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Sunday 10th July: The Sail4Cancer Team Relay Endurance event.


The race will start at 12:00pm and run for 5 hours plus time to complete the current lap once the 5 hours is up.

The event is open to all HSC club members who can compete in either a dinghy, SUP or row boat as separate event classes. Dinghy's will follow a course around marks; SUP and row boats will follow a course around the perimiter of the water and must keep clear of dinghy's. Teams will comprise a minimum of 2 helms or 2 SUPpers or 2 row boats up to a maximum of 6 people per team. Teams may use separate or shared craft. Mixed event class teams are not permitted. 1 craft from each team will compete at a time. Teams of 2/3 craft will be randomly selected on the day or members may select their own teams in advance.

Prizes will be award to the team in each class that covers the greatest distance measured as an adjusted lap count over 5 hours. For the dinghy event class each helms lap count will be adjusted by their gold, silver, bronze personal handicap. For a prize to be awarded there must be a minimum of 2 teams in an event class.

Please register for the event in advance via WebCollect or send an email Registration on the day will close at 09:30 so that the team draw can take place.

Volunteers are requested to help record laps. If there are enough volunteers to share the task they will be able to compete in the event and record laps when off the water. Email if you would like to help.


The SI for the event LINK

Sail 4 Cancer - About Us

Set up by a team of sailing enthusiasts, all of whom have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, Sail 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer.
We also make grants to UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of sport (e.g. sailing) and how it can help with cancer prevention and recovery.

Hollowell goes to Rutland - 9th July.

prize Image for a past cruise.

Message from Tony Everard - I'm planning a day trip to Rutland on 9th July, launching at Whitwell £20 per boat. There's no racing at HSC that day so it's a great opportunity to sail somewhere different. Bring your own picnic and don't forget your boat. An idea of numbers would be useful, and if anyone has done this before and has tips then let me know. More details to follow.

Hollowell on Holiday No3 - 2022


Plans are being made for a 'Hollowell Race the Ferry' weekend at Poole Harbour. This area is probably one of the best small boat cruising areas in Britain. Lots to see and with great scenic views. Of course, early days yet and as in previous years no deposits required nor will we hold you to non-attendance. You arrange your own accommodation.

WHEN: Friday 9th Sept. Leave Sun evening 11th Sept. (or make you own arrangements).
LAUNCH BASE: Poole Yacht Club.Poole YC This club is very close to the town centre and has excellent facilites.
FEES: £18.50 per day includes car parking, boat storage, full use of facilites and club room with cafe/ restaurant.
MISC: No rescue cover - so be competant enough to look after yourself and your crew on the water.
ACCOMODATION: RNLI Within walking distance of the Poole YC. We will probably eat here on Saturday night. Premier Inn at Holes Bay (about 5 min drive).

I have already received a few 'expressions of interest' but as I now have a date - can I ask you to let me know (again) if you would like to attended. I will add you to this list:
1. Stewart/ Chris Elder (Nicky Frost crew)

Poole YC have an unconfirmed date for their diary by us and they have stated their own sailing programme might take prority. The agreement is that both parties will confirm their arrangements by mid-July. We will limit the 'invasion fleet' to 5 boats.


Whats it like to sail Poole? This is a GP14 cruise a few years back. (We are the boat in front at 1.33.) Shows the exit and entrance from Pool YC.

Poole YC from the air at 9.03

HSC Powerboat - Jeanneau's in and out



HSC is introducing the role of Hollowell Mentor to encourage new members to use club facilities and participate in racing and other club events. Any member can volunteer to be a mentor but they will generally be someone who has been a member for a few years and has a good understanding of how the club operates. If you are interested in being a mentor or would like to find out more about the role please contact Paul our Sailing Secretary at There is more information available at... (PDF doc)


2021 Awards

Congratulations to all our 2021 prize winners. Trophies are on the table in the bar area at the club for you to collect to take home to show them off in your trophy cabinet for 12 months!

  • Spring Pursuit Rita Richardson Trophy Mike Harding
  • Spring Sunday Spring Handicap Trophy Stuart Bush
  • Hollowell Rose Bowl Hollowell Rose Bowl Mike & Jenny Harris
  • Spring Saturday Len Humphries Spring Cup Nigel McKenna
  • Club Laser Open 8" Ship on black base Gemma McDonnell
  • Personal Handicap Trophy Silver Georgian Tankard Anna Flack & Andy Flack
  • Summer Sunday Rayleigh Cannon Peter Jackson
  • Summer Saturday Len Humphries Cup Peter Jackson
  • Don Howard Trophy Don Howard Trophy (cigar case) Stuart Bush
  • Thursday Ladder Shield Clive Jones
  • Club Championship Silver Jubilee Trophy Lawrence Creaser
  • Autumn Saturday Autumn Tankard Mike Harding
  • Autumn Sunday Mercury and Herald Cup Peter Jackson
  • Commodore's Trophy Silver Salver Paul Deakin
  • Best of the Rest - Club Championship Watney Mann Trophy Jenny Sturt
  • Up the Creek Trophy HSC Paddler-Bailer Andrew Exley
  • Veterans Captain's Cup Keith Lancaster
  • Veteran's Trophy Marble Barometer Keith Lancaster
  • Junior Girl Terry Cashmore Trophy Hazel McDonnell
  • Tried hardest under 16 Endeavour Trophy Amelie Renard
  • Junior Boy Junior Cup Nick Wood
  • Club Ambassador Plate on wooden plinth Mary Mallard
  • Ladies Cup Wright Cup Mary Mallard
  • Most Improved helm Brixham Bell Craig Vear
  • Crew's Trophy Crews Trophy Melissa Berry
  • Training Silver Founders Cup Henry Avery
  • Frostbite Series Cup Jenny Sturt
  • Snowflake Series Tankard Still being raced


SHORE DUTY UPDATE - As from June 2021 the position of SHORE DUTY has been removed from the Dutyman Rota. This is to give priority to filling the more important positions on the water.

THE GALLEY is back for 2022! - Sunday simple lunches and Thursday evenings.

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Boat Hire Information HERE

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