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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IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Dear HSC member

It is with regret that I must announce I will be stepping down as the Commodore of the club. I have not been able to give the job all the time it deserves and feel it right for me to step down and allow someone else to take over.

It has been a great two years with some real highlights being the spruce up of the interior of the club, the replacement of the heating and Contender European Championships last year. All of these things are achieved by the great effort of the committee and you the members.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the committee for their support and you the members for your backing during my term and wish my successor well and happy sailing to you all.

Yours faithfully

Dom


WHATS'S ON - SAILING

MONTH AHEAD
15th Oct Sun 10:30 Sea Autumn Series # 3 & 4 RO Alex Gibson ARO Jane Gibson
18th Oct Wed 10:00 Wednesday Social Sailing H/W 09:13-1.7m
22nd Oct Sun 10:30 Harbour Interclub 5 & 6
H/W 11:36-1.6m S/B Helm David Horn S/B
crew VOLUNTEER NEEDED
29th Oct Sun 10:30 Sea Autumn Series # 5 & 6
H/W 05:45-1.4m RO Paul Anderson ARO Laurence Cristofoli

19th Nov Sun 10:30 Harbour Frostbite series # 3 & 4
S/B crew VOLUNTEER NEEDED

12 HSC sailors turned up again for last Sunday’s Interclub racing, good show guys!
Quick report for those who weren’t there

An impressive 50 boats came out to play again for the races 3&4 of the Interclub in light Northwesterly winds and some very glorious sunshine. Race 3 kicked off with a little bit of confusion, leaving a trio of Lasers to cross the start line first and take advantage of clean air out to the windward mark. Last week’s battle between Tim Reid (Laser) and James Rusden (Laser) resumed with the pair battling head to head the whole way round. Managing to turn the tables this week, Tim successfully bagged the first race and took the win for the Mudeford SC team with James finishing 14 seconds behind and having to settle for 2nd place and John Challener (Laser) taking 3rd place.

As the few clouds disappeared, the wind dwindled and despite starting race 4 of the series, it soon became clear that there wasn’t enough puff left in the harbour to complete the race and so it was that the Race Team took the decision to can the race, much to the relief of some and the inevitable frustration of others. All in, the extremely varied fleet enjoyed the calm conditions although it is fair to say, most would have preferred a little more wind

Results to date. 1st Mudeford SC 254 points, 2nd Highcliffe SC 322 points and Christchurch SC 355 points.
Top Sailors: 1st HSC Rusden 4 points, 2nd MSC Reid 5 points, MSC Challener 11 points

Weather for sailing this weekend looks quite pleasant, warmish for October and a lovely SW 2-4.


YOUR IMPORTANT CLUB AGM IS ON A THURSDAY

THURSDAY 23rd November will be our AGM

As previously mentioned, if you would like to get involved and help out your club the following Committee jobs will be coming up:-
Commodore
Vice Commodore
Club Social Secretary
Galley Coordinator
Bosun
Press Secretary
Committee Post

Please let secretary@highcliffesailing.co.uk if you would like to join the team and get involved.


CONGRATULATIONS

Sailing Clubs up and down the country rely on the time and effort poured in by their members who give up their weekends and their evenings to volunteer and in this respect HSC is no exception. Thanks to all those who donated their time and energy for the Nationals in September, not only did our visitors leave with big smiles and a promise to come back, but the event has successfully earned the club a profit of over £7000 which will help towards keeping subs and dingy park costs down for another year.

With devastating rate changes hitting clubs like ours and with ongoing and constantly increasing expenses, it is Open meetings such as the Phantoms/Europes which keep our little club’s head above water. So, thank you for all the lifting, cooking, pouring, serving, writing, organising, carrying, pushing, swimming, rescuing, fretting, bobbing and of course socialising, you all make a super team! Thank you.


WHAT'S ON - SOCIAL

Friday 27th October - Please come and support your club for the Interclub Prize Giving night at HSC clubhouse, to be run by Mudeford SC and enjoyed by all 4 clubs. Bar will open at 7pm, come and meet your fellow sailors from upriver and have a chat and a glass.

Saturday 18th November - Dinner Dance

Your mouthwatering menu is now up on the website. Please have a look through and then let Christine know your choices. The Lord Bute need numbers by 25th October so we kindly ask that all party goers let Christine know as soon as they can.

Please either pop past club or drop an email to christinejjackson@hotmail.co.uk to let her know you can come.

We all look forward to getting together and celebrating another successful year of sailing, open meetings, national championships and social events.


MEMBERSHIP

Please don’t forget to renew your membership.

If you have decided not to renew would you kindly email membership@highcliffesailing.co.uk and let him know, so he doesn’t have to send you reminders.

The link is for renewal is also ready on the website under club/renew 2017/8 or click here http://www.highcliffesailing.co.uk/cgi-bin/17renew.cgi/

Any problems please let membership@highcliffesailing.co.uk know.


COMING UP

There will be Bonfire night spuds and sparkles and Christmas Lunch – being finalised this week.

FOR SALE

Phil has decided to sell his Solo. Details are up on the club noticeboard.


Duties

Can you help. Volunteer or Swap requested for RaceDuty


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Tide Times & Heights for Christchurch (Entrance) on 19th October 2017

04:26 - Low Tide (0.32m)
09:28 - High Tide (1.66m)
16:45 - Low Tide (0.44m)
21:33 - High Tide (1.68m)
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