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 - THE WATER

Saturday 23rd Feb we are invited to join CSC out racing in the harbour for their Icebreaker series. Start will be at 11:00, which gives us enough time to have fun sailing, get off the water, pop to the Haven for some chips and then ......


WHAT'S ON - AT THE CLUB

.... get back to our warm clubhouse, turn on the TV and settle down for the next instalment of England's six nation rugby domination. What more could you want, sailing, rugby, beautiful venue and a glass with your mates! Match starts at 4.30ish.

Please don't forget to sign up for your Calcutta Cup Curry on 16th March too. Rugby will be on all day from midday with England vs Scotland up last. Neil will be getting things hot and spicy from 18:00. Mail to social@highcliffesailing.co.uk to put your name down. Details on flyer on website.


TRAINING AT HSC

It is a big thanks to Richard Brooks for his fun and informative Knots Talk last Friday, never was a fiddling with bit of string so entertaining. We hope everyone who braved Storm Eric and came down to the club enjoyed the evening.

Carrying on our Training programme. we are pleased to welcome Carol Haines of the RYA to our club on Friday 1st March for a presentation on:

Basic Rules

and she has generously offered to to answer as many questions as we want!

Bar will be open from 7pm and the club all warm as usual. Please come down and take advantage of this great opportunity.

There is one caveat however ......


THE REVAMP

....the Ladies Changing rooms will be out of action.

The benches, hooks and bag racks have already been removed from the ladies and the electrical move has already taken place with the main rip out to the ladies taking place tomorrow, Thursday 14th Feb.

After this date the ladies will be out of bounds to members.

Please also note that the cleaning cupboard has been relocated into the race cupboard and that the far end of the gents changing is now out of bounds during the ladies refurb ( for storage purposes)

We apologise for the mess and inconvenience, and thank you to the chaps for letting the Ladies use your facilities .... (that is the plan isn't it?). We will keep you updated on the progress on the newsletter and on FB.

Anyway, this project will all be done by the time sailing proper starts for which will we are still looking for generous members to .......


LAST WEEK OF SIGN UP

.....sign up for volunteer duties.

Thanks to those who have already signed up for galley, bar and sailing duties, the rewards will be plentiful when the sun shines and the BBQ gets fired up once more.

We still have 53 sailing duties to fill, most urgently, we are looking for someone to help out run the harbour racing at Easter.

If you are new member, please don't hesitate to sign up for an assistant role, you will not be left alone and it is the best way to learn the ropes and find out all about racing at HSC.

We will be automatically filling the duties soon so if you would like to pick the dates yourselves, please do so as soon as you can.

Once more, thank you to those who have already kindly given up their time and to those hesitating, go on, give it a go, it's all good fun.


DUTY ALLOCATION DETAILS

How to allocate duties

Members are invited to allocate themselves duties between 5 January - 19 February 2019 using the link below. Please note that you can sign up for more than one duty at a time.

http://www.highcliffesailing.org.uk/cgi-bin/dv16.cgi
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 sailsec@highcliffesailing.co.uk in the first instance.



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Tide Times & Heights for Christchurch (Entrance) on 18th February 2019

03:04 - Low Tide (0.50m)
07:51 - High Tide (1.69m)
15:21 - Low Tide (0.37m)
20:12 - High Tide (1.59m)
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