RS Feva Spring Championships - 25 and 26 March 2017

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Club Racing this Weekend - 25 & 26 March

Regular Club racing gets underway this weekend and just to remind you that there is also the change to British Summer Time on Sunday (26 March) . . .

Saturday we have the 1st General Handicap Race with Warning Signal at 13:55 hrs and the Solo fleet series race with Warning Signal at 14:00 hrs.

Sunday the first races for the March-April series, with the Solo first away and a Warning Signal of 10:55 hrs.

Tide Times for Saturday - HW: 09:32 HT: 4.2 and Sunday - HW: 11:11 HT: 4.5

For all start times see the Race Schedule Page or the Yearbook.

Cruising Section Work Party 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.

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

Friday Happy Hour

Happy Hour - Half Price House Drinks Every Friday between 7 & 8 pm . . . Plus, we have a new guest ale this week and a new gin for the shelf . . . Wight Mermaids is a refreshing, smooth and slightly sweet peppery gin with hints of citrus . . . The new ale is Exmoor Antler is a smooth and warming dark amber beer . . .

Car Parking Plaque & Boat Tags

Please pop into Reception the next time you're down at the club and pick up your Car Parking Plaque . . . Boat Tags and Harbour Dues plaques will also be available to collect.

RS Feva Spring Championship

The Lennon Racewear UK RS Feva Spring Championship will take place at HISC on 25 and 26 March . . . 56 entries have been received to date for the event . . .

On-line Entries for this event close on Friday 24 March.

Please see the HISC event page for more details

Children's Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday 16 April

This year we are having a pirate theme Easter Egg hunt, so come in fancy dress . . . There's no need to book, just meet in the Main Bar at 10:30. Aimed at those under 12 years old.

Nearly New Sale - Sunday 16 April

Nearly New Sale . . . Do you have any nearly new sailing clothing or sports clothing / equipment to sell? . . . On Easter Saturday 16 April we are holding a nearly new sale for any unwanted sailing clothing, kids beach wear & other sports clothing/equipment . . .

Here is how it works;

  • The items for sale MUST be nearly new.
  • You call the Office to get your sellers number.
  • Label your items with your sellers number, size & price (please use whole £’s to keep the maths simple).
  • Drop off your items at the Training Room by 1030hrs on Saturday, in a box clearly labelled with your seller’s number. Alternatively, leave your box at the office.
  • Please make sure that all items that will hang are on hangers & shoes are tied together with string or elastic bands.
  • Please also provide a stamped envelope with your name, address & sellers number, so we can send you your cheque for the items you sell. You will receive 75% of whatever is sold, with 25% going to a club project.
  • Any unsold items must be collected by you after the sales from 1230hrs. Anything not collected by the end of the weekend will be donated to charity.

We regret that we cannot be responsible for any items lost or stolen. If you have any nearly new items to sell that you would just like to donate please leave them in the office. All donations gratefully received. If you are available to help on the day from 1000hrs to 1300hrs please call the office to volunteer. Volunteers will get to shop before the sale starts at 1100hrs. Cash or cheques only please.

America's Cup Illustrated Talk by David Campbell-James

The first stage of the America's Cup taking place in Bermuda is the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers and Challenger Playoffs - 26th May – 12th June 2017.

This is followed by the 35th America's Cup, presented by Louis Vuitton, starting 17th June in which the Challenger (from the earlier Playoffs) and the Defender (Oracle Team USA) will race off in a maximum of 13 races.

Family Fun Week LIVE

Family Fun Week 2017 is now LIVE . . . Please call the office on 02392 463768 to book . . .

Family Fun Week 2017 runs from Monday 7th to Friday 11th August.

This week long event is aimed at families with children under 10 and is fun both on and off the water. Includes harbour treasure hunts, tea up the creek, sand castle competitions, crab competition, a disco and the legendary HISC's got talent. 

Last Spaces Available on the following courses

Spaces available on the following upcoming courses . . . RYA First Aid - 25th March . . . RYA Powerboat Level 2 - 15th & 16th April, 18th & 19th April . . . Contact the Office now - 023 9246 3768

New Boardsports Initiative

The Club is hosting a number of small windsurf and SUP Fun-race events throughout the season this year . . . We will be aiming for 1-3 short races per event . . . Plan to finish before the club racing fleets launch . . .

Whether you’re an old time windsurfer or a newbie to sweeping the sea - all abilities are welcome for both board disciplines.
We will have 1 fleet for windsurfers and 2 for the SUP racing (Novice and experienced).
1st dates are as follows:

  • Saturday 29 April
  • Saturday 20 May
  • Saturday 3 June
  • Saturday 17 June

If you would like to express an interest with us, please send an email to [email protected]

New Round Hayling date Saturday 23 September 2017
The 2017 Round Hayling Windsurf Race date has been changed due to the original date clashing with another major windsurfing event. 

Make a note of the date of the 2017 Red Ribbon Regatta

The Red Ribbon Regatta will be held from 24 to 26 July . . . For Optimists and Teras . . . at the Red Ribbon, Bronze and New to Silver Fleet levels . . .

The aim is to build confidence on the race course prior to Youth Race Week.

There will be short fun races with instructors on course. Lots of prizes and certificates.

Entry is £ per day before 1 July and £25 thereafter. Entry closes 14 July.

Parents will be needed to run this event !

505 & Flying Dutchman Classes UK Open Nationals

The International 505 & Flying Dutchman Classes will be holding their 2017 UK Open National Championships at HISC in late July . . . The Notice of Race has now been posted on the Event page . . .

The two championships will take place from 27 to 30 July 2017.

These two classes have history.

They faced off at the International Yacht Racing Union selection trials at La Baule, France, in 1953 for a new two-person performance dinghy for the Olympics.

Although the 505 (then the Coronet) lost Olympic selection to the Flying Dutchman, it was developed for the French Caneton Association and went on to become popular worldwide.

Both classes have survived on the International racing scene, attracting top class crews and providing competition at the highest level.

Event page and NOR 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 . . . The first cut-off date for entries is Sunday 5 March, so get your entry in now . . . 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

500 Club News and this months winners

Are you a winner ? . . . The February 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 . . .  

First prize            £186.25                 Leonie Austin

Second prize      £93.13                   Peter Litchfield

Third prize           £46.56                   Sarah Muir

Fourth prize       £27.94                   Murray Maunder

Fifth prize            £18.63                   Iris Long

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

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

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 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.

Donations are still welcome for the pontoon, please don't forget to fill out a gift aid form which will help us to raise more.

Kind regards

Carol

Accommodation Special Offers

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

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 . . .

Costs:

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Tera & Opi Ribbon Training Club

Tera / Opi Ribbon Training Club 2017....Sunday 30th April, Sunday 14th May, Saturday 27th May, Sunday 11th June, Tuesday 25th July & Wednesday 26th July

Costs: 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 please note that to benefit fully you should aim to do all dates, certainly the 1st 4. 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

Eating at HISC

Jan to Mar 2017

RESTAURANT
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

BREAKFAST
Sat, Sun 08:00 - 10:30

LUNCH
Wed,Fri,Sun 12:30 - 14:30

KIDS TEA
Sat 17:30 - 18:30
DINNER
Wed,Fri,Sat 19:00 - 21:00

SNACK BAR
Drinks, Snacks and Lunch
Hot Food from 12:00
Sat, Sun 09:00 - 17:00

MAIN BAR
Wed,Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
Sun 11:00 - 20:00

All hours subject to change depending on demand


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