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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UPDATE FROM HSC
Quick update for you all concerning what is and has been going on at the club followed by an important message from the Commodore concerning the phased reopening of the Club from 8th July 2020.
Great to see so many of you out and about last week, what fantastic weather we were all treated to! It was also wonderful to see so many members take advantage of the great SUP/Kayak deal we have with Shoresports. If you haven't done it yet and fancy the idea of a paddle around the harbour investigating all the little places you just can't get to in a boat, then please don't hesitate to call Nick (07867 575280) and arrange a session. Nick also does windsurf lessons and rents out boards if anyone would like to learn or hire a bit of kit, and he is not adverse to a bit of HSC negotiation on the price. It's all out there, go and get it!
It also seems like a lot of people are feeling that way, HSC is really pleased to have welcomed 20 new memberships over the last 2 months which translates into a full dinghy park and a virtually full (48 so far) kayak rack!
We are also due to pick up the new RS Zests this Friday, We will let you know as soon as they are available for hire. We have also very kindly been donated a Topper to add to our Hire Fleet collection, which we will add to Webcollect when it is available. Very shortly we hope to be able to offer for hire the following boats:
2 RS Zests
3 RS Picos
1 Laser (all rigs)
1 RS Vision
plus the Shoresports deal.
No reason not to get out on the water now!!
Long time HSC Member Keith has decided to sell his dinghy and has asked to add this to the mailer. If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass on his phone number. Please find the details of his boat below:-
"Butler built Streaker. Professionally revarnished, still looks good and is in very good condition. Centre main, Harken block, all lines blocks and cleats good.
Galvanised launching trolley. Four sails included ranging from hardly used to still very useable, two by Sail Register. Cover less than a year old by Sail Register, boom over breathable type.
Realistic price £1175. Keith "
To all the sailors who are interested in 'chasing round the buoys' with MSC, here's a reminder of the dates and times:-
Sunday 5th July 10.00hrs
Friday 10th July 15.00hrs
Sunday 12th July 16.00hrs
Wednesday 15th July Evening 18.30hrs
If you would like to join in, please just sail over toward MSC and let the little RIB on the start line know. Please note this is just for fun, there is no safety cover so please check weather conditions before you go out.
IMPROMPTU CONTENDER EVENT
As you are all aware circumstances forced us to cancel the Contender Open Meeting due to take place on 11th/12th July. In its place Simon Mussell is holding an impromptu Contender meet out in the bay this Saturday 4th July. We would like to inform members that this is not an event organised by HSC but independently by the Contender fleet themselves. They will not be using any club facilities nor RIBs and HSC are not involved in any way with the event.
WORD FROM THE COMMODORE
Phased Opening of HSC Club House
The Committee had a ‘ZOOM’ meeting this Monday in order to consider the recent Government announcements regarding Phase 3 and further relaxation of the Covid 19 guidelines. As you can all imagine,the guidance is wide open to interpretation in many areas so we are proceeding cautiously while also watching what the local hospitality/sports community is doing.
Government guidelines are “indoor facilities, apart from toilets and through-ways, should be kept closed” with regards to sport clubs so we must adhere to this strictly for now.
Therefore, following a risk assessment review by the Covid subcommittee and the perceived degree of complexity in opening the bar at this stage,we see no value in opening the main hall of the clubhouse as this means unnecessary cleaning of an unused space. Nevertheless, we are actively looking at ways of using the galley to provide tea/coffee/snacks out of the back door on the days when there are organised sailing/paddler events.
However, the Committee is pleased to announce that the toilets will be reopened to members on a trial basis on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays as from the 08.07.2020. The Changing rooms and showers are not to be used.If larger groups are planning activities on other days, then get in touch with one of the committee and we will endeavour to open up the club for you so that you can use the toilets.
We ask that the following guidelines be observed when entering the clubhouse to use the toilets.
1. Please always be aware of your surroundings and other people passing in and out of the clubhouse, to ensure you maintain social distancing guidelines at all times. If necessary wait outside until someone leaves.
2. To allow for free movement of air the windows of the toilets will be opened and the external doors to the toilets will be wedged open. This will also assist with social distancing.
3. Within each cubicle and urinal area there will be a sanitiser spray. Please use this to sanitise the toilet flush’s, toilet seats and cubicle doors etc before /after use.
4. Soap and sanitiser will be on the wash basin tops for personal usage. Please follow government guidelines regarding personal hand hygiene.
5. No changing is to take place in the toilet cubicles or foyer of the club house. So please still arrive prepared to Sail, Kayak or Windsurf as previously advised.
6. If you have a temperature, feel unwell or have suspected COVID 19 symptoms, please stay home and stay safe for the sake of our members.
To Assist the committee in establishing the volume of usage it would be appreciated if a mark could be made on the chalk board in the foyer when leaving. (see signage)
The committee is regularly reviewing the situation and we will continue to act on new government advice as and when it is made available.
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