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Wells and Rigg are F15 European Champions

Greg Wells and Richard Rigg from Hayling Island SC pull out all the stops to put in a miracle run & beat to recover from tenth at the first mark to cross the line in third and successfully defend their Flying 15 European title.

Your HISC 500 Club

What does the 500 Club do? What happens? Every month we have a Draw amongst our 500 Club members, and every month there are 5 prize winners . . . The first prize is around £200. . . Every month half the receipts go for prizes, and half the receipts go to a Fund for Club improvements and "nice things" that might not get done if the 500 Club did not pay for them! These "nice things", these projects, are voted on and selected each year by the 500 Club members . . .

As in previous years we are giving the whole HISC membership, obviously including all 500 Club members, the opportunity to suggest possible projects, and, from a prepared shortlist, the 500 Club members will then cast their votes.

Please note that projects may not fund any maintenance of Club property, nor fund the replacement of Club assets.

Please send you suggestions to 500club@hisc.co.uk by 30 September.

Finally - all non members of the 500 Club - use the same e mail address to request a form to join us. Please. More members mean bigger prizes and more funding for future projects.


500 Club committee

Bart's Bash at HISC Sunday 21 September

Bart's Bash will take place at HISC on Sunday 21 September 2014 . . . This is part of the World-Wide event and the Guinness World Record attempt to host "The largest Sailing Event in the World" . . . Entry is Open to all dinghies and open keel boats and sail boards - Entry is free but a voluntary donation of £5 or over is encouraged and would be gratefully accepted! - All donations are passed onto the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation . . .

Entries can be made on line via the Bart’s Bash website or on the day at the HISC Race 


Registration  -  At the HISC officer from 09:00 hrs

Competitors Briefing - 09:45 hrs in the Main Bar

Starts - 3 starts - Splits to be confirmed. Planned first start 11:00 hrs

Course Area -  Chichester Harbour

Prize Giving  - After racing in the Main Bar.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate the Office - (023) 9246 3768


Calling all cruisers

Calling all cruisers for the Barts Bash Cruiser race, Sunday 21 Sept start 11:00hrs in Chi Bay . . . This will take the form of novelty race for which you must enter by noon on Thursday 18 Sept so that the race instructions and course can be emailed to you on Friday 19 Sept . . . All boats will be rated on the handicap numbers as produced by the Barts Bash team . . .

Please email pammy@pam.marrs.name with details of your boat name, sail no and boat type. So even if you do not usually race your cruiser come and be part of this world wide event.  General details relating to Barts Bash may be found  www.bartsbash.co.uk

waiting to hear from you

Pam Marrs

Ladies Who Lunch

The first Ladies who Lunch meeting will take place on Friday 19 September, starting at 12.30, and then on the third Friday of the next seven months . . .

Youth Supervised Sailing to continue during September!

The free Youth Supervised Sailing coaching sessions every Saturday afternoon have proved really popular so we are going to carry them on for a few more weeks . . . They are all about fun and time on the water, with a coach on hand to give you some tips . . .

Please arrive in time for the briefing at 1pm and parents - please remember you have to help out either in a RIB or launching/recovery.

Cruising news update and reminders

I hope you have managed to sail far and wide this year, and if not enjoyed at least some sailing . . . A couple of things coming up that effect cruisers and mooring holders at HISC . . .


For information on the Annual Cruising trophy, Laying up Supper on the 25 October, Hoist news, Lift out dates (due this week), Cradle Inspection and Youth and Family Cruising please follow this link . . .

 That’s all for now, and I wish you all a good end to the sailing season.

Seumas Kilpatrick

Keelboat racing at Hayling Island Sailing Club

During the course of this summer a number of members have been asking if one-design keelboat racing will ever happen again at HISC . . . Following much consultation and discussion over the last few weeks, a group of members have signed up for a serious campaign to achieve the goal of a racing fleet of RS Elites based at HISC . . .

Not a quick process and not for the fainthearted but we believe we have what it takes, that there is sufficient enthusiasm, and a big enough pool of sailors – the time is right.

In addition to the three boats already at HISC, Paul and Caroline Fisk have bought Elite 11 and Ossie Stewart in partnership with Rob Cruikshank have bought Elite 67. Nick Peters has a new boat on order, Mike McIntyre is in negotiations to buy and several others are currently exploring the secondhand market.

If you are at all interested in the prospect of keelboat racing at HISC, please come along to a launch drinks party on Saturday 25 October from 6.30pm to hear and discuss the proposals as well as put forward your own thoughts and ideas.

Boats will be available for a demo sail in the afternoon from 2.30pm before the launch party – please 'phone the office on 023 9246 3768 to book a time slot.

If you are unable to make the party then please get in touch with one of the 'Elite Ambassadors' – Nick Peters, Roddy Bowerman, Mark Allerston, Ossie Stewart, Mike McIntyre or Paul Fisk – who will be more than happy to hear your thoughts and talk through the plans. Not only can their contact details be found in the club handbook, they themselves are often to be found in the club bar.

Our objective over the next 2 years is to establish a fleet of 12 to 15 boats, some shared ownwership, which fields 10+ boats for scheduled class racing. We assume 3 to 4 moorings will become available each year and the Marine team are happy to provide a scrub package, whilst others may sail from Sparkes.

Our intention is to provide inclusive, friendly and all encompassing racing – competitive but fun. We envisage a fleet that welcomes newcomers, supports less experienced sailors by offering training and advice, as well as encouraging family members to sail together. All topped off with a cracking social scene.

Read the full Press Release here

The HISC class pages are here

HISC Get Racing Club - invaluable learning combined with fun racing

The August HISC Get Racing Club sessions saw a growing number of enthusiastic participants take part in two windy sessions with some immensely experienced mentors, including Olympic champions, giving on-the-water advice as well as detailed pre and post-race briefings . . .

Conditions for the first of the HISC Get Racing Club August sessions were challenging with gusts of Force 5, but the mentors, Greg Wells, Mark Darling, Simon Childs and Caroline Wells, used it to their advantage to assess the twenty participants’ heavy wind sailing techniques.

All the sailors were given an invaluable debriefing session on shore where the biggest lesson learnt was the ability to balance the rudder against the sails to avoid fighting the rudder in strong winds.

The second of the August sessions was also breezy with force 4 gusting 5 and a variety of boats taking to the water including RS Ventures, Lasers, 200’s, Q’ba’s, Wayfarers and Laser 2000s. The mentor team of Mike McIntyre, Rob Hack, Simon Childs and Melvyn Cooper managed to put on 3 back to back races on a triangle/sausage course.

The participants included a mix of people who had raced before but wished to build their race confidence and others who were racing for the first time. Amongst the productive feedback in the debriefing was a discussion on the importance of teamwork when racing.

Tracey and Roger Castle have taken part in the Get Racing Club since its inception in April racing in the club’s RS Ventures; Tracey commented, “We wanted to participate in a sport we could do together and as beginners to sailing the Get Racing Club concept has been just perfect. We have learned so much from the racing and Roger helmed his first ever race today!

It’s not too late to get involved: contact Leah at sailingsecretary@hisc.co.uk to register your boat.

Get Racing Club - Saturday Race Dates 2014

September 13, October 4

HISC F15 for Europeans in Mallorca

Three Flying 15 from HISC are travelling to Mallorca for the class European Championship hosted by the Reial Club Nautic de Pollenca in the north of the island . . . The F15 from HISC are those of Greg Wells, Alan Bax and Charles Apthorp . . . These three took four of the top four places at the 2012 European Championships held on Lake Garda, with Greg Wells and Richard Rigg taking the 2012 European title . . .

The boats were loaded and left for Dover on Saturday, driving through France and Spain to Barcelona, then ferry to Mallorca, arriving in Pollenca Tuesday.

500 Club Monthly Draw . . .

The 500 Club August 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        £196.25     Murray Maunder

Second Prize   £98.13       Simon Cox

Third Prize       £49.06       Julia Marshall

Fourth Prize     £29.44       Peter Wareham

Fifth Prize        £19.63       Tony Jenkins

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 Youth Regatta

Winners of the Youth Regatta: RS Tera: Gold Fleet - Freddy Wood, Silver Fleet - Josh Bowers, Pro FLeet - Ossian Bracegirdle . . . Optimist Fleet - Ferdie Wright . . . 29er Fleet - Elliott Wells and Jake Todd . . . RS Feva - Henry and Rupert Jameson . . . Laser - Marcus Rogers . . .

Full results available here

Requests For Nominations 2014

In accordance with Rule 25, we are now requesting nominations for the Flag Officer, other officer and committee member positions. All officers and one non-officer elected member of each of General, Sailing and House Committees must retire at each Annual General Meeting . . .

The new appointments will take effect at the AGM on 19th October 2014.

Members are encouraged to put themselves forward for all the positions (see link below) including those where the current incumbent has indicated his willingness to re-stand.

We would like to see as many people as possible come forward to undertake these roles which are key to the running of the Club.  It is also a great opportunity to use your experience, talents and energy to shape the future of the Club. 

If you might be interested and want to know more about what is involved, you are welcome to have a chat with the current Commodore, Chris Gordon, or any other Flag Officers who would be happy to give you more information to help you decide.

Chris Gordon can be contacted by email at -  gordon.chris@hotmail.co.uk or by phone on 01730892781.

To see full details of the positions available Click Here

HISC at RS Tera National Championships

The RS Tera National Championships were held at Derwent Reservoir SC over the holiday weekend . . . Winner of the Tera Sport title was Freddy Wood of HISC and Henry Jameson of HISC was runner-up for the Tera Pro title . . . HISC also won the team title . . .

HISC results at the RS Tera Nationals as follows:
RS Tera Sport:
1st Freddy Wood
5th Ethan Miles
13th Rupert Jameson
16th Robbie McDonald
30th Hamish Morley
43rd Ollie Jenkins
48th Olivia Bracey-David
RS Tera Pro:
2nd Henry Jameson
4th Alex Butler
28th Ellie McDonald
RS Regatta Fleet:
4th Agnes Bracey-Davis
7th Anna Morley

HISC at Laser Nationals

Anthony Parke and Geoffrey Sherwood won the club prize for HISC at the recent Laser Nationals held in Largs Scotland . . . They were the top Standard UK club with Anthony finishing in 5th and Geoffrey in 10th . . . Both are youth sailors and will no doubt being trying to qualify for the Laser standard youth squad this autumn. The Laser is the only Olympic class boat to have a youth squad (under 21) and the competition will be tough.

HISC 29er at Nationals

A large team of HISC sailors made the long trek north to East Lothian YC for the 2014 Zhik UK 29er National Championships . . . Top HISC sailor was Tom Darling in 3rd with helm Crispin Beaumont from Bartley SC. The boys also won the trophy for top non squad boat . . . Felix Crowther & James Cook came 7th, Courtney Bilbrough & Hatty Ward were 8th & top girls, Ruth Allan & Alice Masterman were 10th, Nick Robbins & Sam Grade were 11th & top Junior. Five other HISC boats made it into gold fleet. Anna Prescott & Eve Townsend won the silver fleet . . .

The weather proved challenging with either too much or two little wind over the 5 days. Racing began at 8am on Friday in order to complete the championship series. After strong winds for the qualifying series day and light winds for the final series day, the final results saw high scores across the board for most of the fleet.

2012 National Champion Matt Venables crewed by Curtis Mearns, proved worthy winners showing incredible consistency in the varied winds to take the 2014 title.


HISC 29er Class Captain

HISC Oppies at the Nationals

While 21 HISC Oppies were at Youth Race Week in Red Ribbon and Main fleet another 23 were competing at Weymouth at the Optimist Nationals . . . The 470 Optimists - yes 470 - were split into a variety of fleets by age and ability. The weather gods gave us wind and sun all week except for the last day and racing was held in and out of the Harbour.

Thank you Tim James and Brian Staite for the update below. Apologies if we missed anyone but there are too many HISC Oppy sailors to keep track ....

In main Senior Fleet there were 170 sailors with 70 foreign nationals, including the world teams from the USA, Netherlands, Belgium and France. The 8 HISC sailors learned lots and achieved some good results.

Top performer was Jack Lucas Clements finishing 52nd overall and 17th Brit (an indication of the strength of the International Competition). Nick Walters also qualified for Gold Fleet along with Zac West.

After a difficult qualifying Series Alice Handley pulled out a string of top 10 finishes to comfortably win the Silver fleet. A special mention goes to James Hall who achieved the remarkable feat of 3 black flags in 12 races, top marks for trying James!

In the Junior Fleet 9 HISC sailors participated. Top performer was India Page-Wood who won the prize for the best year on year improvement (from 104th in 2013 out of 117 entrants to 22nd and 4th British Girl in 2014). Finley Dickinson also made Gold fleet and managed 23rd overall. Ella Lance was the top performer in the Silver fleet with 10th overall with 2 results in the top 10.

In Racing Regatta HISC sailors took 3 of the top 10 places with Kuba Staite leading the way 3rd overall. Sam Dickinson and Nancy Rickman were 7th and 8th respectively.

Well done to all and thank you to Brian Staite for his pre event coaching.

Paul Hammett
Optimist Fleet Captain

Senior Gold 87 boats
52nd Jack Lucas-Clements
77th Nick Walters
81st Zac West

Senior Silver 86 boats
1st Alice Handley
6th Freya Black
18th Chris James
23rd Peter Baddeley
53rd James Hall

Junior Gold - 72 boats
India Page-Wood 22nd
Finley Dickinson 23rd
Freddie Lonsdale 43th

Junior Silver - 72 boats
Ella Lance - 9th
Raulf Berry - 11th
Keelen Greene - 16th
Julia Staite - 25th
Amelia Greene - 43rd
Blythe Berry - 47th

Regatta Racing - 71 boats
Kuba Staite - 3rd
Sam Dickinson - 7th
Nancy Rickman - 8th
Ferdinand wright - 19th
Maggie Rickman - 21st
Robert Mawdsley - 29th

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.

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

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

Posted in Members Area

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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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