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 - SAILING
Thur 25thMay Sea Evening Spring #4 - 19h00 start
Sat 27th May Saturday social sail #2
Sun 28th May Sea Interclub #5&6 - 10h30 start
Sun 28th May Harbour Challenge #1&2 - 10h30 start
Thur 1st June Sea Evening Spring #4 -19h00 start
Fri 2nd June Harbour Evening #3 - 19h00 start
Sat 3rd June Bournemouth Pier race 12h start
Sun 4th June Club Championship Sea #1&2 Ė 10h30 start
Last Sunday Sea race results and report:-
We are being spoilt at the moment, racing again this Sunday in Christchurch Bay in ideal conditions, with flat seas, blue skies and a good breeze. After a clean start for all 9 boats, it was Graham Platt (RSAero) and David Burrows (Laser) who were first to the windward mark leading the pack round the Olympic course all the while being eagerly chased by Lorrian Wells (RS600) and Alan Tarrant (Radial). Never allowing the lead boats to pull away too much, Alanís tenacity paid off, handing him the win on handicap, pushing David into 2nd place and Hamish Scott-Dalgliesh (Laser) into 3rd with Graham, despite his win on the water, ending the first race with only 4th place to show for his efforts.
Race 2 saw the wind freshen, playing into the hands of windy weather enthusiast Pete Bell (Europe) whose hard racing saw him gain on the lead boats as the race went on. Further up the fleet, heading toward the leeward mark of the last round, 3 boats were arriving simultaneously, 2 holding right of way over the 3rd. The experienced Alan, read the situation clearly and took a competitive course of action to force Graham into adjusting his trajectory, which in turn pushed Hamish too high to make the pin. The tussle resulted in Alan being the only boat to round the mark while his fellow sailors were obliged to re-round the buoy correctly. These tactics saw Alan take his second win of the morning, with Pete enjoying 2nd place and David finishing in 3rd
Overall results to date: 1st Team Gibson (RSFeva), 2nd Pete Bell (Europe), 3rd John Phelps (Laser)
WHAT'S ON - SOCIAL
Midsummer party news!
HSC Social Team is excited to bring you a lovely family event at the finest waterside establishment in town
Saturday 17th June 2017
From 19h30 - (We need bar cover if anyone is available please contact email@example.com)
FISH & CHIP SUPPER with fresh summer STRAWBERRIES & CREAM (not all together obviously) and all yours for £7.50 per head
Menu options are: Cod& Chips or 2 Sausages & Chips or Veggie Burger bun, chips and salad.
The social team need a head count so please would you confirm if you can make it along with your order to firstname.lastname@example.org - payment by BACS 14th June at the latest please. There is also a sign up sheet in the entrance of the club if you prefer.
There will be raffle tickets for sale on the night with all proceeds going to Race to Scotland. Any donations of raffle prizes will be gratefully received prior to the evening - Please leave in the marked box at the club
So its summer smiles out and party outfits on and letís spend a lovely evening together.
VOLUNTEER LIST - HELP PLEEAASE
Friday 2nd Jun Phil Roberts Safety Boat Helm (Harbour)
Saturday 3rd -Jun Andy Daish Assistant Sea Race Officer Pier Race
Saturday 17th June Summer Social Bar Evening
Sunday 25th Jun Anneyce Knight Galley Assistant Sunday 25th Jun Jonathan Rhoades Harbour Race Officer
Thursday 13th Jul Nadene Peach Bar Evening Sunday 27th August Phil Roberts Safety Boat Helm
Please note that it is your responsibility to find a substitute so please contact others via rota to see if they can swap with you. We will also publish in mailer.
Thank you to Peter and Mark for volunteering for the Sea Interclub extra safety.
IT'S YOUR CLUB
Summer is in the air and there is no better place to be than out on the water. This is your sailing club, so come down and make the most of it. The Saturday Social Club will be running again this weekend and it presents the perfect opportunity to just go out and enjoy yourself be it sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding or just watching from the club.
Donít forget the upstairs and downstairs balconies are at your disposal, however if you are last out can we remind you to close the doors and turn off lights behind you (especially in the changing rooms and the light in the hall leading to the gents Ö)
Have a good bank holiday weekend!
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Details of our Vice Commodore's charity Race to Scotland can be found at http://racetoscotland.co.uk-