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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Clubs like ours cannot run without the wonderful generosity of volunteers, so it is a big thank you to Steve and Sue Mussell for the sterling job they did covering the bar for us at the Progressive supper. Thanks also to the Social Team, especially Jenny Rogers, for all their efforts and to Richard Waltham and his team for laying on such a fab spread. A really fabulous evening was had by all, the food was delicious, the atmosphere warm, the company convivial and the event was simply a treat to attend.
We would also like to mention Charmaine Barnett and Dave Burrows for their prompt and reactive processing and input of the race results each week, everyone likes to see the results and it is great to see them posted so quickly.
RACE TRAINING EVENING
3rd May 2016 – 18.00 at Highcliffe Sailing Club
Our first race training evening of the year. This is an introduction to racing and ideal for those who would like to start racing / gain more confidence in their racing ability. We will be focusing on race courses, flags, the start sequence and how to sign on etc. After the theory brief we will go out for a sail and a short race. Look forward to seeing you there for 6pm prompt kitted out.
RACING NEWS – CONTENDER WORLDS
Gary and Simon are going great guns at the Contender Worlds in Monterey Bay, California. See link for details of how it is all going.
Day 3 report
Massive seas at Contender Worlds
Highcliffe’s Mussell and Langdown were pushed to the limits racing in Monterey Bay today, facing massive seas and high winds. Mussell battled hard but only managed to post a very respectable 3rd leaving Australias Mark Bulka to take the honours for race 5. Langdown continued his run of 10th places clocking up his third of the Championship.
After 5 races it is all change at the top of the leader board with Australian Mark Bulka's win in race 5 giving him a 1 point lead over Mussell with Soren Dulong-Andreasen, who did not finish the race, a further 4 points back. Langdown is now tied for 5th with fellow Brit Holden and Italian Lambertini, scores after discards.
Forecast is set for kinder conditions tomorrow.
1 Mark Bulka McCrae 10 4 1 2 1 8
2 Simon Mussell Highcliffe SC 2 3 7 1 3 9
3 Soren Dulong Andreasen Hellerup Sejlklub 5 1 3 4 (DNF) 13
4 Jason Beebe RQYS 7 2 2 3 13 14
T5 Gary Langdown Highcliffe SC 1 6 10 10 10 T27
MORE RACING NEWS
HSC vs CSC kicked off this Sunday with Races 1&2 of Sea Interclub Series enjoying a fantastic morning’s racing. The wind gods blessed them with some screaming reaches to play with and the sun glistened beautifully on the many upturned hulls that flashed themselves all over the course. Full race report on link below plus lots of photos available on website gallery
Next Interclub 8th May 10.30 - it’s all to play for!
Harbour Spring Series races 3&4 saw sunny conditions, NW F3-4. Race 1 saw Tarrant (4.Race 1 saw Tarrant (4.7) fly across the start line to leeward of the rest of the fleet making a smart tack behind the group placing her ahead by the end the first beat. Breathing down her neck on the reach were Hawkins (Radial) and Horn (4.7) with Hawkins making the wing mark just ahead. The wind then seemed to disappear for the first part of the run only to be replaced by gusts, which made for a very fluky fetch to the leeward mark. For the second beat, Hawkins went off on one tack and Tarrant on the other, all the time being chased by Parsons (Solo) and Martin and daughter Emma (Comet duo) and Pike/Perry (Comet Duo).
After 3 laps Hawkins took line honours with Tarrant 40 seconds behind, tightly followed by Parsons and Horn. After correction, two 4.7's beat the Radial on handicap. 1st Tarrant, 2nd Horn, 3rd Hawkins.
With a quick turnaround, race 2 saw the Lasers bunching close together again up the beat. Hawkins and Horn led all the way round and with Hawkins ending ahead of Tarrant on both the water and after correction. All competing boats crossed the finish within 3-4 minutes of each other. 1st Horn, 2nd Hawkins, 3rd Tarrant.
Results of series so far 1st Horn, 2nd Tarrant, 3rd Hawkins. Races 5&6 Harbour series 22nd May at 10.30.
JUNIOR TRAINING UPDATE
First 2 junior training sessions took place last weekend and despite the nippy April air, they were a great success. It is a huge well done and congratulation to all the junior sailors who completed and passed their RYA Youth 1 and started their RYA level 2.
Thank you to all the helpers both on the water and in the galley, without your particpation these weekends would not be possible.
Next junior training will be 11th & 12th June. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to book a place.
Sun 01-May Matthew Hemus Assistant Sea Race Officer
Wed 04-May Assistant Hbr Race Officer
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Good luck to HSCs Gary Langdown and Simon Mussell who have swapped Christchurch Harbour for Monterey Bay and are competing in this yearâ€™s Contender World Championships at Santa Cruz YC in California. The 4 race, pre world warm ups were completed last week with Gary taking 11th place and Simon sitting in 15th. Follow their progress using this link http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/11182#_newsroom
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