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HISC Cruiser News Update

These pages also provide information regarding ferry times, moorings & charges for both members and the visiting yachtsman.

We would welcome any queries or suggestions so please do contact us:-

Rear Commodore Cruising- Seumas Kilpatrick

Cruising Committee
Seumas Kilpatrick, Richard Curties, Kevin Crouch, David Dodgson, Gareth Gledhill and Justin Jones

Marine Manager- Mitch Webb - Contact via the HISC Office.

Latest News

I hope you have managed to sail far and wide this year, and if not enjoyed at least some sailing. Isla managed a stiff sail to the west in the after mouth of Storm Bertha followed by a lovely week in Alderney and St Vaast area in the middle of August.

 A couple of things coming up that effect cruisers and mooring holders at HISC :

Annual Cruising trophy. I'm sure many of you have had interesting trips since last autumn and we would love to hear your stories or logs, be they long or short. It would be great if you could let me have a record of them. Pretty much any format is accepted, however a mixture of pictures and words seems to work best.

Laying up Supper is coming up on the 25th of October, it would be great to get as many cruising sailors together as we can and catch up on sailing stories from fellow cruisers. We have in the last few years published the annual cruising trophy  entries and awarded the  trophy that evening, a light hearted gathering to celebrate the cruising sections achievements.

Hoist news. The Hoist is currently undergoing its annual maintenance and much of the front end is apart with the pads and arms being inspected and serviced.  The initial understanding is that it is in better condition than we found in the previous year’s strip downs and the changed regime has had a positive effect on the hoist's life expectancy.

Lift out dates will be published by Mitch and the Marine team this week and are expected to be spread out through October  finishing on the 24th. I understand letters will be going out to mooring holders and the boats that have laid up previously later this week, so please can you return your forms to the office. We expect to lay up a similar number of boats this year as in previous years.

Cradle Inspection.  I politely remind those of you laying up this winter at the club that all cradles need to be in good working condition for the winter layup. The Marine team has advised several owners of work needing to be done at the start of the season. I politely remind you that the marine team will not be able to lay up a boat if the cradle is not serviceable so if you have any worries please contact them to help you assess your cradles as soon as you can.

Youth and Family Cruising. We are planning to get away on the second family weekend cruising weekend on the 13 and 14th September. If you would like to join in and haven’t already let me know please contact me.

That’s all for now, and I wish you all a good end to the sailing season.

Seumas Kilpatrick


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