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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LAST BIG BASH OF THE YEAR

The lovely Members Christmas lunch is all sorted and the menu will be as follows:-

£15 per head (same as last year)

Succulent roasted breast of Turkey
Proper chipolata wrapped in bacon
Pork, Chestnut �n� Cranberry stuffing
Best Roasties
Sprouts, carrots �n� peas
Great gravy
or

Quorn Roast
Veggie cocktail sausages
Cranberry, sage and red onion stuffing
Best roasties
sprouts, carrots 'n' peas.

Bread sauce and cranberry sauce on the tables

Followed by

Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
or
Mince Pie and cream
or
fresh fruit salad.

Bar will be open from 12.00 ready to sit down at 13:00 - Please place your order with social@highcliffesailing.co.uk and please remember what you order.

Please pay by BACS (sort code 40-17-22 a/c no. 51417878 with your name and xmas as reference) or cheque/cash through letter box at club before booking with social@highcliffesailing.co.uk.

As it the Christmas lunch is so popular, it will be organised on a first come first served basis for those who have paid in advance. There are 30 booked and paid for already so don't hang around if you would like to come.


WHAT'S ON - THE WATER

Next Frostbite races 3 & 4 will be on Sunday 17th November and will be run by MSC - start at 11:00 not 10:30 � the start will be off their jetty and they will be using their MSC race marks (fixed orange ones). At the moment there is a negotiation afoot as to whether we need to sign on at MSC first (that is where the course will be displayed) and whether they will stop for their customary tea break in between races or not � the decision will depend on the weather � I have expressed to MSC that now it is rather parky out there, it may be more pleasant not to get out of our boats (and therefore get wet) and hang around between races. The decision is however down to MSC and will probably be weather dependant. I will keep everyone updated.

Please note we are missing Safety Boat helm & crew now on Sunday 15th Dec for the last of the Frosbite (MSC is running this one so nice and easy job � but probably best to take a flask with you ..). Please let sailsec@highcliffesailing.co.uk if you can step in and help out.


17th Nov Sun 11:00 Harbour Frostbite # 3 & 4 12:30 - 1.5
27th Nov Wed 10:30 Wednesday social sailing 09:23 - 1.7
1st Dec Sun 11:00 Harbour Frostbite # 5 & 6 12:34 - 1.5
11th Dec Wed 10:30 Wednesday social sailing 08:33 - 1.7
15th Dec Sun 10:30 Harbour Frostbite # 7 & 8 11:19 - 1.6


BIG PLASTIC CLEAN UP

Big Local Plastic Hunt on Mudeford Quay was postponed last weekend and will now take place on Saturday 23rd November and EVERYONE is welcome, if not encouraged to come down to the quay and help out.

Highcliffe Sailing Club will be opening its doors to all the locals in the area who have turned up and assisted in cleaning up our beautiful quay and we will be selling reasonably priced tea and coffee to everyone in need of a warm up (obviously if someone wants to bring a cake or two down to sell they would be more than welcome!). We are looking for some willing helpers to stay behind after Yoga or just to come to the club and help serve in the galley. If you have spare hour or two after 11.30 on Saturday morning please would you let rcomhouse@highcliffesailing.co.uk know. All help, as usual, will be gratefully received.


YOGA AT HSC

Yoga was extremely successful last week. Saturday morning was a full house, there wasn�t a spare mat place left. The sessions will continue this week as last week � Wednesday 18:00 � 19:00 ish and Saturday 10:00 till 11:00 ish - £5 per session for members, please don�t forget your mats and something warm for the cool down.


MEMBERSHIP & AGM

Thank you to everyone who has renewed and paid, if have yet to do so, please would you as soon as you can. Any problems, please contact membership@highcliffesailing.co.uk.

Our 59th HSC AGM & Prize Giving is next Thursday 21st November at 8.00 pm. Bar will be open, please arrive a little before 8.00 so you can get a drink and settle in before the meeting starts.

Please note, you are not entitled to attend the AGM if you have not paid your subs.


And on a final fun note, I have received the menu for the dinner dance at the Lord Bute and it looks deeelish, there is definitely something for everyone on there. I will put the menu up on the newsletter next week, if you would like a sneaky peek, then email me and I will forward it to you.


Duties

Can you help. Volunteer or Swap requested for RaceDuty


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Wind Actual

Time
Dir
Avg Wind
Gusts (Kts)
17:20
North
6
9
17:30
North
6
10
17:40
North
7
11
17:50
North
7
11
18:00
North
6
9
18:10
North
5
8
18:20
North
5
9
18:30
North
6
10
18:40
North
6
9
18:50
North
6
9
19:00
North
6
9
19:10
North
6
10
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Tide Times & Heights for Christchurch (Entrance) on 14th November 2019

04:47 - Low Tide (0.61m)
10:00 - High Tide (1.87m)
17:18 - Low Tide (0.47m)
22:18 - High Tide (1.67m)
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