We look forward to welcoming visitors from Broadstairs Sailing Club and Whitstable Yacht Club for LaserFest18 HBSC's leg, for what we hope will be the start of many such events in the years to come, with return visits to their clubs later in this season too.
The events on the day will comprise a Laser local acclimatisation race at 1130, a break for lunch (BBQ food, sandwiches and snacks available from the galley) then our scheduled Early Summer 9 & 10 races in which the visitors will also take part, with a separate result for the Lasers within the overall ‘all boats’ results.
The acclimatisation race will start at 1130 and the Club racing will start as soon after 1300 as lunch and conditions permit.
The Sailing Committee
Congratulations to Isabel, Peter and Lester, who are now qualified RYA powerboat 🚤 handlers, and Anna, Bob, Conor, Mark and Tony, who all achieved RYA Level 1 ⛵ this month.
Herne Bay Sailing Club had a successful Push the Boat Out on May 19th 2018 and have since welcomed 17 new members. Comments from some of the participants sum up the day:
All members of Herne Bay Sailing Club are invited to take part in a competition to update the photographs at the top of each page on the club website.
We are looking for images that reflect the club's activities and show members enjoying what Herne Bay Sailing Club has to offer whether that is on the water, the shore or the sun deck.
You do not have to be a great photographer to take a great image, nor own an expensive camera: many phone cameras as excellent. We are looking for images that showcase Herne Bay Sailing Club.
A couple of members of Herne Bay Photographic Club have volunteered to help me select the most suitable photographs.
To take part, please upload your photographs to the Dropbox folder (link sent by email) before noon on the 6th July with your name in the image title.
There is some advice here on the dimensions of images that are suitable for the banner images. As high a resolution as possible is also advised.
We are looking for up to nine images, one for each main page of the website. The winners will have their images displayed on the club's webpage for the next year or two and win a free drink in the bar.
All suitable submitted images will be included in a gallery on the website.
Please note that the club will need to seek consent from members who are identifiable before including their image on the website.
Get snapping and I look forward to seeing your photographs.
There were 15 (or possibly even 16) dinghies and 25 people on the water for Saturday Sailing on the 28th May, making the most of a steady breeze and the sunshine. The lumpy sea due to a NE/E wind made the conditions a little challenging for the recently-qualified Level 2 sailors, but all did extremely well and one pair participated in their first ever race. Meanwhile 3 trainees were completing day one of an RYA Powerboat Handling Level 2 course.
Saturday Sailing is open to all members who hold RYA Level 2 or have equivalent experience. Be rigged and ready to go on the water by 10am if you want to participate. Club training boats are available to hire.
On a beautiful sunny May day, Herne Bay Sailing Club opened its doors to offer taster sails and powerboat rides to members of the public as part of the RYA's nationwide Push the Boat Out event.
A fantastic 88 children and adults from tiny to tall experienced sailing watched by their families and friends from the sun deck. The BBQ, galley and bar were popular and members were on hand to answer questions about training opportunities, Cadets, social, kayak and sailing membership.
Visitors' feedback sums up the day:
We hope to welcome some of the visitors back soon. We are offering special prices on membership and learn to sail packages for anyone who joins the club in May. The Push the Boat Out membership form is here. Email us to find out more or call in on a Friday night, Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon.
Many thanks to the large number of Herne Bay SC members and friends who gave their time to make sure everyone enjoyed their day.
Photographs by Olaf Throndsen.
On Saturday 19th May between 11am and 3pm Herne Bay Sailing Club will be open to the public. We will be offering taster sails and powerboat rides and the bar, galley and BBQ will be open to our visitors.
If you or your family are interested in learning to sail, come and have a go. We'll also show you around the clubhouse and let you know about the social, sailing and cadet activities at the club. We are a family-friendly club and welcome sailors, kayakers and social members of all ages.
For more information go to the Push the Boat Out page.