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New Sponsor for Hurricane Class

Breaking news!!! Andark will be offering 15% off all Typhoon products at Andark exclusively for Hurricane Association Members valid all year long. You can order by telephone or go to their shop which is open 7 days a week. They will also be at the London Boat Show, RYA Dinghy Show and Southampton Boat Show!! […]

Inland and National Championships 2014

Preparation is under way for both the Inland Championships to be held at Rutland on the 17-17  May 2014 and also the National Championships to be held at Harwich on 9-12 August 2014. Further details to follow but in the meantime you can dowload the flyers for both events here Inlands Flyer and here  Nationals Flyer     […]

Datchet End of Season

Well it happened (more for some than others!). The first, of hopefully many DWSC End of Season Cat Opens, the date for next year is the 1st & 2nd of November 2014, put it in your diary (when Santa brings it) and get in on your class association program of events, it is already hosting […]

2014 Fixtures List

Well it is never to early to plan ahead and your committee have been busy sorting out the fixtures for 2014.  You can download the poster hurricane fixtures 2014indd here or of course you can go to the events page to get further details on the event, map and nearer the time NOR and SI’s. We […]

Taking refuge in a Hurricane

When someone told Tim Powell a couple of birds had moved into his Hurricane he couldn’t wait to get down to the dinghy park to investigate and found these chicks.            

Hurricane AGM Minutes

Please find below the the minutes from the AGM held at Weymouth  AGM Minutes September 2013 Weymouth

Getting it up after a capsize

John Donovan from Starcross has posted the following easy and cheap solution to aid righting the Hurricane after a capsize. Sew two fabric loops (either by hand or get your sailmaker to do it) on the underside of the trampoline on each side about halfway back. You will need a couple of lengths of 4mm […]

Hurricane Nationals – The Hurricane Way of Life

What better season finale for the Hurricane59 fleet, than GBR’s pinnacle location Weymouth and the 2012 Olympic course… Class secretary Maxine Oliver, organised a blinding combo of international quality racing facilities with social events to match.  World class race officers, Olympic facilities, the band Super Massive, an RNLI benefit race night, Hog roast and more….  […]

Fine Tuning at Datchet

Now you will not find this in the John Ready Hurricane fine tuning guide but preparations were well underway at Datchet this weekend, most of us had enough to do with taking the masts down and some of us had to straighten the mast – and this is how Graham Hughes and Smudge tackled the task ………  

Hurricane Nationals – entry price held

Guys Just to let you know that the entry for the Hurricane Nationals will be held at £172 for a limited time so please if you can enter prior to arriving on line at http://enter.sailracer.org/events/enter-v2RYA.asp?eventid=156374 that would help in the organisation of the event. So for £172 you get four days of top racing (two […]