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I'm an experienced sailor and new to
the area, can I sail class X at HSC.
Racing at HSC is divided into Fast Handicap
and Slow Handicap fleets although the two de facto
racing fleets are Lasers and Herons. We
normally accept any class of dinghy up to an
overall length of 14ft (4.27m). Please contact
us to check suitability.
sailed before. How can I start.
Individuals and families often join the
club as complete novices. We aim to give
enough initial coaching to allow newcomers to
hire one of the club boats and start sailing
on their own when conditions are suitable.
Beginners can then consider buying a boat when
they have acquired some initial experience.
What sort of clothing do I need
To start with old clothes and trainers. A
windproof jacket can be useful. The one
essential item is a buoyancy aid (usually
called inaccurately a lifejacket). The club
has a number of these that can be borrowed
until you buy your own.
Can my children learn to sail if I
Yes, provided at least one parent joins as a
non-sailing member and is always present when
their child sails.
How much does a sailing dinghy cost
There is huge market in second-hand boats at
every price level and a serviceable dinghy can
be acquired for as little as £300
Who owns and runs the sailing club
The club is owned and run by the members for
the members via an annually elected