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Hertford County Yacht Club is a friendly club offering something for every member of the family from the casual sailor to the serious racing enthusiast. We are particularly keen to help those who have never sailed, or are long lapsed sailors to get back on the water - very much a 'grass roots' club.

We have members of all ages, who join in with both fleet and handicap racing, casual sailing and social events. We are an RYA accredited training centre and offer a range of excellent value courses to members.  

The club is based in the Lea Valley Park on a pleasant 25 acre lake at Stanstead Abbotts in Hertfordshire.

New members will receive a warm welcome. More information can found in How to Join, or just come along and meet us.

Come & Try Day: May 16th

If you are interested to find out whether sailing is for you, or to get a real feel for the club in action then we are holding a Come and Try Day on Saturday 16th May from 10:00.  Do come along. All ages and abilities welcome. We will have the Oppies out for younger sailors or Toppers for you to have a go in as well as the opportunity to sail with club members in a variety of dinghies.


 Get ready for the next sailing season with one of our training courses:

  • RYA Essential Navigation
  • RYA VHF DSC short-range radio certificate
  • RYA Seamanship
  • RYA Powerboat - Level 2

Details in the December newsletter.

Celebrate 50 years of HCYC in 2015

You are all warmly invited on Sunday March 8th to a 50th Anniversary Fitting Out Luncheon Celebration meal at Allenburys Sports and Social Club , Harris's Lane, Ware, Herts at 12:30 for 1pm.  The Bill of Fare will be a carvery and pudding,

There will be some old photographs and interesting historic documents on display, a speech or two, plus a slideshow.  We would like old members from over the years to be invited, our membership records are limited so if you are still in touch with historic members please liase with Joyce Clark who is making great effort to contact past members.

TICKETS ARE £12.50 PER HEAD, please phone Joyce Clark to book.

2015 Icicle Series Sailing

Start the new year as you mean to go on!  The Icicle Series got off to a poor and rather foggy start on 4th Jan, but now fully underway with a bright and breezy day. This is made up of  2 short races, with the first race at 11:00. Race series will run each Sunday until 22nd Feb.  If you do decide to join, you will need to sign up for a duty either as patrol boat for the days' races, or as race officer. 

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