We are a family friendly sailing club and enjoy some of the best sailing waters on the North Kent coast.

Less than 15 minutes from the end of the M2 motorway and 45 minutes from the M25, our favourable location and our own slipway access mean that we are able to launch and recover at most states of the tide.

We have members of all ages and abilities, and anyone interested in sailing with us can be sure of receiving plenty of help and encouragement.

Level 1 training course available this weekend

Dear All

We have now confirmed all the instructors for the training for the rest of the season.

Saturday 29th August and Saturday 19th September

RYA Level 1 Course - Richard De Lisle Instructor Assistant Instructors Clare Dunning and Doug Whiteoak

Please confirm your attendance by email to Nathan Hudson and return completed form. 12 Places available.

Member Price £100 Non Member £200

PB Course - all places are allocated

Friday Evening Cadet Racing

Hi Cadets

Do you wish that you had more opportunities to sail? Or wish that you felt able to join in the club races?

If you do there's some good news:

On some Friday evenings the club is going to be offering cadet races.  These will be fun, informal races, with short courses and lots of help. It will be an opportunity to practice your sailing and learn new racing skills.

Look out for further information on the club website to see which Fridays the cadet racing will be happening.

Come along and join in, it will be great fun!

Saturday 22 - Tuesday 15 August - Influencing membership fees

Do you want the cost of membership to go up? No - then we need more of the membership to volunteer when we have visiting classes to the club - they add considerably to the club funds and allow us to keep membership costs down. With almost 400 members on the books - this should be an easy task - yet only the same small number of names appear on lists.

A message from The Commodore

Dear Member

I thought I would drop members a quick update on what is turning out to be a very busy year for the club:

Ladies Day, well what more can be said hey!

The Windsurfing event over the weekend of 4th/5th July went very well and turned a tidy profit for the club.  Furthermore, the event is well accepted within the town and is a boost to trade as well as lifting the profile of the club.

Fancy sailing out to watch the Swale Smack & Barge Race - 8th August

Update - 11:00 on the water  to sail out and meet the fleet which should start rounding the Herne Bay mark at 12. We will be sailing against the tide with light 7-8mph winds starting out NNW and moving to N/NE. Given this we are aiming for an 11:00 launch of safety boat(s) followed by all other boats. Note that low tide is at 13.17 when water will be at 1.2m this means recoveries either before 12.40 or after 13.40.

Training update

The training team would like to offer the following training courses over the next few months before the end of the season.

RYA Level 1&2
RYA Power Boat Level 2
RYA Start racing
RYA Seamanship

Please can you email Nathan on nathan@hudsonsfish.co.uk or call on 07785953831 if you are interested please can you indicate if you would like the course on a week day or weekend and any dates that you are currently unavailable?

Best Regards

Herne Bay Sailing Club Team

Improving all the time - 11/7/15

The improvers gather again and rigged with a strong force 3/4 westerly promising some exciting sailing. Some reefed while others started to estimate how many capsizes they would be performing. However in the time it took to get changed and have our briefing the wind dropped to a sedate force 1/2. The plan was to sail a short triangle composed of a beat, broad reach and run. The challenge for us was to continue to sailing flat while being fast round the marks.

Memorial weekend - 18/19 July

This weekend we are running our annual memorial races remembering Paul Smith and Jim Newbery. We will have a number of racing and non-racing guests around the club - I'm sure you will afford them our traditional warm welcome.

There are still spaces available for volunteers in safety boats and the galley throughout the weekend (names to Harvey please). Timings are as follows:

Saturday - Paul Smith memorial races

1330 start - Pursuit race followed by a single handicap race

Cream Teas and BBQ

Sunday - Jim Newbery memorial races

Windows, deaf sailing and the 10K: can you spare an hour?

Dear all,

It was a fantastic weekend with the Windsurfers and there was a great turn out from the club with members volunteering for all sorts of jobs from early morning to late night. Our guests were very complimentary about the hospitality and the club. Well done all.

More help is needed in the next few days:

 

Window Working Party Tuesday 7th July

Mike will be at the clubhouse on Tuesday from 1.30pm to start replacing some of the foggy perspex in the  windows. He'd appreciate help if you have some time to spare.

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