Hornet News

HSSC Weekly Update - Friday 16 July 2021

From the Club Secretary

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Step 4 Easing of COVID restrictions:
• From Mon 19 Jul – Following the PM’s announcement to progress to Step 4 the following routines will be in place from Monday:
• The wearing of face coverings within the Clubhouse will be a personal choice for members and their guests – we do ask that those ordering at the bar wear a face covering to protect members and those working behind the bar
• There will be no Covid related limits on numbers
• A bar service is available and we will continue to provide a table service within the restaurant and at outside tables for those who choose not to order at the bar
We will continue to have risk mitigation in place and promote good health and hygiene practices:
• If you are feeling unwell do not visit the Clubhouse
• Use hand sanitisers when entering the Clubhouse
• Use windows and doors to maintain ventilation flow
• Meet outside and use of outdoor tables and seating whenever possible
• We continue to encourage table bookings
• Regular cleaning and sanitising of facilities
COVID-19 will be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future, so we need to learn to live with it and manage the risk to ourselves and others.
For more information please visit the government website at:

Tonight is Burger Night – Please book on 02392 580935.

EGM – Incorporation – Sat 24 Jul at 10.00am. You will have seen the email of yesterday from the Commodore. Please remember to book your place if you wish to attend in person or let me know if you would like the link to join via MSTeams.
Links to all the supporting documentation is in the email or can be accessed via the Members area on the website under ‘management and support’ ‘all available downloads’. The link to the google form to vote online is here - https://forms.gle/qK3u199wehzvapTA6

New Marina Staff – We are pleased to welcome Peter Goodfellow and Joe Raine who are our new joiners to the marina team. Their first couple of months will involve lots of training and learning. Please say hello and welcome them both to the Club.

Dinghy called ‘Maggot’ – Would the owner of a blue GRP hard dinghy named ‘Maggot’ please contact the marina staff. If there are no claims by end July the dinghy will be disposed of.

Defibrillator – A defibrillator is available inside the main entrance to the Clubhouse and is available 24/7. If you need to use in an emergency, it is simple to use and all instructions are given once activated. No prior training is required.

Disposal of Dirty Oil and Rags – If you have dirty oil and rags to be disposed of this can be arranged through the marina staff – please do not leave dirty oil or other items for disposal outside buildings including JSASTC buildings. If in doubt please take the items to the local amenities tip.

Securing Boats and use of Ropes – A reminder to bertholders to ensure boats are properly secured. There are too many instances where ropes are poorly secured and looking like a ‘birdsnest’ around cleats. If you require advice please ask Stewart or Robert.

Afternoon Teas – We have had amazing feedback from those members who have experienced John’s afternoon teas. Teas will also be available on Saturday’s between 3pm and 6pm. Please book at least a day in advance on 02393 580935.

The social programme is at the link:
• HSSC/RNSA Wed Series Racing up and running – Boat Skippers to book places and choices for after race pie/curry via email to cateringmanager@hornetservicessailing.org.uk
• Afternoon Teas available – details at the link
• Fri 16 Jul from 1830 – 2000 - Chef’s Burger Night
• Sat 24 Jul (10.00am) – EGM ‘Incorporation’ if you wish to attend in person or virtually, please contact the Club Secretary
• Sun 25 Jul from 1200 - Family Sunday Lunch - please book
• Sat 14 Aug – 1900 Music Night – 1940s theme
FOXES around the Site – Please be aware that we have foxes roaming the site and will take a grab at anything left lying around including boat equipment. Ensure all your belongings are secured at all times. Please do not feed the foxes!

Use of Trolleys - Please do not transport children in the Club trolleys - this is a health and safety risk to the child.

Showing of ID Cards – Please remember to carry and show your Club membership ID cards on entry and when leaving the establishment. Please do not challenge the MGS staff if you are reminded to show your IDs. Visitors to site are to be booked in and carry photo ID.

Tim Heale Video and Podcasts – Tim would be really keen to interview you if you have a story to tell – Please contact the office for Tim’s contact details. To listen to other members' stories and share their stories and experiences go to: