Welcome to the Hunts Sailing Club Website
Hunts Sailing Club, located at St Ives, close to Huntingdon, Cambridge, and Peterborough in NW Cambridgeshire, provides class racing for Solo, Enterprise, Phantom, and Laser Class dinghies, as well as an all comers handicap. We are a very family oriented club, with youth sail training, and several multi-generation families, with father vs son, daughter and wives competition in and across classes! More details on the above, under the "Sailing" heading. Please have a look round our web site, and come and visit us for real one day!
Club newsletter - August 2016
The August 2016 edition of the Club newsletter has now been sent out.
Do check your junk mail folder as the email was sent to all members and may be seen as spam.
In this issue:
- Classic and Vintage Racing Dinghy Association National Regatta
- Fun Family Race Day
- NSSA Regatta report
- Boat Camp report
- British Moth Sea Champs
- Events in August/Sept/Oct
- Using Club Boats
- Cakes raise £130
You should have received an email with it attached but you can also download it here: Click here to download the newsletter
The Classic and Vintage dinghies are returning to Hunts!
The Classic & Vintage Racing Dinghy Association (CVRDA) National Rally returns to Hunts SC on 27th, 28th and 29th August for three days of racing, camaraderie and fun.
We are joined on Saturday by the DeMay Vintage Merlins and on the Sunday by the SigneTs. There should be six races in total for the CVRDA classes starting after lunch on the Saturday, and finishing with a pursuit race late Monday morning. All eligible boats are welcome to stay for the whole weekend. Crews for visitors may be needed.
If you aren't sailing, why not come down and admire the boats and enjoy the atmosphere?
Open Day a great success
Thanks for coming!
Our Open Day on Saturday was a great success; would-be sailors turned up in great numbers to look around the club, find out about learning to sail, and of course, go afloat in a boat!
So, big thanks from us for coming along and making Push The Boat Out a great success, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Laser Fleet Training Day
The first of a series of three training days ‘Run by Laser Sailors for Laser Sailors’ took place recently at the club. This initial day was designed to assist with getting back on the water, and was tailored to suit all levels of sailors, from those new to sailing Lasers to the more experienced.
Attended by 12 fleet members, the day was ‘perfect for dry land sessions’; there was not much wind. There was a session providing in-depth discussion on the way the Laser sail reacts with control line adjustment, expertly described by Tom Charter and Duncan Wisbey. With an informal setting, the fleet members discussed upwind and downwind sail settings coupled with an introduction to ‘Sailing by the Lee’ - a technique which allows Lasers to sail faster and in a more stable manner downwind. The group then progressed outside to discuss how to ‘work the boat’; where to sit and how best to control the boat in light and heavy air. The fleet was also introduced to the 5th control, the adjustable hiking strap.
After lunch everyone rigged up and did some tuning before getting out on the water for light air coaching. Those on the water were filmed from the powerboat - Tom coaching, Duncan driving and David videoing. 25 minutes of quality action was captured which was then reviewed as part of the training debrief and feedback.
The next training session is on 16th April where a UKLA accredited coach will be attending, and on the 25th June we will have one of the female Laser Olympic hopefuls. These sessions have been designed to progress from one training session to the next ready for the Laser open on 2nd July. Book with the Laser Captain David Catto, to secure your place.