With glorious weather forecast for this coming weekend, there will be a full programme of sailing events and plenty of opportunities to get on the water.
A massive thank you on behalf of the Sailing Committee if you were one of the many members who turned out in force on Sunday to lay the slipway and carry out other jobs, large and small to ready our Club and its boats for the new season or help out in the galley. Glorious weather played its part as did the supply of tea, coffee and bacon rolls.
It is fast approaching the time of year to lay the slipway and go sailing or kayaking again.
Slipway laying will be on Sunday 24th March with help from members needed from around 7.30am. There will be plenty of jobs that don't require any lifting including spring cleaning the galley and getting the training boats ship-shape.
This year Club Week will take place from Monday 29 July to Friday 2 August inclusive. Further details will be advertised in due course.
It’s membership renewal time and this year we are doing things differently. All you need to do is click on the link below, follow the instructions and complete the online form. The whole process should take about 10 minutes.
To take advantage of the discounted rates, please apply before 31st January 2019.
Here’s to a fantastic 2019 sailing season!
Congratulations to Michael and Sam Dyer who won the Herne Bay Sailing Club Championship 2018 by 10 points and with 15 first placings. Second place went to Colin Smith and third to Richard de Lisle. Helms must race 15 or more qualifying races to qualify the Club Championship. The full results were as follows:
1 Michael Dyer
2 Colin Smith
3 Richard de Lisle
4 Laurie Dengate
5 Olaf Throndsen
6 Gary Danilewicz
7 Guy Alexander
8 Phil Rees
9 Graham Harbord
10 Sally Woodward
Herne Bay Sailing Club is delighted to be hosting the Hadron H2 National Championships 7th-9th September 2018. Days 1 and 2 have been very enjoyable for us as hosts and hopefully too for the competitors. There was perhaps a bit too much wind and waves yesterday, but lovely weather today. 5 races completed and 2 to go.
Report on each day's sailing is available on Yachts and Yachting are here.
Cadets at Clubweek is my personal highlight of the HBSC calendar, and this year has been no exception. Yet again a brilliant three days, with 50ish cadets having a great time supported by a team of more than 50 relatives and members.
A huge thank you to all the volunteers on and off the water and a special thanks to Ben & Jo, for wonderful organisation and leadership over the last three years.
The highlights for me were how well the cadets worked together, seeing members and relatives who don't normally go on the water having a taster in the powerboats and (I'm biased here) the fantastic sailing the Dolphins did back from the icecream cruise in slightly more wind than forecast.
A fitting end to the last day of the cadet activities was to receive the news that cadets Michael and Sam Dyer won the National School Sailing Association's National Regatta Fast handicap fleet at Datchet Water. They got 6 firsts in 10 races and won the series by one point. A brilliant achievement and inspirational for our younger sailors. They have gone straight to Hayling Island to compete in the 29er Nationals. Good luck Michael and Sam!
Herne Bay Sailing Club. Family sailing at its best.
There were six double-handed boats on the water today with 16 members and their guests afloat for Saturday Sailing. Laurie decided the conditions were perfect for the Seamanship skill of rudderless sailing.
After a quick briefing, including some top tips (centreboard half up, crew and helm sit forward, only do one thing at a time), the boats were launched and one by one the rudders were hoisted out of use. There was a bit of going around in circles in some boats, but others surprisingly-quickly got the hang of steering using body weight and moving just one of the sails in or out at a time.
Fantastic weather, wind and water temperature for sailing and perfect for those who took a refreshing dip in the sea afterwards.
Herne Bay Sailing Club welcomed 500 runners and their supporters for the Les Golding 10K this morning organised by Invicta East Kent Athletic Club. Congratulations to the six HBSC members who took part and thank you to the galley team for the hospitality.