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.
The laying up supper has been & gone, and the AGM is due but storms & ice permitting the sailing goes on.
The Winter Series runs for the next 6 Sundays. 2 short races, with the first race at 11:00. If you do decide to join, you will need to sign up for a duty either as patrol boat for the duration of the races, or race officer.
The Annual General Meeting will be held in the clubhouse on Sunday 23rd November at 2pm.
If any member would like to nominate themselves for election to the Committee at the AGM, please feel free to speak to Liz, or any committee member to see what the role entails.
Any nominations or items of business for formal discussion at the AGM need to be duly proposed and seconded and received by the Committee in writing by Sunday 19th October, so that they may be included on the AGM Agenda.
Currently HCYC has a strong and diverse Committee who work hard to keep the club active. With the approach of the AGM it is an opportunity if you are interested in joining the Committee to approach any current members for discussion with a view to coming on board.
We had a tremendous turn out at the club. 43 boats got on the water and we submitted 39 entries to Guinness for the record attempt.
HCYC results are now on the Bart's Bash results page
It was a beautiful day, and everyone seemed to enter into the spirit of a very well natured race with all levels of ability joining in - from first time sailors to experienced racers.
Well done and huge thanks to everyone who turned up to race, to officiate, cater and otherwise help to make the day a sucess. Look out! Seems that they are planning to run this again next year.