The provisional plans for training in 2018 include
Please check the rail in the lounge for your lost property. There'll be a big sailing jumble on slipway laying day to sell off excess club training gear and any personal gear and boat bits that have not been claimed.
Congratulations to Colin Smith who is this year's Club Champion. Michael and Sam D. were only half a point behind Colin and Laurie Dengate was third.
Alistair Russell presented the 2017 Commodore's trophy to Ben Gardener, Russell Kyte was awarded the Novice's trophy, Luke H. and Doug O. were awarded Cadet of the Year and Sam E. was awarded Most Improved Cadet of the Year with and cadet Catherine H. receiving a special commendation.
Congratulations to the 2017 prize winners, some of whom collected their trophies at the slipway upping supper in November, some trophies were presented in early December by Richard at the retirees' lunch and Clive presented Colin Smith with his trophies in late December.
The full results are here.
Have you lost a wetsuit or 25? Come along on Sunday 19th November from 4pm and have a look through the big pile of lost property if you are missing clothing, wetsuit(s), life jackets, boots, helmet etc. etc.
The carol singing evening will be on the 15th December from 7 pm onwards. Mince pies and mulled wine plus usual bar. Feel free to wear Christmas attire.
Carolsheets will be supplied by myself and Karl Royer.
In addition I shall be opening the bar every last Friday of the month from January through to March,.
January 26th , will involve a small quiz
February 23rd will involve some games
March 30th to be decided.....
If anyone would like to jump on the waggon and organise food for those nights feel free to do so...maybe a curry night....
The last races of the season have been sailed with 8 boats enjoying the October sun. The results for the entire year are here, subject to final checking by Ben Skull (HALsail tsar) and the Sailing Committee before prize giving.
We are compiling a list of championships and open events hosted by Herne Bay Sailing Club. Can you add to this list?
1957 National Firefly single-handed championships
1958 National Firefly single-handed championships
1960 Firefly National Championships
1965 National Firefly championships
1967 National Albacore championships.
1968 Fireball Open
1969 Fireball Open
1971 Hornet Worlds 11-17 September
1972 Albacore National Championships
1973 OK National Championships
1974 Mirror Southern Areas
1975 Hornet National Championships
1977 OK National Championships
1977 Albacore & Hornets Open Meeting
1979 Firefly National Championships
1981/2 Round table regatta
1982 Albacore National Championships
1985 Albacore World and National Championships (held over a fortnight)
1987 ish National Championships
1989 Lark Class National Championship 5-11 August
1993 Fireball Open
1999 Pacer Nationls
2001 Pacer Nationals
2001 Round Three of the popular European North Sea Cup Series of windsurfing 9-10 June
2001 Finn Nationals 29 August
2001 OK Nationals
2002 National Albacore Class National Championship 3-5 August
2002 International OK Dinghy Eastern Championship 3-4 August
2002 Man of Kent 22 September (and at least two others)
2002 Pacer Nationals 10 September
2003 Pacer Nationals
2004 Catamaran Open Festival 19-20 June
2004 Hobie 16 TT 19-20 June
2005 Laser 2000 Millenium Series and Asymmetric Dinghy Open 2-3 July
2006 ISO Open 24-25 June
2007 Boss, Spice, Buzz and Iso National Championship 25-27 August
2008 RS Vision Open 17 May
2009 RS All Comers Regatta for RS Visions, RS Teras, RS Qbas and RS Fevas 20-21 June
2009 Hornet Nationals 5-6 September
2009 Europe Nationals 5-6 September
2010 UK Laser Association Laser 4.7 Ladder 9-10 October
2010 Hornet Final Fling 9-10 October
2011 Hornet Open 2-3 July
2015 UK Windsurfing Association National Championships Round 3 4-5 July
2015 National 12 Burton Week 22-25 August
2016 UK Windsurfing Association Cup 2 11-12 June
2016 Hornet Europeans & UK National Championship 6-9 August
2017 UK Windsurfing Association Cup 4 15-16 July
2017 OK Dinghy National Championship 21-24 September
The slipway is due to be upped on Saturday 21st October. For new members, this means removing the wooden sections, scraping and cleaning the barnacles off the sections, knocking the rust off fixings and stacking the sections securely next to the fuel store.
All members young and old are encouraged to come down early on Saturday morning to help out; there's a job for everyone. The more hands the quicker the job is done and the bacon sandwiches can be consumed. Timings will be confirmed by the Sailing Committee.
Members' boats need to be removed from the Mirror Park--the area between the clubhouse and boatshed--before the slipway is upped so that the sections can be stored. If you are not sure why members' boats have to be taken away over the winter, have a look at Ian Moore's video from 5th October.
The topic for Saturday Sailing on 30/09/17 is mark rounding led by Laurie Dengate. Start time is 9.30 rigging for an on-the-water start of 10am.
HW08:09 depth 4.11m