Hunters Hill Sailing Club Profile – A unique Sydney Training facility

Brett Gibson September 13, 2012 2

Hunters Hill Sailing Club

THE CLUB

Hunters Hill Sailing Club is a family-orientated sailing club located on the Woolwich Peninsular of Hunters Hill with a focus on junior sailing and on water safety
Racing is conducted from August to April on the wide expanses of the lower Parramatta River (Western Sydney Harbour). Five classes of dinghies are sailed at the club: Sabots, F11′s, Mirrors, 420s, Lasers (Full, Radial & 4.7) and NS14s.

Coaching for beginning sailors, conducted in Mirror Dinghies, starts at the Sailing Camp in October. The Nipper’s course comprises 8 weeks of coaching sessions through the sailing season until February. The aim is for sailors to learn basic skills that will allow them to graduate to sailing or crewing their own boat.

The application form for the 2012 Nippers program can be found here. Parent skill evaluation list can be found here

Details of the programme here

Vital information about this years Nippers Programme can be found here

All families who wish to be part of this year’s Nipper programme should attend a briefing at the Club on September 30 at 10:30.

HHSC Sailing Camp

The 3 day sailing camp is held in October each year. The camp will be the graduation event for the Learn to Race programme as well as the introduction for the Nippers. It features skill development as well as fun and the opportunity to make new friends. You can register at either Opening Day or the Nippers information Day in September.

 

 

 

Discussion

  • http://www.greenandgoldcycling.com Moses

    Great review Gibbo, loved the google maps fly-over.

    HHSC looks like a great club, when my boys a bit older I reckon I’ll get him down there to learn the ropes. What age can they start dinghy training?

  • http://cjandfinn.com Gibbo

    The training programs are for kids 7+ years of age. But an experienced parent and a beginner child can sail a Mirror when the kids are 5 or 6.