Hornet News

HSSC Weekly Update on Friday 13th November 2020

From the Club Sec

Ladies and Gentlemen,
I hope this finds you well during this 2nd period of lockdown.The Clubhouse services are suspended until at least 2 December but let’s be hopeful that some form of normality returns soon.

On a brighter note, you might be interested in following:
Vendee Globe. The Vendee Globe, single handed, non-stop, unsupported Round the World race that started from Les Sables d'Olonne on Sunday 8 Nov at 1202 GMT. Local Gosport hero, Alex Thomson, is amongst the favourites in his sparkling new boat, Hugo Boss. You can follow all the action via the links below.
p.s. The Commodore is particularly interested in this as his eldest son, Alastair, is logistics manager for Alex Thomson Racing!

Armistice Day Service – I am pleased to report that a small service was held at the Coastal Forces War Memorial on Wednesday 11 November. Wreaths were laid by representatives from Coastal Forces and on behalf of the Allied Forces. A huge thank you to Father Charles Howard for leading this service.

Scale of Charges 2020/21 – Following the Cdre’s message of yesterday covering Fees and Charges for 2020/21 his note to members and scale of charges are posted on the members area of the website/management and support/all available downloads. Those bertholders wishing to pay by instalments should contact Lyndsey via email at admin@hornetservicessailing.org.uk

Christmas Draw – Despite Covid and the present lockdown period we are intending to continue with this year’s Christmas draw. This will be a cash prize draw and will take place on Wednesday 16th December. The winners will be informed the same day. If you wish to take part, please call the office and card payments will be taken over the phone.

Present Restrictions: see below a summary of the current restrictions in place, please follow them:

Government direction is to stay at home as much as possible, and particularly for those in vulnerable groups. HSSC strongly supports this policy.
The safety and security of boats will be overseen by marina staff – boat owners will be informed if a critical issue requires your attention.
Government guidance does allow individuals, those from a household and linked household (bubble), or with one other person not a member of their household, to undertake day sailing. Only sail if your boat has been properly maintained and is seaworthy, reducing the risk of needing external assistance.
It is ESSENTIAL that members visiting HSSC to undertake sailing DO NOT MIX with any other personnel on the site undertaking either work (JSASTC & HSSC staff, contractors) or other recreational activity.
Overnight stays on boats is not permitted.
Boat owners should not visit their boats to conduct maintenance including winterisation; this work may be carried out by contractors. Contractors are to be booked in via the Office
Only if members are asked by our marina staff to attend their boat for a critical issue (i.e. the boat is unsafe) will a member be called in.
This is NOT a 'return to normal' - it is however the opportunity for members to enjoy a limited amount of recreational activity in support of maintaining their health and well-being
If you have any concerns relating to your boat please contact me
Please park in FB3 unless you have a valid permit to park in FB2
Have a good weekend