Hornet News

HSSC Weekly Update Friday 6th November 2021

From the Club Sec

Ladies and Gentlemen,


Tonight is PICKLE NIGHT - No restaurant but bar open for walk-ins.

Every Friday is lunchtime meat raffle day.

Sat 13 Nov 1000 RNLI Christmas Card Sale. Come along and support the RNLI in their Christmas card and gift sale in the main bar/ restaurant. Prize draw, any prize donations gratefully received.

Sat 13 Nov – Next Saturday evening is Rally Menu Night see menu at the link. Bookings required by Tues 9 Nov.

Sun 14 Nov – Remembrance Sunday – Coastal Forces Memorial opposite the Clubhouse. Tea/coffee available from 1000 in the Fabrosa followed by the Service of Remembrance from 1045. There will be a carvery lunch on completion, please book in advance.

Wed 24 Nov HSSC/RNSA Wed Racing Prizegiving at 1915 followed by Supper – Tickets available from the office at £7.50 or £10 on the night.

Fri 26 Nov – Talk by Rear Admiral Snelson CB ‘The History of the 5 Ark Royals’. Supper is available from 1800 and the talk will start at 1930. Please book for both supper and to attend the talk. This is a joint HSSC and RIN Solent and South Branch event. Places are limited so book early to avoid missing out.

Sat 11 Dec – Christmas Ball – book full; reserve list in place


Covid Update – With a significant number of case numbers being reported we ask that members and their guests follow our current guidelines and be aware of the mitigation measures we have in place. Lateral flow tests are readily available from the NHS should you feel it appropriate to take a test.
Current COVID guidelines:
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 other members and those working behind the bar
There will be no covid related limits on numbers but will limit numbers for main functions
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
Mitigation Measures:
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
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.


We are looking to grow our bank of casual staff to assist with functions. Staff need to be 16 or over. If you would like to recommend any young people to join our staff please ask them to email the Admin office.


Stephen Little our FC Sailing Rep has made a provisional booking for up to12 boats for a rally to Yarmouth. Steve would like to take provisional bookings from members and if more berths are required he needs to know asap. Please email Steve Stephen_s_little@outlook.com . Once Steve has your details he can then put together options for dinner etc.


Winter berthing – Any requests for winter berthing please contact the office.

Electric Meters – All berth holders plugged into power with no meter attached will be charged £2 per day from Monday 8 Nov.

Ladders – This is a timely reminder to those on lay up to ensure that your ladders are in a serviceable condition and all ladders are tied on and secure before use. The majority of accidents are due to ladders not fit for purpose or not secured.


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.


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. See link below for a Visitor Notification Form


Tim would be really keen to interview you if you have a story to tell – Please contact the office for Tim’s contact details. Hornet members who have shared their stories and experiences so far include: Richard Stokes, Peter Wykeham-Martin, Andy Phenna, Paul Taylor, Steve Little, Steve Holliman, Becky Walford, Stewart Velzian, Geoff Goodwin, Tim Thorley, Richard Taylor, John Singleton, Mike Day, Mike Shrives and Ed Searle. Councillor Lyn Hook (ex Mayor GBC) has recently been added. To listen and to watch go to the links below.