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Damage at the Club House

May 31, 2013 No Comments
Will all members please note the club property has been targeted for a second time by local yobs. The pink Topper and trailer were thrown over the sea wall this time  and thankfully Rob the foreman on the new club site had the sense to get it up off the beach as the tide came in. Dave Gumb Chris Howe and I have secured it to a ground ring with a safety chain. I have the key at moment till I can give it to Tim.
The first damaged Topper has now disappeared altogether also. The police are aware and will step up patrols.
The yobs also smashed a window in the new build, broke open the front door and let off the fire extinguishers.
I am currently making a set of stocks to erect on the Spinney !!!!!
Mick Ford – Commodore

Norfolk Superhero

May 25, 2013 No Comments

SIMON RICHES is taking part in the Norfolk Superhero Challenge on the 29th June 2013 to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Find out more, dig deep and donate for this worthy cause at

Friends, Family and Finding the Anchor Chain!

May 20, 2013 No Comments
Hi Folks, We need your help this coming weekend (Bank Holiday) please!
Firstly, Tim and Ian need help once again to locate the Anchor chain and possibly get the new Committee Boat SARAH D in the water on Sunday. Meet at 1pm.
Secondly, its FRIENDS N FAMILY DAY MONDAY 27th and we need as many members as possible to help those who come down for a tater on the water.
Dont be shy, give it a try!!! C U down the club
Commodore Mick Ford

Taster Sessions Start for 2013

May 9, 2013 No Comments

STARTING Wednesday 22nd May at 5 pm we will have Taster sessions at the club.

Much as in the past, we will arrange Dinghy Sailing, Windsurfing,Kiting Supp Boards etc for friends and family.We can jointly arrange to finish the evenings with a Barbie too!!!

We could possibly gain some funding support from the RYA if we can arrange 10 sessions ( could include Saturday AMs) and include adult learners too. Robbie Bell of the RYA might be able to arrange an assistant instructors course for 6 members . This would be over 2 days during June if there is sufficient interest.

Let me know if you wish to come down on the Wednesdays and if you would like to be one of the 6 Assistant Instructor trainees.


Mick Ford – Commodore

Dates set for Hunstanton Sailing Club Youth Fun Week!

May 8, 2013 No Comments

Hunstanton Sailing Club Youth Fun Week will happen this year from the 12th to the 16th August 2013 inclusive.

The club will host this fun week for young people aged 12 to 16yrs, with opportunities to learn to sail, windsurf, Kitesurf, Sup Board (Stand up paddle board) and Kayaking.

We have also have dry land activities if the weather is not suitable at any time.

START TIME 10am Finish 3pm with a break for lunch around midday.

Fees are £10 per day plus of course a small charge for refreshments.

If you are interested in taking part either as a participant or helper will you please contact Tim Starling , or me Mick Ford to register your interest asap and certainly no later than mid June.

Deepwater Packdown day

May 3, 2013 No Comments

Saturday 20th April saw the sailing club host a fantastic, free, deepwater packdown training day in association with Hunstanton Watersports and Hunstanton RNLI

here’s a short video summary of the day


Deepwater packdown training from John Matthews on Vimeo.

Thar she blows me hearties!!

May 3, 2013 No Comments

First floor 2 First floor starts

Progress at last on first floor, as you can see from these pictures.

Thanks also to all who helped Tim and Ian with locating Anchor etc Saturday. Great stuff. Sarah D will now soon be on the water.

Commodore Mick

AGM & The Temporary Club Cabin

April 24, 2013 No Comments

Hi again folks.


Firstly John Mathews informed me today he had been contacted by a firm called Portacabin stating we should not use the term portacabin in relation to our temporary club house portacabin on the prom, as it infringes their intellectual rights. So from now on instead of us giving Portacabin,  a company we were unaware of, unexpected free advertising, we are banned from using the term Portacabin for temporary accommodation, So lets call it our portabin not portacabin in future. Got it?!
Secondly, the AGM was well attended and the results of the Constitutional deliberations under the stewardship of Warren Mitchell are = Motion  1. NO/ motion 2, yes/ motion 3 , yes. Rule 5a, yes/rule 5c,yes/rule 7c11, deferred to next AGM/final para section 3para 7 ,yes. All remaining suggestion received a Yes vote with minor amendments to para 68f. add SOCIAL facilities. rule 69 no dogs in CLUBHOUSE. eg does not exclude dogs on patio.
Thanks from the committee to everyone who took the trouble to attend and vote on a lengthy number of constitutional changes. Thanks also to those non attendees who gave others their proxy votes.
We managed to get another photo in today’s Lynn News re the Sea Cadets , we need to keep the publicity coming as we are still fund raising for phase 2. If you have any ideas re this issue please do get in touch. We need all the help we can get.
See ya in the PORTABIN soon

Work party Saturday 2pm (27th April)

April 24, 2013 No Comments
This Saturday Ian Holland Tim n I will need help to locate the mooring Bouy and marker Bouy positions at sea. We intend to be on the water by 2pm, so if you can find the time to help us please do. The more the merrier and will get the job over quicker.
 Committee Boat will be anti fouled painted and Ready we hope by the weekend too.
- Mick Ford – Commodore

Sea Cadets

April 18, 2013 No Comments










Sunday 14th April saw the arrival of 12 Kings Lynn Sea Cadets all eager to get on the water in some form or another. Unfortunately we had high winds all day though by mid afternoon we had them down on the beach with the help of Beth Harding , Dad Dave, Tim Starling, Steve Hunt n Dave Gumb. They were able to experience Windsurfing, sup boarding and would you believe SWIMMING Brrrr.

We managed a healthy Barbecue Thanks to Carol, Sandra and Sue  and at the end of the day the Cadets were asking to come back for more in the future !!! A great day despite the weather. Thanks go to Bob Panrucker of the Sea Cadets for organising their trip to Sunny Hunny.

Dont forget the AGM this Sunday at the Fire Station 3pm folks. See you there .