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Solos at HISC

Solos have been at Hayling Island Sailing Club for sixty years and currently there are 60 boats registered at the club.

Contact: Class Captain Greg Swift – [email protected]

At the last sailed 2019 (pre covid), Solo National Championships, three HISC helms were in the top six and again we won the team prize, so plenty to aim for!

The Solo is the most active fleet in the club with average turnouts in double figures and 20 plus starters on a good day. There is an active sailing program at HISC with a sprint series, Pennant weekends, two handicap events and of course the club Saturday/Sunday points throughout the year. Racing is on varied courses, some testing navigation and exploring the farthest reaches of the harbour. No matter your standard or expertise you will always find boats to race against.

We race Saturday and Sunday from mid March to the end of December each year. From March through to October we have our own Solo start each day and from October to December there is a separate Solo start on Sundays.

Wednesday evenings, when there is enough light to see where we are going, we race in a handicap class. During 2020, when government regulations permitted, the class organised it’s own social distanced racing, with starts just off the beach.

We try to organise a coaching day or two during the season, which benefits the newcomer and experienced old hands alike! There is great spirit of camaraderie, within the fleet and what can be better than an after race drink on the balcony.

If that is not enough during mid August we can take part in the highly competitive Solo class racing in Chichester Harbour Race Week without any need to travel!