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2 sail Hurricanes clean up at Camel Week

Just to let you know 2 standard 5.9’s sailed at Camel week Mike and Viki Coulson in 365  and Helen & Hamish Leighton with their boat 452. http://www.facebook.com/l/uAQFzazlfAQFhKbXw1zC3-mvinE90sbyDamR1pqDtYBlVQw/www.rswsc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/cwcat131nh.html Great fun was had by all and a fantastic place to sail . Sailing Results www.rswsc.co.uk

Tack Line for the kite

Paul McKay of Datchet has devised a very simple and cheap solution to the tack line when hoisting the kite which will make the crews life a little easier – big thank you to Paul on this one from all the crew out there. The parts you will need are:-  2m of 4mm excell (or […]

Hurricane SCHRS Ratings

Below are the current official globally recognised SCHRS ratings for the three types of Hurricane rig. Hurricane SX         1.008 Hurricane 5.9         1.053 Hurricane Sport     1.020    

Hurricane Coaching Day with John Ready

7 Hurricanes attended the Coaching Day provided by three times National Champion John Ready on Saturday 3rd August at Datchet Water Sailing Club.  Perfect sailing conditions throughout the day with sunshine, flat water and the tide in, a very breezy day getting up to around 25 knots in the afternoon. The day kicked off with bacon […]

Starcross Yacht Club Hurricane TT Open 29-30 June 2013

The  Starcross Yacht Club 2013 Catamaran open this year was simply  “Sailing Utopia” and it was a great shame that continuing pressure on personnel finances and some boat damage after the unseasonable weather meant we had no visiting Hurricane competitors this year.  The TT open used an upwind/downwind racing format and this was combined successfully […]

Hurricane AGM

The 2012 AGM was held at Brightlingsea Nationals in September 2012 and attended by approximately 28 members.  The key points minuted are below:- Previous minutes accepted and approved by Geoff Tindale and John Tuckwell Hurricane Class accounts agreed. Membership agreed. Committee members agreed to stand again next year and the committee were duly re-elected by the class. […]

Stone TT 13-14 July Race Report

Five visiting boats joined five home boats for the classic event in the Hurricane calendar. Of the five visitors three where from Island Sailing club, one from Stokes Bay and one made the long haul from Bala. Given the conditions of sunshine and light winds this was always going to be an event for the […]

Weymouth – Hurricane / F18 Nationals 2013

Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy.  Photograph taken from our sundeck next to the bar in our own private room for the entire event.  Overlooking the boat park where we will keep our boats,  the launching area and our playground. Can you see yourself there ? 4 days of racing (2 per day) with the option […]

Nick Dewhirst RIP

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Nick Dewhirst on Friday 19th July.  Nick was the Class Chairman of the Sprint 15 Class  for no less than 25 years and also the Chairman of the SCHRS (Small Catamaran Handicap Rating System) committee and the long time Chairman of UKCRA (UK Catamaran Racing Association). The […]

Campsites in Weymouth and Portland

Weymouth have issued me with details of the following campsites close to the Academy – I believe Swallows Rest is the closest to the Academy. Swallows Rest, Wyke Regis – 07785565059 http://www.swallowsrestselfcatering.co.uk/ Pebble Bank, Wyke Regis – 01305 774844 – http://www.pebblebank.co.uk Blagdon Fruit Farm, Chickerell – 01305 785991 Bagwell Farm, Chickerell – 01305 782575 – […]