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RS Tera Open Meeting - Entry now open

On-line Entry is now open for the Hayling Island SC RS Tera Open Meeting for the 2017 RS Tera Southern Area traveller Series . . . See the HISC event page for Notice of Race and Entry information . . .

Women on Water - Thursday 27 April

Women on Water (WOW) . . . Well, the sun is shining and the temperature is heating up, must be time to start sailing! . . . The first block of WOW is due to start on 27 April . . .

Its high water so no tricky manoeuvres from the beach on our first week.  Thank you all who filled in my doodle poll at the end of last year, according to that there were around 12 of you that showed interest in the first block.

Can I ask you all now to call the club and book your place on the course, you can book all 3 blocks if you like!  It really will help me with confirming the coaches and the groups if I have a good idea about numbers as early as possible.

This year we have got Melvyn Cooper, Debbie Jarvis and David Radford coaching. Having the same instructors will guarantee that they can progress the groups each week and keep it interesting!

To remind you the blocks are:

Block 1 - 27 April, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May
Block 2 - 8 June, 15 June, 22 June, 29 June
Block 3 - 7 September, 14 September, 21 September, 28 September

A block with your own boat costs £80 and when hiring a boat is £100. The groups are the same as last year, Improvers, Improver + and advanced.
Please state which boat you would prefer to sail when booking on and also email me with you ability level and what you are hoping to sail so I can keep an eye on numbers.

It was glorious last April when we started the WOW, beautiful spring days, I hope to see as many of you there as possible!

Many thanks
Linda  - [email protected]

Please all join the HISC WOW Facebook page as that is where I will start communicating.

Youth Rust Remover - Saturday 29 April

Youth Rust Remover . . . Saturday 29 April . . . The Rust Remover is aimed at all children who may not have sailed much if any over the winter but are keen to get going again for the season.

It helps get them thinking again about sailing and is a good way to meet up with and re kindle those all important sailing club friendships.

Historically this has just been for Teras, but this year we would like to invite, Teras, Oppi and Fevas to join in.

Saturday 29 April will be a full day of tuition with as much time on the water as possible, with High Water at 14.30 it should be a great day

Booking via Leah [email protected]
at the office asap please so we can secure coaches.

If you have booked the Youth Rust Remover please call the office to make payment Cost per boat £25 Teras and Opi, £35 Feva.

Entry open for HISC Whitsun Open Regatta

On-line entry for the new HISC Open Regatta is now open . . . The emphasis for the weekend will be on exciting Open Class racing with a busy social calendar being planned for competitors and families . . .

The Flying 15 Open Bulwark Trophy will also take place over the Regatta Weekend (27 & 28 May) . . .

Event details, NOR and On-Line Entry are available here

The emphasis for the weekend will be on exciting Open Class racing with a free friendly social programme which will cater for Class gatherings, families and youth with live band and fun youth activities.

The exciting new Open event has already attracted interest from from Solos, RS Elites, RS200s. Fireballs, Flying Fifteens, RS Fevas, RS Teras, Optimists and 29ers. In addition classes such as Moths, RS700s, Merlin Rockets, International 14s, RS800 and Lasers are all expected to have good turn-outs.

After the two-day Regatta there will be a 'Pursuit' style charity race on Monday 29 May for all the classes and competitors to enjoy the splendours of the harbour.

The Flying 15 Open Bulwark Trophy will also take place over the Regatta Weekend (27 & 28 May).

Accommodation Special Offers are available for Whitsun Weekend

Whitsun Regatta 26 - 28 May
Buy a Friday & Saturday Night, Get Sunday night Free

Event details, NOR and On-Line Entry are available here

Accommodation Special Offers

Accommodation SPECIAL OFFERS . . . We have some offers on our accommodation throughout the year . . . book early to avoid disappointment...

April Pennant & Easter Bank Holiday Weekend Members Only

2 Nights for the Price of 1 (Saturday & Sunday night)

Whitsun Regatta 26th - 28th May
Buy a Friday & Saturday Night, Get Sunday night Free

Bank Holidays in May Day & August   
Buy a Friday & Saturday Night, Get Sunday night Free

Pennant Weekend Special Members Only
2 Nights for the Price of 1 (Friday & Saturday nights)

£6 Breakfast Special
Pre-book breakfast when booking your accommodation (5 item breakfast & a hot drink)

Car Parking Plaque & Boat Tags

Please pop into Reception the next time you're down at the club and pick up your Car Parking Plaque . . . Boat Tags and Harbour Dues plaques will also be available to collect.

Mitch's Musing - RYA Youth Nationals

The RYA Youth Nationals were held at Hayling Island SC last week and 380 young sailors took part. On the water the race teams ran four course areas with 70 Volunteers making sure everything from launching to positioning race marks went smoothly . . . All of this depends on the HISC back-of-house teams providing a seamless service . . .

After a lot of preparation the RYA Youth Nationals got off to a fantastic start on Monday. Day 1 and the Marine Team were in bright and early to fuel our 11 ribs. Our next job was to ferry the race crews out to the fleet of 40 plus ribs and committee boats on moorings . . . Read the full blog here

505 & Flying Dutchman Classes UK Open Nationals

On-Line Entry is now open for the International 505 & Flying Dutchman UK Championships . . .

The two championships will take place from 27 to 30 July 2017.

These two classes have history.

They faced off at the International Yacht Racing Union selection trials at La Baule, France, in 1953 for a new two-person performance dinghy for the Olympics.

Although the 505 (then the Coronet) lost Olympic selection to the Flying Dutchman, it was developed for the French Caneton Association and went on to become popular worldwide.

Both classes have survived on the International racing scene, attracting top class crews and providing competition at the highest level.

Event page and NOR here

National 18 Championships at HISC - 24 to 28 July 2017

The National 18 Championships will be held at HISC - 24 to 28 July 2017 . . . The championship is open to both National 18 and Chichester Harbour 18 classes . . . NOR and On-line entry are now available . . .

On-Line Event entry available here -

Notice of Race available here

Event page with latest information is available here

Tera / Opi Ribbon Training Club 2017

The Tera / Opi Ribbon Training Club will run on Sunday 30 April, Sunday 14 May, Saturday 27 May, Sunday 11 June, Tuesday 25 July and Wednesday 26 July . . . You can choose the dates you can do and your price will only be for the days you choose, however please note that to benefit fully you should aim to do all dates, certainly the first four . . .


Please allow approx. £40 per day, but costs will be worked out and shared openly dependant on number of children that sign up.

The group will be kept small, the aim is no more than 7-8 max, if we get more we will look in to increase to 2 groups which is what we had last year.

You can choose the dates you can do and your price will only be for the days you chosen, however aim to do all at least the first four.

Payment will be required up front and in full.

Parental participation is vital, to aid confidence and support and also to help on the water and shore. 

This is NOT a DROP and Go, be prepared to learn as much as your child!

Sign up: 

To register please sign up on the Doodle, we will then calculate costs from here so please only sign up if you are very interested, but I cant plan anything else until you have all signed up. So please aim to have done this by mid Feb at the latest.

Click here for the Doodle Poll

I will get back in touch with those who have signed up mid Feb.

Sarah Mitchell - Tera Class Captain

Club Ferry Service to moorings

A provisional Ferry Time Table for the HISC cruiser moorings has been posted in the Cruiser section of the website . . .

To call the Ferry:

VHF M (channel 8 ) call sign "Selene" and "Marine Department" on 37a.

Provisional Ferry Time Table

25 March to 30 April

Saturday & Sunday: 08:30 to 18:00 hrs

Public Holidays: 08:30 to 18:00 hrs

Click here for more details of the HISC Mooring Ferry Service times and Visitor Moorings

Make a note of the date of the 2017 Red Ribbon Regatta

The Red Ribbon Regatta will be held from 24 to 26 July . . . For Optimists and Teras . . . at the Red Ribbon, Bronze and New to Silver Fleet levels . . .

The aim is to build confidence on the race course prior to Youth Race Week.

There will be short fun races with instructors on course. Lots of prizes and certificates.

Entry is £ per day before 1 July and £25 thereafter. Entry closes 14 July.

Parents will be needed to run this event !

2017 Laser Masters National Championships

The 2017 Laser Masters National Championships will take place at HISC from June 30 to July 2 . . . Open to all Laser sailors who reach the age of 33 during 2017. . . NOR and On-line entry are now available . . .

On-line Entry is via the British Laser Association website - Click Here

Latest event details and the NOR are posted on the HISC event pages  - Click Here

RS Aero UK National Championships at HISC

The 2017 RS Aero UK National Championships are at HISC from 31 August to 3 September . . . The NOR has now been posted and on-line entry will be available from the RS Aero website . . .

An Event Page has been opened with links for the NOR and the Entry - Click Here

Family Fun Week LIVE

Family Fun Week 2017 is now LIVE . . . Please call the office on 02392 463768 to book . . .

Family Fun Week 2017 runs from Monday 7th to Friday 11th August.

This week long event is aimed at families with children under 10 and is fun both on and off the water. Includes harbour treasure hunts, tea up the creek, sand castle competitions, crab competition, a disco and the legendary HISC's got talent. 

New Boardsports Initiative

The Club is hosting a number of small windsurf and SUP Fun-race events throughout the season this year . . . We will be aiming for 1-3 short races per event . . . Plan to finish before the club racing fleets launch . . .

Whether you’re an old time windsurfer or a newbie to sweeping the sea - all abilities are welcome for both board disciplines.
We will have 1 fleet for windsurfers and 2 for the SUP racing (Novice and experienced).
1st dates are as follows:

  • Saturday 29 April
  • Saturday 20 May
  • Saturday 3 June
  • Saturday 17 June

If you would like to express an interest with us, please send an email to [email protected]

New Round Hayling date Saturday 23 September 2017
The 2017 Round Hayling Windsurf Race date has been changed due to the original date clashing with another major windsurfing event. 

500 Club News and this months winners

The March draw of the 500Club has taken place . . . Are you a winner ? . . . The following were the winners this time . . . Many congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who takes part . . .

The winners this month are . . .  

1st           Tim Huff               £188.75

2nd          John Message   £94.38

3rd           Richard Bates     £47.19

4th           Lana Kelsey        £28.31

5th           Paul Ripley          £18.88

As they say – cheques are in the post

Remember - You have to be in it, to win it and the more subscribers there are the higher the winnings.

Get your Entry form from Reception now . . .

The 500 Club Committee

Save us to your contacts

Please can we ask you to save our email addresses to your email contacts . . . This will ensure that any correspondence from the office gets through to you and doesn’t end up on your spam/junk folder.

Thank you for your help with this.

Carol our General Manager – [email protected]

Diane our House Manager – [email protected]

Mitch our Marine Manager – [email protected]

Leah our Sailing Secretary – [email protected]

Nikki & the weekly Newsletter – [email protected]

Liz our Membership Secretary – [email protected]

Sam our Accommodation Secretary – [email protected]

Gift Aid Form

Pontoon Fundraising . . . Due to the cost of replacing the pontoon, we are appealing to the members for funds....

The 2 Sue’s Quiz raised nearly £500, half of which was presented to HISTT to open the Pontoon Account. Further donations are being received from people in lieu of doing their Club Duties and we have the Fundraising Night & Charity Auction on 18th February.

If you wish to donate to the Pontoon Fund, please make cheques payable to HISTT (Hayling Island Sail Training Trust) and complete the attached Gift Aid Form (donating through Gift Aid means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give and it won’t cost you any extra)

For other ways of donating (bank transfer / paypal / cash) please see the HISTT website and click on “You can help”

2017 Gift Aid Form

Book a Training Course

How to book a Training Course . . . Select course you are interested in and the selected date, in the Training Course area . . . You can then call or email the Office to confirm your booking . . .

See the Training Courses here

Upon booking, you will be sent an email, please make sure that you read this as it contains important information about the conditions of booking and on what you are required to bring with you.

Once successfully booked, take note of your start time and meet your instructor in the Reception Area of the Main Club House where you will be required to register.

If your course requires a boat which you don’t own, make sure you have hired one from the Club and that you have booked the correct boat, on the correct date. You can hire boats by calling the office.

Call the Office on 023 92 463768 or email on [email protected] 

Pontoon to be Avoided

The pontoon has been removed and is currently being stored on the beach. Please do not let your children climb on the pontoon sections as they could be dangerous . . . Thank you.

HISC Photo Gallery

A new Photo Gallery link has been added to the club web site on the main menu bar dropdown and in the RH side bar . . . Go to the gallery site page for details of posting images . . .

Instructions as to how member uploads can be carried out and also how they are controlled by the site moderator will be on the home page of the HISC photo site.

Click her for the HISC Photo Gallery

Sailing Championships at HISC

Hayling Island SC has over 50 years experience of organising National, International and Olympic training and selection events . . . HISC has the capability and track record to successfully host ISAF accredited championships attracting 400+ entries . . .

The club has played a leading role in British sailing, encouraging innovation and development and nurturing many generations of sailing champions including five Olympic medallists.

To see what HISC can offer your Championship or Open event Click Here . . .

RYA Youth National Championships welcome HRH The Princess Royal

Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, President of the Royal Yachting Association, visited the 2017 RYA Youth National Championships at HISC on Thursday . . .

Eating at HISC

Apr to Jul 2017

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sat, Sun 08:00 - 10:30

Wed,Fri,Sun 12:30 - 14:30

Sat 17:30 - 18:30
Wed,Fri,Sat 19:00 - 21:00

Drinks, Snacks and Lunch
Hot Food from 12:00
Sat, Sun 09:00 - 17:00

Wed,Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
Sun 11:00 - 20:00

All hours subject to change depending on demand

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