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 - SAILING

Sun 11th Dec Sea Frostbite races 5&6 – 10.30am start
Sun 18th Dec Harbour Frostibite races 7&8 – 10.30am start
Sun 26th Dec Boxing Day sail 10.00 am start

Results to date Harbour Frostbite

1st A Tarrant
2nd L Wells
3rd Alex/Jane Gibson

Sunday’s Frostbite was another windy, sunny morning with yet more fantastic racing conditions luring a double figure attendance to the start line despite the wooly hat weather and the East North Easterly wind that was gusting 24knots at times.

James Rusden (Radial) blew everyone away from start to finish claiming races 5&6 both across the line and after correction.

Alan Tarrant (Radial) and Ken Fowler (Aero 7) did their best to chase him down but ended up settling for 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Ben and Sophie Schooling (RS Vision) were also game for a blast, flying the spinnaker on the reaches and making the club dinghy soar faster than it has ever been. Team Gibson (RS Feva) matched the kite fun of the RSVision giving a display of spray and speed along the top of the harbour and showing just how much fun these little boats can be.

John Phelps (Laser) was, he claims, victim to an unprovoked attack by a mark he was rounding and was forced to retire and the rigiflex plastic fantastic safety boat proved to be a hit with its crew who discovered just how easy it is to pop back to the clubhouse in between races for a warm up cuppa!!

Results to date Sea Frostbite

1st Pete Bell
2nd Alex/Jane Gibson


WHAT'S ON - CLUB

Sunday 11th December - CHRISTMAS LUNCH


AGM - UDATE

There is an update from our Treasurer Stephen Waite with regard to our CASC situation up on the website under the link CASC UPDATE.


HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP

We are still missing a galley team for next year – we really need your help!

Are there any kind volunteers who would be prepared to get involved? A little bit of help goes a long way to keeping our sailors smiling, social events swinging, the cash tills ringing and the Club thriving.

This is a great chance to join in and get involved with something worthwhile be it helping out occasionally after club racing, to going large and providing sucker to esteemed visitors at our Open events and National Championships (which, if you have never joined in with these occasions before, are great fun and always have the clubhouse buzzing).

Please contact rcomhouse@highcliffesailing.co.uk if you can help or have any questions at all.

Any help is enormously appreciated.


ICICLE SERIES

The most fun you can have in a wooly hat and gloves!

The dates are now up for our Icicle Harbour Open Sailing Series – full details on website or link:-

http://www.highcliffesailing.co.uk/downloads/Icicle_Jan-Feb_2017.pdf

Spread the word and let’s see if we can get over 50 boats out on the water this series!!



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Further to AGM discussion on HSC & CASC

CASC UPDATE

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Wind Actual

Time
Dir
Avg Wind
Gusts (Kts)
15:20
West
8
11
15:30
West
5
8
15:40
West
4
7
15:50
West
3
6
16:00
West
3
5
16:10
West
3
5
16:20
West
2
6
16:30
SW
4
9
16:40
SW
3
7
16:50
SW
4
13
17:00
SW
4
8
17:10
South
4
8

Tide Times & Heights for Christchurch (Entrance) on 9th December 2016

07:27 - High Tide (1.65m)
12:23 - Low Tide (0.75m)
17:56 - High Tide (1.38m)

Forecast

Weather


CHRISTMAS LUNCH SUNDAY 11th DECEMBER

Details on link below:-

Christmas Lunch Flyer


ICICLE OPEN SERIES DATES

Details on link below:-

Icicle Open Series Info

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Christchurch Boat Shop




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Highcliffe Sailing Club, Sea Vixen, Mudeford Quay, Christchurch, Dorset. BH23 4AB - Phone 01425 274874

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