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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FRIDAY NIGHT TALKS AT HSC

This Friday sees another of our superb Friday Night Talks at HSC � and this week we welcome Club Member Ken Fowler, back again, this time to give us the first of our Training Evenings - How to be a Race Officer (and enjoy it..!). The Talk will strip the duties back to basics, covering everything from what time to arrive and where the race kit is stored to how to lay marks and what order to hoist the flags in. This Talk is designed as preparation for the upcoming racing season and is suitable for members of ALL levels of experience. The bar will be open from 19:30 and the Talk will start at 20:00


A SPECIAL GUEST COMING TO HSC

The following Friday 6th March, HSC is pleased to welcome the Mayor of Christchurch, Lesley Dedman to our Club. The Mayor has been cordially invited, and has duly accepted to attend the launch of Club Member Roxanne Bannatyne�s initiative in the battle against Dementia. Roxanne will be giving a presentation, designed especially for the over 40's (or very sensible people under 40!), who want to learn how to do everything possible to protect themselves from Dementia and ill-ageing.

"With someone in the U.K. developing this devastating condition every 3 minutes prevention is a vital tool." Dr. James Pickett, Alzheimer's Society.

There is a suggested donation (but NO obligation) price of £5 to cover items and booklet given, and to enable Roxanne to take her presentation further afield.

Everyone is welcome, guests can be signed in. The talk will be starting at 19:30, the bar will be open at 19:00.

THANK YOU

HSC would like to thank Craig Webb for his fantastic talk last Friday and thank you to everyone for coming along to listen to his informative and important talk. If you would like more information on this highly important initiative, please find a link to his FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/plasticfreeseas/


WHAT'S ON - THE WATER

Unfortunately, the isobars are still clinging closely to each other creating conditions too windy to go out and play in dinghies, kayaks and SUPs. In fact, sadly the last 2 races of our Icicle Open were cancelled, meaning that out of 8 races, we only managed to run 2 of them. The good news is that it is March this weekend and Spring is only around the corner!


WHAT'S ON - AT THE CLUB

Saturday 14th March is Six Nations Final day with all 6 teams playing, so after last year�s blast, the Social Team are throwing another party, this year as a Fish n Chip Supper. All 3 matches will be shown on the big screen, so the club will be open from 2pm. Dinner timings to be confirmed.

YOGA

Roxanne�s very popular YOGA sessions - Every Wednesday from 18:00 � 19:30 and every Saturday 10:00 � 11:30 - £5 per session for Members, £6 for guests. Just show up, no need to book.


TRAINING - FRIDAY NIGHT TALKS

Friday 13th March � Richard Brooks talks Knots

Friday 20th March � Richard Brooks � Support Boat Handling � in-house club presentation for all levels of experience.




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FRIDAY NIGHT TALK - 6TH MARCH 2020

Dementia Prevention Talk

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Wind Actual

Time
Dir
Avg Wind
Gusts (Kts)
10:00
West
25
36
10:10
West
26
36
10:20
West
28
36
10:30
West
32
44
10:40
West
26
34
10:50
West
28
39
11:00
West
28
38
11:10
West
29
37
11:20
West
31
44
11:30
West
32
43
11:40
West
33
46
11:50
West
31
42
TIMES UTC(GMT)
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Tide Times & Heights for Christchurch (Entrance) on 29th February 2020

00:36 - High Tide (1.60m)
07:37 - Low Tide (0.67m)
12:57 - High Tide (1.49m)
19:32 - Low Tide (0.67m)
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FRIDAY NIGHT TALK - 28th FEB 2020

How to be a Race Officer - with Ken Fowler

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