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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EVENING TALKS AT HSC

Friday 21st February - Craig Webb of Plastic Free Seas Worldwide – 19:00 bar will be open with the talk starting at 19:00.

The Evening Talk will cover everything from who they are, how to reduce plastic consumption, how you can get involved and areas that need attention, ending the Talk with a Q & A. Craig is interested in hearing our members views regarding our plastic crisis and finding out what people are doing to reduce their plastic at home plus sharing ideas to help. He is also very interested to hear ideas for future beach clean locations.

If you would like more information on this highly important initiative, please find a link to his FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/plasticfreeseas/ . Everyone is welcome to attend. This is another FREE event but donations for Plastic Free Seas Worldwide will be very welcome.

Friday 28th February, the first of our Training Evenings -How to be a Race Officer and Assistant Race Officer with Ken Fowler.

The Talk will strip the duties back to basics, covering everything from what time to arrive and where the race kit is stored to how to lay marks and what order to hoist the flags in. This Talk is designed as preparation for the upcoming racing season and is suitable for members of ALL levels of experience. The bar will be open from 19:00 ish and the Talk will start at 20:00


TALKS FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 6th March - Dementia Prevention talk with Roxanne Bannatyne

Friday 13th March – Richard Brooks talks Knots

Friday 20th March – Richard Brooks – Support Boat Handling – in-house club presentation for all levels of experience.


SOCIALS FOR YOUR DIARY

Saturday 14th March is Six Nations Final day with all 6 teams playing, so after last year’s blast, the Social Team are throwing another party, this year as a Fish n Chip Supper. All 3 matches will be shown on the big screen, so the club will be open from 2pm. Dinner timings to be confirmed.

Lastly, we will also be doing a full bar refurbishment in the very near future, which will put the bar out of commission for a small amount of time, but which will not interfere with any of our Friday Night events. We will update you with date as soon as we know.


MAD WEATHER

We seem to be experiencing some pretty dramatic conditions at the moment, and another weather front, this time named Storm Dennis, is set to hammer our harbour and dinghy park once more at the weekend. Today, the strong southwesterly coupled with the high tide brought the water so high that it was lapping at the Clubhouse balcony and spilling out across the whole dinghy park and into the car park itself. Please check that your boat is securely tied, the double whammy of floods and storm force winds will strike again over the next few days.


BUSY BOSUN

Your Bosun, David and his team have been busy. The harbour marks have received a fresh lick of paint and are now so bright there is no way you will miss them. The Picos are undergoing some maintenance to get them ready for the coming season and a replacement rudder has been procured for one of them. Your Bosun has also sorted the raggedy seat on RIB1 which is currently being reupholstered and fixed. Thanks for your efforts David.


Duties

Can you help. Volunteer or Swap requested for Galley


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ICICLE OPEN 2020

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Wind Actual

Time
Dir
Avg Wind
Gusts (Kts)
11:10
West
27
36
11:20
West
26
34
11:30
West
25
32
11:40
West
26
33
11:50
West
25
34
12:00
West
23
31
12:10
West
23
29
12:20
West
23
31
12:30
West
23
29
12:40
West
22
30
12:50
West
24
31
13:00
West
26
34
TIMES UTC(GMT)
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Tide Times & Heights for Christchurch (Entrance) on 17th February 2020

05:58 - High Tide (1.55m)
10:42 - Low Tide (0.83m)
14:12 - High Tide (1.22m)
23:46 - Low Tide (0.72m)
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