Hornet News

HSSC Weekly Update Friday 17th September 2021

From the Club Sec.

Ladies and Gentlemen,


I am sorry to report that Joe, our Marina Ops assistant, was involved in a motor-cycle accident yesterday and has sustained some serious injuries (not life threatening). I have been keeping in touch with his parents and have passed on our best wishes to Joe and his family. I will keep you informed on his progress.


The Winter Lift booking form is available below or hard copies are held in the office. Please ensure you read the T&Cs and observe the H&S requirements for lift and lay-up – if in doubt ask. The Winter Lift rates are also available below.

Stewart is putting together the winter lift plan for October and this will be promulgated on Tuesday next week.


Tonight Friday 17th Sep – Restaurant service tonight is available 1800 – 2000 and bar available until 2200.

Tomorrow Saturday 18th Sep – Restaurant service tonight is available 1800 – 2000 and bar available until 2200.


Huge thanks to John, Melissa and all the staff involved in BoB held last Saturday – the food and service was outstanding. Many thanks to Tania and Paul Anderson for presiding over the evening and keeping us all entertained. THE BOOK IS OPEN FOR TRAFALGAR NIGHT ON FRIDAY 22 OCT – I EXPECT THIS WILL FILL UP FAST!


Afternoon Teas available – details at the link below.

Italian Dinner Night - Friday 24 Sep – Tesoro - Tenor and Soprano Duo Evening – Final call for bookings by Tuesday for the evening on Friday. Cost is £35 pp. Starts at 1900 with welcome drinks followed by an Italian themed buffet and entertainment. Please book via the office – black tie is encouraged but not essential.

Sat 25 Sep – No evening restaurant due to rally function
Fri 1 Oct – Lunchtime meat raffle resumes
Sat 2 Oct – No evening restaurant due to rally function
Sun 3 Oct – 1200 Family Sunday Roast
Fri 8 Oct – Joint HSSC/Haslar YC Talk Evening – HMS Edinburgh
Fri 22 Oct – Trafalgar Night Dinner (book open)Winter berthing from Oct 21 – Any requests for winter berthing please contact the office.

The social programme is at the link BELOW.


Portsmouth Sailing Club invites you to a friendly introduction to racing for the less experienced skipper but an excellent opportunity for the more competitive sailors to hone their skills. For mor info click the link below or contact Andy Taylor at sailing@portsmouthsc.co.uk


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 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
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
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.


Yet again members have had personal belongings damaged or taken by foxes. Please be aware that we have foxes roaming the site and will take a grab anything left lying around including boat equipment. Ensure all your belongings are secured at all times. Do not leave hatches open!! Please do not feed the foxes!


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, 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 a