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!
Course Calendar 2016
Saturday 27th Back on the Water, morning only. Free to members. Brush up your skills after the winter. Instructors ashore and afloat to help you with rigging, tuning and remembering those sailing essentials. Wetsuits or drysuits must be worn. Club boats available to hire at the usual rates..
5th and 12th March Back on the Water, morning only. As February.
4th & 5th April Get Ready to Race (under 15s) Race training and a pre season warm up for our experienced junior sailors. Must have Stage 3 or equivalent experience. Full wetsuits or drysuits must be worn. £40 per child not including boat hire.
7th & 8th Advanced Sailing Skills for adults - a combination of Seamanship, Spinnakers and Race training. May also include trapezing for those interested. Over 15s only, must be at RYA Level 2 standard or equivalent. We will be using the club double handers, although own boat use is also possible if suitable. £100 per person ncluding boat hire.
16th & 17th April RYA Adult Start Sailing (level 1) and RYA Youth Stage One: For complete beginners. Club boats provided. £100 per person including boat hire.
23rd & 24th April RYA Adult Basic Skills (Level 2) and Youth Stage 2 The next step towards becoming a confident sailor. Club boats can be hired. £80 per person not including boat hire.
7th & 14th mornings only. A chance for our younger sailors to get back together again and get out on the water now the weather and water are warmer! Instructors will be on hand to help you remember how to rig, and will organise activities afloat for fun sailing. Free to members, club boats for hire at the usual rates.
28th & 29th RYA Adult Start Sailing (Level 1) and Youth Stage 1 For the complete beginner. Club boats provided. £100 per adult including boat hire, £40 per child not including boat hire.
31st May - 3rd June Cadet Week - RYA Youth Stages plus fun and games afloat and ashore. For all junior sailors, from complete novices to keen racers. £20 per child per day, hot meals can be provided at an additional cost, club boats can be hired at the usual rates. Minimum attendance of two days required
4th & 5th RYA Adult Basic Skills (Level 2) The next step towards becoming a confident sailor. Club boats can be hired. £80 per person, club boats can be hired at the usual rates.
25th & 26th RYA Adult Better Sailing (Level 3) improve your techniques plus get a taste of Spinnaker work and Seamanship Skills using club double handers. £100 per person including use of club boats.
9th & 10th RYA Stage 1 For complete beginners aged 16 or under. Club boats can be hired at the usual rates. £40 per child.
16th and 17th RYA Stage 2 For young novices wanting to improve their skills. £40 per child. Club boats can be hired at the usual rates.
8th to 11th August. Boat Camp, Games and Fun afloat and ashore for all junior sailors. Includes optional race training and a race series for the more competitive sailors. Parents may leave children with us during the day, but are required to sign up for a duty as part of course enrolment. £20 per child per day, boats can be hired at the usual rates, Minimum attendance of three days required
Winter 2015 newsletter
The Hunts SC Winter 2015 newsletter is now published. You should have received an email with it attached but you can also download it here
General sailing this Tuesday 15th December
The club will be open for general sailing on Tuesday morning, from 10.00am until around 12.00. Vanessa is running some DI pre entry assessment training if anyone wants to join in, for the Feb course or other courses. Hopefully some Women on the Water will come with cake? All welcome.
RYA Dinghy Instructor Course at Hunts: Feb 2016
Hunts SC is aiming to run a Dinghy Instructor course from the 15th to the 19th February. Cost will be £200 per person to include the pre-entry assessment which will be arranged on a date prior to the course. To take part you must have Powerboat Level 2, a current RYA First Aid certificate or equivalent, and be aged 16 or over at the start of the course. You must also have completed the Safe and Fun RYA online course, We can arrange powerboat and first aid courses should they be required. These will incur extra cost.
This course is being significantly subsidised by the club, so we are looking for individuals keen to instruct within the club on a voluntary basis in 2016 and beyond. Previous instructing experience, although useful, is not essential, but you must be able to demonstrate sound sailing ability in order to achieve pre entry standard, and be confident managing groups of both children and adults.
- To find out more about the course and its requirements click here:
- Places are limited to six, and selection will be made by the Training Committee based on previous volunteering within the club and also future commitment to helping on courses.
- Please do email if you have any queries, closing date for applications: 20th December 2015