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Calcutta Cup - kick off 4.50 Saturday, shown live in the bar at HISC

It is here again, the Six Nations. Why the six Nations? Well this is a little local competition for six Nations, that although in the top ten rugby playing nations, the six are not in the top four, so this competition will not be spoilt by those nasty Southern Hemisphere types . . . OH - and the Calcutta Cup is when England play Scotland, so almost a friendly!

Feel Good Friday in the Bar

Every Friday is FEEL GOOD FRIDAY in the Bar at HISC from 18:30 to 20:00 hrs . . . 20% off your favourite drink, when paying with your membership card . . .

Excludes bottles of wine and house spirits.

Calling all 500 Club Members

The firstdraw of 2016 for the 500 club has taken place . . . As always, many congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who takes part . . .

The winners this month are . . .  

1st           Diana Dix                             £186.25

2nd          Mike Tong                           £93.13

3rd           Richard Bates                     £46.56

4th           Toni Durrant                       £27.94

5th                 Peter Litchfield                 £18.63


Entries for the March draw to be received by 12 February.

Entry forms are available from Reception

The 500 Club Committee

HISC 95th Anniversary Weekend

HISC will be welcoming back former members and current members to celebrate the club’s 95th Anniversary in May 2016 . . . The club is organising a weekend of sailing and social events for the weekend of the 7 and 8 May . . . including Club Pennant Racing, a 95th Anniversary Tea Party and a Commodore’s Drinks Reception . . .

Commodore Greg Lamb, “We are hoping to attract a large gathering of both current and former members who have raced and sailed at the club over the years. We are encouraging people to make a weekend of the celebrations and participate in all or parts of the festivities including the Club Pennant racing, anniversary tea party, drinks reception and perhaps stay on for dinner with friends"

"The club has seen enormous changes in its 95 year history and we are keen to celebrate this. We are already working on plans to mark our centenary in 2021 and we hope that members and former members will use this significant 95th Anniversary to get in contact with friends and sailing partners as a precursor to events in five years’ time.”  
Those interested are asked to contact the office at Hayling Island Sailing Club on +44 (0) 23 9246 3768 or email carol.letten@hisc.co.uk to find out more details about the planned events and book tickets. The office will forward any queries about HISC history to the team of Archivists.

See the full Press Release here

2015 Sandy Point Report

The Sandy Point Report for 2015 is now available . . . This bigger and better version weighs in at nearly 9 mb so download and enjoy . . .

This is the eleventh annual report for the Sandy Point area. The total of 165 species recorded during the year is the lowest since recording began in 2005,and may reflect the often unfavourable weather, which seems to be an ever increasing phenomenon.

The download is available here for any comments contact Andy Johnson.

Ostrich Spotted At Sandy Point

Yes, and hard to believe, contestants at the 2-Sue’s Quiz were amazed to see these creatures running around the club on Saturday evening. Even more amazing were their jockeys, hairy legs, knobbly knees, young and old, and all in incredibly good taste of course as part of the evenings final Challenge to replicate the antics of Bernie Clifton and his famous ostrich named Oswald . . .

However despite a valiant attempt by Team Mounts Bay ’87 and their veteran jockey Keith Walker in winning this final leg of the evening they were pushed into 2nd place overall (56.25 points) by the also appropriately named Empty Nesters (59.5 points).

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Starting back in 2003 this winter breaking, mind testing, joker playing, bribe and artistically filled evening of quizzing and challenges has had probably the best evening ever with generous contributions from everyone enabling £1,000 to be pledged to the evenings nominated charity Cancer Research UK.

Immense thanks to everyone, the contestants (a game bunch if ever), those who donated raffle presents and their time, to the kitchen for doing us proud with some lovely food, and of course to Sue Moss and Sue Bannister without whom this would never have happened. Brilliant.

Scores avalable here

Wine of the Month

HISC Perisher Open Pursuit Race

The HISC Perisher Open Pursuit Race will take place on Saturday 13 February . . .

See more event information and Notice of Race here

Laser Masters National Championship at HISC

The 2016 Laser Masters National Championship will take place at HISC from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 June . . . Entry is now open . . . A HISC event page has been posted with details and links to the On-Line Entry and NOR . . .

The HISC event page is available here

The Laser Association Page is available here

SailRacer Round Hayling Island Windsurfer Race

Entry for the 2016 SailRacer Round Hayling Island Windsurfer Race + Stand Up Paddleboard Challenge & OC1 is now Open . . . The classic Windsurfer long distance event will take place on Easter Good Friday 25 March 2016 . . . Free Event T-Shirt for advance entries and with 150 craft limit . . .

See more event information and Entry, NOR and Advance Information here

Open Pursuit Race Series

The Christmas Cracker Open Pursuit Race was the final event of the HISC Pursuit Race Series . . . Overall winner was Nick Peters in a Solo, second Brenda Hoult in a Streaker and third the Solo of Nick Rawlings . . . Five events were held, with three to count with a total of 173 entries received . . .

Full results for all the HISC Open Pursuit Races are available here

Open Fixture List 2016

The Open Fixture List has been updated to include the Open Meetings, Regattas and Championships taking place at HISC in 2016.

The information is provisional and dates and events will be confirmed on 1 January 2016.

Click here for the Open Fixture List

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 . . .

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

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