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2015 Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix

The Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix will take place at HISC on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September 2015 . . . Eligible boats may enter by completing the online form on the Class website and submitting the entry fee . . .

Details are available on the RS Feva event page

RYA ISAF Youth World Championships Selection Event

British Youth Sailing Team for the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, Langkawi, Malaysia from 27 December 2015 to 3 January 2016 . . . Laser Radial - Daniel Whiteley (Pwllheli), Hanna Brant (Oxford SC) . . . RS:X - Dan Wilson, Emma Wilson (Christchurch) . . . 420 - Max Clapp (Royal Southern) and Ross Banham (Bewl Valley), Jenny Cropley (Royal Lymington) and Emma Baker (Weir Wood) . . . 29er - George Tardrew (HISC) and Freddie Simes (Bewl Valley), Courtney Bilbrough and Harriet Ward (HISC) . . .

Some 117 sailors took part in the selection event at HISC.

Results click here

Cock of the Harbour Open Pursuit Race

Winners of the The Cock of the Harbour Open Pursuit Race In aid of Help for Heroes were Clive and Alex Everest in a Cherub . . . Second the RS Elite of Andy Partington, Karen Partington and Colin Smith . . . Third Nick Peters in a Solo , , , which just about covers the spectrum of boat types at HISC, Asymmetric trapeze, keelboat and solo hiking . . .

The Youth Pursuit race was won by Finley Dickinson, 2nd Julia Staite and 3rd Kuba Staite. All Optimists.

Full results available here

HISC at Fireball and Flying 15 Worlds

HISC members have been busy competing at several class championships over the last week with some considerable success . . . Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton nailed the 2015 Gul Fireball World Championship title at Pwllheli SC in a come-back worthy of the America's Cup . . . With James Peters and Fynn Sterritt pulling out all the stops on the final day to take second . . .

In another far flung part of Europe the Flying 15 class had their Worlds.

No championship title here but HISC placed, 3rd Greg Wells and  Richard Rigg, 4th Alan Bax and Mark Darling and 5th Charles Apthorp and Alan Green.

You will be able to watch the real thing next year when both these classes will contest their Nationals at HISC.

500 Club Monthly Draw . . .

The 500 Club August draw has taken place . . . Congratulations to the winners. It's ever so easy to join our 500 Club, and very painless - Please do it now, and thanks . . .

And the winners are as follows:

First Prize        £197.25     Richard Brett

Second Prize   £98.13       Philip Mileham

Third Prize       £49.06       Simon Cox

Fourth Prize     £29.44       Peter Wareham

Fifth Prize        £19.63       David Nicholls

Next draw will be Friday 25 September

 Entries for the October draw to be received by 12th September

Entry forms are available from Reception

As always, many congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who takes part.

The 500 Club Committee

Youth Supervised Sailing (YSS)

Youth Supervised Sailing (YSS) runs every Saturday afternoon in August and September . . . Ideal for everyone who took part in Youth Training week to Practice and improve your sailing! . . . YSS keeps the emphasis on fun sailing and practice without the pressure of racing - an instructor and a RIB will be on hand to help youth sailors hone their skills.

Briefing and Signing on will be at 1pm in the training room; Sailing 2pm - 4pm

For more information please contact the sailing secretary: sailingsecretary@hisc.co.uk

Get Racing Club participants take part in Chichester Harbour Race Week

The success of the HISC Get Racing Club initiative in encouraging non racers to start racing has been so successful that a number of its participants were confident enough to take part in the recent Chichester Harbour Race Week . . .

A clear endorsement of the success of the Get Racing Club initiative was the fact that 12 GRC participants felt confident enough with their racing abilities to take part in Chichester Harbour Race Week.

GRC Class Captain Tony Sanders commented, “I spoke to 12 people at HISC last week who were racing in the Chichester Harbour Race Week and they had all learnt their skills through GRC, that’s quite an achievement for which I’m very proud.”

The next Get Racing Club event will take place on Saturday 5 September 2015 with an all star team mentoring.

Read the full Press release here

Click here for more information on the Get Racing Club

More HISC Press Releases

The Get Racing Club Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/groups/HISC.GRC/

HISC Youth Regatta

An early end of the holidays HISC Youth regatta saw 36 boats and 50 sailors take part . . . 29ers sailing with Feva's, Tera's, Optimists, Lasers and a Topper made up the fleet . . .

Strong winds while launching gave way to a steady breeze for all 3 races. RO Paul Hammett and his team provided an excellent course. The mix of all boats on one course was a great new experience for some of the racers. 

With everyone who competed getting a well earned ice cream at the prize giving.

HISC Youth Regatt Results

1.James Hammett / Ben Todd 
2.George Tardrew / Freddie Simes 
3.Elliott Wells / Joshua Boniface

1.Rory Odell/Lucy Hewitson
2.Louis Wright /Jamie Allen
3.Emma Tardrew/Anna Rogers

1.RS TERA PRO - Josh Hobbs
2.RS TERA PRO- Ollie Boniface
3.Laser Radial- Josh Bakker

Tera Sport
1.Ben Tuttle
2.Josh Roberts
3.Jack Furse-Cope

1.India Page-wood
2.Ella Lance
3.Freddie Lonsdale

Rebecca Tuttle

Blue Plaque event Commander Goulding DSO,RNR

Hayling Island SC was part of the Blue Plaque Day on Friday 21 August, to Celebrate the Life and WWII Work of Commander Harold Wilkinson Goulding D.S.O. R.N.R . . . As part of this event a Blue Plaque was presented by the Mayor of Havant to the crew of 3 original and one replica WWII canoes at HISC . . .

As part of this event a Blue Plaque was presented by the Mayor of Havant to the crew of three original and one replica WWII canoes at HISC.

The canoes then launched off the beach at HISC (at the slipway by the winches) and moved off with the ML1397 Medussa up to Northney for the Ceremony.

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More information and the full day's programme available here

A week of extremes for HISC Youth Race Week

From flat calms to gusting 25 knots, it was a week of extreme weather conditions for the 200 young sailors who took part in Hayling Island Sailing Club’s popular Youth Open Race Week . . . 150 boats, from Optimists through to 29ers took part in the event, with 197 young sailors undertaking the challenging wind and tidal conditions that Chichester Harbour produced this year . . .

The HISC Youth Open Race Week, is the largest multi class youth sailing event on the South Coast, attracting a fleet of over 67 RS Teras, 50 Optimists and 30 RS Fevas, together with a number of other youth classes. The extremely popular and competitive annual event attracted a full range of sailing abilities from 8 year old beginner sailors, who sail under the ‘red ribbon’ scheme through to Youth World Champions. 

This year’s sailors were tested to the limit with conditions varying from ‘millpond’ flat calms through to thunder and lightning with gusts of 25 Knots! The week was accompanied by a busy social programme including the popular Youth Ball, table tennis tournament, team games and beach games. 

The winners of the various fleets were as follows:

29er: Henry Jameson and Harry Jones, HISC

RS Feva: Maddie Wylie and Tom Storey, Rippon SC

Handicap Fleet: Tamsin Dodsworth in a Topper, Papercourt SC

RS Tera Pro: Josh Hobbs, HISC

RS Tera Gold: Robbie McDonald, HISC

RS Tera Silver: Finn Coleman, HISC

RS Tera Red Ribbon: Xander Saban-Smith, HISC

Optimist Gold: Joshua Thomas, HISC

Optimist Silver: Charlotte Rankine, HISC

Optimist Red Ribbon: Poopy Kilpatrick, HISC

Full results can be found here

Rear Commodore Youth, Rebecca Tuttle summed up the week;

“Despite the extremely challenging weather and tidal conditions for both the competitors and race committee, everyone enjoyed an excellent week of racing with good numbers of visitors from other clubs adding to the competition for the local HISC sailors. It was fantastic to see the smiles on the faces across the board from the beginners who accomplished their first race week, through to some of the highly experienced youth we have at the club who enjoyed a week of challenging sailing amongst their piers.”

Thanks go to the sponsors Pinnell and Bax as well as the Race Committee, Safety Committee, HISC staff and huge number of volunteers who made the week possible.

 Dates for next year’s HISC Open Youth Race Week are 25 – 29 July 2016.

Commodore's Trophy, Ladies Cup etc

Last weekend it was the Commodore's Trophy, Ladies Cup etc . . . Eight qualifying rounds completed followed by a final in light conditions with 24 teams taking part . . . Great atmosphere and commentary from Dave Corfield . . . Great fun and very positive comments from all involved . . . Not sure of results but we do have some images . . .


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Above are Family Winners Paul. Caroline and Grace Fisk . . .

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Winners Overall and the Ladies Trophy, Frances Peters/Jo Wright/Lucy Preston


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U18 Team winners the Balmy Army - Jake, Abi, Josh, Ben and Harley


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Fancy Dress winners - Mermaid Adventure - Becly Partington, Holly Watson, Izzy Allerston

HISC Elites at Cowes Week

Ossie Stewart with sons Cameron and Tom clinched the RS Elite Southern Championship in style. The Championship was sailed as part of the first four days of AAM Cowes Week . . .


In the overall Cowes Week results the Overall winner was Jono Brown of the RCYC. Ossie Stewrat was second, Mike McIntyre third and Nick Peters fourth.


Get Racing Club No. 10 this weekend

This weekend it is Get Racing Club No. 10 . . . Don't forget GRC is open to all adults , so if you ever thought you'd like to get into racing but you aren't sure where to start - Get Racing Club is for you - come along and try it . . . should be a cracking day . . .

It’s all free - so why not join this growing band of enthusiastic and sociable members this Saturday 8 August 2015.

To register simply contact HISC on 02392 463768 or email Leah on  sailingsecretary@hisc.co.uk  You can find out more on the GRC Facebook page at   https://www.facebook.com/groups/HISC.GRC/  or here on the HISC website   

Andy Partington

Rear Commodore Racing  

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 . . .

MRSC Rowans Race new date

Due to the high winds on Sunday we were not able to run the Rowans Race, however the sailing committee are hoping to re-schedule the race for a Sunday afternoon in July when HISC members will be invited to join in. We will let you know the date when confirmed . . .

I would like to thank Hayling Island Sailing Club for supporting the event and to the members who very generously made a donation even though the race could not go ahead.

Several HISC members came to Mengeham during the day, had a go on the tobola or bought the odd plant or two and some of the delicious home made cakes.

You will be pleased to learn we raised £923 for the Rowans Hospice

With thanks to everyone who supported the event.

Ann Kent  (MRSC)

Racing Crews Wanted / Crews Needed

If you find yourself at the club at a weekend and you have no one to sail with you will now find a Crew/Helm register on the Racing Notice Board (outside the snack bar) . . .

Please put your name, contact and boat details on the register if you are looking for someone to sail with that weekend.

Hopefully this will enable more of you to get out racing if you find yourself at the Club with no one to sail with.

You can also contact your class captain as they can often link people together who need someone to sail with. Class captain details can be found on the following webpage: http://www.hisc.co.uk/sailing-racing/hisc-classes/class-captains/.

Many classes are now using Facebook as a way to swap this information on a regular basis, the class captains can provide more details.

Dinghy Cruising Register

As many of you would have seen in the Club Newsletters this year, from the end of this year we cannot guarantee dinghy park space for boats that are not regularly sailed. To make sure we know your boat has been sailed you either need to sign-on when you race, or you need to sign the Cruising Register when you go sailing, but not racing . . .

On weekdays you will find the Cruising Register at Reception, at the weekends you will find the Cruising Register sheets on the notice board outside of the snack bar.

New Menus and Wine List

If you are visiting the club why not check out the new menus for the Dining Room, Snackbar and main Bar . . . New menus have been posted on the website for Breakfast, Dinner, Children's Early Tea and the Snackbar . . . There is also a new Wine List . . .

The new menus are available on the Dining at HISC page, along with details of the opening times.

Daily Menues for the Dining Room and Bars:

Click here for - Breakfast menu

Click her for -  Dinner menu

Click here for - Children's Early Tea menu

Click here for - Wine List

Daily Menues for the Snackbar:

Click here for - Snackbar menu

All the Social Events at HISC

We feature the events here on the front page of the website, both in the sidebar and as a main feature in the news section . . . in addition we have added a new page to the Social section of the menu where all the event posters and details will be featured, together with the on-line reservation line . . . Just click any of the side-bar event items or use the drop-down menu to go to the Club Social Event page . . .

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

New Sandbanks in Chichester Harbour

Picture taken at about low water last Friday 20 March, showing the two new sand banks which have appeared between Fishery, North Pilsey and Stocker Sands . . . They will be a significant hazard on smaller tides to all boats without lifting centre plates as they will remain covered.

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Eating at HISC

May-Jun 2015

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sat/Sunday 08:00 - 10:30
Wed to Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Wed, Fri, Sat 19:00 - 21:00

Drinks, Snacks and Lunch
Hot Food from 12:00
Sat, Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Wed, Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
All hours subject to change depending on demand

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