Hayling Island Sailing Club has a long involvement with the 505 class having hosted many Eurocup Events, 505 Nationals and the 505 World Championships twice. The club is the largest in the UK and is renowned for excellent race management and superb sailing waters.
The Event page is here: http://www.hisc.co.uk/sailing/open-events-2019/505-euro-open/
You can enter online here: https://hisc.co.uk/App_Plugins/anCom/com/uk505euro
The racing will be outside the harbour in Hayling Bay and at this time of year the water will be at its warmest, with a combination of sea breeze and gradient winds hopefully to give good sailing conditions, as happened last year.
Learn from the Best
Calling all UK 505 sailors: this is your chance to take on and learn from some of the very best 505 sailors, as well as meet up with old friends or make some new ones.
After sailing, racing coach Russ Clark will host daily debriefs over refreshments in the club with the top sailors participating in a Q&A forum about set-up and tactical thinking from the day’s racing. If racing is postponed or abandoned there will be shore based training organised too.
Saturday Night Social
Additionally, there will be a class dinner on Saturday night open to all sailors and families and friends.
So, if you haven’t already made plans to come to the UK’s international 505 event this season what’s stopping you? If you are already coming then why not make an effort persuade your mates to come too? The sooner you enter, the better the club can plan for the fleet, so get your entry in now.
Photo Galleries of Recent 505 Events at Hayling Island
This is a photo gallery of the 2018 Eurocup Event : https://haylingisc.smugmug.com/Open-Events/2018/5o5-Europa-Cup/
This is a gallery of the 2017 UK Nationals : https://haylingisc.smugmug.com/Championships/2017/5o5-Open-Championship-/
Hayling Island is located on the South Coast near Portsmouth and so has excellent transport links. If you are flying to the UK then London Gatwick or Heathrow are less than 2 hours drive away. Southampton Airport is less than 1 hour away. For ferries Portsmouth is a 45 minutes drive and Dover or the Eurotunnel approx 2.5 hours drive.
Where to Stay
There is accommodation available at the sailing club or plenty of B&B / AirBnB options locally. Campervans are no longer allowed at the Club but there are several campsites within a short walk – if you need any assistance with this please let Ian Mitchell know (firstname.lastname@example.org / +447909 527857).
You can book accommodation at the sailing club here: http://www.hisc.co.uk/accommodation/
What Else To Do
Hayling Island has a beautiful sandy beach for sunny days and a very large modern club house. If biking or hiking are your thing then Queen Elizabeth Country Park is 40 minutes with the South Downs or New Forest an hour or 2 away. Hayling Island Is within an hour of Portsmouth, Chichester, Winchester, Southampton so there is plenty for non-sailors to see and do. Brighton is also quite nearby with London 2 hours or so away by train.
We look forward to seeing you there!