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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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29OCT

Think Winter is just plain miserable?

Posted by Lucy Griffiths

The RYA have given loads of good reasons for Autumn/Winter sailing. Click on the link and have a look! If that doesn't work, paste it into your browser. Or look on our Facebook page. It's there too. http://www.rya.org.uk/newsevents/news/Pages /Fivegreatreasonstogetonthewaterthisautumn.aspx

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29OCT

Sailing by Ellowes School

Posted by Lucy Griffiths

This year's students from Ellowes Hall School have been sailing on Wednesdays from September. Their last session was 22nd October. From 5th November they will be continuing their studies in the clubhouse. There's plenty of theory to get through before sailing starts again. We're hoping this will be late February or early March. Club members are welcome to join us to brush up on their own theory - especially those pesky knots!

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28OCT

Guy Fawkes Trophy Race Saturday 1st November

Posted by Tony Sutton

Don't forget that we usually race on the first Saturday of each month (as opposed to the normal Sundays). This week's race, the Guy Fawkes Trophy is a bit special for us at Himley as the last of the gunpowder plotters were captured at Holbeche House which is less than 1/2 mile away, The ghost of the headless horseman is rumoured to ride past on cold November nights (usually seen by people after a lengthy visit to the Dudley Arms). The plotters were not particularly clever as their gunpowder got wet and they tried to dry it out in front of the fire with predictable results. This was probably the first ever fireworks display inspired by Guy Fawkes.

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28OCT

All Day, Any Day Sailing this week

Posted by Tony Sutton

Don't forget that you can sail at any time of any day this week as it is half term. Make the most of any good weather and enjoy yourself on the water.

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12OCT

We're now on YouTube

Posted by Tony Sutton

Members have been posting so many quality pictures on our Facebook group recently that we decided to do something a little different for Bart's Bash and the RNLI race. You can see the results by following the YouTube link on our Sailings Link page - this is the first of several planned films. A guided tour of the Himley Hall grounds and the sailing club will follow shortly. We're just waiting to get the best shots of the autumn leaves.

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11OCT

No Sailing for Himley Hall Bonfire

Posted by Tony Sutton

The park will be closed and no sailing allowed on the weekend of 8/9th November due to the Hall's Annual Bonfire and Fireworks display.

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11OCT

Half Term Sailing

Posted by Tony Sutton

Don't forget that as well as our regular sailing times on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons/evenings together all day at the weekend, you are welcome to sail at any time during school holidays. This year's October Half term is from 25th Octover to 2nd November

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11OCT

October Sportivate

Posted by Tony Sutton

Following the resounding success of our 4 summer Sportivate Sessions, West Midlands Police and Sport England have asked us to run further session which will take place over the last two weekends of October. Please contact Andy Degge on 07779 858688 for more details or if you would like to help out in any way.

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11OCT

Thursday evening sailing coming to a close

Posted by Tony Sutton

As the nights draw in and the Park closes earlier and earlier in the Evenings (6:30 at the moment) we are coming to an end for Thursday evening sailing for this season. We are looking at running junior and improvers sessions at weekends if there is enough interest but this will have to be from November after the Sportivate sessions in late October. If you are interested in these sessions please call Mya Killiwood on 07582 374282 so that we can see how many people might attend.

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11OCT

School Sailing has restarted

Posted by Tony Sutton

Pupils from Ellowes Hall Sports College have returned for yet another term of sailing lessons on Wednesday afternoons. This is the third year of our partnership with the school and the youngsters really enjoy their time with us with some of them returning to help as junior assistant coaches for our other youth projects. If you can spare a couple of hours on any Wednesday afternoon to help with setting up, clearing away, coaching or manning the safety boat please contact Jamie Degge on 07580 115673.

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11OCT

2015 AGM and Prize Giving

Posted by Tony Sutton

Make a note in your diaries for the AGM on Sunday 1st February 2015 and the Prize Giving Evening on Friday 27th February 2015. More details will be published closer to the date.

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11OCT

Himley's youth work gains national recognition

Posted by Tony Sutton

The success of our RYA OnBoatd work with the Sportivate sessions and the continued work with Ellowes Hall Sports College has been recognised by the RYA. The latest edition of the RYA's In Your Element Magazine carried an article about the growth of our youth work as part of the RYA's OnBoard scheme. You can read the article by clicking on the RYA Article link on our sailing links page.

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11OCT

Christmas Lunch 2014

Posted by Tony Sutton

This year's Christmas Lunch will be held at Mary and David's at 1pm on Sunday 14th December. Enjoy a full 3 course Christmas lunch plus coffee and truffles for only £7.75. Places are limited and must be booked in advance with Mary Harris on 10902 341754 or marykharris@btopenworld.com

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11OCT

Cheese and Nibbles Evening

Posted by Tony Sutton

Our annual cheese and nibbles will be held at Mary & David's on Saturday 1st November at 7:30pm. Come and chat with friends old and new and enjoy a fine selection of cheeses, pates and other lovely nibbles together with a range of desserts. Tickets are only £6.50 and can be purchased from Yvonne Nock on 01902 896447 or ypnock@talktalk.net

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