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25th Anniversary National Championship Report

The Hurricane comes home to Brightlingsea SC.   ‘The Church of UK Catamaran sailing’ The 25th edition of the Hurricane Nationals could only be held in one club.  So on September 27th 28 teams returned to Brightlingsea SC  in Essex, to compete as part of the 3rd ‘RegFest’ celebration of UK cat sailing,  in the place […]

2012 Nationals Results

Ladies and gentleman,  competitors, friends the results for the 25th Hurricane Nationals can be found on the link below:- http://www.sailbrightlingsea.com/ftp/results/Regfest%202012%20-%20Hurricane%20Nationals.htm Big congratulations to John Ready and Jamie Bolingbroke who are now the 2012 National Champions. Well done guys you deserved all those rums on Saturday night and whilst looking a little worse for wear on Sunday like […]

Nationals Trophies and Prizes

Only 3 days left until the Nationals and I know all over the country people are pimping their boats, wishing they had been to the gym more than they have been, watching the weather forecast and dreaming about winning and for some of us last years lucky winners will be getting out the silver polish and […]

Boats for Sale

Need a new boat for the Nationals, club racing or the circuit then take a look on the  Boat  page of this web site.  All  Hurricanes for sale are posted here. If you are interested in a half share of a hurricane then we have a Datchet sailor that is interested in a half share please […]

Canvey Open

Once again Island Yacht Club was blessed with sunshine and light winds on Saturday 1st September with several visitors from Stone, Mersey and Thorpe Bay waiting for the “go ahead” from the Race Officer. The first race was hotly contested, with the current Nationals Champion Richie Hanmore  spotted on land fixing a broken goose neck […]

Hurricane AGM – Free Beer

The Hurricane  AGM will be held at the Nationals (Regfest) on Friday 28th September at 5pm.  A private meeting area has been arranged for us in Brightlingsea Sailing Club.  All Hurricane members are welcome and a complimentary beer will be available for all those attending. Please find below the Agenda and minutes from last years AGM. […]

Forts Race – Whitstable

The 15/16th September is the long distance catamaran event at Whitstable, now in its 17th year this race is designed to test catamaran racing skills, attracting top national helms as well as experienced club racers and international entries. Whitstable is one of the few sailing clubs to be located in a town centre, which means there […]

Latest News from the RYA

http://www.rya.org.uk/london2012/news/Pages/FLASHQUOTESPracticeRaceReaction.aspx  Get the latest news, results, videos  from the RYA on our Paralympic Sailors.   

Nationals Notice of Race

Brightlingsea have issued the The Nationals Notice of  Race which can be downloaded below.  As you can see we have two races on Thursday, 3 on Friday and Saturday and 2 races on the Sunday.  More importantly the bar is open from  Wednesday 26th and food available.  Meals are included in your entry fee on the […]

Insurance4dinghies Yachts and Yachting Press Release

Please see below press release in http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/165346/Insurance4dinghies-sponsor-Hurricane-nationals Insurance4dinghies sponsor Hurricane Nationals By Francesca Breeze today at 8:47 am27-30 September 2012 Dinghy insurance provider insurance4dinghies is a main sponsor of this year’s Hurricane 5.9 Nationals at Brightlingsea Sailing Club, Essex, from 27 – 30 September. The event, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is being held in Essex […]