Hornet News

HSSC Weekly Update - Friday 26th November 2021

From the Club Sec.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

MEMBERSHIP AND BERTHING INVOICES FOR NEXT YEAR

Further to the Commodore’s update to members covering the Scale of Charges for 2022, invoices will be emailed to members after 1 Dec 21. Please note that from 1 Dec 21 the Club will become Hornet Services Sailing Club Limited and a new bank account has been set up in the new name. The new account details will appear on the invoices and you will need to update these on your payee list on your personal banking. Cheques should be made payable to: Hornet Services Sailing Club Limited

CHRISTMAS LUNCH BOOKINGS

Bookings are being taken for Christmas lunches from Sunday 5th December and menus are available here or on request from the office. It is planned to hold the first Christmas lunch on Sun 5 Dec subject to sufficient bookings (required by Wed 1 Dec) to make it worthwhile otherwise we will revert to a family Sunday lunch on this date. If you wish to book a Xmas lunch please book via the office to confirm availability.

CHRISTMAS DRAW FRI 17 DEC 21

The Xmas draw sheets are up and running – £1 per square. If you wish to purchase remotely please call the office to arrange.

COVID

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.

WE WOULD ENCOURAGE OUR MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS TO TAKE A LATERAL FLOW TEST BEFORE ATTENDING ANY LARGE EVENT 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:
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.

LOCAL ARTIST

Images of Gosport and Portsmouth are available from Neil Marshall Art. See link below.
These scenes are painted by artist Neil Marshall using specialist techniques to generate reference viewpoints never been seen before. The scenes are local to Gosport, Portsmouth, Lee-on-the-Solent, Fareham and Stubbington

MARINA

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

SAFETY in the Marina and Boat Lay-Up Areas – As the winter weather arrives this is a time to remind ourselves to be extra careful and keep yourselves and others safe and free from accidents. If you do have an accident or a near miss please make sure this is reported to either the Club Secretary or the Marina Manager. An accident or near miss report form is at the link. Think safety at all times.

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. Already we have had accidents where ladders are not secured and tied on. The majority of our accidents are due to ladders not fit for purpose or not secured.

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.

SOCIAL

Every Friday is lunchtime meat raffle
Sat 27 Nov – Bar only available Sat evening
Fri 3 Dec and Sat 4 Dec - Evening will be bar only service due to XMas functions
Fri 10 Dec – last meat raffle before Christmas
Sat 11 Dec – Christmas Ball – book full - reserve list in place
Fri 17 Dec – Staff drinks and Christmas Draw

SECURITY

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 here for a Visitor Form

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. 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 Velzia