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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.

The Phoenix Trophy: Laser Race Event on 8th March

We are delighted to say that the Phoenix Trophy Event has been re-instated for 2015 for our Laser fleet.

The event will be held on Sunday 8th March.  As this is the same day as the Anniversary Lunch the start time will be set so that we won't be late for lunch. Confirmation nearer the day.

The Phoenix Trophy was generously donated by David Summerville who was a member
of HCYC for a couple of seasons. David brought a tremendous amount of knowledge
about the Art of Laser Sailing to the Club and was not afraid to share that knowledge
with us lesser sailors.

The Essence of the Trophy is to acknowledge the HCYC Laser sailor who has
made the most improvement in the passed 12 months.  We do this is by working out a Personal Handicap System in an attempt to  make the event as fair as possible.

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.  We are offering 

  • RYA Powerboat - Level 2 - 18-19th April, at Brightlingsea.

Please contact Liz to book.


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.

Last few places!  TICKETS ARE £12.50 PER HEAD, please phone Joyce Clark by 8th Feb to book.

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