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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 Friday and Saturday night.

We are looking forward to seeing you all.

Notice_of_Race Hurricane Nationals 2012



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 in homage to the craft’s designer, builder and local/Olympian sailor Reg White.

Participants from across the UK and Ireland will compete for a range of trophies including those to recognise; helm and crew winners, the best newcomer, best club and highest combined age. The open meeting will also pair up experts with novices in a Pro-Am competition.

In keeping with its philosophy to support the communities it insures, Insurance4dinghies’ Sales Director, John Tuckwell, will be competing. He comments; “As well as being insurance providers, we’re passionate about sailing so will endeavour to support events and participate where we can.” John is a Bala Catamaran Club member.

For insurance information visit or call 0800 515629 or 01743 284664.

For more details on this event please see the events page.



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 is pimped and tuned ready for the Nationals if you have any questions just ask



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.  We are a friendly and open class and the Nationals is a great opportunity to meet everyone, have a great time and sail faster.


Download your  Nationals Poster 2012


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 of Doom Bar.

Last year Mike and Viki Coulson won the Multihull fleet of 14 Cats and made it into yachts and yachting 

 If you need further information please contact Hamish on  0797 0198 084 or email 


Leaderboard 2012

You can now download a pdf of the movers the shakers the winners and the loosers here.  You can compare your results going back to 2010 and see how you have progressed.

We shall use these results as a guide to arrange a Pro-Am at the Nationals where the most experienced/successful amongst us will be paired up with those that are just starting out.  This will mean that your Pro-Am buddy will spend some time with you giving you tips and advice and possibly take you out for a sail and encourage you to sail better and faster. 

What better way for the fleet to sail faster together – so if you have never done a Nationals before this is just one of many reasons why you should do it – 4 days of fantastic sailing where you will be amongst a really friendly fun bunch of sailors helping each other improve.


 Leaderboard 2010-2012  download

Nationals / Regfest 2012 Entry Form

At last we can now take entries for the Hurricane Class Nationals celebrating our 25th Anniversary and incorporating Regfest at the home of all things White and the birthplace of the Hurricane.

We have 4 days of fantastic racing from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th September with food and entertainment further details to follow on NOR, polo shirts and prizes and free beer.

Our sponsors Typhoon have kindly donated drysuits for the Champions both helm and crew.

Hyde are providing us with goodies.

Kingfisher have provided us with a complete rope pack cut to size – you can purchase raffle tickets for this substantial prize at £1 each (for members or £5 to non members) all members have 1 free entry into the drawer.

The entry form is below and you can enter and pay either by emailing your completed entry form to and transferring your money directly to Hurricane Class Account (see entry form for details) or you can post your cheque and entry form to Hurricane Class Association (see entry form for details).

We hope that you can join us for what is going to prove to be a great cleebration and fantastic Nationals at Brightlingsea.

Nationals Entry Form 2012

 Want to remind yourself of last years Nationals then click on the link below for the video.




Stone NOR

AS you are all aware next weekend is the stone open 7-8 July a big turn out is expected so come and join us.

Click the link below for the NOR.

Stone NOR_Hurricane_F18

East Coast Piers Race

  This year’s ECPR weekend is being held on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July. The event this year will again be sponsored by Wildwind who provide our number 1 raffle prize, a sailing holiday to Greece for two. It’s rude not to buy a raffle ticket with more great prizes also available.More information on Wildwind can be found on their website.Camping is available from Friday night all the way through until Monday and is free. The bar and galley will be open all weekend with a meal on Saturday evening (pre booking on Saturday is required).Saturday will consist of two medium distance races around the River Blackwater, the first race will start around 1pm with the briefing scheduled for midday. The briefing for Sunday’s race is scheduled for 6pm Saturday night, we recommend you attend this even if you think you have heard it a number of times.

Sunday is the big race day with the East Coast Piers Race starting at 9.30am and the Colne Point Race starting at around 9.50am. Race reception will be open all the way through to 9.15am to receive your entries.

Fast Dinghies have also been invited along this year to celebrate our 25th year. A PY of 917 or faster will be required and dinghies can only enter the Colne Point Race on Sunday. Please see the separate notice of race for dinghy entries.

Certain safety equipment is required for you to take part in the race, please see the ECPR website for more details. Your boat will be checked for all of this equipment as you pass onto the launching area.

Entry prices for this year are £45 for two handed boats and £35 for single handed boats. All money goes to charity so remember to bring some spare cash to buy a T-shirt. Please note that age restrictions apply and parental consent is needed for anyone under the age of 18.

Marconi Sailing Club look forward to welcoming you once again for the 2012 East Coast Piers Race and encourage you to enter the raffle to win a fantastic holiday from Wildwind! If you have any questions in the mean time then please just drop us an email back.