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
Racing programme coming up:-
Sunday 30th April - Sea Interclub races 1&2 – 10h30 start – looks like it might be a screaming reach kinda race, the camera is charged and ready, be there or be square .....
Sunday 30th April - MSC Invitation Harbour 1&2 – 12h start – on a more serene note there will be tea and cakes available on their clubhouse boat.
Wed 3rd May - Harbour Spring evening series races 1&2 – 19h start
Thurs 4th May - Sea Spring evening series races 1&2 – 19h start
Good turnout for races 5&6 of the Sea Spring Series. Report and results below:-
The race team faced tricky course laying conditions for last Sunday, with a 180 degree swing in the wind between races and a marked increase in wind strength throughout the morning’s racing, the 10 boats which lined up to compete had their work cut out. Gary Langdown (Contender) out practicing with Simon Mussell (Contender) in preparation for the upcoming Contender European Championships in Denmark, arrived late to the start line and spent race one playing catch up. This allowed the spinnaker boats of Team Schooling (RS Vision) and Team Gibson (RS Feva) to dominate the results, split only by Bell (Europe) who narrowly missed out on the top spot by 3 seconds.
Having completely switched the direction of the race to accommodate the dramatic change in wind direction, race 2 subsequently saw to undo Team Gibson (RS Feva) who suffered from a jammed spinnaker half way round and lost a lot of ground. Enjoying the increased wind speed, the faster Contenders took off, delighting in a free run of the trapezoid course as they lapped all the other boats and stole first, Langdown and third, Mussell, places both on the water after correction. Team Schooling however had an excellent morning out in the bay, racing hard and managing to squeeze in between the Contenders and earn themselves the second position.
Overall standings after 6 races:- 1st Team Gibson (RS Feva), Phelps (Laser), Bell (Europe)
THIS FRIDAY 28TH APRIL
It has finally arrived, the First Ladies That Launch of the year is this Friday!
Kick off 18h for a shake down and reboot of all things dinghy.
The Bar will be open all evening, all members, not just the lovely ladies, are very welcome to come down and have a social glass or 2, I know of a couple of bar flies who have already bagged a seat.
If you are interested in the Racing Training next Tuesday 2nd May please contact Training@highcliffesailing.co.uk for further details
2 Places left on the first Junior Training weekend on 13th & 14th May 10 booked so far.
4 Places left on the Adult Training Weekend 10th & 11th June.
Power Boat training weekend on the 24th & 25th June is fully booked.
Please see http://www.highcliffesailing.co.uk/training for further details.
VIDEOS ON WEBSITE
There is now space on the Club Website to upload some of your go-pro styled sailing videos. If you would like to put have some footage uploaded to the website please contact email@example.com and I will arrange.
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Details of our Vice Commodore's charity Race to Scotland can be found at http://racetoscotland.co.uk-