Four years in and the return of the Round The Island Race has certainly made it’s mark, be sure not to miss out this year, further details below…
Now in it’s fourth year this classic is due to take place on Good Friday 6th April. Whether it be great planning or good fortune it just so happens that the BSA have orgainised their opening slalom event at the Hayling seafront over the Easter Weekend. So if there was ever a reason to dig out your big kit…..here it is.
Date: 6th April, Start time around 12.00pm
Venue: HISC, Sandy Point, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 9SL Website www.hisc.co.uk
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Cost: £25 per head (entry, curry and party +£5 of every entry goes to W4CR)
Phone: 02392 463768 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The ethos of this event is to make it inclusive for all standards, as long as you are comfortable getting upwind, down wind and across the wind. There are effectively 3 courses in one depending on your level. The ultimate goal is a complete circumnavigation of Hayling Island, taking in both Chichester, and Langstone harbours and associated tidal challenges as well as negotiating the Hayling Seafront. Two shorter courses are available for those that wish, meaning that everyone can set their goal. The orgainisers this year have put the start time back to around high tide thus eliminating the tough exit from Langstone harbor. Of course competitors will still need to get back into Chichester harbor against an ebbing tide…this in itself is no easy feat!
SUP competition is in it’s third year and the orgainisers are looking at doing something different here that will appear to both experienced and new comers. Entry and info. for this will be found on www.hisc.co.uk but more information on the racing is available at www.islanderpaddler.com
The orgainisers have put together a full day of activity. The club will be open from 8am for all you early birds, serving the heartiest breakfast on the south coast till 10.30am.
9.00-11.00am Registration opens. Talk about rigging from the Tushingham team
11.00am Safety Briefing
12.00pm Start – this may vary with the tidal and weather conditions
6.30pm Prize giving and raffle (all those entered are entered in prize raffle)
7.00pm Curry and party with live band!