Welcome to the Seals Section of HISC Website
HISC SEALS is aimed at getting the Under 10s happy and confident on and in the water!
We will plan fun games and activities for you and your children to do together in the water.
Parental involvement is necessary, please remember you are responsible for your children at all times and life jackets must be worn.
Kayaks, boogie boards, Oppis, Teras, etc... all watercraft welcome!
SEAL events are about fun and getting on the water and not about racing or training (other youth groups cover this), and novices are actively encouraged to join in.
Future diary dates are:
Sunday 13 July Briefing 11.30 Seals 12.00 - 2.00
Saturday 26 July Briefing 11.30 Seals 12.00 - 2.00
Sunday 10 August Briefing 10.00 Seals 10.30 - 12.30
Saturday 23 August Briefing 10.00 Seals 10.30 - 12.30
We will add more dates if the weather and tide is right and it just seems to good to miss! An email will go out through the HISC Yahoo Group and a SEAL Facebook Group (http://bit.ly/9GWF2y) promoting a forthcoming SEAL event.
Join the SEAL Facebook Group http://bit.ly/9GWF2y for the latest dates and photos of recent events
What's in the Plan for this year?
Sailing around buoys
Mini treasure haunts
Lots of awards and spot prizes for great new things done by your children. Eg, first time in a boat, first time on the helm, or even first tack!
Oppi On A Rope
This was very successful last year and we will have 2 Oppi's with instructors available for 15 minute slots which can be booked at the briefing.
HISC boats borrow:
We are delighted that in 2014 we can again offer some HISC Teras to borrow (free of charge) during the Seals allocated time. These can be booked for half hour slots at the briefing. Borrow a Boat s is for children or children with an adult only. Boats will not be lent to adults only.
There is no charge for SEALS , Oppi on a Rope or Borrow A Boat. Please register at the briefing.
SEALS will take place whatever the weather - however the organisers reserve the right cancel on the water activities and lending of boats if the weather is prohibitive. On shore games will take place if at all possible. Please call the office for an update on the morning if in doubt.
HISC seals is run by volunteers so please do help out where you can! Parents remain responsible for their children at all times, and life jackets are mandatory. Where possible, a safety boat may be on hand to assist, but this is not guaranteed. HISC Crew and volunteers running these fun events take no responsibility for participants' safety.