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
Well it is Mudeford week and therefore the weather is dreadful, although it is currently looking rather lovely for a spot of sailing on Thursday if you were looking for a window of opportunity.
If anyone fancies sailing in some different waters, Keyhaven YC are holding their Regatta Week all next week from 18th aug till 23rd Aug and there will be a couple of HSC boats on the start line if anyone wishes to join us. The forecast looks rather pleasant at the moment.
In a change to the racing programme, this Sunday we will be running the Commodore's Cup Sea race which was lost to bad weather earlier on in the year. Race start 11.00am.
We are missing a couple of Race Officers (details below) if anyone can step in. Please let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org
15th Aug Thu 19:00 Sea Evening Summer # 7 & 8 21:51 -1.7m
18th Aug Sun 11:00 Commodore's Cup 1 & 2
18th Aug Sun 10:30 Harbour Summer series # 5 & 6 12:10 - 1.6
22nd Aug Thu 19:00 Sea Evening Hard Core 1st & 2nd start Series # 8 14:57 - 1.4 *****MISSING RO*****
25th Aug Sun 11:30 Sea Summer Series # 7 & 8 06:03 - 1.4 **** MISSING RO *****
28th Aug Wed 19:00 Harbour evening series # 9 20:50 - 1.7
29th Aug Thu 19:00 Sea Evening Summer # 9 & 10 20:50 - 1.8 *****MISSING ARO ****
WHAT'S ON - AT THE CLUB
Sunday Roast 1st September- seats are disappearing fast
£8.50 a head. Please email email@example.com to secure your place. This was very popular in May. We are limiting number to 55 this time so book early - BOOKINGS WILL CLOSE ON WED 25TH AUGUST.
RNLI FUN DAY
Thank you also to everyone who came down to the RNLI fun day last Sunday. Bit of a shame that more rubbish weather rained on the parade and cancelled the raft races - thank you to all those ladies and lads who bravely signed up to compete, there's always next year - but the event was still a success, the club was buzzing and we are pleased to welcome some new members to HSC from the day. Thank you to Quentin and Ian and everyone else who came to club and mucked in.
WE ARE HOLDING ANOTHER ONE
As some of you may be aware, we are hosting another Open Meeting at HSC on 28th/29th September, this time for the Finn Class. Whilst these events are important for us financially, they also present a great opportunity for us all to work together and show just what a great club we can be. If the Open Meeting in June is anything to go by, the team spirit shown by the volunteers at HSC was extraordinary and delivered a cracking weekend for everyone involved.
There is a sign up board in the Club house lobby as we are looking for volunteers (again) to help this event run as smoothly and with as much fun and enthusiasm as the Contender/Osprey event.
Primarily we are looking for a show of strength to help with the launch and recovery of the dinghies (an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon - that's all). If you have a spare hour, please let me know and I will add your name to the list. If anyone would like to do a stint at the bar/galley please let firstname.lastname@example.org know. If you just want to be part of it all, please drop me a mail and I will find you a job....
Thanks again for your help, let's see if we can pull off another great event.
You may have received an email via our new database system Webcollect. On this mail was a link to a volunteer survey that the RYA are running to try and establish how members feel about volunteering at their clubs and to find ways to perhaps improve the volunteering experience. The survey takes 10 mins max (I just did it, I promise it is really quick). If you could find the time to complete it that would be appreciated, we are trying to work with the RYA and with yourselves to create a club that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Looks like the paddlers have been out and about enjoying themselves again, great photos on Facebook of them all huddling under a large catamaran in the harbour hiding from a squally shower. If you would like more info on the kayaking group at HSC, please contact email@example.com
WINTER TALKS AT HSC
With the weather as rubbish as it is (I am holding on to the hope of an Indian summer here ..), we are beginning to think about our wonderful winter talks again. If anyone has any particular topic they would like to see covered, or know of anyone who would like to come to the club and give a talk, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
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