Bulletin 10th January 2020

//Bulletin 10th January 2020

Bulletin 10th January 2020

Events in Brief.

  • Friday 10th January 1930 – 2300 – Quiz Night
  • Wednesday 15th January 1930 – 2300 HSC/SWSA Cruiser Racing Meeting (Cruiser Race Prize giving)
  • Monday 20th January 1830 – 2100 RYA Club Development Forum – Subject “How can we recruit and maintain levels of volunteers in our club”  Please join us with the RYA for this forum around a very important subject for the club (Authorised bar person volunteer sought to run the bar from 6pm please email commodore@hythesailingclub.co.uk if you can help)
  • Wednesday 22nd January 1900 – 2300 HSC/SWSA Racing Protest Talk and Get Together
  • Saturday 25th January 2020 1845-2300 Cinema Night (Film Following Seas) (with optional Baked Potato and Chilli or Beans) To attend the event please complete the form here or sign up at the club on the social board in the bar area outside the galley door. Sign up here
  • Saturday 1st February 2020 1400-1800 6 Nations Wales v Italy and Ireland v Scotland
  • Sunday 2nd February 2020 1500-1700 6 Nations Rugby England v France
  • Saturday 8th February 2020 1700 – 2100 Pizza and Cinema evening for club juniors. Film being shown “Swallows and Amazons 2019” £2 per young member includes Pizza. Please ensure that you accompany your juniors during the event. Event starts at 5 pm with Pizza followed by the movie starting at approximately 6-6.30 pm. Young guests of members welcome.
  • Saturday 22nd February 2020, 1930 – 2300.Sailing Around the World Darts Tournament –  Sign Up here
  • Wednesday 26th February 1930-2300. “Marilyn’s”  Choice of two meals at £5 a head. Chilli in taco shells with sour cream or cauliflower cheese with garlic bread.  To book your meal please Sign Up here
  • Sunday 8th March 1300 – Parents and Juniors Meeting
  • Saturday 14th March 1900 – 2330 – Commodores Ball.  Sign up now available at the club on the social board at the club.  Please note spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment
  • Saturday 14th March 2020 – 1130 am Dinghy Race OOD Training and Dinghy Race Spring 1. Race starts at 1300, training for OOD starts at 1130 am.  Sign Up here
  • Friday 20th March 1930 – 2300 – SWSA Prize Giving Dinner at Hythe Sailing Club (Contact Phil Pascoe for full details and booking at pascoe3tp@virginmedia.com)
  • Saturday 28th March 1000 – 1500 – Prepare Club Boats for new sailing season and Recreational Sail
  • Saturday 28th March 1900 – 2300 Grand Auction.  Bring your unwanted working boat and non nautical items or come along and grab yourself a bargain.
  • Friday 10th April to Monday 13th April – OOD (Keith Gough) Hardway Sailing Club (Gosport) Easter Rally Sign Up Here
  • Saturday 25th April 1100 – Club Launch Familiarisation Sign Up Here
  • Sunday 17th May from 1800 – Cruiser Race Spring 1 (1900 start) and OOD Training (1730 Start) Sign Up Here
  • Plymouth Rally Plymouth Regatta and Mayflower 400th Anniversary) Monday 6th July 2020 – Monday 20th July 2020 (Updates to follow) Please sign up here. Sign Up Here



We are introducing a new Direct Debit system that is being piloted on this years Membership subscriptions. It is anticipated that an option to pay other HSC invoices using this system may be available in the future. The process is being managed by a company called GoCardless and members wishing to join the scheme will be receive an invitation directly from them.

Members will have the option to pay their HSC invoices by Direct Debit (with a small transaction fee) or by BACS for which there is no additional charge. (Membership invoices paid by Direct Debit may be monthly or annually). As previously announced the club is no longer able to accept payment by cash or cheque. GoCardless charges are substantially less than those of credit card companies.


Payment for Membership renewal is due on 1st February 2020 and all members will shortly be receiving their subscription invoices. Please ensure that you pay on time, either by BACS transfer or by signing up to the new direct debit system. NOTE .. The subscription is an annual charge, Members paying monthly are liable for the outstanding balance if they elect to leave the club earlier in the membership year.

If you have an queries related to the Direct Debit Scheme or Subscription invoices then please contact Dave Orriss membership@hythesailingclub.co.uk.

More information about GoCardless can be found at https://gocardless.com

For the full information sheet about the direct debit system Please select here

**New** Commodores Ball Commodore Gala Dinner is set for Saturday March 14th 1930-2330. This will be a strictly ticket only event and spaces are limited to 60. Black tie for gents and best frock for the ladies.  This will be a 3 course sit down meal served by waiting staff and will include tea and coffee after.  The price for this will be £30.00 per ticket this will also include free entry to the prize draw for a chance to win one of our extra special prizes.  The menu choice is now posted on the social board at the club outside the galley door. Get your names in early as space is limited. By putting your name down you are agreeing to pay even if don’t attend.

**New** Kayak Club Lead and new Facebook Group John Nash has kindly volunteered to run this section of the club, thank you John. Some more good news we will have by the end of January 4 club Kayaks, three 2 seaters and one 1 seater available for use by all members.  Our third double seat Kayak is thanks to new member James Sherlock, thank you James for your kind donation. As arranged last year full members will have priority for booking the Kayaks and Crew Memberships can also book if they are free.  There is also now a new Hythe Sailing Club Kayak Club Facebook group so that you can stay up to date with some planned fun events throughout 2020.  To join this group follow this link and apply to join.  Select Here

**New** Anti-fouling stripping by Symblast Demonstration and Quotations

Dave Orris is proposing to invite Symblast to visit the club to provide quotes / estimates for antifouling removal and repair services with a view to negotiating a bulk discount. Symblast will visit the Hythe SC to perform initial inspections, perform a demonstration and answer questions on Saturday 17th January. If you are interested then please contact Dave Orriss by email to membership@hythesailingclub.co.uk or on 07595 778006.
More details of the services that can be provided by Symblast can be found at http://www.symblast.uk/antifoul-removal where there are links to other services they could provide such as Osmosis Repair and Coppercoat.

**New**  Participatory Hours Update The new Participatory Sign off cards for 2020 are now at the club in a box above the pigeon holes in the wet room area.  Please ensure that whenever possible you ensure that your hours are signed off on the day to avoid any issues when hours are submitted at the end of 2020.  As always thank you for helping the club throughout the year to keep the costs for membership down, without this system membership fees would be considerably higher.  Also some good news we are very pleased to announce that Lee Hambidge is now the lead for Participatory Hours and will be working to ensure all members can complete their hours and volunteer throughout 2020.  Thank you Lee.

**New** Pizza and Cinema evening (Swallows and Amazons modern version) for club juniors.  £2 per young member. Please ensure that you accompany your juniors during the event. Event starts at 5 pm with Pizza followed by the movie starting at approximately 6-6.30 pm. Young guests of members welcome.  Please sign up at the club if your young member is joining us for the event or Sign Up here

**New** Abandoned Topper Dinghy now available for sealed bids to purchase from the club The dinghy in the photos has been claimed by the club under TORT and you can now put a sealed bid to purchase from the club.  At this point we know that the dinghy has a mast and equipment with it but no sails have been located.  Please also note the trailer was not with the dinghy and we are also trying to identify this as well and the same applies.  All sealed bids should be posted through the club office door and contain your name and bid amount. Closing date for bids will be the 21st January 2020 .

**New** Tender under TORT notice will be auctioned at the Club Grand Auction Saturday 28th March 2020 1900-2300 The tender in the photos has now been claimed by the club under TORT and will be available to bid on at the Grand Auction in March. 

Grand Auction Saturday 28th March 1900 – 2300 Join us for the return of our Grand Auction.  Bring your unwanted working boat and non nautical items or come along and grab yourself a bargain.  Email social@hythesailingclub.co.uk with your name and list of items and reserve if any. Please note 10% donated to social fund that supports future social events at the club.

New Years Eve at the Club a huge success A fantastic evening at the club with some amazing outfits and amusing dance routines. Thank you John Rushmer for the ideal music selection and planning the evening. Happy New Year/New Decade to all our members and their families and friends. A special mention for John Trim running the bar keeping the drinks flowing. Thank you John.


Sailing Around the World Darts Tournament Saturday 22nd February 2020 1930-2300. Sailing around the World Darts Race. Rules of play: The aim of this game is to be the first player to hit all the numbers on the dartboard from 1 – 20, any segment of the number – single, double or treble – counts as a hit. The numbers must be hit in order and players change after 3 throws. £2 to enter per player. Trophy for first place. Sign Up here

**New** “Marilyn’s” Food at the Club Due to popular demand the club have found a volunteer to put together some ideas and events around food at the club. The first trial event will be held on Wednesday 26th February 2020 with food served from 20:00 costing £5 per head. Dependant on the success of the event Marilyn will look at other possible events throughout the year on some Wednesdays and Sundays. To book your meal please sign up on the club Social Board or online through the bulletin. Marilyn is also looking for two volunteers under particpatory hours to help on the night with serving and help in the galley, if you can help out please email Marilyn at longmanmarilyn98@gmail.com.  Please book early as spaces are limited to 20 during the trial events. Sign Up here

Meal Option 1 – Cauliflower Cheese with Garlic Bread (£5 a head)

Meal Option 2 – Chilli in Taco Shells with Sour Cream (£5 a head)

****Please note that once signed up for a meal payment will be expected even if you cannot attend.****

HSC Free Membership Draw This is a free to enter membership draw.  To win a member must be over 18, be present in the bar with a drink in his/her hand  (does not have to be an alcoholic drink) and be in possession of a valid paid up membership card. Please note the rules will be strictly applied.  Prize if you qualify is a bottle of spirits, your choice of rum, whiskey or gin.  If your name is drawn but you do not fulfil the criteria your name will be published in the next bulletin, sadly there will be no prize.  The draw will take place at random times whilst the bar is open.  Remember you have to be there to win!  Well done Geoff Blundell our first winner drawn at the Commodore at Home event.

Participatory Membership Scheme Under the new rules approved at the AGM in November 2019 all members in membership classes below are required to complete 15 hours participatory work for the club. Anyone not completing their hours by 31 December 2020 will have a surcharge of £96.00 applied to their 2021 renewal. There is no longer any need for you to opt in or out of the 2020 scheme and there will be no “up front” surcharges. More details will be included in your renewal invoice.

Single – Family – Senior Single – Senior Partner – Junior Single

Lee Hambidge has volunteered to co-ordinate some of the activities to better align tasks with members skills and available time.
In the next few days records cards for ALL eligible member will be placed in the books in the downstairs meeting area. Note that those that are exempt on grounds of age (Aged 72 or over on 1/1/202020) will still have a card should they wish to record their hours for personal interest.
Dave Orriss – Honorary Membership Secretary 

Mooring Strop or chain ?
The mooring strops/top tackle will be replaced as part of this years annual mooring maintenance, there are two options for mooring attachments to your boats.
The default (and recommended) option is a chain loop, we know that doesn’t suit all boats so we have single 24mm Octoplait rope strop as an alternative. If you choose the rope options it is your responsibility to ensure that suitable chafe protection is fitted, and the rope remains damage free. If you are happy with what you had last year, then you don’t need to do anything, even if you move to a different mooring.
However, if you would like to swap from chain to rope, or rope to chain, then please let Mike Urand (bassman.mike@outlook.com) know as soon as possible (late requests may attract a charge). If you are not sure what to have, then talk to Mike Some boats require “special” attachment systems. This might include two shorter strops (bridle) instead of one, or shorter or longer chain, or other non standard fittings. We prefer you to have a standard option if you can, but if that is unsuitable, Barry Gingell our contractor may be able to fit the equipment of your choice, but there is likely to be a small charge which Barry will collect from you directly. He will not fit unsuitable equipment even if requested.

Tim Ball Mooring and Pound Secretary

Reminder Please make sure you have removed the sails from your boats, they create more windage and are damaged by the frost. On a similar subject, there are many halyards banging against masts and rig which causes damage and lots of noise!

Volunteers sought for AI, DI and SI In 2020 there will be an opportunity to develop your skills if you wish sponsored by the club to become an Assistant Dinghy Instructor, Dinghy Instructor or Senior Instructor.  In return for the club paying for the training it would be expected that you volunteer to attend and support Open Coaching Events 6 – 8 times a year.  If you would like to take up this opportunity please select the link and fill in the form. http://hythesailingclub.co.uk/?post_type=ai1ec_event&p=5078&preview=true

Wanted – Yard trailer suitable to adapt for a 33ft 5.7ft draft fin keel. Please contact Jon Nash if you are selling something suitable on 07793228187 or email jnash@easynet.co.uk.

For Sale Dinghy cover to suit 8ft Dinghy as new not used £25.  Contact Ray Wheeler 02380732865 or email wheels99@talktalk.net.

For Sale Corribee 21 Yacht

Great little bilge keeler with serviced Mariner 4Hp four stroke engine. Sits on a road trailer that is fitted for launching on the slipway. Needs a few minor bits and pieces doing to get her afloat again. Nothing major. Deserves a new owner! I can be contacted by phone at 07882.677624 Nige.

Sandpiper —25 foot 4 Berth fin keel GRP  Folkboat. 4 foot draft.  £3900 ONO. Well known local boat excellent for cruising or racing with 2 suits sails ,nearly new Bruce Banks £2k racing set ( Main Jib and Genoa)and Cruising sails  with both racing and cruising spinnakers. Stainless steel rigging replaced £700. Comes with Tahatsui Outboard rebuilt and running in.Instruments comprise Navcom Radio ,Compass, depth and speed  indicators. Electric bilge pump and manual pump.Heavy duty Battery replaced this year. Range of kit including fenders etc, dinghy, wheeled cradle, full size boat cover and boat stand. Lying ashore at Hythe Sailing Club.

For more details or to view contact Peter Barnard. Mob 07709111071 or email peter-barnard26@msn.com


For Sale (£1200 ONO without cradle) Thames Marine Snapdragon 21 foot

Currently Ashore at Hythe Sailing Club, Southampton comes with cradle (extra £300) if required. Bilge Keel, Good Condition with Gas Hob, Sink, water tank pump, 2 sails (Main and Genoa), New forestay, outboard 4hp, electric bilge pump, VHF Radio, Basic Garmin Navigator. Good starter boat or day boat To view contact Peter Egan 07812355418 or email egan.peter32@gmail.com.  Posted 6/12/2019.

For Sale – Classic , Swedish built sailing cruiser with GRP hull , wooden uppers and teak deck

“Baltic Lady”, a Vindo 40, is reluctantly for sail owing to lack of time to sail her. She is a really nice looking boat with a long keel making her exceptionally stable and sea kindly. Her hull is GRP so whilst she has the appearance of a classic there aren’t the risks and maintenance associated with a wooden hull. Her decks are teak and she has wooden uppers and cockpit and has a traditional feel. Being of Swedish origins she is very well built and very sound.
She is 5 berth ( 6 if hammock berth included ) with two cabins , a galley area , chart table and separate heads with a pull out basin . She is powered by a Volvo 2030 engine and has the usual array of instrumentation including radar, and a chart plotter etc.
She is in good order and ready to sail.
I have her on the market with Network Yacht Brokers at Lymington (see link for details  : https://www.networkyachtbrokers.com/boats_for_sale/Vindo_40-04441.html/ ) at £24,450 but am open to reasonable offers below this and will include a tender and trailer within the price.
She is on the left side of the club (looking out to sea) and is the last boat on the left next to the water. If you are interested give me a call and I would be delighted to show you around.

Dave Quirk  Tel 01962 736965

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