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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 […]

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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 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 […]

Telling Tales

Download the link below to get the exact tell tale positions for your boat and find out what tales they are telling you. Also dont forget to take a look at the tuning guide which John Ready has put together and you can find this on the  Coaching Page. Have a read and make sure your boat […]

Nationals Poster

Please help to advertise the Nationals by downloading the poster and displaying in your sailing club. We are particularly encouraging this year all those that are new to the class and catamaran sailing in general  to come and join us and benefit from 4 days of sailing and all the coaching and tips and advice.  […]

Camel Week Rocks

Camel Week starts on 11th August for one week offering the very best that Cornwall has to offer in the summer (remember that !) .  Brilliant white beaches, a good friendly event and very good for Cats. Due to tides there is only one race per day so plenty of time to relax and have a pint […]