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Blokes In Boats  




HSC Blokes in Boats is a group of non-sailors, who want to try out a new skill, plus those who have some experience but, over time, have become a little rusty. We have a small team of instructors who will help you hone your sailing skills.


It is a very informal gathering so not too serious. We always have a safety crew around. We sail from the HSC dinghy park into the shallow waters of the harbour so, if you do fall out you can be assured you will be able to stand up !!


A new addition is a bi-weekly Monday evening session for the more experienced sailors who would like to discuss, and try out, some racing techniques and to play even more silly games on the water (all with the intention of improving boat handling skills, of course).


This is designed to establish a route towards joining in with the many racing activities which HSC offers. 


Dates, for these sessions, will be on an Ad Hoc basis so, if interested please contact Alex or William to be added to this separate WhatsApp group.

We look forward to meeting you.

​Alex King & William Lack

Blokes In Boats 2024


Sunday 14th April 14.00hrs

Saturday  27th April. 10.30hrs

Saturday 25th May. 10.30hrs

Saturday 8th June. 10.30hrs

Saturday 22nd June. 10.30hrs

Saturday 6th July. 10.30hrs

Saturday 20th July. 09.30hrs

Sunday 11th August. 10.30hrs

Saturday 17th August. 10.00hrs

Sunday 1st September 10.30hrs

Please arrive 30 mins before these times, dressed ready to rig up and launch





Do I need to have sailing experience?

All are welcome so please come along and join the fun.


When do you meet up?

We usually meet on Saturday mornings during the sailing season, weather permitting. However, we may have a few Sunday morning sessions.

Our proposed dates will be on the club diary, and on our WhatsApp group page.


How do I Join?

Please email  You will be put in contact with the team and added to the Whatsapp group.


Do I need to let you know if I am coming each week?

We utilise some Club boats and some very generously loaned, privately owned boats, mainly Lasers (Radial and Full rig) and Zests.  However, the number of boats can be limited so we do ask all participants to register their intent to join in, on the WhatsApp group, on the previous Thursday.






“If you want to learn how to sail the right way up, Blokes in Boats is a great environment in which to get a solid start or refresher. With a great support team, and a bunch of sailors at a similar level, who do it for the fun of it and without any pressure”.  Clive

“Blokes in boats. What a wonderful welcome to the club it was. I had experts teaching from zero to hero for free! All gratefully received from club members giving up their free time and knowledge with the club providing the boats. All in the price of the membership. Thank you to William and all. Can’t wait for this season.” John

“A great way to learn how to sail! Expert tuition and great fun with a happy group of sailors” Alan

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