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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Thank you to everyone who has signed up for duties this week, we have had nearly 30 members put themselves forward which is fantastic. There are still quite a few gaps to fill, so please keep up the good work so we can keep the club buzzing for another year.
At the bottom of this mailer are the full instructions on how to sign up for a duty, plus an easy to use link. For all new members, please don't hesitate to sign up as an Assistant, whoever is lead on that day will take you through the race/support boat process. It is all fun and volunteer run clubs don't run without volunteers.....
WHAT'S ON - THE WATER
We have Icicle races 3&4 coming up this Sunday and it looks set to be bright and cold. Racing starts at 10:30, the club will be warm, the galley will be open and everyone will be welcome. This event has been included in the RS Aero UK Winter Series, so we could be expecting a good turnout (which will hopefully give those big old Finns a run for their money).
WHAT'S ON - SOCIAL
Last Friday's Winter Talk on Tides and Charts was another great success. Thank you Richard Brooks for a great presentation, it is always great to see the club house full and alive.
Next Friday Winter Talk will be on 1st Feb and will cover Race and Course Management with Pete Emerson.This talk is intended to give members the confidence to successfully run a race e.g. start sequence, safety, course laying (there's more than one) and the finish, along with many other items to discuss. The intention is to make it as interactive as possible.
The Clubhouse and Bar will also be open for England’s matches in the Guinness Six Nations Rugby Tournament
Saturday 2 Feb – 4:30pm
Sunday 10 Feb – 2:30pm
Saturday 23 Feb – 4:30pm
Saturday 9 March – 4:30pm
So grab a pew and a pint and watch 30 burley blokes chuck themselves around in the mud as they chase after an oddly shaped ball.
FRIDAY LUNCH CLUB AT HSC
On the first Friday of every month HSC have their Friday Lunch Club and all members are welcome. It is Fish and Chips and Pudding for £6.50 per head, starting at 12:00 for 12:30 and the bar is open. Next Friday Lunch Club will be 1st Feb. If you would like to come, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass you Elsa, the organiser, telephone number.
VOLUNTEER SIGN UP PROCEDURE
How to allocate duties
Members are invited to allocate themselves duties between 5 January - 19 February 2018 using the link below.
1. Select your name from the drop down list on the left.
2. Scroll or elect the month of the duty
3. Select the corresponding box(s) for the duty type (e.g Support Boat Crew or Galley Assistant)
4. Click SUBMIT
5. Repeat steps 2-4 to ensure a minimum of 3 duties are allocated.
You will receive a confirmation email for each duty selected. If you make a mistake or need to make a change you can use a link within that email.
After 19 February , anyone who has not allocated themselves any duties, will be allocated some duties as normal by the committee.
Therefore, to ensure you have duties on dates that are convenient for you, we strongly urge you to select them as soon as possible.
Of course, if you don’t mind when you do duties, then you do not need to do anything. Your duties will be automatically allocated after 19 February 2018.
Please note that there will still be the ability to swap duties during the season, as usual.
Warden duties- If you are a key holder, you are expected to do at least 15-20 open/lock up duties. These are on top of the 3 Race/Galley/bar duties you are required to do. Therefore selecting just 3 warden duties is not an option.
Finally if you have been asked to allocate yourself duties that you are not happy to do, please contact me email@example.com in the first instance.
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HSC welcome all the RS Aero Class sailors competing in the ICICLE OPEN races on 20th January as part of their RS Aero UK Winter Series,
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