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

Races 3&4 - Icicle Open races – 29th January 2017 – 11am start

12th Feb – Icicle Races 5&6 – 11am start
26th Feb – Icicle races 7&8 – 11am start

27 boats on start line for the Icicle. Full write up under link:- http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/194046/Highcliffe-Sailing-Club-Icicle-Series-day-1


WHAT'S ON - CLUB

Our Splendid Social Team is pleased to invite you to the first social evening of 2017 on Friday 10th February. So, get ready, it is time to fire up the grey matter, shake off the winter lethargy and get your team together for Quiz Night!!

The evening will take the same format as last year but with one less round of questions and hopefully less references to tree climbing. Not sure if the paper fishes will make another appearance but the mid-quiz breather/break for drinkie refills is unlikely to be free of sillyness and fun. Sign up sheet will be in clubhouse entrance shortly.

The Social Team is also looking for a little feedback on last year’s entertainment (Quiz, Progressive Supper, Summer party, Round the World night, Halloween Party, Christmas lunch and Awards /Dinner dance).
Is there anything you lovely folk would like to see included/repeated on the social calendar, they are open to suggestions – email social@highcliffesailing.co.uk.

There is also still an empty seat or 2 around the Social Team table. The girls meet approx 4 times a year and share out event planning so it's not too onerous and as it says on the tin they are a social and fun crew !


2017 RACE PROGRAMME

Your Sailing Committee are pleased to inform you that the 2017 race programme is now ready and waiting for you on the website (under ‘racing’ tab)

They would like to bring to your attention that this year the programme not only includes the racing but also training weekends and evenings, LTL and social sails (Wednesday sailing and Saturday club).

The newly launched Saturday club will be similar to the successful Wednesday morning sailing sessions run so diligently by Ian Pike, but would extend to other water sports such as windsurfing or kayaking and SUP for those balmy, windless days (!)

The idea is to offer very relaxed Saturday morning get togethers for those members wanting to get out on the water but who don’t necessarily want to race. The plan of action will be decided on the day and could include going round a course in the harbour, (either with the fixed marks or around some pins dropped off by a member wanting to get in the rigiflex) or we can open the gate to the beach and all go for a sail at sea without worrying about the run, where the windsurfers could catch some waves out on the ledge and those with kayaks could have a kayaking adventure.

A no pressure of racing way to entice you lovely people out on the water and make the most of your club on a Saturday. Sounds like something for everyone no?


WHAT'S ON - TRAINING

2017 Club Training

The Training Team is currently organizing a variety of land and water based training for club members this year. Details are available under the ‘club’ then ‘training’ tab of the club website on the pdf link.

The Training Team would be very grateful if all members interested in sailing or powerboat training could have a look at the newsletter on the website and complete the web based form to give us an idea of numbers.


THE GALLEY IS LONELY

We are still looking for someone to help in the galley for 2 Icicle Open races:-

29th Jan and 12th Feb from 11am(ish) to 2.30 pm(ish)

No experience necessary :) if you can smile at the customers and take their money, make lots of hot drinks and load a dishwasher you will be fine!
Please email tania@highcliffesailing.co.uk



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ICICLE OPEN SERIES DATES

Details on link below:-

Icicle Open Series Info

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Wind Actual

Time
Dir
Avg Wind
Gusts (Kts)
01:00
NW
4
5
01:10
NW
6
7
01:20
North
5
7
01:30
North
4
6
01:40
North
5
6
01:50
North
5
6
02:00
North
4
5
02:10
NW
5
7
02:20
NW
5
7
02:30
NW
4
6
02:40
NW
5
7
02:50
NW
5
10

Tide Times & Heights for Christchurch (Entrance) on 24th January 2017

01:56 - Low Tide (0.78m)
07:01 - High Tide (1.61m)
14:23 - Low Tide (0.59m)
19:24 - High Tide (1.39m)

Forecast

Weather

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