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Welcome to Himley Hall Sailing Club

Himley Hall Sailing Club is a small friendly family club located in the grounds of Himley Hall, Dudley.

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News

25JUL

Bart's Bash IV

Posted by Tony Sutton

We will be holding our annual Bart's Bash race on Saturday 16th September and racing will be followed by a fish and chip supper. Please contact Ian Cowdale for more details.

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25JUL

Autumn Racing

Posted by Tony Sutton

We are now taking a break from racing for the summer holidays and will return for our Autumn program on Sunday 10th September for the first races in the Autumn Points Handicap.

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25JUL

Summer Sailing

Posted by Tony Sutton

School's Out For Summer and we can now sail seven days a week at any time the park is open. If you fancy a sail, why not put a post on our Facebook Group and see if anyone wants to join you. Thursday afternoons are always very popular and we will be running junior sailing most Wednesday mornings.

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25JUL

Experienced Junior Sailors

Posted by Tony Sutton

We couldn't get any funding for you, but we can offer you 3 days of advanced training at £30 for the three days, which is still a bargain deal. The dates are 9-11 August. For those paying, there may be some flexibility over the dates - you could join the earlier week but be in the advanced group. Please contact Lucy if you are interested.

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25JUL

New Junior Sailors

Posted by Tony Sutton

we have applied for some Sportivate funding, so that you will be able to have three full days of free sailing tuition. We expect this to be very popular, so contact Lucy straight away if you are interested. The dates will be: 2-4 August. Note: you must be 11 or over for this

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25JUL

Junior Sailing for the Summer Holidays

Posted by Tony Sutton

JuSail - this is for those who can already sail: we only provide help, not tuition. It runs when there are no other courses running. It's Wednesdyas 10-12. No charge V.-.> JuSail dates: 27th July,16th August,23rd August

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14JUN

September Training Courses

Posted by Tony Sutton

Bookings are now being taken for our Royal Yachting Association Level 1 & 2 Training Course which will be held over the weekends of 8th-10th and 16th-17th September.< - > Please see our training page for more details.

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2FEB

Push the Boat Out

Posted by Tony Sutton

Our annual Push the Boat Out event will be held on Saturday 13th May between 10 am and 2 pm. Anyone who is interested in trying dinghy sailing is invited to come along for a taster session with one of our experienced sailors. Anyone who attends the event will be given a £10 voucher which can be used against the cost of a place on one of this year's training courses. < - > Places must be booked in advance. Contact Tony Sutton on 077774 818449 (avoiding 1 pm to 5 pm) or sutton_tony@yahoo.co.uk for more information.

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2FEB

AGM

Posted by Tony Sutton

Our 2017 Annual Genaral Meeting will be held on Sunday 5th February at 7:30pm at the Woodfield Sports and Social Club, Woodfield Avenue< Penn. Please come along to agree your committee for next year, sign off the accounts and discuss our plans for 2017.

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18NOV

Diary Dates

Posted by Tony Sutton

Make a note in your diaries so that you don't forget our AGM on Sunday 5th February and the Prize Giving Evening on Friday 24th February. Both events will be held at the Woodfield Sports and Social Club, Penn and more will follow soon.

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18NOV

Stingy Scrooges Subscription Stretching Seasonal Social Sailing Session.

Posted by Tony Sutton

Make a note in your Dairies that we are planning to have our, now annual, social sailing session the morning of Saturday 31st December. Hopefully, the weather will allow us to have a morning of sailing before coffee, mince pies and possibly mulled wine in the club house. Its the ideal way to get some fresh air before an evening of abusing your body.

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18NOV

Pre Christmas Pub Social Evening

Posted by Tony Sutton

This is an opportunity to meet up with friends old and new at a local pub. Please see our Facebook Group for details.

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18NOV

Christmas Lunch

Posted by Tony Sutton

This year's Christmas lunch will again be held at David and Mary's home and tickets can be obtained from Yvonne Nock. Make sure that you book early as this event is always a sell out.

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18NOV

End of Season Work Day

Posted by Tony Sutton

Members are asked to come along and help with tidying up the club house, changing rooms, starter's hut and dinghy park or assist with maintaining the club's training fleet. We usually start at about 9:30 am and finish by about 1:00 pm. Everyone is welcome

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18NOV

Santa Fun Day

Posted by Tony Sutton

Come and join us on 26th November for some fun, but challenging, social sailing followed by mince pies and mulled wine in the club house. This is an ideal opportunity for Ellowes pupils, Sportivater, recent trainees and new members to hone their skills and meet some of our more established members. Sailing will run from 10 am to 1 pm and everyone is welcome either to sail, help with the safety boat or watch from the sides.

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21DEC

Royal Visit Photo DVDs

Posted by Tony Sutton

DVD containing more than 1,000 photos taken by the official photographers and others plus a selection of movies are available for just £1. <<<->>> Contact Tony Sutton if you would like a copy. 40p will be donated to both the RNLI & club funds for each DVD purchased.

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22OCT

HRH The Princess Royal visits HHSC

Posted by Tony Sutton

HRH The Princess Royal honoured us with a visit on 6th October 2015 and she officially opened the club's new landing area and congratulated us on being amongst the finalists in the RYA club of the Year Awards. There are a small selection of pictures in our photo gallery and many more on our FaceBook page. Visit our YouTube account (on the sailing links page) for videos

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29APR

RNLI 6 hour race

Posted by Tony Sutton

Our annual 6 hour race in aid of the RNLI is being held on Saturday 9th May. To date, this event has raised over £95,000 to support the work of the lifeboats and the club was honoured to have an insure lifeboat name "Himley Hall" in recognition of our efforts. <..*..> If you are a member of HHSC or sail at another club, its not too late to enter the event. Please contact Alan Dean on 01902 341292 for more details.

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30MAR

Club of the Year Finalists and TV Appearance

Posted by Tony Sutton

The Himley delegation had a great day out at the dinghy show when we were amongst the best 5 sailing clubs in the UK shortlisted for club of the year awards. Brightlingsea SC from Essex were declared the overall winners to but be joint second was a great achievement. -< * >- This lead to plenty of publicity and even a TV appearance. There are dozens of photo's on our FaceBook site and the club's film submitted to the COTY judges, a film about the ceremony and the TV article can be seen on our YouTube channel -< * > - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrFnnpiZJgk8FXqfZdvHtA

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6FEB

HHSC are finalists in the RYA Club of the Year Awards

Posted by Tony Sutton

Himley Hall Sailing Clug have been select to be among the 5 finalists in the RYA Club of the Year Awards. -{*}- We have been invited to the Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace, London on Saturday 28th February to collect our award. -{*}- Members, family and friends are welcome to come along to support us. If you are interested in going please contact Tony Sutton ASAP so that tickets and transport can be organised.

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30JAN

RYA Club of the Year

Posted by Tony Sutton

Weare excited to have been shortlisted in the final 10 of this year's RYA Club of the Year awards. Our final submission and presentation have been sent off to the judges and we are anxiously awaiting further news. -{0}- We made a short film review of our activities in 2014 as part of our presentation and you can see the film by pasting the following link into your browser. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OJ7jwOhyo4

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19DEC

Dinghy Park Improvements

Posted by Tony Sutton

We've been planning to sort out the dinghy park for some time and when the Hall drained the lake in the summer, it gave us the push we needed -{*}- Well Done and thank you to eyeryone who put so much effort into getting this work done, we now have a dinghy park to be proud of -{*}- there is just a taster of some before and after pictures in the photo gallery 2014 Dinghy PArk) and you follow the progress more or less day by day by looking on or facebook page (use link above).

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16DEC

Stingy Scrooges Subscription Stretching Seasonal Social Sailing Session

Posted by Tony Sutton

Your Commodore and Rear Commodore will be having their annual New Year's Eve sailing session again this year -{*}- We'll be at the club from about 9:00 and everyone is invited to come along, have a sail and maybe even have a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie -{*}- its the ideal way to get some fresh air before inflicting whatever abuses you have planned for your body in the evening -{*}- Get the most out of your 2014 club subs and sail on the last day of the year

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15NOV

We've been mentioned in Rodney Willett's Blog

Posted by Tony Sutton

Rodney Willett (husband of the best selling writer Marcia Willett) and himself an author and retired sailing journalist (Yachts and Yatching) was kind enough to write about us in his blog this week. Check this site: http://rodney-willett.blogspot.co.uk/

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11NOV

Rearranged Committee Meeting

Posted by Tony Sutton

Just a reminder to say that the Committee Meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday 12th November has been rearranged because it clashed with a meeting of the West Midlands RYA's Regional Committee on which the club has representatives. The meeting will now be held on Wednesday 19th November and any members who have any issues, comments or suggestions should pass them on to any committee member.

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