Hunts Sailing Club

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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!


Hunts SC Laser HC and ER Grand Prix

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Hunts SC welcome Laser standard, radial and 4.7 helms from RYA affiliated clubs in all regions to take part in the Hunts SC Laser HC and ER Grand Prix which takes place on Saturday 20th September 2014.

  • Entrance £10
  • 3 races, 2 to count
  • Briefing at 10.30

For further details, contact Graham Cox on 01223 500 373 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it PE27 4YA (OS: TL 32 71)

Click here to download a poster including information and map.


Tuesday sailing 9th September

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Please note there will be no evening sailing on Tuesday 9th September.

Autumn Activities

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The leaves may be changing colour and the nights drawing in, but there is still plenty going on at your sailing club!

Tuesday evening sailing and Thursday junior sailing continue up until mid October.  On Tuesdays there is a safety boat afloat from around 4.30 until dusk, and on Thursdays safety cover is usally available from around 5pm, again until we run out of light!

Saturday sailing also continues, but there are a lot of Open Meetings coming up so please check with the Race Officer before going out.

Open Meeting dates:

Saturday 13th September - Hunts hosts the Youth League!  All young Hunts sailors are welcome to take part, you simply need to be able to sail around a simple course.  Club boats may be used at the usual hire charge.  Please note, the final Youth League meeting of the year will be at our neighbouring club at Pacton, near St Neots on 11th October.  Let's send a big team to round things off! 

Saturday 20th September - Laser Open, first race 11am.  For all Laser classes: 4.7, radial and standard rigs.

Saturday and Sunday 27th and 28th September, British Moth Open.  First race 11am.

Saturday 4th October, Solo Open.  First race 11am.

Saturday 18th October, Topper Open.  First race 11am.


barts_bashBart's Bash!

On Sunday 21st September Hunts will be taking part in Bart's Bash, a huge, world wide sailing race dedicated to raising funds for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.  All club members are encouraged to come along and take part in the race which will start at 11.30.  You can either sign up on the Bart's Bash website to collect sponsorship, or you can donate on the day.  To find out more go to: Bart's Bash Website

For the non-sailors, we are also organising a Bart's Bash Bake Off, cake competition and cake sale! 


All comers Race Training

Once all the opens are over we will again be running our popular race training for all members, novice and experienced sailors, junior and mature.  We simply ask that you are able to launch independently, can recover from capsize with minimal assistance and can sail a triangular course.  You also need warm kit!  These sessions are free to members and will start with participants rigged and ready to go afloat at 9.30am. Sessions will take place on Saturdays 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd, with possibly more in December.




Double hander sailing

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Last call for the free space on this weekend's (6th and 7th) double hander course.  We will be using the Laser Vagos and the course will be a combination of level 3/stage 4, so we will be focussing on basic seamanship, such as coming alongside and man overboard, consolidating boat handling skills, tuning with two sails, plus, if we have time, use of the asymmetrics and racing.  Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it asap to find out more.
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