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

News

9JUL

Autumn Training Course

Posted by Tony Sutton

Bookings are now being taken for our autumn training course. Please call Mary Harris on 01902 341754 for details. The Level 1 course is scheduled for 5th-7th September and Level 2 on 13th-14th September. Please see the training page for costs and booking details.

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9JUL

Sportivate - Free Sailing for the under 25's

Posted by Tony Sutton

We have been asked by West Midlands Police to run a series of sailing lessons for youngsters up to the age of 25. These sessions are free and will lead to a RYA Stage 2 qualification. They are open to the public but the children of members are also eligible to register. For more details or to enroll, visit http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wolverhampton-police-sportivate-project-sailing-scheme-tickets-11672868865?aff=eorg or click the link on our sailing links page. There are 3 schemes which will be held on the weekends of 8th/10th& 16th/17th August, the five Mondays commencing 21st July or 5 Thursdays commencing 24th July.

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9JUL

Black Country Fun Day and BBQ

Posted by Tony Sutton

We are holding a free childrens fun day on Saturday 12th July from 10am to 4pm and this will be followed by our Commodore's BBQ. Please book your places for the fun day with Tony Sutton on 0774 818449 (avoiding 1pm to 5pm) or sutton_tony@yahoo.co.uk by the evening of Friday 11th July so that the club know how much equipment to get out. Please call Yvonne Nock on 01902 896447 for details of the BBQ

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9JUL

Free Sailing Taster Day - 2nd August 2014

Posted by Tony Sutton

Our autumn free sailing taster day of 2014 will be held from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 2nd April 2014. Members of the public are invited to come along and visit us at the club and have a free sailing session with one of our experienced sailors. Places MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE and tend to go quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Ian Sim on 0190201902 755149 to book your place or email sutton_tony@yahoo.co.uk for more details. If you would like to try sailing but are unavailable on 2nd August, email Tony and he will try to arrange something for you.

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26APR

Free Sailing Taster Session 17th May 2014

Posted by Tony Sutton

Our first free sailing taster day of 2014 will be held at 10am on Saturday 17th May 2014 to coincide with the RYA's Push Your Boat Out Weekend. Members of the public are invited to come along and visit us at the club and have a free sailing session with one of our experienced sailors. Places MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE and tend to go quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Tony Sutton on 07774 818449 (please do not call between 1pm and 5pm) or sutton_tony@yahoo.co.uk for more details. Club members have also been invited to come down on the day and show us all why they think that their class of dinghy is the best. Another taster day will be held on 2nd August and more details will appear on this website closer to the date.

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26APR

Ladies Evening 14th May 2014

Posted by Tony Sutton

Ladies for across the Black Country and South Staffs are invited to come along to our Ladies Evening on 14th May 2014. This event has been orgainised by ladies for ladies and everyone aged 8 to 80 regardless of whether or not you have sailed before is invited join in. You can turn up from 5pm be ready to sail at 6pm. This is one of a number of ladies events we will be orgainising this summer. Please contact Carolyn Wood on 01902 896717 or carolyn.wood1@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

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26APR

2014 6 Hour RNLI Race

Posted by Tony Sutton

This year's annual 6 hour race to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute will be start at 10am on Saturday 10th of May and will be followed by a BBQ at 5pm. Entries will be welcomed from teams or individuals representing other sailing clubs or organisations. Please call Alan Dean on 01902 341292 for details. This is the 38th race and, to date, the club and its supporters have raised around £95,000 for the RNLI.

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21NOV

Training Dates 2014

Posted by Tony Sutton

Bookings are now being taken for our 2014 training courses. Please call Mary Harris on 01902 341754 for details. The Summer Level 1 course will be held on on the weekend of 13th-15th June 2014 and Level 2 will follow on 21st and 22nd June. The Autumn Level 1 course is scheduled for 5th-7th September and Level 2 on 13th-14th September. Please see the training page for costs and booking details.

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21NOV

Ellowes Hall Sailing Continues

Posted by Tony Sutton

After the success of last year's experiment which saw 6th form pupils from Ellowes Hall Sports College sailing at HHSC as part of their regular school timetable, the club and college are please to announce that sailing is set to become part of the college's curriculum. In addition to the regular sailing around 100 younger pupils enjoyed sailing experiences in the summer as part of their enrichment week. We understand that the formal link between HHSC and the college is the only such link between a sailing club and a state school in the Midlands, if not England.

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21NOV

Himley Hall Sailing Club Awarded OnBoard Status

Posted by Tony Sutton

Himley Hall Sailing Club is hoping to find Britain’s next Olympic sailing superstar after signing up to OnBoard, the flagship kids’ grassroots scheme run by sailing’s national governing body, the RYA. As the nation celebrates a year since London 2012, including Sir Ben Ainslie’s history-making fourth Olympic sailing gold medal, Himley Hall SC is laying down the foundations for local youngsters to follow in Ben’s footsteps through the RYA’s hugely-successful nationwide OnBoard initiative. RYA OnBoard provides low cost sailing and windsurfing opportunities for local school and youth groups, enabling kids aged eight to 18 to learn to sail. If the youngsters enjoy the sport, and want to start taking it more seriously, RYA OnBoard clubs have pathways in place to enable them to develop their skills further and, if they wish, start racing. Over the past year, Himley Hall SC has formed a partnership with Ellowes Hall Sports College, Dudley, with students enjoying Stage 1 and 2 RYA Learn to Sail courses run by the club as part of their after-school activities offering. A number of Ellowes Hall students have already joined the sailing club off the back of these courses and so popular have these sessions proved that mums and dads are also getting involved and learning to sail too! Andy Degge, Himley Hall SC OnBoard Co-ordinator, explains: “We are delighted to be joining the RYA OnBoard network. We want to make sailing as fun and accessible for any and every young person, regardless of age, gender and background and OnBoard provides us with another fantastic opportunity to do that. “RYA OnBoard is a recognised standard of quality so children, and their parents, know they will be receiving the best tuition in a safe, friendly club environment. “You would be very surprised how many of the parents secretly want to have a go when they bring their kids so we make it happen. We aim to get as many parents sailing as possible and have seen an increase in families sailing at the club this year. “None of this could be done without the help of our RYA qualified volunteer instructors and helpers who give up their time to come to help for no other reason than they enjoy seeing so many newcomers to the sport.”

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21NOV

Club Celebrates Awards Hat-trick

Posted by Tony Sutton

Himley Hall Sailing Club celebrated an amazing year of awards when Mya Killiwood was awarded awarded the RYA West Midlands Young Sailor of the Year Award in February 2013. Mya's success comes just months after David and Mary Harris were finalists in the Old Pountney Whisky Maritime Heroes Awards. David and Mary won two bottles of malt whiskey and a glass trophy and HHSC was awarded a £1,000 grant for nominating them. The 2012/13 Season started with Mike and Dorothy Willetts travelled to London to collect their RYA Lifetime services to Sailing Awrd from Princess Anne.

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5SEP

Sport England Funding Sucess

Posted by Tony Sutton

Sport England have granted Himley Hall Sailing Club lottery funding worth £7,500 to purchase a new safety boat, a RS Feva and additional instructor courses. There is still a bit of paperwork to be sorted out so we're not sure when we will see the new boats on the lake but, when we know, I'll put an annoucement on the website and the facebook page so that you can find out.

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