WELCOME TO HCSC
Hurst Castle Sailing Club is a lively and friendly club where the emphasis is on the enjoyment of all water activities. It is located in Keyhaven some 4 miles west of Lymington at the head of a small estuary facing the Isle of Wight.
Keyhaven River is protected from the open sea by a long shingle spit, at the tip of which is Hurst Castle.
We have a full programme of sailing events during the season including dinghy racing during the week and at weekends as well as pottering when we sail dinghies to local creeks and harbours.
There is also a full social programme at the clubhouse throughout the year.
A cruising programme takes larger boats to more distant destinations in the Solent and along the South Coast.
We give a warm welcome to people of all ages, with a range of boating interests and levels of experience. We are very much a family-orientated club.
STATEMENT FROM THE COMMODORE re COVID 19 VIRUS.
Following the covid 19 shutdown we are pleased that we are gradually reopening our activities and the clubhouse. The risk of Covid 19 infection has not gone away so PLEASE follow the sanitising procedures for the clubhouse facilities and the club boats and maintain social distancing. Notices on the doors and veranda explain the procedures.
For TEST AND TRACE please use the NHS QR on the doors and the balcony or email email@example.com to register your presence. If you develop covid 19 symptoms after being at the club, please let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org so we can alert other people.
The toilets, changing rooms and showers are now OPEN for members’ use. The main clubhouse area is still closed but watch this space for further announcements. Club boats are available for hire but must be sanitised before and after use. Follow the procedure on the veranda and find the materials under the east end of the clubhouse.
Organised Sailing Events have recommenced and you can find details in the current programme. Look on the website, WhatsApps and the notice board for any cancellations. Individual sailing is allowed. We recommend you do your own risk assessment before going on the water and that you do not risk having to call out the emergency service.
Social events remain suspended in the short term but we expect to hold our first members’ coffee morning -al fresco- on May 18th at 1000 hours. Email email@example.com if you would like to be there. We plan to carry through our programme of planned events throughout the season as much as we can within the government guidelines.
The General Committee appreciates members’ support over recent months and your cooperation in helping to prevent the spread of Covid 19.
Jean Woods ( Commodore) 03/05/21