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

URGENT – Volunteers needed for extra safety boat cover, both helm and crew, for Sea Interclub on 30th April , if you can help please let rcomhouse@highcliffesailing.co.uk

Upcoming race programme:-

Sunday 23rd April - Sea Spring races 5&6 – 10h30 start

Sunday 30th April - Sea Interclub races 1&2 – 10h30 start – 28 boats raced this series last year with HSC coming out on top and Alan Tarrant taking the trophy – so come on, rig up and get out on the water to defend our title!!

Sunday 30th April - MSC Invitation Harbour 1&2 – 12h start – 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

Our Easter Cup drew 15 boats to the line up over 2 days of racing:-

Final standings: 1st Robin Annett (Laser) 2nd Team Gibson (RSFeva), 3rd John Phelps (Laser)

The next Wednesday Social Sail will be on 26th April

The race programme lists the first Ladies That Launch as 21st April – this is an error and the bar will not be open that evening.

First Ladies That Launch sortie will be on 28th April – Ladies, please be ready, willing and able for an 18h start and let the fun begin.

Bar will be open during and after for all partners/husbands/willing participants to buy the lovely ladies a glass or 2 afterwards in recognition of all their hard core training efforts.


VOLUNTEER LIST - SOME URGENT

Swaps/Volunteers – Please remember if you wish to swap it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to actively find a replacement.

30 Apr Chris Farr Extra Boat Crew – Sea Interclub - URGENT
30 Apr Andy Daish Extra Boat Helm - Sea Interclub – URGENT
14 May Extra Boat Helm - Sea Interclub
14 May Extra Boat Crew – Sea Interclub
28 May Extra Boat Helm - Sea Interclub
28 May Extra Boat Crew – Sea Interclub

07-May Nicky Fitoussi Warden lock
08 May Warden Open
15 May Warden open
22 May Warden open
27 Aug Phil Roberts Safety Boat Helm
17 Dec Dominic Rogers Harbour Race Officer
17 Dec Lauren Rogers Assistant Hbr Race Officer


ANOTHER EXCITING OPPORTUNITY

Further to the flood of offers to help with washing tea towels from the bar and galley (yes, not a single person came forward), we are now also looking for some assistance with cleaning the club and changing rooms. Currently we unfortunately find ourselves without a cleaner and so we must apologise if the club is looking a little unkempt. We would therefore be over the moon if anyone could spare an hour or 2 to help put a mop and vacuum cleaner around. Please email tania@highcliffesailing.co.uk if you can help.


LAST SHOUT FOR….

…Wetsuits and sailing gear. There are still a few wetsuits and boots and tops beautifully displayed upstairs in the clubhouse. Please feel free to go and have a look and take anything that fits and leave a small donation in the clubhouse letter box if you find anything suitable.


TRAINING NEWS

Reminder that Top International Judge, David Brunskill is coming to HSC to kindly give us a racing rules talk on 12th May and will look at the changes in the 2017 – 2020 rules. Further information regarding this event will follow, please note the date in your diaries.

TRAINING PLACES

10 Places left on the first Junior Training weekend on 13th & 14th May 5 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.


PLEASE DON'T FORGET

MIDSUMMER BBQ

Next social 17th June - details to follow

DOORCODE

Please don’t forget the doorcode is changing very soon. This was sent out with your list of duties, if you can find it, please check your junk mail.


Duties

Can you help. Volunteer or Swap requested for Warden RaceDuty


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Details of our Vice Commodore's charity Race to Scotland can be found at http://racetoscotland.co.uk

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Wind Actual

Time
Dir
Avg Wind
Gusts (Kts)
01:30
West
6
8
01:40
West
6
7
01:50
West
5
7
02:00
West
4
6
02:10
West
3
4
02:20
NW
2
2
02:30
NW
2
3
02:40
NW
3
4
02:50
NW
3
5
03:00
NW
3
5
03:10
NW
4
5
03:20
NW
3
4

Tide Times & Heights for Christchurch (Entrance) on 24th April 2017

03:41 - Low Tide (0.53m)
08:27 - High Tide (1.60m)
15:49 - Low Tide (0.49m)
20:56 - High Tide (1.67m)

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