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The new RS Tera season at HISC

We had an extremely successful Start of the Season Party & Talk on the 7 March with over 150 attending to find out all the plans for the forthcoming season. The HISC Youth season starts on Saturday 4 April with a Pennant weekend followed a Youth Pursuit race on Easter Monday. To blast off those cobwebs, we will also be running our Rust Remover on that weekend 4 & 5 April . . .

This is a coached sailing session aimed at sailors who haven’t been out over the colder months. We would be grateful if you could let us know if your child would like to take part, their current level of sailing and what skills they would like to refresh. The cost is £50 per sailor – if we have space and you can only do one of the two days we will do our best to accommodate you.

We have a packed calendar of events ahead of us. Dates for your diary are Youth Training Week over May half term if you haven’t booked please do now, the RS Tera Southerns September and Youth Race Week 10 – 14 August. Look out for the HISC Regatta on Saturday 1 August, MRSC Regatta on Sunday 2 August and the HISC Youth Regatta on Sunday 23 August.

See the full RS Tera programme on the HISC RS Tera page . . .

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.

Changes to published Ferry Times

Due to the issues with the pontoon drying out at certain states of the tide, it has been necessary to revise the published times for the Ferry service to the cruiser moorings . . . please see the revised times for Selene . . .

Saturday 28th March   0800 - 1800
Sunday 29th March   0800 - 1800

Friday 3rd April    0800 - 1600
Saturday 4th April    0800 - 1630
Sunday 5th April    0800 - 1700
Monday 6th April    0800 - 1730

See the Ferry Service page for further details - Click here

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 . . .

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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 twist to HISC Get Racing Club in 2015

If you’re looking for something new to try in 2015 and are keen to get out on the water, learn new skills and take part in informal racing with a fun group of like-minded adults then join us at 7.00 pm on Saturday 4 April for the HISC Get Racing Club start of season party . . . Find out what it’s all about and hear about GRC's new plans for 2015 . . .

The hugely successful initiative, launched in 2014 by RYA sailing coach Melvyn Cooper, enabled over 200 HISC sailors across 11 events to get on the water, learn key racing techniques, improve their confidence and pick up valuable racing skills from the volunteer racing mentors. You don’t need to own a boat, the club can provide its fleet of RS Ventures for free, or you can bring your own boat and team up with other club members in a relaxed and informal learning environment. It’s all free so why not try something new and join us in 2015.

New for 2015 will be the link to the HISC class racing fleets. Get Racing Club events in 2015 will be run by a different HISC class racing team so they can explain to participants about their class and arrange test sails and crewing opportunities. Even more reason to attend, get involved, meet new people and transition into other areas of the HISC club racing programme. To find out more come to the Get Racing Club start of season party at 7.00 pm in the Over 18’s Bar on Saturday 4 April 2015 to meet with GRC participants, talk to the club racing mentors and learn about this exciting club within a club.

The on-water race events, which attract around 20 sailors and 10-12 boats, kick off on Saturday 11th April 2015 with the beach briefing at 2.15pm and racing starting at 3.00pm.

For more information and to see images from the 2014 Get Racing Club season please visit: http://www.hisc.co.uk/sailing-racing/club-racing/hisc-get-racing-club/ . To register simply email Leah Brooks at HISC sailingsecretary@hisc.co.uk

 The confirmed 13 dates for the 2015 Get Racing Club events are:

11th & 25th April                       16th & 30th May                       13th & 27th June

11th & 25th July                       8th & 22nd August                    5th & 9th September                3rd October

 Full Press Releases available here

2015 Round Hayling Island Windsurfer Race

Rob Kent, four time winner of the Round Hayling Island Windsurfer Race, described the unique circumnavigation to the audience at the media launch of the 37th running of the event at Hayling Island SC . . . Others recounting their experiences of one of the longest windsurfer races included Phil Bryant, with tales of the early years and Guy Cribb, who set the record time of 58 minutes in 1992 . . . The 2015 SailRacer Round Hayling Island Windsurfer Race will take place on Good Friday, 3 April . . .

In addition to the full windsurfer and Outrigger Canoes (OC1) circumnavigation,</b> the Stand Up Paddle (SUP) fleet have their own courses in Chichester Harbour. The OC1 and SUP branches of the sport have only recently taken off in the UK and the HISC event has quickly become a major feature in the fast growing sport.

This year Stand Up Paddle boarders will have the opportunity to take on the full 14 mile circumnavigation and set a new record for the SUP Company Challenge.

If you don’t own a SUP, you can still enter as The SUP Company will help you discover a Stand Up Paddle Board tailored to your needs. A range of boards are available to hire for the 4 mile and 9 mile races at only £35.

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SailRacer will be providing the event website, online entry, GPS tracking and live coverage.

An event information page has been set on HISC website and on-line entry details etc will be available on the SailRacer event website.

Click for HISC event information page

On-line entry details etc will be available on the SailRacer event website.

More images from the Media Day on HISC Facebook

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

Fireballs Head to Hayling in 2016

Hayling Island SC, which claims the fastest growing Fireball fleet in the UK, received a further boost with news that the Fireball National Championship will be held at HISC in August 2016 . . . The class World Championships in the UK this year will likely see a big entry to put the Fireball back in the 50+ club and the growing fleet at HISC looks set to continue that trend . . .

It's over 20 years since the last Fireball Nationals were held at Hayling, but the venue goes back to the very first championship in 1963 when Dave Miles and Gerald Durbin (283) tied for the title with Bob Fisher and Dick Lonton (277).

You will get a chance to see the HISC Fireballs in action when the class will be visiting HISC for their Open Meeting on the 16 and 17 May 2015.

Want to know more?

Contact Chris Turner (Fireball 15111)

Phone: 01243 371236

Mobile: 07818 077067

E-mail: fireballcaptain@hisc.co.uk

HISC Fireball class page

HISC Press Release

Melvyn Cooper

RYA sailing coach, Melvyn Cooper, the inspiration and founder of the highly successful HISC Get Racing Club, was named runner up in the 2015 Sports Coach of the Year in Havant last week . . . Launched in April 2014, Melvyn (of Melvyn Cooper Sailing) has been the driving force behind the new Get Racing Club which encourages new sailors to have a go at racing in a fun and informal format at HISC . . .

Commenting on receiving the award Melvyn noted, "It was really exciting to be nominated by Hayling Island Sailing Club and I was absolutely thrilled to collect a runner up prize for Coach of the Year 2015.  It’s a great honour.”

Throughout last season, Melvyn was instrumental in organizing dates, arranging mentors, encouraging participants and overseeing the on-water events.

Dates for the 2015 Get Racing Club events are all arranged and the club has been active over the winter season with a series of Winter Talks, the second of which is taking place this Saturday 7 March 2015.

The HISC Get Racing Club start of season party will take place Saturday 4 April 2015 with the first one-the-water event of the season kicking off on Saturday 11 April 2015.

The Sports Coach of the Year is part of Havant Borough Sports Association awards recognition for achievement.

500 Club Monthly Draw . . .

The 500 Club February 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          £205.00     John Locke

Second Prize     £102.00     Ian Pope

Third Prize         £51.00       Iris Long

Fourth Prize       £30.00       Sheila Jones

Fifth Prize          £20.00       Willis Fuller

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

The 500 Club Committee

UK Blaze National Championship

The UK Blaze National Championships in 2015 will be held at Hayling Island SC over the weekend of 10 to 12 July. HISC will welcome the Blaze competitors and their families to enjoy the facilities of the club and first class racing in Hayling Bay . . .

The Notice of Race for the UK Blaze National Championship is available here.

For details of the Club Accommodation, Parking and latest Event News see the Blaze Championship event page.

Looking for a date?

Throughout HISC website you will find dedicated calendars for the many activities of the club . . . Race fixtures, Open events, Youth race and training fixtures, Social events, Social Sailing and Committee meeting dates . . . All entered and stored, together with the entire website content in one place . . . the HISC website common source database . . .

The HISC website is basically the front-end of a one-stop database which stores and runs the on-line activities of the club, with a content management system (CMS) that allows instant changes to be made to the displayed content.

This common source database approach, which has been used in industry for many years to control and present technical documentation, is now finding a new use on the Internet.

Data is entered or changed via the CMS and then displayed according to the templates built for the various pages. Thus all dates for racing fixtures, social events etc are stored in one place but can be accessed and presented in various combinations on the website.

With control of start and end dates and related tagging it is possible to extract and present relevant data as required.

This control is not just restricted to dates. The database also stores all the text and images entered via the CMS and allows them to be accessed to build the news, results and membership, boats for sale and feature pages of the website without recourse to hand coding.

Is anybody there?

In January this year 10,166 visits were made to the HISC website, almost double last year's figure.


Club Racing Fixtures

Open Fixture List

Youth Sailing Fixtures

Social Sailing Dates

Club Social Calendar

Committee Meeting Dates


British Finn National Championships

The British Finn National Championships in 2015 will be held at HISC over the weekend of 10 to 12 July and is shaping up to be a great event . . . This year there will be a trophy for the combined UK and French Nationals and we are pleased to announce the inaugural 'Jean Jacques Godet Cup' for sailors who compete in both events . . .

The French championships are held at St Pierre Quiberon immediately following the UK Championship.

The Notice of Race for the British Finn National Championship is available here.

For details of the Club Accommodation, Parking and latest Event News see the Finn Championship event page.

International 14, RS700 and K6 Open Meetings

The Open Meetings for the International 14, RS700 and K6 classes will take place at Hayling Island SC over the weekend of the 25 and 26 of April . . . The Int 14 class will be racing for the Hayling Hull . . . Notice of Race and Event Page now available . . .

Eligible boats may enter at the Hayling Island SC office on the day of the event.

Notice of Race available here

Event page for other details available 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 . . .

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.

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Eating at HISC

Jan-Mar 2015

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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

Drinks, Snacks and Lunch
Hot Food from 12:00
Sat, Sun 09:00 - 17:00

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

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