Hunts Sailing Club welcomes sailors of all ages and abilities to race or cruise. We provide class racing for Solo, Enterprise, Phantom, and Laser Class dinghies, as well as an allcomers handicap. Find us in St Ives, close to Huntingdon, Cambridge and Peterborough in NW Cambridgeshire.
The May 2017 edition of the Club newsletter has now been sent out.
In this bumper edition:
• Club Open Day
• Jubilee Cup
• CVRDA National Rally
• Supernova Open
• NSSA Regatta
• Youth League
• Solo Super Sundays
• Training news and courses
• Recent Club results
• High Tea and Prizegiving report
• Tractor training
• Using the powerboats
• Boat Park audit
• Team Hunts abroad
• Women on the Water
• Voyage to Wildcat Island
|Event and training reports from
Members should have received an email with it attached (check junk mail as it was a bulk send) but you can also now download it here; click here to download (2MB)
The annual Hunts Sailing Club Cadet Week takes place this year from 30th May to 2nd June.
This course is the chance for our youth sailors to work towards stages 1 – 4 through coursework and games. We aim to provide them with opportunities to experience different types of boats and to socialise with their friends.
Places will be limited and applications are only open to Club members.
Why not break up the week, leave the stress of work or college and join in with the twilight race on a Wednesday night?
The Wednesday race is typically a more relaxed and social affair than the weekend racing. With just one race, there is time afterwards to enjoy the social side of racing, get a drink from the bar, watch the sun go down over the lake and swap “if only” stories from the race!
The race format is usually a pursuit race, which normally means those with less experience and in slower boats go off first. This means a less crowded start line to worry about, then sailing as fast as you can, trying to keep the faster boats from catching you up. Give it a try - you will really enjoy it!
For those who have or are about to attend the training sessions this is a great opportunity in a more relaxed atmosphere to put all that training to the test.
Hope to see you on the water….