Hayling Ferry Sailing Club is a small, friendly club, superbly located at the western tip of Hayling Island. From our well equipped club house, our fleet of catamarans and monohulls enjoys some of the best sailing in the Solent and the south coast of England.
New members are always welcome whether you own a boat or not.
Warm winds and sunshine saw a good turnout for this year's Island Cup with 9 boats starting and finishing including 6 Dart 18s. Conditions were lighter than expected with a shifting NE wind for the seafront and Chichester harbour legs favouring those at the front of the fleet. After a mostly liquid lunch stop at Langstone Sailing Club, and with the wind now blowing from the SW, the fleet squeezed their way through the old railway into Langstone harbour searching for the best wind for the beat home.
The club has a new anemometer which replaces the long-serving but increasingly decrepit old one. A key feature of the new one is that it is bluetooth enabled so you can download an app to your Android or Apple smart phone and see what the wind is doing from anywhere within a 50+ metre radius of the clubhouse.
App details and instructions are on the website on the club anemometer page.
I want to thank everyone on behalf of the Club for a fantastic team effort at the weekend, both on and off the water. A lot of hard work but good fun too, and loads of positive feedback from the competitors and guests.
Full results and links to reports, GPS tracks and photos can be found on the SFR 2018 race page.
Keep the 2nd June free for this year's "Band on the Beach". Good food, fine ales and great music make for a truly memorable summer night.
This year sees the return of the excellent Groove Apprentice!
Details to follow.
Hayling Ferry Sailing Club have been chosen to host the 2017 F18 UK National Championships which will be held over the August bank holiday weekend from Saturday 26th to Monday 28th August.
Planning is well under way for this prestigious event and we look forward to welcoming all competitors to our club.
Many thanks to all members who have volunteered to help.
Following a successful week last year, Woody (Paul Lingwood) is organising another family camping week. Email Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Good news! We have been given the 2pm slot on Saturday 20th August which means we have 40 places available for HFSC members, friends and family to visit the "Tech Deck" at the Land Rover BAR headquarters in Portsmouth. So far places have been reserved as follows: