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Optimist Class Regatta Fleet Open Meeting

The HISC Optimist Class Regatta Fleet Open Meeting will take place on the 23 July . . . This is a ‘regatta fleet’ event, and is aimed at younger and less experienced sailors, who will probably not have raced at ‘main fleet’ level . . . Note that entries will be taken by telephone or at registration on the day of the event, and paying the entry fee . . .

For more details see the Notice of Race - Click Here

Call HISC Office on 02392 463768

Youth Open Race Week 2016 at HISC

Youth Open Race Week at HISC is taking place from Mon 25 to Fri 29 July . . . On-line entry closes at 21:00 hrs Thursday 21 July . . . Entries are at 100+ so you are advised to enter now . . . .

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.

Late entry fee applies after 10 July 2016 and entries after 21 July are at the organisers descretion.

See the Event page here

On Line Entry Now Closed, please contact the HISC Office for late entries

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 . . . Pre On-Line entry is now at 100+ . . .

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.

Click here to Enter On-Line .

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 HISC Bar is open all day!

Feva & Venture Team Racing at HISC

Eight teams of three boats each, 4 adult and 4 youth, battled it out last Friday night - 15 July - for the HISC Team Racing trophies . . . The 4 adult teams in HISC Ventures and the 4 youth teams in RS Feva’s eagerly took to the water in an array of fancy dress, wigs and face paints . . .

The wind was light but perfectly adequate for the race team to put together an excellent series of races.

Each team raced each other with the youth tactics definitely improving as the racing went on, going from what seemed like individual style racing to well thought out tactical racing by the end!

In the youth RS Feva event, Team 1 and Team 4 made it through to a closely fought final which was watched with anticipation from the balcony.

Team 1 with Zoe James, Chris James, Alice Handley, Charles Handley, James Hall and Jake Hardman were looking in a good position until just before the line, when Team 4 consisting of Freddie Peters, Louis Johnson, Rupert Jameson, Ella Johnson, Freddy Wood and Christopher Clark, managed to put in a great piece of team racing to delay one of the opposition and take the win!

The adult racing was highly competitive and tactical from the start and was watched with much amusement and commentary from the crowded balcony.

In a tightly fought contest the winning RS Venture team was Dicken McLean, Hannah Young, Tim Ellis, Mark Heather, Billie Quinlan and Imogen Stanley.

2016 Fireball National Championships

The UKGlobal Fireball National Championship will take place at Hayling Island SC from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 August 2016 . . .

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

The On-Line Entry form is availble here - hisc.co.uk/fb16e

HISC Team are UK National Sailing League Champions

Congratulations to all of the teams in the first UK National Sailing League final . . . but especially the Hayling Island SC team of Imogen Stanley, Paul Childs, Chris Witty and Chris O'Neill . . . They are National Champions and gain the right to compete alongside an RTYC team at the International Championships in Sardinia (September).

29er Harken 2015/16 Series - Round 8 at HISC

Round 8 of the 29er Harken Series took place at HISC over the weekend of the 16 and 17 July . . . Winners were Rowan Edwards and Dan Blight from Pwllheli SC, 2nd Crispen Beaumont and Tom Darling and in third Bobby Hewitt and Harvey Martin . . .

Go to the 29er website for results, the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions - Click Here

RS Tera Class Southern Area Championships

RS Tera Class Southern Area Championships at HISC over the weekend of the 16 and 17 July . . . William Caiger from Bough Beech SC won the RS Tera Pro event and Robbie McDonald of HISC the RS Tera Sport fleet . . .

For more Tera images see the HISC Gallery here

Also check the HISC facebook pages

Full results are available here

Entry List is available here

The Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions available here

HISC is Open for Summer - Dining every day

As you may know we have started our Summer Dining / Bar hours in the Club House . . . Last night we were very quiet, so could I please ask that if you are planning to come down tonight for Dinner that you give us a call and let us know to expect you . . . Dinner is available from 6 pm to 8 pm and it would help our chefs if we know how many are expected . . . Call 02392 463768 . . .

Bar and Restaurant Opening Times (1 July to 4 Sept 2016)

Main Bar

Every Day - 1100 to 2300  hrs closing time subject to deman

Dining Room - Servery

Breakfast - Every Day - 0800 to 1030 hrs

Lunch - Every Day - 1230 to 1430 hrs

Dinner - Every Day - 1900 to 2100 hrs

Kid's Tea - Every Day - 1730 to 1830 hrs

Snack Bar

Every Day  - 0900 to 1700 hrs closing time subject to demand

HISC at Tasar Nationals

Rod and Maureen Porteous were delighted to win the Tasar Nationals which were held at Whitstable YC over the weekend . . . And well deserved after 16 years in the class . . . Rod and Maureen posted a 2,5,1,1,1 to take the title with 5 point lead over Constantijn Udo a previous multiple national champion . . . Nick and Tessa Lancaster, also from HISC, finished sixth . . .

HISC sailors at the 29er Europeans

Congratulations to the HISC sailors at the 29er Europeans just finished in Norway . . . In a fleet of 88 boats there were a number of strong performances from the HISC 29er sailors - with 3 HISC boats making Gold Fleet - more than most countries managed !

Overall (Gold)
5th Nick Robins and Billy Vennis-Ozanne of HISC
7th Tom Darling of HISC crewing Crispin Beaumont
20th James Hammett and James Eales of HISC
Overall (Silver)
8th Emily Covell of HISC crewing Hannah Bristow (4th Girls) 
21st Courtney Bilbrough and Hanna Brant of HISC 
30th Freddie Simes of HISC crewing Ollie Perry
Overall (Bronze)
7th Freya Black and Elliot Wells of HISC.
By Hammett Family

Flying 15 Nationals Final Day Update

The new 2016 Flying 15 British National Champions are Jeremy Davy & Martin Huett (3760) of Draycote Water SC with an 18 point lead from . . . 2nd Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado HISC, and 3rd Greg Wells and Richard Rigg HISC . . .

Final Race - 1st David Tabb / Chewey Sherrell, 2nd Greg Wells / Richard Rigg, 3rd Hamish Mackay / Andrew Lawson.

Race 9 of 10 - 1st Ian Cadwallader / Dave Sweet, 2nd Jeremy Davy / Martin Huett, 3rd  Steve Goacher / Tim Harper . . . Overall Davy / Huett lead by 12 points from Lovering / Alvarado with 3rd Cadwallader / Sweet.

Race 8 - 1st Simon Kneller / Dave Lucas, 2nd Jeremy Davy / Martin Huett, 3rd David Tabb / Chewey Sherrell . . . Overall Davy / Huett lead by 8 points from Lovering / Alvarado with 3rd Wells / Rigg . . . Wind has dropped to 9 knots . . .

Racing started at 11:00 hrs with 3 scheduled races out in Hayling Bay where it was SSW at 14 knots and Sun.

Flying 15 - Final leading overall positions

1st 3760 Jeremy Davy Martin Huett Draycote Water SC 16 pts
2nd 4002 Richard Lovering Matt Alvarado Hayling Island SC 34 pts
3rd 4030 Greg Wells Richard Rigg Hayling Island SC 36 pts
4th 4021 Steve Goacher Tim Harper Royal Windermere YC 43 pts
5th 4014 Ian Cadwallader Dave Sweet Chew Valley Lake SC 44 pts
6th 4019 David Tabb Chewey Sherrell Parkston YC 46 pts
7th 4016 Hamish Mackay Andrew Lawson Hayling Island SC 49 pts
8th 3994 Chris Waples Andrew Jameson Hayling Island SC 56 pts
9th 3957 Charles Apthorp Alan Green Hayling Island SC 59 pts
10th 3965 Simon Childs Simon Hunt Hayling Island SC 69 pts

Full results available here

For details see the Event Page available here.

Notice of Race available here.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Eating at HISC

July-August 2016

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Every Day 08:00 - 10:30

Every Day 12:30 - 14:30

Every Day 19:00 - 21:00

Drinks, Snacks and Lunch
Hot Food from 12:00
Every Day 09:00 - 17:00

Every Day 11:00 - 23:00

All hours subject to change depending on demand

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