100 years in the making

£29.99

Not intended as a forensic history of Hayling Island Sailing Club, 100 years in the making, offers a delightful photographic snapshot of HISC from where it all began in 1921. This premium-quality hardback centenary book is a 200-page pictorial record that will make an ideal gift and is bound to secure a place on many coffee tables for years to come. Size 300mm x 250mm.

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Not intended as a forensic history of Hayling Island Sailing Club, 100 years in the making, offers a delightful photographic snapshot of HISC from where it all began in 1921.

Starting with the seven founding members sailing in Mengeham Creek, the book takes us through to today’s club of some 3,000 members, one of the leading sports venues in the UK and a place that we all continue to cherish and spend so much time enjoying.

The book charts the early years at Mengeham, the first HISC regattas, the origins of the Chichester Harbour  Federation, and the relocation to Sandy Point in 1936. Wartime is brought to life with illustrations and photographs of the Second World War’s top-secret Combined Pilotage Parties (COPPs), who were based at HISC. Club life in the 1950s is captured in colour with many new members sailing Swallows, Flying Fifteens, International Canoes, Sharpies, Albacores, Day Boats, International 14s, Hornets and Cruisers. Dinghy sailing’s boom years through the 70s and 80s are beautifully recorded with many national and international championship photos, the first Federation Week and even an encounter on the beach with James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me!

100 years in the making is a charming collection of beautiful black and white and colour photographs, offering a warm insight into the life and times of past and present members at Hayling Island Sailing Club – a must read for all HISC members and anyone who is at all interested in the history of sailing, sailing clubs, Hayling Island and Chichester Harbour.

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