Monthly Archives: May 2015
Massive thanks to inspirational coach Jo Wilson for an awesome Youth Training Weekend putting some of the most promising UK kitesurfing talent through their paces. Two solid days of wind saw them all leave tired but happy!
More pics on the gallery page here
Nice write up of the weekend on facebook here
Next Saturday 16th May, Hunstanton Sailing Club looks forward to welcoming the OK single-handed Dinghy Class sailors.
Start time – 13.30 as soon as tide allows.
2 out of 3 short races to count – all welcome.
Expected to finish by 17.00 due to tide limitations.
Sailing instructions pdf file – click here
THANK YOU SOOO MUCH everyone who came and supported the RNLI on sunday night – especially Vikki and Jake for carrying me and Lee in the band Craig for the studio pics, ‘none-direction’, mattie, louise and Britt for their awesome rendition of ‘The greatest and best song in the world’ ’Kiosk no.3′ for providing the amazing burgers John and Pru on the bar and everyone who dressed up!
Would love to put more pics up – but I think i need people’s permission first considering what it was like later! These 2 were early on so guess they’re safe??? Love you lot and reckon we’re gonna have a decent cheque to donate to the RNLI – more news on that soon
Beautiful weather on bank holiday monday saw Stuart and the crew take the opportunity to launch the Sarah D. Tuesday and wednesday saw her new mooring severely tested with gusts on the club weatherstation recorded up to 57mph! And a picture from this morning showing she passed the test!
FIRST DAY OF THE NEW SEASON!
It’s the 1st of May so that means the beginning of the membership year – so what’s new?
First off – very pleased to report that the weather station is up and running again thanks to the ever resourceful Will Rockcliffe and big thanks to Marcus Hawkins for figuring out the new ‘widgets’ (yes – that IS a real word)
Check out the live wind reading / direction / temperature on the top right of every page at
The webcam has been installed and is working – we’re just tweaking how it displays within the webpage – so keep an eye out for that shortly
TOMORROW – Sat 2nd May the club is hosting a FREE first-aid, CPR and AED (defib) training session from 11am to 12 noon. We’ve still got a few spaces left so if you’d like to get involved please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY 3rd May – the club is hosting a fancy-dress, RNLI fundraiser 7pm till late with live music, comedy, dancing etc. Local photographer Craig Taberner will be on hand to take pictures of your outfits – and the new owners of the food kiosk opposite the club are staying open late to provide us with hot food at a discounted rate
So come and get you’re groove on and help raise money for this outstanding cause!
SUNDAY 10th May – the club will be hosting a FREE ‘Introduction to Dinghy Racing’ – for more details see
SATURDAY 16th May – sees the club host an OK Dinghy Class sailing event.
The 16th AND 17th will see legendary kitesurfing coach Jo Wilson putting the future talent of the sport through their paces with a Youth Coaching weekend.
While on the subject of kitesurfing – delighted to now be able to announce that the club will be hosting the final event in a new freestyle tour instigated by Rou Chater from http://www.iksurfmag.com and Jim Gaunt from http://kiteworldmag.com in conjuction with the British Kitesports Association. The event is the weekend of August 15th and 16th – more details to follow soon.
Also delighted to announce that the club will be providing over the coming months – as many kitesurfing ‘deepwater packdown’ sessions as we can fit in. We’ve got 2 ribs at our disposal and a number of qualified BKSA Instructors raring to go – so if you’d like to get involved – again email me at email@example.com
Check out the Dinghy racing calendar for 2015 below and keep an eye on the ‘events’ section of the website for all the latest goings on
Here’s wishing you all an awesome 2015