Autumn 2019 Newsletter

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.

January 2020 summary newsletter

Dear Fellow Members

First of all, very best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year, with plenty of good sailing!

With Christmas now behind us, it’s time to turn our thoughts to things to do in January. Here are some ideas!

Right at the start, at 10:30 on 1stJanuary, we have the regular Club New Year’s Day Walk. Assemble at the Clubhouse for 10:30, then take a stroll along the seawall to see how many different species of bird you can spot (or, if you’re not of an ornithological disposition, to have a chat with friends about the Christmas excesses and consequent New Year’s resolutions for improvement!)

On Tuesday 14thJanuary, we have a visit arranged to the Berthon Boat Company, in Lymington. This visit will include a tour of the Berthon Boat Company facilities, giving a chance to see modern boat building techniques in operation, and then a chance to have lunch in the Royal Lymington Yacht Club.  The tour is necessarily limited to 16 people, so if you would like to go, either sign up on the list in the Clubhouse or email your details to social@hcsc.org.ukas soon as possible!

For the visit, you will have a choice of meeting up at the Clubhouse at 11:00 on 14thJanuary (during the regular Coffee meeting), or going to the Berthon car-park (Lymington Marina) for 11:25. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes, then the party will adjourn to the RLymYC, where a range of lunch options, from bar sandwiches to a full á la carte lunch will be available

When signing up please indicate where you will join the group and if you will be lunching at the Yacht Club.

A little further ahead, we have the Chinese Banquet 2020. This follows on from the very successful 2019 version of the event! It will take place on Saturday 18th January at 7.00 for 7.15in the Clubhouse. The cost will be £24 per head for a maximum of 54 people (nine tables of six). To book your place, either sign up on the notice on the board in the Clubhouse or email social@hcsc.org.uk.  

At the end of the month, on 31st January, we have a guest speaker coming to the Club to give a talk on the work of the Bletchley Park code-breakers during World War II. This will include a presentation and demonstration of a real ENIGMA code machine!

The talk will take place in the Clubhouse, starting at 7:30. Cost will be £3 per head, payable in advance to secure your place. Sign up on the list in the Clubhouse, or email your details to social@hcsc.org.uk. Payment options are as described above for the Chinese Banquet!

 More great ideas for February will be coming soon – watch out for emails!

Happy New Year,

Jean Woods


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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:-

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