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F18 Nationals

Notice of Race and entry

The 2017 F18 Nationals are to be held at Hayling Ferry Sailing Club over the bank holiday weekend 26th - 28th August. To enter, please read the Notice of Race and complete the online entry form.

Sailing Instructions

All competitors should download and read the sailing instructions: Sailing Instructions F18 v1.pdf.

General Information

The Venue

Hayling Ferry Sailing Club (www.hfsc.org.uk) is located at the entrance to Langstone Harbour on the south-western corner of Hayling Island. The Club is small and friendly with one of the best locations and sailing areas on the south coast. The Clubhouse is positioned amongst the sand dunes on the southwest corner of Hayling Island, within a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

All vehicles and trailers must pass through a gate to gain access to the Sailing Club (gate width 3.03m clear, slightly more above the hinges). The gate code will be emailed to you after you enter.


Hot and cold food will be available from the Clubhouse throughout the weekend. The entry fee includes 2 hot meals on Saturday evening. Additional tickets for the evening (including a hot meal) for those not competing will be available for purchase from the Club on a first-come-first-served basis; please indicate your requirement for additional tickets on the online entry form or email nationals@hfsc.org.uk.


A live band will be playing at the Club on Saturday, and a bar will be available throughout the evening.

On Sunday evening the music will be provided by a DJ and the bar will be open.

Camping, Accommodation and the Local Area

There is limited camping at the Sailing Club. Camper vans up to medium size are welcome. Sorry, no caravans.

Hayling Island is a well-known holiday destination with a beach and various eateries and coffee shops. Portsmouth is a 30 minute drive away and features a wider range of restaurants, outlet shopping (Gunwharf Quays) and lots to see and do including the Spinnaker Tower with stunning views of the area, and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (home of HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose). The beautiful Cathedral City of Chichester is half an hour away to the east.

Hayling Island has a large and varied selection of accommodation available including campsites, guest houses and hotels. There is a Premier Inn at Havant (Google Premier Inn Portsmouth Havant South (Langstone/A27)). see also:

http://www.visithavant.co.uk  or  http://www.hayling.co.uk/accommodation


To get the venue, please see the directions page.