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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

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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4NOV

Sailing in November

Posted by Ian Cowdale

The races held in November are called the ‘Frostbite Series’ but the water is still far from cold, and this time of year the winds that have recently made life ‘interesting’, start to become more predictable and calmer. If you haven’t read it already, have a look at the RYA article in Lucy’s post below for a few hints and tips about sailing this time of year. Just think, at least we don’t have waves to contend with! See you on the water....

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4NOV

Bonfire Weekend – 8th and 9th November

Posted by Ian Cowdale

For those of you who haven’t been down recently, a reminder that in the interest of safety, the Park is closed for normal use...including Sailing, on both Saturday and Sunday. In theory there may be access to the Park later on Sunday but in practice it takes so long for vehicles to be cleaned off and leave that the majority of the day is lost.

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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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