Author: HSC Admin
Official Hunstanton Sailing Club statement:
At approximately 3:30pm on Saturday 7th March, Sean Sands, a long standing Hunstanton Sailing Club member got into difficulty while kitesurfing in the sea at Hunstanton. Sean lost control of his kite and for reasons not known to us yet, was unable to trigger his emergency quick release. Fellow club members and kite surfers were immediately on the scene to try to help Sean and the RNLI were called straight away. Tragically, despite the best efforts of everyone including the RNLI, coastguard and the air ambulance Sean did not make it.
Sean was a hugely popular character and someone who made everyone feel like they were a close friend. Hunstanton Sailing Club have lost a true brother, a friend to so many and one of life’s genuinely effervescent characters. Our thoughts and condolences are with Sean’s family at this terrible time.
Hunstanton Sailing Club members enjoy a wide range of water sports including kitesurfing, windsurfing, sailing, SUP and kayaking. The club is conveniently located on the sea front in Hunstanton and we provide parking, showers, BBQ, bar and more for members.
The AGM will be on the 21st April at Hunstanton Fire Station, an agenda will be sent to members shortly.
The Committee will be considering the views of the Membership and constitution working party next Monday at a committee meeting so that they can put recommendations to the AGM agenda. Please remember, members can ask for postal votes or arrange proxy votes if they are unable to attend the AGM.