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HISC Thursday Club

HISC Thursday Club is a Community Club operating every Thursday afternoon between May and September.

It is open between 4 pm and 6.30 pm for any youngsters aged 8 – 18 to give them a taster of sailing/paddle boarding and if they choose, the option to learn to sail or paddle board.

The instructors at HISC Thursday Club are all RYA qualified, and all Thursday Club activities are carried out with safety as the priority.

The management of the Thursday Club is the responsibility of Mike Baker. Mike Baker is the Senior Trustee of Hayling Island Sailing Club, Past Commodore and Founder of the HISC Community Youth Sailing Scheme known as "The Thursday Club".

The Chief Instructor is Nick Willis:

Each session is managed by the Chief Instructor or his deputy who will plan and be responsible for the programme each week.

The Chief Instructor will normally allocate sailors to boats and give a briefing to all sailors, introducing them to their instructors for the session.

The Training Officer is Catherine Massey:

All training will take place under the control of the Training Officer or nominated senior instructor.

The Training Officer timetables the training and organises the groups and all the resources required. 

For more information on the organisation of the Thursday Club see . . . What We Are About (pdf)