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HISC – A world-class championship venue

As one of only four RYA coastal Centres of Excellence, Hayling Island Sailing Club is one of the leading sailing clubs in the UK.

Founded in 1921 with some 3,000 members, the club has a permanent staff of more than 20 with an additional pool of temporary staff and highly skilled volunteers for major events.

As one of only four RYA coastal Centres of Excellence, Hayling Island Sailing Club is one of the leading sailing clubs in the UK.

Founded in 1921 with some 3,000 members, the club has a permanent staff of more than 20 with an additional pool of temporary staff and highly skilled volunteers for major events.

Situated on a private peninsula of golden sand at the entrance to Chichester Harbour, the club enjoys a unique micro climate which provides ideal dinghy racing conditions in some of Britain’s best sailing waters.

Sailing is possible at all stages of the tide throughout the year.

With over 50 years’ experience of organising National, International and Olympic training and selection events, HISC has the capability and track record to successfully host World Sailing 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.

Some of the major championships HISC has successfully hosted in recent years include:

 •  RYA Youth Championships
 • Laser World Championships
 • RS Feva World Championship
 • Solo National Championship
 • International Moth National and World Championships
 • RS200 National Championship
 • 29er National Championship
 • Tasar National Championship

The Venue

HISC offers access to two superb sailing areas; the sheltered waters of Chichester Harbour and the open water of Hayling Bay.

In addition the club offers:

 • Highly experienced race management team
 • Fully qualified International Race Officers
 • Three committee boats, 3 large mark laying/patrol boats, 8 patrol boats, moorings, pontoon and ferry service
 • Maintenance facilities
 • On-site chandlery
 • Scrutineer’s shed for boat and sail measuring
 • 360° race control tower
 • Online registration and entry system
 • Fast results processing and publishing
 • Balcony views of the harbour race area
 • Free space for boat and car parking
 • Three launch and recovery areas with winches and hoists
 • Numerous wash down and water points
 • Chains for boat security
 • Large wet snack bar, extensive restaurant and bar facilities
 • Disabled facilities

Onshore Facilities:

 • Accommodation to sleep 80
 • Dining room with covers for 200
 • Bar with capacity for 300
 • Barista style coffee bar
 • Wet snack bar & BBQ facilities
 • Conference facilities for up to 150
 • Car parking for 400 cars
 • Internet access and free wifi
 • First aid room
 • Training rooms
 • Protest rooms
 • Extensive modern changing rooms with under floor heating
 • Security lockers for personal belongings
 • Houses to rent within walking distance of club
 • Campsite and caravan parks nearby
 • Race management facilities
 • Private sandy beach for families
 • Two local marinas

Download your Copy of the HISC Championship Venue Brochure here