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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 Pebble Bank, Wyke Regis – 01305 774844 – Blagdon Fruit Farm, Chickerell – 01305 785991 Bagwell Farm, Chickerell – 01305 782575 – […]

Nationals – Notice of Race

The NOR has now been finalised and published on the Hurricane / F18 website that  Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy has set up for us for this event. You can enter on line, and get all the up to date information here as well. Notice of Race 2013 Weymouth Final

Nationals 2013

The clock is ticking and the Nationals are not far away now. Weymouth are used to dealing with big events and are pulling out all the stops for this one, superb sailing area, professional RO, fantastic venue and entertainment room with sun deck and viewing gallery. Great food with hog roasts, salads,  curry night, chilli night and Sunday […]

Nationals at Weymouth 14-17 September

Not long now people to the Hurricane 2013 Nationals which are being held at Weymouth Sailing Academy.  A fantastic venue, with great food and entertainment lined from Saturday 14th – 17th September. Follow the link below to the web site that tells you all about the Nationals and how to sign up and pay on line (paypal).   […]

Starcross TT 29 -30 June

Starcross sailing Club are holding the Hurricane TT and Dart open meeting on 29-30 June a two day open water event on the Exe estuary. On line entry Sailing: 6 races (3 planned per day) First race will not start before 11.00 am on Saturday. Entry Fee: £25 Registration: Friday evening and from 8:30 […]

Spinnaker Haylard / Tack Line Modification

During the 2012 AGM the Rules and Technical Committee opened up a discussion regarding the option of a separate Spinnaker Halyard and Tack Line modification to the existing “one line does all” system. The system has been trialled by one of the Rules and Tech members using an additional cleat and pulley mounted on the […]


It is with deep regret that the Hurricane Class has learnt of the sad passing of Matthew ‘Quinny’ Gregg.   Matt died on 28th April after a long and brave fight against a brain tumour.   Matt was an enthusiastic Hurricane sailor and was loved by all of his friends at Stone Sailing Club and by […]

Carsington Footage

Please click on the link below for some footage of the Carstington Open held earlier in the month.  Dont miss the funnies at the end.