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 - AT THE CLUB
Well the answer to that question is lots!
Firstly, thank you to Neil Barstow who gave up an inordinate amount of time to lay on a spectacular curry feast for us all on Saturday night. Thank you also to Helen Langdown for all the prep work she kindly did on the Friday and to Janet and Shirley and the Social Team for laying on the event. The Club was full of atmosphere and there wasn't a spare seat in the house for the post rugby Calcutta Cup Curry. Thank you to all the members who attended and made this evening such a phenomenal success.
Now, coming up for you in the next couple weeks we have, this Friday 22nd March - another Winter Talk
"A man with Aspergers Syndrome and the sea" by Gillan Drew. Gillan was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome at the age of 28 now nearing 40 and has published a book. His talk is about his sailing adventures and like all great missions, also includes a sea rescue.
Then the following Friday 29th March, we are pleased to host the Coastguard Watch from Hengisbury Head, who will be coming to the Club to give us a talk on their life saving work.
The bar will be open from 7pm with the talks starting at 8pm. We hope to see you all there.
Then on Wednesday 3rd April - The SW Ambulance Service will be in the club to give an AED awareness course (basically how to use the defibrillator machine). Mudeford RNLI will be in attendance too, so don't miss this great opportunity to find out how to use this life saving device with efficiency and skill, your never know, your knowledge from this course might just save someone one day.
Bar will be open from 7pm and the talk will start at 7:30pm
And is if that is not enough we have our grand Fitting Out canapés and cocktails soiree on Friday 5th April.
Lots more delicious details to follow for this event. £8 per head, please let email@example.com know if you can attend. Pay by BACS as usual
WHAT'S ON - THE WATER
It is the last of the CSC Icebreaker races this Saturday 23 March - racing starts at 10.00 - 2 races back to back. Weather looks beautiful, but a little light on breeze.
Only 2 1/2 weeks before our sailing season proper starts on 7th April - there will be harbour and sea racing, so it's time to get those last minute fixes done and get your boats race ready, the water awaits!
BIG SPRING CLEAN
Next Wednesday 27th March we having a big spring clean down at the club and we are looking for volunteers!
Bring your rubber gloves and we'll provide the tea & biccies and we'll all knuckle down and give our lovely club a good pre-season scrub.
Job list includes hatch painting, frame cleaning, window cleaning and for the really lucky amongst you, deep cleaning of the galley.
Big clean kick-off is at 9:30, so let's pull together and send the Club into the water sports season all sparkling and proud.
TRAINING AT HSC IN 2019
Friday 26th April, our Trainer, Richard Brooks, will be holding a Training Evening at the club to discuss what you, as members, would like from your training in 2019.
He will be discussing the LTL, the Men's Training and the Youth Training. We will be discussing the boats we have available to use (the fleet has increased....), what structure the training will take and finding out what you would like to cover in the sessions.
The discussion will be open and we hope that you will all be able contribute. All members welcome, especially new members who we hope will be able to take advantage of what HSC has to offer on the water in 2019.
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