windermere Yacht Club, a past World champion crew, who will share his secrets and tips of the best way to fit out a boat on Saturday
  • Explore the depth of different series open to all levels of sailors, may it be get racing, up to joining the start line at next National Championship at Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth, 27th – 30th September

We plan to host a live updates from the new WorldChampions team from Napier SC, NewZealand on Sunday 5 March, where we have a strong GBR team competing, fingers crossed. We have a whole host of sailors merging from reservoirs, Estuaries, Loch, Harbour, Sea sailors coming from across the UK to help man the stand. Join us & discover the truth of what Greg Wells our past Commodore of FFI said, what makes our class so special? “We are like a family.” Stand managers Sue Bannister and Keith Jamieson are looking forward welcoming you to our stand.

With thanks to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and Royal Collection Trust for the loan of Coweslip. 

500 Club News and this months winners

Are you a winner ? . . . The January draw of the 500Club has taken place this and the following were the winners this time . . . Many congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who takes part . . .

The winners this month are . . .  

1st           Simon Muckley                 £183.75

2nd          Bryan Moore                     £91.88

3rd           Jessica Harvey                   £45.94

4th           Stephen Sparrow             £27.56

5th           Susan Stone                       £18.38


 As they say – cheques are in the post

Remember - You have to be in it, to win it and the more subscribers there are the higher the winnings.

Get your Entry form from Reception now . . .

The 500 Club Committee

Book a Training Course

How to book a Training Course . . . Select course you are interested in and the selected date, in the Training Course area . . . You can then call or email the Office to confirm your booking . . .

See the Training Courses here

Upon booking, you will be sent an email, please make sure that you read this as it contains important information about the conditions of booking and on what you are required to bring with you.

Once successfully booked, take note of your start time and meet your instructor in the Reception Area of the Main Club House where you will be required to register.

If your course requires a boat which you don’t own, make sure you have hired one from the Club and that you have booked the correct boat, on the correct date. You can hire boats by calling the office.

Call the Office on 023 92 463768 or email on [email protected] 

New HISC Whitsun Open Regatta planned for 2017

The new HISC Regatta date and format has been firmed-up . . . A new three day Open Regatta event for the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend 27, 28, 29 May 2017 is planned . . . The emphasis for the weekend will be on exciting Open Class racing with a busy social calendar being planned for competitors and families alongside . . .

To challenge competitors the club is planning  to include a mix of 'round the harbour racing', short-course racing and 'championship style' racing in Hayling Bay (outside Chichester Harbour).

The final day will be a 'Pursuit' style charity race for all the classes and competitors to enjoy the splendours of the harbour.

The new Whitsun Open Regatta will include a free friendly social programme which will cater for Class gatherings, families and youth with live band and fun youth activities.

Earlybird entry fees as well as accommodation packages will be available.

The exciting new Open event has already attracted interest from from Solos, RS Elites, RS200s. Fireballs, Flying Fifteens, RS Fevas, RS Teras, Optimists and 29ers. In addition classes such as Moths, RS700s, Merlin Rockets, International 14s, RS800 and Lasers are all expected to have good turn-outs.

Save the date - 27 to 29 May 2017 - and make sure you are part of this exciting new event.Why not call Hayling Island Sailing Club now on 023 9246 3768 to pre-book your accommodation.

Winter Lay Up - Take care and follow any instructions by the marine team

Please follow any instructions by the marine team, they are looking after your safety . . . If you arrive at the club to find the car park closed please park on the causeway and walk to the club house following the sea wall . . .

If you are walking dogs please ensure they are on a lead at all times.

Thank you very much for your cooperation in advance.

Best Regards
Mitch Webb

RS200 Train and Sprint this Winter

For the first time ever we are holding training and sprint racing for the RS200 over the winter . . .We are going to Train Saturday, Sprint Sunday . . . The training Saturdays are aimed at the under 25 year olds and the Sunday sprints will be open to all the other RS200 sailors too . . .

Frances Peters will be our coach for the Saturday events. Each Saturday can be booked individually at £30 a boat, so you can just pick the dates you can do.


Book by telephoning the HISC office - 023 9246 3768 - places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


The weekends are as follows:

February 18/19th 2017

March 4/5th 2017


You can show you interest in the Sunday Sprints by adding you name on Doodle using this link . . .  http://doodle.com/poll/rircc37nepevfuy7


Victoria Payne

Posting on HISC

If you have HISC related news that you would like to be considered for the website, please forward it to the Club Office . . . Do not rely on the general yahoogroup emails . . .

Remember that if you are including images, they must include the permission of the copyright holder and if under 16's are featured the parent permission.

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.

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

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

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