Hunstanton Sailing Club is proud to be hosting the first weekend of North West Norfolk Week this year on Saturday 30th July and Sunday 31st July.
Below is a brief summary of some of the events in 2015 – as organised by our wonderful volunteers / members. We hope to put on the same AND more for 2016 – so keep an eye on the events page for updates as things get confirmed
April 5th – Membership renewals / open BBQ
May 2nd – Free CPR and AED training day
May 3rd – ‘Bank Holiday Burnout’ – RNLI fancy-dress fundraiser
May 10th – Free Introduction to Dinghy Racing day
May 16th – OK Dinghy Racing event
May 16th and 17th – Jo Wilson Youth Training weekend (kitesurfing)
June 20th – Fancy Dress 30th Birthday Party
June 27th and 28th – BSA Slalom 5 – Windsurfing competition / demo weekend
July 19th Free Deepwater Packdown Training Day (kitesurfing)
August 7th and 8th – North West Norfolk Dinghy Sailing event
August 9th – HSC Annual General Meeting
August 14th – Free Deepwater Packdown Training Day (kitesurfing)
August 14th – British Kitesports Annual General Meeting
August 15th and 16th – British Kitesports Association Freestyle Championships Finals
August 22nd - Free watersports Open Day
September 1st – AED unveiling / Hunstanton Round Table evening
October 31st – Halloween fancy dress party
It appears we are one of the nominees for ‘best event of 2015′ for the British Kitesurfing Championships final the club hosted back on the 15th and 16th August.
If you’d like to vote for us follow the link below – there’s also an opportunity to vote for us under the ‘best club’ category
Wow – that was a scorcher!
THANK YOU! to everyone that helped out at the taster day today and i hope everyone who took part enjoyed themselves
Just to say we’re going to have to cancel the open day tomorrow (Sunday) as with up to 45mph offshore winds forecast – it would simply be unsafe.
Apologies to anyone who was hoping to come tomorrow….
So a big week for kitesurfing in Hunstanton coming up with the Sailing Club hosting the finals of the British Kitesurfing Championships next weekend August 14th – 16th.
On friday evening the BKSA are holding their Annual General Meeting at the club starting at 6.30 pm. Straight after the AGM – top kitesurf coach Jo Wilson will be giving us a talk and this will be followed by some of the latest video releases. Free drinks and nibbles provided courtesy of the BKSA during the evening.
Saturday sees the first possible start for the BKC finals with categories including mens pros, womens pros, amateur men, amateur women, Juniors (under 16) and masters. If you’ve never competed before this a great opportunity to dip your toe into the competitive kitesurfing scene. Competing is undoubtedly one of the best motivators for improving your kitesurfing skills and also great fun socially.
Pre-registration is necessary which you can do here
There’s free parking on the prom for competitors as well as 24hr access to hot showers / changing rooms / clubhouse with bar, TV, WiFi, kitchen, weatherstation etc / free breakfast each morning / free meal saturday evening and of course saturday night party
If you’re not interested in competing – no problem – why not get yourself down and check out / demo all the latest gear from the top brands and of course hang around and check out the party in the evening
Keep your fingers crossed for some good winds and hopefully see you down there!
This years Youth Week (4th-8th August) was blessed with some glorious weather allowing 115 sessions in sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, stand-up paddle-boarding and much more…
We have received amazingly positive feedback from the children (and parents) including cards and chocolates to emails and even an article in the Lynn News from a grateful parent!
We have also gained a new family membership as a result and hopefully 2 more in the near future.
The week also made a healthy profit for the club not least thanks to all the amazing volunteers – so massive thank you to Gay, Beth, Bob, Les, Jon, Julia, Dave, Dennis, Ian, Sol, Dawn, Dawn G, Graham, Bee, Nicky and everyone else who gave any of their time no matter how small – not only raising money for the club but raising a smile on the clubs future — the youth.
Last but not least – HUUUGE thank you to Tim Starling and Dave Harding without who’s energy, enthusiasm and committment none of this would have happened
Hunstanton Sailing Club will be hosting a BBQ this Sunday 25th to welcome home a team of firefighters kayaking across the wash.
The firefighters from Cambridge Airport are raising funds for a variety of charities including the RNLI and have received support, training and equipment from our very own Les Collinson at Hunstanton Kayaks.
All welcome – so come on down and cheer them home – the bar will be open, the barbie on – and collection tins on hand if you want to make a contribution to the chosen charities.
The team are setting off from Skegness at 0900 with a support team consisting of Rib’s / jet ski’s and hope to land at Hunstanton around 1600.
Hunstanton Sailing Club is hosting a club BBQ on Easter Sunday, 20th April.
There will be a free children’s Easter Egg Hunt at 2pm followed by BBQ at 4pm.
Weather-permitting we’ll have the various club sailing, windsurfing and stand-up paddle equipment out available for members to use.
Hopefully this will also be an opportunity to distribute the membership swipe-cards for the new entry system which is being installed shortly.
Hope to see you there!