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HISC Whitsun Open Regatta set to be biggest yet

by HISC 22 Mar 2018 11:04 GMT 26-28 May 2018
HISC Whitsun Open Regatta © Peter Hickson / HISC

Hayling Island Sailing Club's three-day Open Whitsun looks set to be even bigger and better in 2018. The event, now in its third year, will take place 26th, 27th, 28th May 2018. The weekend is a 'must-do' regatta for anyone interested in first-class racing in both adult and youth racing classes, including dinghies and keelboats.

The HISC Whitsun Open Regatta attracts large fleets of Solos, RS Elites, RS200s. Fireballs, Flying Fifteens, RS Fevas, RS Teras, Optimists and 29ers all attracted to the awesome sailing conditions that Hayling provides as well as the stiff competition and friendly on-shore atmosphere. In addition, classes such as Moths, RS700s, RS800s, Merlin Rockets, International 14s and Lasers are all expected to have good turn-outs. This year the International 14 class will be racing for the Hayling Hull Trophy.

Racing for the 26th and 27th May will be run over four courses and promises to offer exciting Open Class racing with a mix of 'round the harbour courses', short-course racing and 'championship style' racing in Hayling Bay (outside Chichester Harbour). The final day, Bank Holiday Monday 28th, will be a 'Pursuit' style charity race for all the classes and competitors to enjoy the splendours of Chichester harbour.

Saturday night will see 'Happy Hour' in the famous HISC bar together with video footage of the day's racing, class themed tables for dinner, live music open to everyone and Youth games. One of HISC's aim for this year is to host our 'greatest regatta tea ever' for competitors as well as their all-important families; top bakers are already planning the mouth-watering bakes for the prize-giving tea on Sunday afternoon!

Save the date (26th-28th May 2018) and make sure you join us for this fantastic event. Why not call Hayling Island Sailing Club now on 023 9246 3768 to pre-book your accommodation, 3 nights for two is on offer for the Whitsun Regatta weekend.

Commenting on the HISC Whitsun Regatta 2018, Andy Partington, Vice Commodore Sailing said, "We're really looking forward to welcoming members and visitors to this exciting Whitsun Open Regatta. Chichester Harbour is a truly magical place to sail and HISC has the capabilities and enthusiasm to host world-class open racing and fun social events. I urge anyone interested in top class on-the-water racing and equally top-class social events to join us this Whitsun for what promises to be a memorable long weekend."

For full details and information visit hisc.co.uk

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