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RYA Sailing Development Manager gains first-hand experience of HISC’s Get Racing Club

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Hannah Cockle, the RYA’s Sailing Development Manager joined the HISC Get Racing Club to experience first-hand the ‘club within a club’ that aims to encourage non-racers to get out on the water with volunteer led coaching and fun, informal racing.

The HISC International Moth Class led the first Get Racing Club in May with Ricky Tagg heading up the team, ably assisted by Graham Simmonds, Ollie Holden, Tim Penfold and Mike Lennon. Special guest Hannah Cockle, the RYA’s Sailing Development Manager joined the group, trapezing on board a Laser 2 with Get Racing Club member Tony Combes.

Hannah commented, “Everyone was so helpful on the water and I really enjoyed myself. I will certainly come along again!”

The popular Merlin Rocket Class led the second of the May HISC Get Racing events. For many of the HISC Get Racing Club participants it was the windiest conditions they had experienced and with only a few capsizes it was clear that skill levels have improved.

The next Get Racing Club event will take place on Saturday 27th June 2015 with the RS 200 class taking the helm. For more information about the Get Racing Club initiative please visit http://www.hisc.co.uk/sailing-racing/club-racing/hisc-get-racing-club/ or the Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/groups/HISC.GRC/

The GRC dates for the season are: 22nd August 2015, 5th & 19th September, 3rd October 2015

Posted on Tue, August 18 2015