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HISC sailors success at Schools Week 2016

There were 104 entries so a busy startline for the RS Feva Open at Itchenor SC Schools Week . . . The winners were Louis Johnson of HISC and Henry Chandler from Emsworth SC – sailing for Portsmouth Grammar School . . . Second were Henry and Rupert Jameson from HISC – sailing for Hayling College . . . And 3rd Finlay Dickinson and Tom Gorringe, both HISC – sailing for Ditcham Park . . .

Champagne Chichester Harbour sailing conditions for both Monday and Tuesday with a freshening wind Tuesday which meant that the final race was cancelled.

This was the largest ever entry for the RS Feva part of Schools Week and it was tight finish with just two points between the first two boats.

There were loads of HISC youth sailors at the event, great atmosphere and some fun sailing with tight competition enjoyed by all.

Well done to the HISC Youth for their successful results.

1st Louis Johnson of HISC and Henry Chandler from Emsworth SC – sailing for Portsmouth Grammar School
2nd Henry and Rupert Jameson from HISC – sailing for Hayling College
3rd Finlay Dickinson and Tom Gorringe – both HISC  – sailing for Ditcham Park
5th Freddy Wood and Christopher Clarke both HISC - sailing for PGS
6th Charles Elliott HISC and crew – another PGS boat
8th Louis Wright and Jamie Allen both HISC sailing for Churcher’s College
10th Robbie and Ellie McDonald both HISC sailing for PGS

Full results here

And some great images on the Itchenor gallery

Youth Open Race Week 2016 at HISC

Youth Open Race Week at HISC is taking place from Mon 25 to Fri 29 July . . . Entries are already at 60+ so you are advised to enter now . . . Plus there is a discount for early entry . . .

This very popular July week has competitive open racing in all junior and youth classes: Optimist (Gold, Silver and red-ribbon fleets), Topper, RS Tera Sport (gold, silver and red-ribbon fleets),

RS Tera Pro, 420, 29er, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, Laser Standard, RS Feva XL, and RS200.

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

Social events include the Youth Ball. Tickets for competitors are included in the entry fee.

See the Event page here

On Line Entry  - Available here

Friday 15 July is Team Racing Night

After the success of short course racing in the club ventures last year we've added a new event to the racing schedule this year . . . We will be running 3 boat team racing in both Fevas (bring your own boat) and the club supplied RS ventures . . .

This is a fun event to test this format of racing at HISC and for the first event it will be limited to 4 teams of three boats. And places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Date/Time: - 15 July, Briefing at 6:15, first start 6:45. Racing will run for approximately 2 hours.

Racing Location: - Hayling Island SC, as close to club house as possible

Format: 3 boats per team, 4 RS Feva teams and 4 teams sailing RS Ventures ( 2 persons per boat)

Each Feva team will sail all other teams, with teams winning the most races going through to a final

Each RS venture team will sail all other teams, with teams winning the most races going through to a final

Food/Drink: - There will be a BBQ and the bar will be open, so bring your friends and family along to support. 

And there will be a commentator to keep everyone up-to-date on the action packed racing.

If you would like to enter this event get your team organised and email Leah ([email protected]) your details and the names of all those on your team. All teams must have a name, and fancy dress could earn you extra prizes.

More details to follow on team racing rules and tactics for those teams that enter.

Flying Fifteen 2016 National Championships

Hayling Island SC will host the UKGlobal Flying Fifteen British Isles & Classic National Championships from Thursday 30 June to Sunday 3 July . . .

First days racing is scheduled for Thursday 30 June from 13:00 hrs with 2 races.

For details see the Event Page available here.

Notice of Race available here.

Calling all 500 Club Members

Are you a winner ? . . . The 500 Club draw for June has taken place . . . Many congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who takes part . . .

The winners this month are . . .  

First Prize            £187.50                Willis Fuller

Second prize        £93.75                 Chris Driscoll

Third prize           £46.88                  Geoffrey Bayliss

Fourth prize       £28.13                  Stephen Sparrow

Fifth prize            £18.75                  Tim Huff

 Entry forms are available from Reception

The 500 Club Committee

2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week

From August 15-19 HISC will host one of the biggest and best dinghy regattas in the country . . . At least 17 fleets means there is racing for everyone plus shore-side activities, Venture sprints and a party every night . . .

Many competitors are HISC members but local clubs are strongly represented and people come from all over to enjoy sailing in our harbour.

Whether you have competed for years or are just thinking about it, now is a good time to enter because the early-bird discount ends on the 30 June 2016.

Click here to get your early-bird discount.

Like to join in but not as a competitor?

The event needs a 100+ army of volunteers so if you can help as a RIB driver or crew please contact Pam Marrs the Federation Sailing Secretary

Or simply enjoy the spectacle from the HISC balcony. The bar is open all day!

Laser Masters National Championships at HISC

New champions crowned at the Laser Masters National Championships at HISC . . . In the Laser Radial, Jon Emmett from Weir Wood SC is the overall winner and in the Laser Standard, Nick Harrison from Stokes Bay SC takes the overall win . . .

On Sunday, the final day, Jon Emmett (AM) finished with a 2, 1, to confirm the overall Radial victory with Steve Cockerill (M) in second and Ben Elvin in third, with Terry Scutcher (GM) fourth. David Binding (GGM) was 14th and Ninian Eadie (GGM/L) of QMSC was 33rd.

In the Standard, Nick Harrison (GM) also posted a 2, 1 to take the overall victory in a close finish with Thomas Muller (M) of Germany in second and Tim Law (GM) in third. Jim Fifield (AM) of QMSC was fifth. Nicolas Livingstone (GGM) of Stone SC was 21st. 

The HISC event page is available here

The Laser Association Page is available here

Full results are posted here

No wetsuits required

‘No wetsuits required’ – that’s one of the reasons cited for the rapid growth of the RS Elite fleet over the last 18 months at Hayling Island Sailing Club . . .

The sociable nature of the fleet, which encourages partners, families and newcomers to sail together in this three-man keelboat, as well as the regular, high quality competitive sailing have led to a resurgence of interest and rapid growth in the number of RS Elites being owned and regularly sailed at HISC.

The RS Elite offers a new type of sailing for members; it’s perfect for dinghy racers looking for something new, something that appeals to partners, family members and non-sailors, something that is easy to launch, sail and maintain and which keeps you dry and upright without hiking!

HISC has attracted nearly 20 RS Elites committed to racing at the club with regular turnouts in double figures and now boasts the largest fleet in the UK.

There will be an RS Elite startline at Cowes Week 2016 with 20 entrants to date and plans are afoot for some specific afternoon RS Elite showcase racing during Chichester Harbour Race Week. HISC will host the Southern Area Championships in September of this year as well as the National Championships in 2017 . . .

Read the full Press Release -  No wetsuits required: sociable keelboat racing with a competitive edge!

See the SR Elite Class page for more information - Click Here

Mike Lennon is 2016 European Moth Champion

Congraulations to Mike Lennon, who after two final races on Friday at the International Moth European Championships in France, is the 2016 European Champion . . .

The Sail for Gold Ball, held in each Olympic year

Would you like a splendid night out and show support for our Olympic Sailors at the same time? The Sail for Gold Ball, held in each Olympic year, serves as both a fundraiser and celebratory send-off for the Olympic and Paralympic Sailors, this time on their way to Rio . . .

There are just a few tables & seats left for the Ball next month so snap yours up today either directly from the website or by contacting Kate Mardel-Ferreira on 07940 806505 or [email protected]

Our hosts for the night will be CNN presenter Shirley Robertson OBE and the BBC’s Chris Hollins with entertainment from the London School of Samba.

 Under new management for 2016 this Ball will be held at the London Park Lane Hilton on 4th July and is shaping up to be a fantastic night out.  Combining established traditions with new and updated aspects to the night, its one not to miss.

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

Large turnout for HISC 95th Anniversary celebrations

Over 160 past and present Hayling Island Sailing Club members gathered together to celebrate the club’s 95th Anniversary recently. A film show from the 1950s and 60s was the centrepiece of the anniversary tea party, some of which featured teenage children who were now part of the ‘senior’ guests who had returned for the celebrations!

Many of the 60 year olds who revisited were thrilled to reconnect with friends from their youth at the club. Amongst the prominent groups who made the effort to attend the anniversary were a large number of Cadet sailors from the 1950/60s including one who flew in from San Francisco for the occasion. A number of members who joined Hayling Island Sailing Club soon after the war also attended as well as representatives from families who were members from the 1920s and 30s.

There was lively discussion about the different boats, clothes and how sailing and the Clubhouse has changed. 

The Commodore, Greg Lamb welcomed everyone and paid tribute to all those volunteer members since 1921 who had supported the Club and he said was aware that most of the guests had played a big part in both the Racing and the Social side of HISC membership. The Archive Exhibition covering the 95 years was well received and donations of further film and memorabilia was offered to the Archivists, Belinda Cook and Léonie Austin.

The daughter of two COPPists, Sue Barker, was amongst the partygoers.  Her parents, Robin and Evelyn Harbud, met when the Clubhouse was the headquarters of the secret reconnaissance group Combined Operations Pilotage Parties from 1943-45.

International 14s, Canoes, Flying Fifteens, Hornets, Solos, Cadets and Enterprises, with the later addition of Fireballs and 505s and latterly Elites were also represented not forgetting all those members who enjoy Cruising.

International 14 POW Week

Roger Gilbert and Ben McGrane of HISC won the two final race of the International 14 POW Week, but it was not enough to win the overall Week, which went to Stuart Bithell and Sam Pascoe from Castle Cove SC . . . Finishing third were Archie Massey and Harvey Hillary of Itchenor SC . . .

Results are available here

For Race News and details of the event see the POW event page here

Prince of Wales Cup for the International 14 Class Championship

The new International 14 National Champions are Katie Nurton and Nigel Ash who won the Prince of Wales Challenge Cup race on Saturday . . . 2nd Roger Gilbert and Ben McGrane, 3rd Stuart Bithell and Sam Pascoe . . .

For video and more images see HISC Facebook

Results are available here

For Race News and details of the event see the POW event page here

Harbour Chandlers Optimist Open Meeting

After a total of seven races for the Harbour Chandlers Optimist OM, Archie Leckie of LLSC was the winner . . . Second was Callum Davidson-Guild of Trearddur Bay SC and third Kai Wolgram of Llyn Brenig . . .

For full results click here

All HISC podium at RS Feva National Championship

Freddie Peters and Louis Johnson from Hayling Island SC are the 2016 RS Feva National Champions . . . They took the title and topped an all HISC podium . . . In second were Louis Wright and Jamie Allen, with Henry and Rupert Jameson in third . . .

Other HISC leading results in the 100+ fleet:

Junior National Champion
1 – Freddie Peters and Louis Johnson – Hayling Island SC
3 – Finley Dickinson and Cameron Mitchell - Hayling Island SC

1 -  Henry and Rupert Jameson – Hayling Island SC

Club Prize - best 3 boats from a sailing club – Hayling Island Sailing Club

2016 Fireball National Championships

The UKGlobal Fireball National Championship will take place at Hayling Island SC from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 August 2016 . . . On-line Entry is now open and entry is £180.00 when paid by 27 May 2016 . . .

For more details of the event see the Fireball Nationals event page.

The On-Line Entry form is availble here -

Changes to Ferry Operation

The HISC Ferry is now operational and will be running Sat & Sun 8.30 am to 5.30 pm and Thursday evenings 6 pm to 9 pm for the Sundowner series. Any other trips can be arranged by calling the office and giving the team a days notice.

Sundowner Series - Your Thursday Appointment

The Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and entry form for the Sundowner Open Series for Cruisers and RS Elites are posted . . . A first warning signal of 18:50 hrs each Thursday . . .

The Early series will be run under the old NHC system giving time for those without a VPRS rating to sign up for the Late series, pay HISC a very reasonable £20 and complete a form to obtain a rating.

Entry for both series is free so no excuse not to enter and join in the fun and it will be interesting to compare results between the series.
If you just want to join in for a race or two but not enter the series, you can, but your result will not be part of the series. Radio the race officer on the water and tell him your just entering for fun.

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.

Family Fun Week 2016

HISC Family Fun Week will run from 1 to 5 August 2016 . . . Places are limited to Club Members only and to the first 250 . . . Over 230 are already entered . . .

Please note, there must be an adult included with every booking.

See the Spring Newsletter for details of the Programme

For entry contact the HISC Office

NEW HISC Wristbands

We now have an alternative to your HISC Membership Card, the HISC Wristband . . . they can be taken out on the water and used in the same way as your cards, from opening the barrier & changing rooms to paying for your drinks and meals . . .

You can have either both, or just one, which ever suits you best. Wristbands can be purchased from Reception at a special introductory price of £3

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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