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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SOCIAL SIDE AT HSC
Big thank you to Janet and her Social Team for organising the dinner dance at the Lord Bute this year. The whole evening was a fab success, everyone looked wonderful all dressed up (especially once they hit the dance floor) and going on feedback over received over the last week, all those who attended had a great time. To be repeated!!
Next up is the Christmas lunch on Sunday 8th December which I understand is now fully booked. The bar opens at 12.00 and Team Al Fresco will start serving lunch at 13:00 - please remember what you ordered, Janet has a list and she's not afraid to use it ...
The next relaxed social at HSC will be on Friday 13th December from around 19:00 (ish). Please bring a plate of nibbles, and some Christmas spirit.
The Friday Winter Talks are currently being sorted, there will be more information to come, but on the QT, apparently Ken Fowler will be around on 29th January 2020 to tell us where he is at with his big circumnavigation adventure, so save the date.
ON THE WATER
Despite the cold, the sailing continues at HSC. We have now successfully run 6 races in the Frostbite series with the last 2 races programmed for 15th December - MSC are running races 7 and 8. So far the harbour has delivered a real mixed bag of conditions, so we await with interest to see what sort of weather we will end the series on.
We are also looking for some volunteers to help run our famous Icicle Open races in Jan and Feb (especially looking for someone with a camera who would like to go out in a RIB and capture the event). At the moment we only have one volunteer who has stepped forward to help and we really would like a few more. We are looking for RIB helms/crews and assistant Race Officer to work on shore (hot cuppas provided). Please let email@example.com know if you can help. Thanks.
The dates we need to cover are:-
12th Jan Sun 10:30 Harbour Icicle Open #1 & 2 10:15 - 1.7
26th Jan Sun 10:30 Harbour Icicle Open # 3 & 4 10:14 - 1.6
9th Feb Sun 10:30 Harbour Icicle Open # 5 & 6 09:15 - 1.7
23rd Feb Sun 10:30 Harbour Icicle Open # 7 & 8 09:18 - 1.6
Thank you so much to all of you who have renewed your memberships and managed to navigate our new Webcollect system. We are currently putting together a whole programme of water based and social fun for 2020 and we hope that 2020 will be as much fun, if not more, as last year.
For those of you who haven't renewed (there are about 50...). Please would you be kind enough to do so. You can use the link https://www.highcliffesailing.co.uk/renew which will guide you to webcollect and the renewal process.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, your newly elected membership secretary, Jean Hemus will be happy to help.
SAILING PROGRAMME & DUTIES
The sailing programme for 2020 is finished and will be uploaded to the website very soon. Once this is completed we will be sending out a mail to invite you to self select your duties, as system which has proved to be very successful over the last few years.
Please look out for this in your in boxes soon.
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