Hornet News

HSSC Weekly Update 2022

From the Club Sec.

Ladies and Gentlemen,



Due to Covid isolations the office will not re-open until Wed 12 Jan – please email your requirements to admin@hornetservicessailing.org.uk
or hornetsailing@hornetservicessailing.org.uk


Fri 14 Jan – Fri Talk – Propaganda, Lies and Deception – The bar/restaurant will open at 1800 with an Afghan themed meal available and the talk will start at 1930. Please book for the meal and the talk via email by Wednesday 12 January so we have an indication of numbers.
Sat 22 Jan – Burns Night – Book Open. Piped music, welcome drinks, 3 course meal (including haggis) and toasts.
Security in FB3 – As highlighted by the Commodore in his recent message a review is underway to improve security arrangements. A number of members have forwarded details of security devices they have fitted to their boats as a deterrent to potential intruders – If you would like a copy of these details to be forwarded please email me.


I would be grateful if you could arrange payment by Mon 17 Jan 22. Please email Lyndsey at admin@hornetservicessailing.org.uk if there are any amends to be made or if you wish to opt for quarterly charges for berthing (a 5% admin charge applies). Please note our new bank details: Lloyds Bank, Sort Code: 30-98-97 Acct No. 45697963.


A huge thank you from all the staff for the generosity of members who have donated to the Staff Fund following the Cdre’s message. If you wish to donate please email Lyndsey admin@hornetservicessailing.org.uk - Thank you!


Covid Update – With a significant number of case numbers being reported we ask that members and their guests take a lateral flow test before attending any large gatherings or function in the Club. We would also encourage those members who are eligible for the Covid jabs and boosters to arrange for a vaccination if they have not already done so.

Current COVID guidelines:
The wearing of face coverings within the Clubhouse will be a personal choice for members and their guests.
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:
Use of lateral flow tests before visiting the Clubhouse
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.


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.


Every Friday lunchtime is meat raffle
Fri 14 Jan – Fri Talk – Propaganda, Lies and Deception – Book Open
Sat 22 Jan – Burns Night – Book Open
Sun 6 Feb – Club members and family carvery lunch to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year


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, Ed Searle, Councillor Lyn Hook (ex Mayor GBC), Maurice Owens (our oldest Club member) and Jill Rogers has recently been added. To listen and to watch go to the links below.

Best regards