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 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.
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 ([email protected] / +447909 527857).
You can book accommodation at the sailing club here:
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.
Whats App Group
You can join the event What’s App group by following this link: