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 BEEN HAPPENING - AT HSC
There's so much going on at the moment I will keep it brief, well as brief as I can...
So, with such totally delish weather around, there is no excuse not be out on the water and everyone has most certainly been making the most of it. The Wednesday Social sailors were joined by the kayakers and paddle boarders last week and there were so many of you it almost filled an entire page in the signing out/in book! The Ladies That Launch also met on Saturday for an informal social sail and had a blast in the sunshine. With a perfect southwesterly and the clearest waters I have seen in the harbour, the 11 Ladies who attended pretty much spent the whole of Saturday afternoon with broad smiles on their faces. The day was then perfectly topped off with a 'de-brief' on the terrace after. Then, to end a perfect week on the water, Sunday's racing had 14 boats line up for battle, with 2 sea races followed by 2 harbour races, we were positively spoilt for choice.
The Club itself has also been buzzing all week. The Social Team laid on yet another successful BBQ evening on the Friday evening, thanks to everyone who came down. The RNLI used the Club on Thursday for a private event and made the most of the BBQ , the views and the bar, and the club terrace has been pretty much full every evening with various members enjoying a sundowner or 2 (don't ask why I know that). There is no doubt about it, this club absolutely comes into its own in the Summer.
WHAT'S ON - THE WATER
ATTENTION ALL LADIES THAT LAUNCH - there is going to be a small change in the programme - the club website says LTL is Saturday 13th July - however, we are going to run it on Friday 12th July instead.
LTL - this FRIDAY 12th JULY - again no instructors, but we can play some games and muck around and have fun. Expect to get wet this week!!!
I NEED AN ARO for Sunday 14th July - this is a perfect opportunity for a new member to go out on the RIB and have a look see how the races are run. If you would like help, please let me know, email@example.com.
Thur 11th July is Thursday Night Social Sailing
PLEASE NOTE - this Sunday Sea race is at 14:00
10th Jul Wed 19:00 Harbour evening series # 6 H/W 17:56 - 1.6
11th Jul Thu 19:00 Sea Evening Summer # 1 & 2 H/W 18:54 - 1.6
11th Jul Thu 19:00 Thursday evening club # 5 H/W 18:54 - 1.6
12th Jul Fri 18:00 Ladies that Launch # 4
14th Jul Sun 14:00 Sea Summer Series # 1 & 2 H/W 08:43 - 1.5
17th Jul Wed 19:00 Sea Evening Hard Core 1st & 2nd start Series # 6 H/W 10:45 1.5m
17th Jul Wed 10:30 Wednesday social sailing H/W 10:45 1.5m
20th Jul Sat 12:00 Pico Racing/Kayak Relay H/W 11:52 - 1.4
21st Jul Sun 11:00 Sea Summer Series #3 & 4 H/W 13:41 - 1.5
21st Jul Sun 12:30 Harbour Summer series # 3 & 4 H/W 13:41 - 1.5
RACE COACHING AT HSC
Race Coaching with a qualified RYA race coach has been organised for any interested parties on Wednesday 4th September this year. The training will be from 14:00 - 19:00 and will cost around £20 per head depending on how many takers we have. If you would like to come and take part please let firstname.lastname@example.org know. At the moment we have 8 Aeros and a Laser signed up, the coach informs me that the coaching also works well with Streakers and Solos. Great opportunity.
PICO/KAYAK/SUP FUN DAY 20 JUL
Don't forget to sign up for the Pico Race Day and Kayak and paddle board relay race on 20th July - there is a sign up sheet in the entrance of the clubs (which is already pretty full) or email email@example.com.
The racing starts at 12:00 and if the weather plays ball there will be a BBQ. All the racing and relays will be going on within eyesight of the club house to make it fun for those who want to sit and watch instead. Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier, it's all just for fun!!!
RNLI FUN DAY
RNLI Fun Day is on Sunday 11th August this year. We have once more entered a raft in the draw. Last year was a riot, that's all I have to say on the matter...... If anyone would like a seat/spot on the raft and to be part of team HSC, please would you let me know - firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put your name down. Even if you are not on the raft, everyone is welcome to come down and support. The club will be open all day.
TO ALL NEW MEMBERS - Welcome to the club, I hope you are enjoying everything that HSC has to offer. As you know, the club is run by volunteers and we do ask everyone to get involved where they can. If anyone lives close to the club and feels that they can help with opening and locking up of the club, we are looking for a couple of wardens to help with this duty. Please contact Tania on email@example.com if you can help.
If you would like to go out on the water or help run a race from the club house, there are plenty of opportunities to come and find out how it all works, for example, we are missing an Assistant Race officer on Sunday which is the perfect chance to get out on the water and learn the ropes, just email me if you would like to do the duty. Everyone is also welcome to come down on harbour race days and help run the racing in from the terrace. Please do not hesitate to get involved, this is YOUR club.
Right, I think I have everything, the tide is coming in, the sun is out and my paddle board is calling from the boot of my car.......
Can you help. Volunteer or Swap requested for RaceDuty
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