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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UPDATE FROM HSC
Hi HSC Members,
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer the best they can, the weather is certainly making the ‘staycation’ very pleasant. Big news, from Thursday 6th August there will be a limited reopening of the Club House, changing rooms and galley! Please check out the important message from The Committee below on what to expect and how this will work. Full instructions on what to do and what not to do can be found on the front page of the website on the right hand side under Clubhouse/Sailing – Special Instructions. But more on that in a tick.
Firstly, we now have successfully run 6 races since the return to racing on 19th July this year. It’s a big thank you to everyone involved for making this happen so smoothly in such restrictive conditions, the feedback from sailors both at HSC and MSC has been nothing but positive all round, in fact the results show that 27 boats (including the new club Zests) have signed on for 1 or more of the Harbour Challenge Cup series. Just brilliant.
There is still plenty to come, the rest of the series will be on:
23rd Aug – Harbour Challenge Cup races #5&6 – 10:30
30th Aug – Harbour Challenge Cup races #7&8 – 10:30
14th Aug – Harbour Evening race #2 – 18:00
28th Aug – Harbour Evening race #3 – 19:00
However, if you can’t wait until then, MSC are running a reduced Mudeford Week this year, now known in its 2020 format of ‘Mudeford Weekend’ which is taking place this weekend 8th & 9th August, and to which we are all very cordially invited. The forecast is scorching, so getting out on the water will probably be the best choice (if you can). Full details of the event are below:-
2 series races each day with a fun race to follow.
Saturday first start 11.30
Sunday First start 12.30
Briefing on Saturday 11.00 at the clubhouse.
Tea, coffee and cake will be served on the foreshore between races.
The cost for the weekend will be just £2.00 to cover costs.
The overall results will be calculated but there will be no prizes this year.
Saturday evening Mike stagg has organised a walking treasure hunt round Mudeford starting at 18.30 from the club. Please sign on and pay at the clubhouse on Saturday morning.
Please check out Mudeford SC facebook page/website for further details.
FEW DINGHIES FOR SALE
Club is selling a Topper and a Pico, at very reasonable prices – please contact Ian at email@example.com if you would like any more info/photos – or check out HSC Facebook page. Pico is £350, oldish boat but still very solid with a good rudder. Topper is £295, is in good condition but it does have a damaged gunwhale
Club Member is selling his Laser for £950
Very clean 1997 boat with full HD carbon tiller extension. There are 2 Radial sails and 3 Standard sails. the mast step holds water and there are no leaks. There is an additional shortened dagger board for harbour use. It is complete with launch trolley, foil bag and a pair of 5 spar carrier supports. The cover is well worn but functional. It is kept in the dinghy park on Mudeford Quay.
Seller is very happy to consider offers from members. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put you in contact.
RE-OPENING OF CLUB HOUSE
Following further changes to the government guidelines the committee is pleased to announce as from 09:00 on Thursday 6th August 2020 there will be a limited opening of the main hall /galley and changing rooms.
Presently the use of face coverings in enclosed public spaces is advisory. However as from the 8th of August it will be mandatory except when eating or drinking. We therefore ask that if you are within the Main hall after the 8th and you are not drinking or eating, you need to be wearing a face covering.
The galley will be a self-service arrangement with complimentary tea and coffee available. Ideally bring your own mug, teaspoon and snacks if required. Please observe the guidelines which will be posted on the tables in the main hall. There are many guidelines to follow but please ensure the track and trace log is entered with date, your name (Printed) and time of entry. One name is required per household. We do not require any further information as the membership list holds contact information for all members.
A further little reminder re socialising whilst having your tea, coffee and your snacks. We all know how nice it will be to see some members that you perhaps have not seen for a bit and the temptation will be to move around to catch up. Unfortunately, it is especially important that we stay seated at our tables and do not go walkabout. Also please be very aware of other people when entering and leaving the club house to ensure observance of social distancing.
So please do come on in and enjoy a complementary Tea and Coffee and take part in a bit of socially distanced socialising and enjoy the surroundings (nice new carpet in the main hall bar area)
Alas the bar will still remain closed at this time.
The club still has the policy of “arrive ready to Sail” however we appreciate that in certain circumstances this is not always possible. We are therefore offering a limited usage of the changing rooms. With a maximum of two persons in the ladies and four persons in the gents at any one time. The showers unfortunately are still not to be used. A token system of entry will be in use. Note the requirements for household groups. Please read and adhere to the signage outside the toilets on how this is to operate. One point that needs to be highlighted is that at no time are personal belongings of any sort to be left in the changing rooms.
The Committee will keep the above under constant review, but as you are all aware, the situation is very fluid currently and occasionally quite confusing too.
So, please come on down to your active club and enjoy your water sports in a delightful location.
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SELFSERVE GALLEY AND MAIN HALL GUIDELINES AUG 2020
CHANGING ROOM GUIDELINES AUG 2020
SPECIAL HARBOUR SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 2020
RETURN TO HARBOUR RACING RISK ASSESSMENT
RETURN TO SAILING SPECIAL INSTRUCTION REV. 2
Propose Re-Start Graph
Boat Hire Amended Conditions