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Weekly Update from HHSC 6th June

Weekly Update from HHSC 6th June 2019

It looks like this coming weekend will be a story of two halves with strong winds currently forecast for Saturday and calmer conditions on Sunday. If you are attending any of the events scheduled for Saturday 8th June (including Oppie Session 3 or the Cadet/Novice Coached race) please check the HHSC Facebook page and / or website on Friday 7th June after 12:00 for updates. The club will post information on whether sailing will take place.

This week … On & Off the Water

Sat 8th June

Please monitor Website Homepage for sailing updates (new banner feature added for news alerts!)

Club Racing: Cadet/Novice/Ladies/Masters 3/4

Race start time is 14.30. Don't forget that this race offers coached support on the water. Perfect for those new or returning to racing. So sign out a boat! Suggest getting to club for 13:00, then rigged in time for 13:30 briefing by Coach. Race Start at 14:30.

Oppies: Session 3

The first Beginners session starts at 13:20. Check the sign up sheet for further details for the subsequent Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced session times! (Parents - please remember that your help is greatly appreciated (needed!!) before, during and after your child's sessions. Come prepared to get your feet & legs wet launching and recovering boats!)

Sun 9th June

Club Racing: Summer Series 1/2

Race start time is15:30

Squads: Tera / Topper Session 2

Those signed up for these squads should have received an email from Julie Thorpe detailing times to be at club.

Coming Up

Fri 14, Sat 15, Sun 16 June -

Friday sees the start of the RYA Start Sailing Level 2 course - with the Theory session on Friday followed by on-the-water sessions on 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd. Good Luck to all the participants!

Sat 15 June -

Sailing - Dinghy and Cruiser

Class Racing C Series 1/2/3 with Race Start time of 09:30 and also the Cruiser Tankard RaceCadet Social

Cadet Social - 5.30pm

The next Cadet Social will be June 15th. The evening will start with the Construction Challenge at 5.30pm followed by a BBQ and waterfight. Can cadets please save up some waste plastics for the event.

Sun 16 June

Laser Open

HHSC will be hosting the Laser Open. Please sign up on Duty Man if you can help make this a great event.

Friday 21st June - 7.30pm

Strawberry and Prosecco Evening

See poster. Please support this event - a great evening for new and 'old' members alike!

Saturday HW 16:02

Sunday HW 17:11

Dates for Your Diary........

Fri 7th June


Sat 8th June

Bar open & lunch available

Sun 9th June

Bar open and lunch available

Weds 12th June


Fri 14th June - 7pm

RYA Start Sailing Theory (then practical sessions over next 2 weekends)

Sat 15th June - 5.30pm

Cadet Social

Sun 16th June

Laser Open

Fri 21st June

Strawberries & Prosecco

Message from Vice Commodore

The Season has started especially well with lots of people sailing and very successful powerboating and sailing courses. Following on from the success of the Topper Open last month, we are hosting a Laser Open on Sunday June 16th.

I would encourage you to come down to support the event and the competitors, especially those from Hill Head. To help make the event a success we still need volunteers to support the organising team. We are looking for Shore Support, greeters, a Beach Master, registration Officer and Tally Station . I will be ringing round asking for support but you can also fill in a duty in Dutyman or give me a call. We are also looking for a cruiser to act as a Committee Boat.

Many thanks in advance.

Richard Whiteley Vice Commodore 07767 647792


Can all members please ensure that the Emergency Contact Details provided to the club are up to date. Whilst we hope we never have to use them, it is important that we have up to date information in case we have an incident.

Please check by accessing the Members Portal here: This is also where you can ensure that your contact details are visible to other Club Members (select 'Members' from the drop down list as highlighted in the image). This is really useful if you are trying to organise Duty Swaps for example.


Safety Boat Start Times

We are aware there has been some confusion regards arrival times for Safety Boat volunteer duties for club racing. The general guidance is to arrive around 1 hour before the start of the race. The automated reminder from DutyMan should reflect this but if in doubt, please check the Race Start time either in this Weekly Update or in the Sailing Calendar (on the website or in your printed calendar). There are still hard copies of the Calendar available at the club if you haven't picked one up yet.

Unidentified Dinghy (Still!)

Do you recognise this Dinghy. It is on spit side and sat in the 'Cat Area'. There are no Hill Head stickers - only a Leamington Sticker. If you own this boat - or know who does - please let the Dinghy Park Manager know (Sue Vines).

Lost a Coat?

Do you recognise these coats found at the Sailing Club? They are in Lost Property waiting to be reunited with their owners!

Breaking News - Purple flag recovered!

During Laser Squad last weekend, our new buoy with a purple flag SUNK - thought lost forever! We're pleased to report that the intrepid 'buoy rescue team' waded; kayaked & swam to bring him home. We await his next adventures!

Calling all Cadets

If you are between 8- 14 and attending Intermediate Oppies or above; or you are in squads then this is for you:

OnBoard festival, the dates & booking can be found here:

ASWC event on the 21st July. - Andrew Simpson at Portsmouth Outdoor Centre

SWAC's event on the 13th July- Southampton Water Activities Centre

£15 for the day 9.30- 16.00

A day of water activities- sailing; windsurfing, SUPS & water challenges.

Highly recommended! Any questions ask Margaret.



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