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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.


 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

 A date for your diary - 8th March 2015

We will be celebrating 50 years of sailing as the HCYC with an event on Sunday 8th March 2015.  To mark this milestone we are arranging lunch at the Allenburys Club in Ware.  Keep an eye out for more details over the coming weeks.

Christmas Pudding Event - 14th December

 Join us for the last social event of the year

Everybody is welcome to join us on Sunday 14th December. There will be a prize for best decorated boat and a prize for the winner of the 11am race.

It will be lovely to see some new faces so consider grabbing a handful of tinsel and dressing up your dinghy, you don’t even have to launch to win ! The race will be an hour long maximum and then we will all retire to the Clubhouse for some Christmas Fayre. Hot Mince Pies, Sausage Rolls and other nibbles.

We’ll have Christmas music and will play some games suitable for all ages so bring your kiddies along.

Winter Series Sailing

The last of the Winter Series is on Sunday.  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.

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