Nov & Dec Open Series #7 - 16 and 17 December

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Nov & Dec Sat / Sun Open Series

Penultimate weekend in the Nov & Dec Sat / Sun Open Series.

David Hayes and Adam in their Merlin Rocket were Saturday's race winner but no change to the overall leaders. Nick Rawlings in a Solo leads the Saturday Handicap Series, with Matt Coleman, also Solo, second and James and Anne Gardener's Scorpion now in third place.

No racing In the Sunday class events: Nick Peters keeps the lead of the Solo class. In the Fireball class David and Fiona Sayce lead with King and Stockman taking second place.

Mike McIntyre leads in the RS Elite, but Paul Fisk with Anna Wells and Jubby lead overall. In the Fast Handicap, Spike Daniels in his RS700 is tied for the overall lead with James and Anne Gardner in their B14.

Greg Wells' (F15) has the overall lead of the Medium Handicap. Judith Massey and Graham Williamson (MR) are now second. Brenda Hoult, Streaker, leads in the Slow Handicap, second is Crissie Alexander-James, Aero 5.

Booking HISC Events

It is really important that you book all club events in advance, so that we can ensure we can meet the demand.

This really helps us to organise our staffing levels, catering and all the little things that make club events what they are.

You can either book in person at Reception, by phoning the office on 02392 463768 or online via the website

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Christmas Opening


Vote in the Yachts and Yachting Awards 2018

We have another member up for nomination in the Yachts and Yachting Awards in the Achievement of the Year Award.

9th August 2017 Ella Lance with two friends broke the World Record for sailing an Optimist Dinghy around the Isle of Wight.

They did it in 11 hours and 29 minutes breaking the previous 1987 record held by Olympic medallist Nick Rogers of 13 hours 55 minutes. They have now been nominated for the Yachts & Yachting Awards 2018 under the Achievement of the Year Award section . . .

20 Years Ago . . .

On the 28 November 1997, HISC purchased the club domain name,, and the first club website was published soon after.

Now, 20 years on, the latest iteration of the website is nearing completion.

Advances in software and coding have changed the way that websites are built and maintained, and the development of hardware, particularly mobile devices, allows websites to be available at anytime, anywhere.

This has changed our expectations of the Internet, with websites becoming the first port of call for news and information, and many day-to-day transactions now carried out on-lne.

This has been a major challenge for businesses and how they interact with their customers, and HISC has also had to face this challenge.

It is to reflect this continuing change of life-style and commercial reality that HISC website has upgraded over the years to become an intergrated part of the Office structure.

The latest version of the long-running HISC website will be available in the New Year.


HISC success at Busan Women’s Match Racing Cup

Another HISC success at the women’s matching racing for Imogen and team. This time at the Busan Women’s Match Racing Cup in Busan South Korea . . .

Team Mac - Lucy Macgregor, Bethan Carden, Rosie Watkins, Imogen Stanley and Charlotte Lawrence.

500 Club News and this months winners

The November draw of the 500Club has taken place . . . Are you a winner ? . . . The following were the winners this time . . .

The winners this month are . . .  

1st           £183.75                 Gerald New        no 315

2nd          £91.88                   Malcolm Tite      no 463

3rd           £45.94                   Judy Covell          no 20

4th           £27.56                   Paul Covell          no 139  

5th           £18.38                   John Cook            no 32

Due to Christmas the next draw will be a week early on Friday 22 December

May I remind you that for every £5 you 'invest' in the 500club you are allocated 5 numbers per draw

Next draw will be December - forms available from HISC office

Get your Entry form from Reception now . . .

The 500 Club Committee

Looking for a Christmas party venue?

If your looking for a Christmas Party venue. Look no further than HISC.
Dates available in November, December and January . . .

Click here for more information

New Pontoon progress

Work is still in progress on the pontoon. Please help us by being aware that we have heavy plant machinery on site.

Please also keep well away from the area and ensure that children aren't climbing on any of the equipment or parts.

The new structure will consist of a 34-meter walkway that will be joined to a bridge that is 17 meters long and will sit on a floating hammer head.

The hammer head will be 10 meters further north than the old pontoon which will enable it to float at most stages of tide. The barrier alongside the walkway and the bridge are 175 cm high which will enable the structure to be very safe.

The walkways and bridge at 1.5 m wide which will allow ease of movement for trollies up and down.

We are looking to keep disruption to a minimum, and will keep you informed as the project progresses.

This has been a big project for our Club, and only possible through contribution of time and talents by members and staff, to whom I offer my grateful thanks. We really need this pontoon, and I am delighted that we are now able to press ahead with it.

Nick Peters - Commodore

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]

Exciting Addition to HISC Hire Fleet

You may have noticed the arrival of some shiny 2000 dinghies in the boat park, three in fact. These are the latest addition to our hire fleet to replace the Visions which have reached the end of their useful life.

At HISC we currently don't have a two-person entry level racing boat in our pathway, so the 2000 will provide a great choice for members new to racing, or maybe those who's skills are a little rusty and want to get back into sailing  - and they could be just the thing for beginners that want a boat they can learn in and progress into club racing.

There are a number of 2000s already in the club, so we plan to build a racing fleet with the class, and those hiring the club boats can participate in the class racing when this is established.

The 2000s are ready to go sailing now - along with the rest of our hire fleet, so if you are interested in hiring a boat please contact the Office.

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 . . .

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