Hornet News

HSSC Weekly Update Friday 29th October 2021

From the Club Sec

Ladies and Gentlemen,


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.


Strengthening enforcement of the dangerous use of recreational and personal watercraft - A public consultation on the use and classification of recreational and personal watercraft (PWC) will close at 11.45pm on 1 November 2021. The RYA have encouraged the marine community to have their say on the proposal, which was launched by the Department for Transport (DfT). Please follow the links below for more details.


Protecting the Solent and its environment for future generations. See the link below.


Sun 31 Oct Haloween Sunday Lunch – Please book your tables for haloween Sunday lunch with some trick or treats for the children.

Sat 6 Nov – Pickle Night – Promises to be a great evening. Table bookings are being taken – come prepared to do a short display of singing, acting and general prancing around. Book closes Tue 9 Nov.

RNLI Xmas Sale Sat 13 Nov from 10am – come along and support the RNLI in their Xmas card and gift sale in the main bar/ restaurant.

Remembrance Sunday Sun 14 Nov – At the Coastal Forces Memorial opposite the Clubhouse. Tea/coffee available from 10.00am followed by the Service of Remembrance at 11.00am. there will be a carvery lunch on completion, please book in advance.

Christmas Dinner Ball Sat 11 Dec 1845 – Midnight. The list is now full will a reserve list in place.
Every Friday is lunchtime meat raffle


We are looking to grow our bank of casual staff to assist with functions having lost 3 recently due to their return to university. 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.


Club Rally to Yarmouth 28/29 May 22 – 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 from Oct 21 – Any requests for winter berthing please contact the office.

Electric Meters – All berth holders plugged into power will be charged £2 per day until a meter is fitted and recorded with the office.

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 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,