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

Sunday 21st Jan - 11am - the first 2 of our Icicle Open Series races kick off. Weather forecast at the moment looks like south easterly veering southwesterly F3 and wet. Not ideal, but totally sailable.

Galley will be open for hot drinks and food, so even if you are not racing you are welcome to come down and watch from the warmth of the clubhouse.


WHAT'S ON - SOCIAL

The Social Team all met up last Friday and now are 4 strong in the group, primed and ready to bring you this year's events.

The Team are pleased to announce that the bar will be open on the first Friday of the month from now on beginning Friday 2nd February where your Social Team will be there planning the events for this year. Everyone is warmly invited to come down for a glass or two and if you feel so inclined, you will be welcome to join them and tell them your ideas.


FEEDBACK

Further to the successful post AGM chat last November, the Committee are pleased to inform you that several of your ideas have now been put into action.

With regard to sea races clashing with poor tides times in the Run, the Race Team have changed the start times to be more in tune with the ebb and flow. We hope this amendment will ease the passage up and down and perhaps encourage a few more of our sailors out to sea!

We are also introducing this year more social watersports outings. Starting in May, tide friendly Thursday evenings will become all about enjoying the wonderful harbour we have at our disposal. The relaxed evenings will be for getting out on the water on kayaks, SUPs, dinghies and windsurfers and having fun.

The bar will be open and post activity relaxation on the veranda will be highly encouraged. More info to follow on this over the coming months


FISH & CHIP LUNCHES

For those new members who may be unaware the Club opens it's doors for a fish and chip luncheon on the 1st Friday of each month during the winter period.

This luncheon originated some twenty years or so ago when those members that were in the main responsible for the locking and unlocking of the club decided to have some form of get together.
Currently these fish and chip luncheons are organised by Ken Sanders and his wife Elsa.The cost for this is £5.50 which must be prebooked also includes a desert. The bar will be open.
You can book your place at the table through Ken or Elsa direct. Alternatively you can contact Peter Emerson by email peterlemerson@uwclub.net for more infomation


YOU CHOOSE

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for their volunteer duties already, the spaces are filling up nicely. The duty rota is not quite full however so please can we ask that anyone who has yet to allocate themselves their duties to please do so. Soon the gaps will be filled automatically.

Unlock/lock wardens are needed for the coming weekends.



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****** NEW 2018 RACE PROGRAMME ******

2018 RACE PROGRAMME

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Wind Actual

Time
Dir
Avg Wind
Gusts (Kts)
15:10
West
12
20
15:20
West
8
10
15:30
West
9
11
15:40
West
9
17
15:50
West
15
23
16:00
West
15
22
16:10
NW
14
21
16:20
NW
13
18
16:30
NW
12
16
16:40
NW
16
27
16:50
NW
19
29
17:00
NW
17
26
TIMES UTC(GMT)
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Tide Times & Heights for Christchurch (Entrance) on 20th January 2018

06:04 - Low Tide (0.63m)
11:12 - High Tide (1.81m)
18:10 - Low Tide (0.44m)
23:38 - High Tide (1.62m)
TIMES BST

Forecast

Weather


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