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There has never been a better time to join HISC

New members welcome . . . So much more than a superb racing venue

Those who have been members of Hayling Island Sailing Club (HISC) for a while will agree: this club is as much about family, friendships and fun as it is about racing. 

HISC may be one of the leading competitive clubs in the UK as one of only four RYA coastal Centres of Excellence. However, for many of its 3,000 members, it is also a place that holds fond memories of times spent with loved ones whilst learning a new skill on some of Britain’s best sailing waters. 

When people join HISC, they often stay for life and there are plenty of families that have been members for three or even four generations. 

Most importantly, HISC members play a major role in helping run events and many other activities. Everyone between the ages of 18 and 69 is asked to contribute at least a couple of days a year to help run the club’s sailing activities. The day-to-day management of the club is in the hands of full-time staff, however it is the members that truly shape the future of HISC and that is what makes it such a special club. 

Below are a few more reasons why you should join HISC... 

Location, location, location

HISC sits in a stunning position at the entrance to Chichester Harbour with access to the water at all states of the tide. With a modern clubhouse, HISC has wide and welcoming balconies with panoramic views, beaches and picnic areas as well as a barista café, a large bar and restaurant and snack bar. 

All welcome

The club actively welcomes new members across all ages, sailing abilities and class of dinghy or cruiser. The club offers some of the finest sailing, shore and social facilities anywhere in the country, and supports a wide range of sailing-related activities, including dinghy and keelboat racing and cruising, sailing training, youth sailing, boardsports, cruiser and social sailing. 

Superb racing

HISC is particularly keen to attract actively racing sailors. Whether you sail a dinghy, windsurfer or keelboat, whether you race or cruise, our considerable depth of experience enables us to offer the best organised racing and cruising events, all from the comfort of a state-of- the-art club renowned for its friendly atmosphere. We have affordable onsite accommodation, modern changing rooms, meeting rooms and training facilities. 

Family friendly

The activities on offer at HISC embrace all ages. There are fun and engaging water- based events for toddlers through to adults, a special Women on Water initiative as well as an exciting and competitive dinghy racing and cruiser scene for anyone willing to give it a go. 

Hire fleet

The club has an extensive hire boat fleet of over 30 boats to make access to the water as easy and hassle-free as possible; everything from children’s boats to family picnic boats and brand new racing dinghies are available to rent for the day. 

Vibrant socials

There is always something going on at the club, from themed dinners, wine tastings and talks in the winter to summer BBQs, live music and discos in the summer. Check out the ‘social events’ tab on the website for all the latest information. 

Winter sailing

We offer year-round racing. There is also a membership category for youth sailors taking part in the HISC Youth Winter Training Squads. 

Browse the HISC Yearbook

Each year in March the club produces a yearbook which is sent out to our members. It is full of useful information and articles about life at HISC.

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For anyone keen to enjoy great sailing together with a vibrant social scene, it's easy to join HISC.

HISC Rates

Details of the HISC membership categories and subscriptions (which are paid monthly by direct debit) available here.

Extensive Boat Parking

Members who own active class boats are given priority for boat park spaces at the club. There is a constant turnover of boats requiring spaces as well as regular assessment of boat usage to ensure new spaces are created.

Mooring Rates

HISC offers tidal and deepwater moorings. For more information on the club moorings and how to apply to get on the mooring waiting list please contact the HISC Office.