May 2020 Newsletter


Dear Members

Welcome to the June Newsletter.  As always in the current situation, the main news is how HCSC is dealing with Covid 19 . You will find information about our plans for making the club as available as possible to you, our members.  There are also plenty more contributions by  members, covering history, sailing exploits and beautiful boats. Recently, some of us have been lucky enough to get out on the water in the sunshine.  It felt almost normal!  I hope we can see even more people enjoying themselves, as the summer advances.

First of all, the Covid 19 news:  To open or not to open (that’s the toilets) to sanitise or not to sanitise (that’s the club boats).  I am sure poor Hamlet had much bigger things on his mind when he pondered over to be or not to be but I never imagined that I would spend so much time on toilets!  Fortunately for me, a trio of people took over the question of the boats.  More seriously, we know people are keen to get back to sailing and to have the convenience of the clubhouse and our equipment.  Sorry the arrangements seem to be taking a long time.  We are following the RYA guidelines (cautious and conservative) and have been getting the necessary supplies in place.   

In summary:  Club boats.  You have received the email that boats are now available, subject to thorough cleansing and government requirements.   Although it is onerous, please do follow the procedure.  We owe a big vote of thanks to Richard, Ian and Mike for all their work on this.

Best Wishes

Jean Woods 


Names and Faces

Hurst Castle Sailing Club has a self-help philosophy and is run managed and operated by members. We have no permanent staff and members appoint a General Committee to oversee the running of the club premises, equipment and events drawing on volunteers from the membership. The General Committee for 2015/2016 is:-

Our History

The initiative for the formation of Hurst Castle Sailing Club must go to Mr. Roy Knight and Mr. George Andrews, who together approached Major I. M. Bellairs early in 1938 with their ideas, with the result that the inaugural General Meeting took place at the Toc H Hut in Milford-on-Sea on Wednesday, 20th April 1938.

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