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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.

Bart's Bash is Back!

Bart’s Bash is officially a monster - The Largest Sailing Race in the World, verified by Guinness World Records.   HCYC are part of it!  This year the conditions are rather simpler so we can concentrate on having a bit more fun!  We will submit results to the official web site, hopefully this year it will work a bit quicker.  You can sign up directly on www.bartsbash.com on the registration page, or sign up on the day at the club.  This is a fund raiser event so we will be collecting in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, details about the charity are on the Bart’s Bash website.

30th August: Gunfleet Regatta


OK, so not at our club, but we love an outing.  Our good friends at Gunfleet Sailing Club have invited us back to join their annual regatta.  We think it's just so that they can get their silverware back!  It's a great opportunity sail on the sea and enjoy a slightly larger course in good company. 

Note that this is a change of date to allow for a new beach to be built. That's quite an excuse! This will create some fantastic new beaches with loads of sand at all states of the tide. The Club will then have a lovely sheltered bay to launch and recover from.


There are no scheduled courses planned, but training is available on demand so please contact Liz if you are interested in any courses.

We are are able to offer:

  • Capsize practice in your dinghy with Instructor at hand/Sunday pm's
  • RYA Dinghy Level 1 and Level 2
  • RYA Power Boat Level 1 and Level 2 Autumn 2015
  • RYA First Aid running on a Saturday January 2016

Please contact Liz for information


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