Rutland Trailer Paarrtay and Raffle

Guys it is not too late to buy raffle tickets for the Kingfisher ropepack nearly £200 worth of rope measured and cut for the Hurricane.  Each member gets a free entry (so join now), all subsequent tickets are £1 a go.  If your not a member it is  £5 for you.  Email me on secretary59@hurricane59.com to make your pledge.

Tickets will also be on sale at Rutland and prize giving will be on the  Saturday night.

John Ready has invited all those Hurricanes going to Rutland to his Trailer Paarrtay on the Saturday night – see you all there.

 

New SCHRS Rating for Hurricane SX

The SCHRS ratings have recently been updated and the current ratings should be used from now on at both club and on the circuit

Hurricane SX                1.019

Hurricane 5.9                1.034

Hurricane 5.9 Sport    1.008

Website

Welcome to the new web site of the Hurricane Class Association, we hope you like it, we are all working really hard behind the scenes to make this a really interactive website for everyone and to keep you all up to date of all events and what is going on within the class.

This is your web site so we welcome your feedback and encourage you to send in your images, news items, race reports, to secretary59@hurricane59.com

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Datchet Fast Cat Open March 2012

John Tuckwell and Chris Hanmore win Datchet Open 2012

The first TT of the season kicked off at Datchet on 17-18th March, the forecast was too tough to call leading up to the event and turned out to be mixed and definately not what was forecast.   Saturday was lighter winds and Sunday just got better and better until it was blowing old boots.

Not withstanding the dodgy forecast 33 catamarans turned out for this event (Hurricanes, Tornados, F18’s and the A Class including the defector Struan Wallace and Datchet was honoured to have Mischa Heemskerk in attendance coaching the F18’s.

7  Hurricanes on our start for what became firecely contested and close racing, John Tuckwell steaming ahead  in first place taking the podium and Greame Staddon and Greg Reed fighting it out until they were seperated only by 1 point for 2nd and 3rd places overall after discards.

In the end it all boiled down to the final wind shift to the line in the last race. Graeme snuck in by less than ½ a boat length to bag 2nd place in the race, and 2nd overall. No shift and the positions would have been reversed. – its never over , until its over!

Very enjoyable close racing , if not a little frustrating with the wind doing crazy things , but that’s the fun of chess on water!

The evenings entertainment consisted of brilliant game of rugby, great curry and beer and banter in the company of some very good friends , what could be better.

 

 

 

Typhoon sponsor Nationals with Drysuits for winning team

Typhoon sponsors of the Hurricane Class are providing drysuits for the winning Nationals team at Regfest 2012 and gloves,  boots and accessories for all other TT events.

Hyde sponsoring Nationals

Hyde Sails are sponsoring the Nationals with holdals, caps and T shirts