Please select your home edition
Edition
Crewsaver 2021 Safetyline LEADERBOARD

Hayling Island Sailing Club wins Y&Y Club of the Year

by Sarah Johnson 16 Jan 2015 20:02 GMT 15 January 2015

Hayling Island Sailing Club has won the coveted Yachts & Yachting 'Club of the Year' award for 2014 and will receive its prize at a prestigious awards ceremony to be held at the London Boat Show on 15th January 2015.

The Yachts & Yachting awards aim to highlight the best performances, products, clubs and events of the last 12 months and to be named 'Club of the Year' is a tremendous accolade for the committee, staff and members of HISC who hosted an action-packed year in 2014. Consistently good weather, record levels of sailing activity as well as the highest ever membership levels meant that 2014 was a hugely successful year for the club.

2014 was the year HISC hosted the Moth National and World Championships; possibly the most high profile event the club has ever organized, and a record turnout for the class. The two years of meticulous planning ensured an extremely well run event both on and off the water and the huge level of media interest that the event secured was testament to its worldwide success.

HISC also hosted a number of other extremely successful events in 2014 including the RS200 and 420 National Championships, The RS Classes Southern Championships with over 200 boats as well as a busy programme of open and grand prix events for a wide selection of dinghy classes. All this on top of the normal 6 series Open Pursuit races, Saturday and Sunday club racing series, Family Fun Week, the largest ever Youth Race Week, and a busy schedule of training and youth events held throughout the year!

Another highlight of 2014 was the launch of the hugely successful Get Racing Club; an initiative which saw a large number of newcomers get on the water to learn key racing techniques, build confidence and gain valuable racing skills in a relaxed and informal format from experienced volunteer racing 'mentors'.

Commenting on the award, HISC Commodore Greg Lamb said, "This is a fantastic and well deserved achievement for everyone involved with Hayling Island Sailing Club. From the committee members who give their valuable time and experience to assist in the running of the club, to the dedicated and hard-working team of permanent staff and of course the enthusiastic members who get such enjoyment from the varied racing schedule and many social events held at the club. 2014 was a memorable year for all sorts of reasons and to win the Yachts and Yachting 'Club of the Year' Award is the icing on the cake for us!"

Related Articles

RS Elite Crabbers Nip Autumn Series at Hayling
The final extravaganza in a memorable 2022 season The RS Elite Crabbers Nip Autumn Series at Hayling Island SC was the final extravaganza in a memorable 2022 season. Sailed over six races in November and December, the Crabbers Nip provided some very close and competitive racing throughout the fleet. Posted on 20 Dec 2022
UK 29er Allen Grand Prix Series 2022/23 Round 3
A great event for Charlie Gran and Sam Webb The fleet headed down to Hayling Island for the half way event of the Grand Prix series. With sun and wind on the forecast they were all eager to launch. After a short briefing from the race officer and jury sails started to be hoisted up the masts. Posted on 2 Nov 2022
RS800 Development Day at HISC
A slightly terrifying forecast did not deter six RS800s from coming together A slightly terrifying forecast of biblical levels of rain and 30 knot boomers did not deter six RS800s from coming together for the latest RS800 Development Day at HISC on Sunday 23rd October. Posted on 30 Oct 2022
Salcombe Gin RS200 Masters preview
A new event for next year, to be held at Hayling Island The RS200 Class Committee have announced a new event for 2023, the Salcombe Gin RS200 Masters Championship, an idea spearheaded by the class's new Master's Rep, Jon Chapman from Budworth SC. Posted on 24 Oct 2022
Free Accreditation Scheme launched
Focusing on reducing single-use plastics in the marine industry In collaboration with the RYA's environmental arm, The Green Blue, Final Straw Foundation launched a free Accreditation Scheme focusing on reducing single-use plastics in the marine industry. Accreditation is open to all. Posted on 17 Oct 2022
Noble Marine Ovington UKLA Qualifier 5 at Hayling
Weeds like an Octopus's Garden makes some wish for extra discards After the success of the Nationals this summer, Hayling Island invited us back for the second Autumn qualifier of the year. 50 ILCA 7s from all over the country arrived on Saturday morning and were greeted by the warm Hayling Bay sun. Posted on 24 Sep 2022
Noble Marine Ovington UKLA Qualifier 5 at Hayling
Don't forget the ILCA 4 isn't just for the younger sailors Following qualifier 4 at Weymouth the weekend before, 191 ILCA sailors were excited and raring to go for the second Autumn qualifier 5 hosted by Hayling Island. 51 ILCA4 sailors were all set for a great weekend of serious and fun racing. Posted on 22 Sep 2022
Noble Marine Ovington UKLA Qualifier 5 at Hayling
The rash vests confidently worn on Saturday did not appear on Sunday The 191 ILCAs found themselves at Hayling Island for the fifth qualifier of the season. The rash vests confidently worn on Saturday did not return for Sunday in what were considerably colder conditions. Posted on 20 Sep 2022
RS Aero UK Youth Team Winter Training schedule
Series will visit 7 great venues from October to April This winter's RS Aero UK Youth Team's training schedule is now released and entry is open! Building on previous years the series will visit seven great venues over seven months and bring in a variety of top coaches. Posted on 17 Sep 2022
RS200 Nationals report from the rear
The highs and lows of hard work and reward at a couple's first Nationals We are a couple in our fifties who have been trying to get to grips with our RS200 'Silver Surfer' for about two years. We had never raced against any 200s. We had both sailed in the distant past but not at national level. Posted on 31 Aug 2022