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Weekly Update from HHSC 14 March 2019

Published 12:17 on 6 Apr 2019

Unfortunately the weather conspired against the SLOSHH Winter Series - again - and the event at Lee-on-Solent had to be cancelled. Powerboat training did take place at the club though.

Take note of the Cadet (& Squad sign-up) Evening which is taking place tomorrow - Fri 15th March. The evening starts with information (& sign up) for Oppie Sailors and concludes with squad sign up (including Adult Squad)! This evening is a great opportunity to learn how your cadets can get on the right path to achieve their sailing goals including Instructor Qualifications!

Finally, a HUGE congratulations to Katy Bradley who successfully completed her RYA Senior Instructor Course.

This week …

Cadet Opportunities Evening - Fri 15th Mar starts 6.15pm

The evening starts at 6.15pm with information on our Oppie programme and the opportunity to Sign Up on the night for the first 2 sessions (details below). The session is followed straight after (7.30pm) with a talk on further Cadet Opportunities. This is targeted at Cadets & their grown-ups!

Squad Sign Up - Cadet & Adults - Fri 15th Mar 8.30pm

Squad Sign-up from 8.30pm. See Notice for more details on Squad options and dates.

Coming Up ...

Clubs History Group - Thurs 21 Mar 2pm

The Club's History Group will meet again on Thursday 21 March at 2pm in the Club House. All are welcome to attend - further details from John Lewthwaite on 01329 663202.

Thai Supper - Fri 22nd March - 7pm

Took's Thai Evening is now fully booked! The Bar will be open from 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Dates for Your Diary

Fri 15th Mar 8pm

Bar Open

Sat 16th Mar -

No Lunch or Bar

Sun 17th March -

No Lunch or Bar

Weds 20th Mar - 8pm

Bar Open

Fri 22nd Mar - 7pm

Thai Supper - Bar Open at 7pm


Safety Boat Course

22 Mar, 23 Mar, 24 Mar

RYA First Aid

30 Mar

Charles Benoy

Sadly, it is understood that Charles Benoy died on the 9 March aged 98. Charles and Sybil had joined the Club in the early 1960's. They were of course Life Members of the Club.

Charles was our Commodore in 1979/80 and Hon Secretary for 10 years before.

Details of the funeral arrangements will follow when available.

An Information Evening for Cadets and Adults - Fri 15th March

Course and Squad sign-up

18.15-19.15 Oppie Sessions - information talk targeted at cadets and adults. Sign-up for the first 2 sessions.

  • Session 1 Saturday 4 May - HW 12.00
  • Session 2 Monday 6 May - HW 13.00

19.30 Cadet opportunities talk: Find out more about RYA courses, squads, racing, dinghy week and more. Learn how it all fits together!

20.30 Sign up & pay for RYA courses, Squads etc

See below for RYA course/Squad dates

Contact Margaret Hyde or for further information

RYA Youth Beginners (stage 1/ 2) Course

Who for: Ages 10-14


  • Sat 11 May - 12.00-19.30
  • Sun 12 May - 14.00-19.30
  • Sat 18 May - 09.00-16.00

RYA Youth Intermediate (stage 2/3) Course

Who for: Ages 10-14 who may have done Stage 1


  • Sat 6 April 9.00- 16.30
  • Sun 7 April 10.00-17.00
  • Sat 13 April 15.00-20.3

Cost £45 + log book £4.50. Payment on booking: Place cheque to HHSC in the RYA letter rack or the post box next to the changing room or pay online. Booking conditions apply

Helming Opportunities

"Onboard"Community experiences

  • Thur 27 June 18.00- 20.30 - Gosport 5th Scout Group
  • Wed 10 July 18.00-20.30 - Titchfield Scout Group
  • Thur 25 July 17.00-20.15 - 1st Park Gate Sea Scout Group

Push the Boat Out

  • Sun 5 May 9.00-15.30 (list in entrance)


These are for developing skills on the water for people who can already sail. Timings approx. 2 hours either side of HW


  • Sat 27th April HW 18.48
  • Sat 22nd June HW 15.36
  • Sun 7th July HW 15.50
  • Sun 21st July HW 15.06


  • Sat 25th May HW 17.01
  • Sun 9th June HW 17.11
  • Sun 30th June HW 10.19
  • Sun 14th July HW 10.27

LASER (Own boat needed, youth and adult)

  • Sat 27th April HW 18.48
  • Sat 11th May HW 17.09
  • Sun 2nd June HW 11.30
  • Sat 20th July HW 14.30
  • Sun 1st Sept HW 13.29


  • Sat 25th May HW 17.01
  • Sun 9th June HW 17.11
  • Sun 30th June HW 10.19
  • Sun 14th July HW 10.27

FEVA (Try some double handed sailing)

  • Sat 27th April HW 18.48 16.00
  • Sun 12th May HW 18.42 16.00
  • Sun 2nd June HW 11.30 09.00
  • Sun 21st July HW 15.06 12.30

All Squads - Cost £30. Payment on booking


If you've just done a RYA level qualification, haven't sailed for some time, are nervous about entering/leaving harbour, want to improve your sailing, or want confidence to join in club racing then this is the Squad for you! Join the Adult squad to improve your skills and gain confidence.


  • Sat 4th May HW 11.58
  • Sat 1st June HW 10.53
  • Sat 6th July HW 14.56
  • Sat 3rd Aug HW 13.49
  • Sat 31st Aug HW 12.44

Cost £30. Sign up and pay Fri 15th March after the cadet information evening 9pm ish.

Contact with any queries

The Allocation Team!!

Plugging the Volunteer Gaps - An update!

We started the process of filling duty gaps but there is still more to do! It's never too late to Log in to Duty Man and pick the volunteer activity and dates that suit you (alternatively email who can do it for you)!!

Sail For Sale or Wetsuit Wanted ??

With the Sailing Season fast approaching, now is a great time to get out your sailing kit from last year to see what needs replacing or selling on. This Weekly Update is a great way to communicate with other members - so why not post your 'Sailing Related' For Sale and Wanted Items here. Email

And finally

- please remember to keep sending your photos in. Did anyone get any stormy pictures of the club last weekend?

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