Highcliffe Sailing Club is located at the prime coastal location of Mudeford Quay allowing the club to offer sailing in the sheltered waters of Christchurch harbour and open water sailing in Christchurch Bay..
This makes it an ideal club for sailors of all abilities and aspirations. The club has a friendly and informal atmosphere.
It is predominantly a family club with members of all ages and from a wide variety of backgrounds. All members are expected to help with the running of the club, It's a good way to meet people and it's fun to be involved.
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WHAT'S ON - THE WATER
If you are brave enough to sail all through the colder months then you will be fine out racing this Sunday. The weather is looking sunny, sunny, sunny although the NW will make it a bit on the gusty side. Saturday however may be one for the properly adventurous, especially in Lymington ...... what is 44mph in knots?
**** MISSING SAFETY BOAT CREW FOR SUNDAY 9TH DEC ****
9th Dec Sun 10:30 Harbour Frostbite series # 5 & 6 H/W 10:23 - 1.6 Mudeford SC TO RUN
23rd Dec Sun 10:30 Harbour Frostbite series # 7 & 8 H/W 09:25 - 1.7 Highcliffe SC TO RUN
*** Missing Galley team for 23/12/2019 - can anyone fill in? ***
12th Dec Wed 11:00 Wednesday Social Sailing H/W 12:31 - 1.5
26th Dec Wed 10:30 Boxing Day Sail
WHAT'S ON - AT THE CLUB
The tree is now dressed, the lights are up and Christmas is GO at HSC and all just in time for another fantastic Christmas party at HSC. The Club House was packed to the rafters last Sunday afternoon, over 70 members came down to enjoy a very fine full Christmas roast laid on by Richard and his Alfresco team. Crackers were pulled, dreadful jokes told and plenty of liquid Christmas cheer was shared.
Thank you to Alfresco once more, the food was absolutely delicious and thank you to Ian our Steward and Bosun Jim for taking the time to put up all the lights, to the Social Team (apparently there are 12 of them now) for the tree and getting the room party ready and thank you of course to Alfresco, who hit the mark once more and put happy foody smiles on everyone's faces.
Don't forget the bar will be open next Friday 14th December.
TRAINING AT HSC IN 2019
The training programme for 2019 is ready, hopefully, with something for everyone. There will be 3 sessions of Junior Training run at HSC in association with Hengistbury Head Centre, we are introducing some Men Only training (suggestions for what to call these sessions welcome :-) ), the Ladies That Launch will be back for more sailing and prosecco action and we will also be rolling out some 'on the water' Race Training for those who want to hone their skills.
If you have FaceBook, please check out our page where Richard Brooks is running a poll to get and idea of numbers looking to sign up for the training sessions. The full programme is also available for your perusal on the website under the Training tab or on the link http://www.highcliffesailing.co.uk/training
The line up for the Winter Talks is ready!
The HSC Training Team (thank you Richard) is pleased to bring you:-
Friday 4th Jan – Racing Rules - Ben Schooling
Friday 11th Jan – Charts, Tides and Currents – Richard Brooks
Friday 1st Feb – Race and Course Management – Pete Emerson
Friday 8th Feb – Knots - Richard Brooks
The Icicle Open Series is all organised and ready to go. Race Officers are sorted, chief photographer is in place (thanks Melanie) and the RS Aero Class have included the race on 20th January in their winter series racing programme, so be ready for a pretty busy start line!
Full details are on website, FaceBook and up in the Club lobby.
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HSC welcome all the RS Aero Class sailors competing in the ICICLE OPEN races on 20th January as part of their RS Aero UK Winter Series,