Hornet News

HSSC update Friday 15th February 2019

From the Club Sec.

Dear Members,

Notice to Boats on Lay-Up and Berthholders - Watch the weather forecast, cold conditions and strong winds are upon us. Please follow the Club's H&S rules and guidance. If in doubt ask.

Ladders - All members/boatowners are asked to conduct a thorough check of their ladders to ensure they are fit for purpose and in a serviceable condition. Please ensure your ladders are clearly marked with your name. When using ladders please consider the following:

· Avoid reaching too far – Keep to the centre of the ladder.
· Slipping from the ladder – Check rungs are clean and not damaged before use. Ensure correct, clean footwear is worn. Give the ladder a visual check to ensure all the rungs are horizontal.
· Wobbles, slip, falls – Position the ladder firmly on solid ground and check the feet of the ladder before use. Ensure the ladder is tied off at the top or bottom or use a stabilising device.

If in doubt, check, do not rush a task or use an inappropriate piece of equipment or something unfamiliar.

For those carrying out work on their boats please ensure you clean up any arisings resulting from the work - Please keep the site clean.

Winter Lift Programme - The latest programme is attached - if you have not already checked your dates for lift in please do so and contact Stewart if you absolutely must change the dates programmed.

Berthholders Returning to Normal Berths - For those who have shifted berths over the winter, the marina staff will be in contact over the next couple of weeks to ask you to return to your normal berths allocated.

Friday / Saturday Evening Offers (not available on function evenings) - To the end February we will be trialling offers on the evening menu. We will be offering:
Steak meal for 2 including bottle of house wine £20
Chef's sharing platters for 2 - ask the bar staff for options


Sat 2 Mar (1030 - 1200) Cdre Welcome to New Members - Details attached. Please book through the Office

Friday 8 Mar ( 8pm) Poetry Night with Charles Wylie - Bring your favourite poems for you or others to read. Supper starts at 1830 before poems at 2000. Join in the fun, no fuss and enjoy the evening.

Sat 9 Mar (1900 - 2330) Strictly Dancing Night - Come along to a Strictly Dance Night. Learn a few steps or two and show off your dance skills (or not!). Tuition provided. Cost £15 per person includes welcome drink and finger buffet. Book now for a fun evening. Flyer attached.

Car Parking in FB3 - Please note that use of the car park is for use on Hornet or JSASTC business only. We are seeing members park in Hornet/JSASTC and walk on foot into Gosport. Please do not abuse this parking privilege.

Reminder to Carry Membership ID - Please remember to carry your in-date Club ID cards at all times and to show to security staff on request. New 2019 stickers are available through the Office or behind the bar. If you require us to post to you please contact the Office.

Forthcoming Club Events 2019

Sat 16 Feb - pm RAFSA Dinner - Bar service only in the evening
Sat 23 Feb - Legends AGM and Dinner - Bar service only in the evening
Sat 2 Mar - Cdre Welcome and Brief to New Members
Sat 2 Mar - From 1200 Curry lunch
Fri 8 Mar - Poetry Evening (bring your favourite poems for you or others to read, supper starts at 1830 before poems at 2000. Join in the fun, no fuss and enjoy the evening)
Sat 9 Mar - HSSC Strictly Social Dance evening (Book is open)
Sat 16 Mar - Carvery Evening
Sat 23 Mar - RONA Supper
Wed 27 Mar - RNSA Wednesday Racing Starts
Fri 29 Mar - RE AGM and Dinner
Sun 31 Mar - Mothers' Day Carvery (Bookings being taken)
Sun 7 Apr - Sunday lunch carvery
Fri 12 Apr - Last of the season 'Mega' Meat and Fish Raffle
Sat 13 Apr - 1800 HSSC AGM followed by Hot Fork Buffet
Tue 23 Apr - St Georges' Day Lunch
Sat 27 Apr - Cdre's Dinner
Sat 15 Jun - NAB Tower Pursuit - see link.