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

First Icicle Open races – 15th January 2017 – 11am start – weather looking a little dull but with a lovely F3-4 to play with!

29th Jan – Icicle Races 3&4 – 11am start
12th Feb – Icicle Races 5&6 – 11am start
26th Feb – Icicle races 7&8 – 11am start

Club/galley/bar will be open if you want to come down and watch from the warmth of the club and support those brave/silly enough to go out on the water.


WHAT'S ON - CLUB

Social Team are working on this year’s entertainment programme as I write this… so watch this space!


LAST CHANCE

YELLOW KAYAK UNDER BALCONY - if anyone owns this it has been left under the club balcony since last summer, please can they email rcomhouse@highcliffesailing.co.uk. It will be removed if not claimed by the weekend.

There is now a waiting list for kayak spaces.


VOLUNTEER RUN CLUBS NEED

Volunteers ...

We are still looking for someone to help in the galley for 3 Icicle Open races:-

29th Jan, 12th Feb and 26th Feb – from 11am(ish) to 2.30 pm(ish)

No experience necessary :) if you can smile at the customers and take their money, make lots of hot drinks and load a dishwasher you will be fine!
Please email tania@highcliffesailing.co.uk

As many will know Jane, Nicky and Sue have been busy behind the scenes of the galley for the last 3 years and we are now looking for a new galley committee. This does not mean you have to be in the galley every week as all members help. The job was split between admin (preparing/updating rota). Sue is happy to prepare the initial rota so it would be ensuring swaps are sorted etc. Jane would keep the fridge and freezer stocked with essentials like milk, bread, cheese, chips etc and Nicky would organise the larger catering events such as Open Meetings, Christmas Lunch, Bonfire Spuds etc with lots of help from Sue and Jane and other willing volunteers. There is no expectation for any one person to take on everything - we would like a committee of 3-4 to share the load. Please email Tania if you would like to get more involved and think you could help feed the hungry sailors and/or the party goers. It is great fun and the best way to meet other members


YOUR VICE COMMODORE NEEDS YOU!

Ken Fowler is now gearing up for his big challenge in May for cancer charities, Oakhaven Hospice and Cancer research. All the details are in the article under link below. If anyone would like to help or get involved please contact Ken on kenfmtb@gmail.com. If you are so inclined, you can also check out his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RacetoScotland/ or follow what he is up to on twitter @racetoscotland.

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/193994

thanks.



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ICICLE OPEN SERIES DATES

Details on link below:-

Icicle Open Series Info

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Wind Actual

Time
Dir
Avg Wind
Gusts (Kts)
10:00
NE
6
8
10:10
NE
6
9
10:20
NE
6
8
10:30
East
7
10
10:40
East
8
10
10:50
NE
8
10
11:00
NE
7
10
11:10
NE
7
10
11:20
NE
7
9
11:30
East
6
8
11:40
NE
5
8
11:50
East
4
7

Tide Times & Heights for Christchurch (Entrance) on 18th January 2017

00:57 - High Tide (1.48m)
07:41 - Low Tide (0.73m)
12:51 - High Tide (1.55m)
20:00 - Low Tide (0.56m)

Forecast

Weather

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