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 - ON THE WATER

Double opportunity for sailing this weekend, Sunday will be races 3 & 4 of our Icicle Open Meeting at 10:30 (the first 2 races were cancelled so these will basically be the first 2 races) and Saturday we are invited to join CSC in their Icebreaker series, start at 09:30 (please would someone hand the sign on sheet to CSC if you decide to participate).

Despite a bit of damp forecast the wind looks fairly light for Saturday and a lot of fun for Sunday. As always, the Club will be open and warm should you wish to come down and spectate.


WHAT'S ON - IN THE CLUB

SATURDAY 25TH JAN AT 19:00

The Social Committee invites everyone to come down to the club this Saturday evening and join a special Burns Night Gathering lead by our own Brian Crawford. The bar will be open from 19:00, the Commodore will open the evening and food will be served from 19:30. On the taster menu will be the best Macsween's Haggis (alternative sausages and a vegetarian haggis also available) accompanied by tatties and neeps. Also on the menu will be a special Burns trifle, Scottish shortbread and oatcakes with a selection of cheeses plus a host of other themed snacks.

Once fed and watered, Brian will entertain and explain everything you didn't know about Robbie Burns, his 'colourful life style', his poetry, his liberalism and lots of interesting asides on how his memory lives on in our everyday lives. You will also be treated to a selection of music which you won't get in any music hall. There is a light hearted quiz for those who wish to participate, you can find the answers by listening to his talk and on the back will be the words for a sing along - there can only be one song and you all know it (although this time you won't have to mime the words)!! It will be great fun and even more so if you join in with a bottle in hand - guaranteed!

There is no upfront charge for the evening as it is your club and we aim to bring you special evenings of entertainment and fun. Catering is a challenge if we don't have a good idea of numbers so if you are thinking of coming, drop a line to Social@highcliffesailing.co.uk . We just need your active participation and support.......... so strike out any less compelling arrangements and come down and join us for some fun and Scottish banter. We already have a fair few of you signed up, but it is always, the more the merrier. Hope to see you Saturday.

EVENING SOCIAL

Friday 7th February - First friday in the month bar night social, bar will be open from 19:00 (ish)


NEW INITIATIVE FOR 2020

Is anyone interested in starting a Canasta group at the club? (A card game for 2 - 4 people). If anyone can already play or wants to learn please email social@highcliffesailing.co.uk .


KEN & YODA

Friday 31st January, there will be the first of our Winter Talks, this time from our intrepid Ken Fowler about his sailing adventures up and down the country in his RS Aero, Yoda. The talk is an exciting tale of whirlpools, capsizes, massive jellyfish, terrifying overfalls, late night rescues and badgers.

Bar will be open at 19:00 with the talk starting at 19:30. Everyone is welcome to attend so bring a friend!

Please contact social@highcliffesailing.co.uk if you would like any further information.


VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

You are all incredible!! The sign up for this year's volunteer duties has been brilliant, we are around 80% complete and there are still a few of you yet to sign up. Thank you so much, let's see if we can make 2020 the best year on and off the water! The on-line sign up will be open for you until the end of February 2020.

If you have any problems signing up for duties or have any questions, please contact sailsec@highcliffesailing.co.uk


RUGBY - ANYONE GOT A BIG TV?

Six Nations Rugby starts Saturday 1st February and after last year's success showing the matches in the club, we would like to show as many matches as we can again. Please would you let social@highcliffesailing.co.uk know if you fancy popping to the club to watch the matches so we have an idea of numbers. The bar will be open.

Plus, if anyone has a big TV they would be kind enough to lend us for 6 weeks that would be ace.

A note for your diaries, after last year's blast, the Social team are planning a fish and chips supper this year for finals Super Saturday March 14th.


Duties

Can you help. Volunteer or Swap requested for RaceDuty


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ICICLE OPEN 2020

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Wind Actual

Time
Dir
Avg Wind
Gusts (Kts)
09:20
East
13
17
09:30
East
13
16
09:40
East
11
14
09:50
East
10
12
10:00
NE
12
16
10:10
East
13
17
10:20
NE
12
16
10:30
East
11
15
10:40
NE
12
15
10:50
NE
10
14
11:00
East
10
15
11:10
East
12
18
TIMES UTC(GMT)
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Tide Times & Heights for Christchurch (Entrance) on 23rd January 2020

02:53 - Low Tide (0.52m)
07:50 - High Tide (1.61m)
15:16 - Low Tide (0.39m)
20:14 - High Tide (1.45m)
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