Commodores Cup & Ladies Trophy - Sat 1 October

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Sparkes Trophy and the Nab Cup - 1 and 2 October

This weekend there will be the two Cruiser Races . . . On Saturday the Sparkes Trophy and Sunday the Nab Cup . . . Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are posted . . .

Sparkes Trophy and Nab Cup - 1 and 2 October 2016

- Notice of Race

- Sailing Instructions V2

Rescheduled Commodores Cup & Ladies Trophy

Join us for the biggest and best Commodores Trophy & Ladies Trophy ever on Saturday 1st October . . . There will be short course racing in the club RS Ventures for everyone . . . Come and join in this fun racing . . . There will be live commentary throughout the event with racing taking place in front of the club house . . .

Family, friends and America's Cup team scouts can watch the action from the balcony or the beach.

There will be a quick turnaround between the racing to make sure we pack in as much racing as possible.

Team categories and prizes for the following:
- Top 3 teams
- Top all Ladies team
- Top family team (min one adult and one under 16 from the same family)
- Top under 18 team (all under 18 years of age)
- Best fancy dress crew

Schedule is as follows:
Briefing: 12:00
First Start: 12:30
Prize Giving: Approximately 18:30

Enter your team in advance by emailing [email protected] 
Entry closes on Thursday 29 September, so enter early to avoid disappointment.
Please note there is a minimum of 3 people per team/boat and a maximum of 5 people per team/boat.

RS Elite Youth Challenge

If you are a HISC Youth member this is your chance to sail an RS Elite . . .


Images from the RS Elite Southerns

Peter Hickson has placed a collection of great shots from the second day of the RS Elite Southerns on the HISC Gallery . . .

HISC Gallery here

RS Elite Southern Area Championship - Final

Day 2 of the RS Elite Southern Area Championship at HISC was all change with Russell Peters, Zeb Elliott and Mark Darling winning the two final races on Sunday to take a two point victory from Mike McIntyre, Caroline McIntyre and Simon Childs (3, 9) . . . Colin, Jamie and Paul Smith (4, 2) also enjoyed the breezy condition to move from sixth to claim third . . .

The event took place over the weekend of the 24 & 25 September 2016.

Full event report available here (pdf)

RS Elite Southern Area Championship - Final leaders

1st 55 Russell Peters Zeb Elliott Mark Darling HISC 6 pts
2nd 76 Mike McIntyre Caroline McIntyre Simon Childs HISC 8 pts
3rd 7 Colin Smith Jamie Smith Paul Smith HISC 16 pts
4th 20 Tom Hewitson Mitch Webb Andrew Bonsey HISC 18 pts
5th 11 Paul Fisk Martin Grady Caroline Fisk HISC 19 pts
6th 67 Ossie Stewart Cameron Stewart Tom Stewart HISC 24 pts

Full results here

Lost of Action Images posted in the HISC Gallery

Event Information page here

Team HISC at Sailing Champions League Finals

The HISC Team at the Sailing Champions League Finals off Porto Cervo finished in 17th place . . . The British team had a roller-coaster ride, starting well, 3, 8, 1, then taking a dip with an 8, 8, 3, before recovering with a 6, 4, 1 . . . Winners were the Deutscher Touring Yacht-Club from Germany . . .

To follow the progress of the HISC National Sailing League team in Sardinia 23 - 25 September please visit  and

Bart's Bash Images now posted

Bart's Bash images from Peter Hickson are now posted in the HISC Gallery . . .

Link is here to the HISC Gallery

Bart's Bash at HISC - Percy and Ainslie beaten by Oppie Girls

Despite the Olympic gold medal power of Iain Percy and Ben Ainslie with Elliott Wells in an RS Elite, it was Alice Snook in an Optimist who took overall victory in the HISC Bart's Bash race on Sunday . . . 137 boats took part in the event . . . Three Optimists topped the leader board: Alice, Agnes Bracey-Davis and Jenna Snedker - See photo above with Sir Ben - . . . In fourth was Richie Bailey in a Laser and then a fleet of six Solos, led by Alec Powell, before the first Medium fleet finisher . . . The RS200 of Ben Palmer and Hannah Young . . .

Other class leaders were:

1st Fireball, David and Fiona Sayce (16th)

1st Tera Pro, Jessie Balch (21)

1st Tera Sport, Ben Tuttle (23)

1st Merlin Rocket, Simon and Jackie Lytton (28)

1st RS Elite, Iain Percy, Ben Ainslie and Elliott Wells (33)

1st Flying 15, Charles and David Apthorp (43)

1st RS Feva XL, Flo Peters and Issy Spurway (51)

1st 29er, Dominic Lewis and Patrick Croghan (66)

1st Venture (NoSpi), Doug Baker, Hilary, Alex, Charlie, Karen and Jenna (88)

1st RS AERO 5, Rosie Berry (96)

Full results here

What is Bart's Bash?

It's a day the sailing community remembers Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, a double Olympic medallist who tragically lost his life whilst training for the Americas cup in 2013.

Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy together with  Andrew's wife Leah, are Founding trustees.

Interested in fundraising?

Last year we were in the top 3 on the fundraising board so let’s see if we can hit the top spot this year!

Head to HISC’s very own JustGiving website 

Optimist Late Summer Championship - 10 and 11 Sept

Finley Dickinson of HISC was the winner of the Volvo Gill Optimist Late Summer Championship held at Hayling over the weekend . . . 170 competitors took part in the event . . . Second was Will Pank of the Norfolk Broads YC and third, on the same points, was Haydn Sewell of Royal Lymington YC . . . First girl was Maria Athina Vogiatzi from Weir Wood SC in eighth overall . . .

More images on HISC Facebook and on the HISC Photo Gallery

Volvo Gill Optimist Late Summer Championship 2016 - Final leaders (170 entries)

1st 6394 Finley DICKINSON Hayling Island SC 4 pts
6373 William PANK Norfolk Broads YC 6 pts
6412 Haydn SEWELL Royal Lymington 6 pts
6354 Jamie COOK CBYC 9 pts
6411 Kai WOLGRAM Llyn Brenig  11 pts
6219 Callum DAVIDSON-GUILD Trearddur Bay 11 pts
6410 William HEATHCOTE RLymYC 12 pts
6430 Maria athina VOGIATZI Weir Wood SC 16 pts
6328 Barty GRAY Bowmoor 19 pts
6163 Oliver EVANS Gurnard SC 19 pts
6402 Hector BENNETT RLymYC 21 pts
6417 Archie LECKIE Leigh and Lowton SC 22 pts
6369 Freddie LONSDALE RLymYC 23 pts
6320 James FOSTER Poole YC 23 pts
6346 Henry HEATHCOTE RLymYC 24 pts
6311 Sam DE LA FEUILLADE RLymYC 26 pts
6329 Nicklas HOST-VERBRAAK RLymYC 28 pts
6292 India PAGE-WOOD Hayling Island SC 28 pts
6114 Oliver MEADOWCROFT Upper Thames SC 31 pts
6230 Toby SCHONROCK Parkstone YC 34 pts

Full results available on the Optimist Event website

Calling all 500 Club Members

Are you a winner ? . . . The August draw of the 500Club has taken place this and the following were the winners this time . . . Many congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who takes part . . .

The winners this month are . . .  

First prize            £183.75                 Chris Driscoll

Second prize      £91.88                   Sandy Williamson

Third prize           £45.94                   Peter Litchfield

Fourth prize       £27.56                   Malcolm Tite

Fifth prize            £18.38                   Anna Fawcett

Remember - the more subscribers there are the higher the winnings.

But may I remind 500Club members to send in their recommendations for the 2016/17 expenditure before 18 Sept.

All ideas for consideration are to be additions for the general well being of HISC and not to be replacement items

Entry forms are available from Reception

The 500 Club Committee

Posting on HISC

If you have HISC related news that you would like to be considered for the website, please forward it to the Club Office . . . Do not rely on the general yahoogroup emails . . .

Remember that if you are including images, they must include the permission of the copyright holder and if under 16's are featured the parent permission.

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.

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.

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

Sep to Dec 2016

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sat, Sun 08:00 - 10:30

Wed,Fri,Sun 12:30 - 14:30

Sat 17:30 - 18:30
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
Sat 11:00 - 20:00

All hours subject to change depending on demand

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