If you’re looking for something new to try in 2015 and are keen to get out on the water, learn new skills and take part in informal racing with a fun group of like-minded adults then join HISC Get Racing Club.
The hugely successful initiative, launched in 2014 by RYA sailing coach Melvyn Cooper, enabled over 200 HISC sailors across 11 events to get on the water, learn key racing techniques, improve their confidence and pick up valuable racing skills from the volunteer racing mentors.
You don’t need to own a boat, the club can provide its fleet of RS Ventures for free, or you can bring your own boat and team up with other club members in a relaxed and informal learning environment. It’s all free so why not try something new and join us in 2016.
Get Racing Club events in 2016 will be run by a different HISC class racing team so they can explain to participants about their class and arrange test sails and crewing opportunities. Even more reason to attend, get involved, meet new people and transition into other areas of the HISC club racing programme.
To register simply contact HISC by phone 023 9246 3768 or email Leah Brooks at HISC [email protected]
Get Racing Club first 2016 event report
The HISC RS Elite Class hosted the first HISC Get Racing Club event of the new season. There was an excellent turn out with 10 sailors racing in 5 boats despite the blustery cold spring conditions. After a short refresher briefing where the GRC ‘mentors’ from the Elite class shared some of their top racing tip, discussed the course, starts and location of the racing area, the sailors took to the water.
Three excellent racing were sailed with all participants improving as the racing progressed. A de-briefing took place in the bar where the finer points of racing were discussed and debated.
Visit the HISC Get Racing Club Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/HISC.GRC/ to see videos and images from the events and to read comments from the participants.
Full Press Release for Get Racing Club End of Season 2015