Hurricane AGM Minutes 2017

Please find below the Minutes and Chairmans Report for 2017

Hurricane AGM Minutes for August 2017

Hurricane Chairmans Report 2017

Hurricane Nationals 2018 Notice of Race

Stokes Bay NOR – 2018 final

Starcross Open Report

Please find attached a link to the Starcross Open report by Joe Buxton-Smith.

Hurricane 5.9, Travelers Trophy Open Meeting , Starcross Yacht Club (SYC), 21-22 July 2018.

On a sunny and windy (eventually) summer weekend, three visitors came to join in with the SYC home fleet, currently the largest in the country, for a weekend of exciting racing. After an initial drift around the river, the Exe did its best, and funnelled in a fantastic sea breeze up river which got stronger as the races went on. Twelve boats lined up to start a weekend of fast and close racing. To squeeze in four races on the first day, we used a sprint style format with about 40min races over a short Olympic course with more laps. This worked incredibly well, keeping racing close and interesting throughout, allowing little battles throughout the fleet, including some family ones! It made racers push throughout the race, as places were won and lost right to the wire. It isn’t over till it’s over (or you’re on your side!). STARBOARD!!! was heard widely across the course, or not so on some occasions, leading to the full RYA annex of shouts being used, but it was all taken in good competitive spirit and smoothed over in the bar after. So, DOOMBAR!!! was shouted instead the following day. We all agreed this sprint format worked well, keeping it for the second day and would recommend it for other events where possible. The racing itself was dominated by SYC’s Ben Cutler-Sharp and Kez Wiltshire winning all but their last race! There was a close fought battle for 2nd and 3rd with Stone SC’s Trevor and Kylie Bawden winning the last race, nudging them in front of SYC’s Doug and Isobel Smith. It was great to see two junior crews, Isobel and Tezzer King compete in the championship, and we hope to see more making there way through the fleet in the future. Big thanks go out to all those helpers who made the event possible and we look forward to sending a good SYC fleet to the Hurricane Nationals, Stokes Bay in late August.

Please cut and paste the link below into your browser to view the full results.

Joe Buxton-Smith, SYC Hurricane Fleet Captain.

Ben Cutler-Sharp and Kez Wiltshire Dominate Starcross Open

Congratulations to Ben and Kez who posted 5 bullets to take a much deserved win!

Hurricane Nationals 31st August to 2nd September 2018

It’s nearly time.  Stokes Bay Sailing Club.

20% off Fernhursts updated “Catamaran book” by Tom & Brian Phipps

The Hurricane59sx stays at the centre of UK peformance Catamaran sailing, featuring in Tom Phipps excellent updated Catamaran book by Fernhurst books.

Available here for -20%:

for @hurricane59sx class members #feelthelove msg me for the code!
watch this space for special extra content just for hurricane sailors!!

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15% off at Dinghy Rope for Class Members

As the sailing season approaches, don’t forget that Dinghy Rope are offering members of the Hurricane 59 association a 15% discount. Another great reason to renew or join the class!


Crewing Tips by Paul Gray

Paul Gray has put together this excellent and your essential crew guide. For those of you who may not know, Paul has been at the sharp end of Andy Webbs’ boat for a number of years during which they have won many trophies.

Essential Kit – gloves and harness


Coaching at TBYC and Membership Benefits

Race training this Saturday by 5*National Champion & Class coach John Ready at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club Free to class association members. Feel the love :0)

Come and join the fun, beginners to expert all welcome!

Join the class association for just £31.50 here:

Benefits of membership worth £100’s: To compete at TT and Open meetings

  • 15% off Dinghyrope 
  • 15% discount with Andark
  • 10% discount with Towergate Mardon Management of the web site and forum
  • A full racing calender throughout the year
  • Provides trophies
  • Prizes from Typhoon
  • Control of the class rules
  • Provides coaching, training, tips and advice
  • Tuning guide
  • Market the Hurricane Class at Dinghy Show,
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Management of class funds
  • Assistance with buying and selling Hurricanes

Coaching at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club

Last weekend TBYC Hurricanes held a pre Training and Nationals Tuning session First measurements were taken and recorded, then comparisons made between boats and the Hurricane Tuning Guide before crews decided what changes they should make. The session was very useful and great to discuss and compare the setting, rake and tension people used, as well as noticing any maintenance and ropes that needed attention.

John Ready and Andy Bedford will be at TBYC next Saturday 18th July for an on the water training day.  All are welcome to attend, just let Jeremy and Julian know please by email