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Home / News / HBSC Bulletin Issue 46

HBSC Bulletin Issue 46

Published 19:29 on 26 Mar 2024

Welcome to edition 46 of the Bulletin, the regular communication keeping you informed of things happening at HBSC.

Duty Slots for the season ahead

"What an amazing turnout for the slipway laying and first sailing event last weekend. I was blown away to see close to 40 members down on Saturday. It was a real challenge, as the tide did not go out as far as it should have and brave members started in the sea to get the first sections down. The bacon rolls were brilliant too and the beach, boats all ready to go. Thank you.

Looking ahead, we have great events with Easter first up. We are looking for more volunteers over the next few weekends, if you can help and want to join the fun on the water.

Just a reminder, if you cannot do volunteering this year it is your responsibility to contact me are the commodore and talk to us about this." With thanks, Peter Falcini.

Development Committee and grants

If anyone would like to come onto the development committee, please let Richard know. We have received £500 grant and with this we have purchased 3 toppers for the cadets. This will also help to underpin our scholarship scheme with local schools. The £5000 Capital Grant for the accessible toilet has just been received so work can begin once the detailed drawings have been agreed by the development committee.


We are tackling the backlog on invoice reconciliation so please be patient if you're still getting an unpaid invoice message when you log in to your portal on the website.

Sailing this weekend

Link to calendar is here:

Sunday 24th March 10am start Spring 1 and 2. There is a full compliment of race, safety and galley team - come and join us on or off the water and support the clubs' activities.

The first Open Sailing session on Saturday 6th April.

WhatsApp groups

There are a number of WhatsApp groups that members can join. They are not a formal means of communication but nonetheless, very useful to share interests and chit-chat.

Sailing related chat:

Female Participation: This aim of this group is for female members to mutually support each other and to encourage participation in club on the water activities and volunteering/duties. This is a very new group and we hope that the people who would like to participate will shape and evolve the group as required.

General chit-chat:


Bar Open Good Friday from 5pm and Instructor meeting

Please come on down and enjoy an Easter Beer with us. We will also be hosting some Instructor CPD. Instructors - please join us and being your dates you are free to offer sail training for this season so we can put a training programme together - thank you.

Volunteers Needed!

We need people to help fill the following jobs:

1) 100 club organiser

2) Rear Commodore - maintenance

3) Galley Co-ordinator

If you are interested in any of these roles or want more information, please contact Richard Delisle directly 07443115925

Race Officer Training 31st March

Brian Golton is running a race officer training course on 31st March at 10.30. 10 spaces available. This course is for anyone, regardless of experience - you do not need any experience - in fact we encourage you to sign up! Please contact Russell Kyte to book your place 07735761102.

Charity 24hr Dancercise 5th and 6th April

So here it is the full schedule for the 24 hour dancercise raising money for Cancer Research UK, on 5th and 6th April at the club! Please come down to support the event, you are welcome to join in for a donation or just come down have a drink, chat, donate and support! The bar will be open Friday from later afternoon and Saturday afternoon. There will also be a raffle and cake sale. If anyone would like to donate something for the raffle or make a cake please contact me. Hope to see you there!

Just giving page details:

Find us on facebook: Ssm Dancercise

Many thanks, Maria Golton.


And Finally....

Enjoy the chilli night this evening for those who have booked!

Last updated 19:29 on 26 March 2024

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