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 - SAILING
Apologies for the delay in sending this week's newsletter, we had a few issues with the website, but all is sorted now.
Wed 19th July Harbour Evening #6 - 19h00 start
Thurs 20th July Sea Evening Summer #3 - 19h00 start
Fri 21st July LTL – 18h00 start
Fri 21st July Ladies Interclub (HSCvsCSCvsMSC) – male crews only permitted in wigs, lippy and dresses …
Sat 22nd July Saturday Club – HW 09h13
Sun 23rd July Sea Late Summer 1&2 10h30 start
Sun 23rd July Harbour Summer 1&2 10h30 start
Wed 26th July Social Sail
Thur 27th July Sea Summer #4 19h00 start
Sat 30th July RNLI Fun Day
Regarding the RNLI Fun Day – we have received a request from the organisers:_
“To sailing club members... a request for your help, Mudeford R.N.L.I need donations of cakes for the funday on Sunday 30th July if you would be able to help, cakes could be dropped to Liz Parker at 9 Caroline Ave BH233JR on Sat 29th until about 5 o'clock I will be in all day baking or to the R.N.L.I on the Sunday”
So any budding bakers with big hearts who want to help out here’s your chance.
Also, Pete Emerson and Ian Pike will be at the club all day and if anyone wants to pop down and add some atmosphere to the goings on at the quay and perhaps chat to passers by.
RACE TRAINING - TOMORROW
Training Team are pleased to bring you 2 race training sessions
Tuesday 18th July 19h00 – 21h00
Tuesday 8th August 19h00 – 21h00
The first session will start at 7pm and run until about 9pm. The intention is for everyone involved to be ready to launch at 7pm after a quick briefing and the launch of the safety boat.
The RYA's race training exercise booklet can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3KsWKnA5CrpTHpzYUp4ZEdJRm8/view?usp=sharing
Please have a look through it and let the instructors know if there is anything in particular you would like to focus on. The session will be run by Ben Schooling assisted by Ken Fowler.
The course is open to all members who can sail round a triangular course, these sessions are intended to introduce members to racing, ensure everyone knows the rules and help experienced racers improve their skills. Club dinghy hire will be available & several members have space available for crew.
For more details check on facebook/newsletter soon or email email@example.com for further information
LADIES INTERCLUB - UPDATE
4 lovely chaps have now volunteered as Race Team to run the Ladies Interclub next Friday, 21st July and the event is shaping up to be another fantastic evening on the water.
Both Christchurch SC and Mudeford SC ladies have been in touch and are all keen to join in with the racing and by the sounds of it, the prosecco drinking after…..
The race will be a course laid in the harbour, with SeaFox as committee boat and a start time of 19h00. The race is open to Ladies of all sailing skill levels and a great introduction to racing. If there are any experienced lady helms who would can take a Lovely Launching Lady with them please let firstname.lastname@example.org know and he will pair you up.
One small thing however ….
We need someone to be chief cork popper and wine pourer behind the bar for that evening. If you are available to be barperson for a roomful of lovely launching ladies, please let email@example.com know.
Ladies that launch will also still be happening for those who don't want to race and they have crew places up for grabs in the RS Vision and a Wanderer if there are any chaps willing to helm. Please let firstname.lastname@example.org know if you can volunteer to helm.
The Committee are pleased to announce this week that Ian Pike has been kind enough to step into the position vacated by Andy a couple of months ago and will be taking on the role of Club Steward for us. His first job, he reliably tells me, is to change the padlocks on the locker doors replacing them with locks with non-easily changeable combinations.
Also, the engine for the rigid harbour safety boat has also been repaired under guarantee and is now fully operational.
KEN, GARY AND SIMON
Good luck to Gary and Simon, taking part in the Contender Worlds in Sonderborg YC, Denmark from 15th -21st July. If you want to follow their progress, please see link http://manage2sail.com/en-US/event/abe38d2b-06e5-4735-baf0-e172f65298d5#!/
BOOK YOUR TICKETS
Our Vice Commodore Ken Fowler has been asked by Oakhaven Hospice to lay on a little presentation all about the challenges, dangers and experiences of his Race to Scotland adventure. This will take place on 2nd August from 7pm – 9pm at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel. Please see www.oakhavenhospice/events or call 01590 677773 for further information.
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