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Club dinghies

Booking Dinghies

The available dinghies are:

  • WAYFARER RED SNAPPER
  • WAYFARER No. 3
  • WAYFARER No. 4
  • FUSION No. 1
  • FUSION No. 2
  • PICO

We have set up two WhatsApp groups.

  1. HRSC Adult Sailing Group, where members can chat.
  2. HRSC Bookings Only, where members can book out club dinghies.

The Wayfarers are available to all those who have been previously signed off in the Wayfarer Book. Please note the Wayfarer Booking Book is no longer available in the clubhouse.

The Fusions and Pico are available to those who have been signed off for single-handed dinghy sailing. If you would like to be signed off please contact Angie Watson: moc.kooltuonull@1nostaweigna

To join the HRSC Adult Sailing WhatsApp Groups please text Adult Sailing Member Bob Calver on 07500507569

When booking out a session:

  1. Start the WhatsApp message with the boat name IN CAPITALS.
  2. Add the date you want the boat.
  3. Your name

If you book out more than one dinghy please state the names of the other helms.

Example:
REDSNAPPER
10/8/20

NAME or NAMES

Entering these three lines on WhatsApp HRSC Bookings Only, books the dinghy out to you for the whole day. Your name or names will appear in the WhatsApp text box to inform all group members.

To cancel a booking please enter the following on the BOOKINGS GROUP:

Example:
CANCELLED 
REDSNAPPER 
10/8/20
BOB CALVER

All the dinghies are ready to book now. 

Before booking please read the Club and Covid Rules for booking out Dinghies.

Club and Covid Rules for booking out all Dinghies.

Stay Alert!  Be aware of government rules on social distancing.

Dinghies must only be used during daylight hours in the confines of the river.

Sail within your own ability.  Be aware of wind strength and tide times, ensuring there is enough water on your return.

A mobile phone or personal handheld VHF is essential.

Club and Covid Rules for booking out Wayfarers.

Helms must be aware that there is no safety boat cover and it is stressed that you will be responsible for the safety of everyone in the boat.  Ensure that all are appropriately dressed for the occasion, buoyancy aids worn, and spare warm clothing stowed away.

The crew must be from the same household or bubble.

A 72hr interval is required between outings unless the same family group is using the boat.

Please use the masthead float provided.

Club and Covid Rules for the Fusions and the Pico

Appropriate clothing and a buoyancy aid must be worn.

Members must buddy up when taking out the single-handed dinghies.

Please report any problems with the dinghies to moc.kooltuonull@1nostaweigna

Disinfecting Boats

The Fusions and Pico, the Tender to the Wayfarer and oars, may be used more frequently than the 72hr interval required for club dinghies if they are disinfected.  A plastic bottle of disinfectant, sponges, a small bucket, and gloves are to be found for this purpose on the box to the left of the door in the boat shed.  Please return all equipment to the shed after use. Please note the Wayfarers still require a 72hr interval.

Wayfarer Information

Red Snapper’s sails are in the Sailing Shed on the bottom shelf in two separate bags, one grey one red. 

No 4 sails are on the bottom shelf in two separate bags, one grey one blue.

No 3 sails are in the black sail bag labelled No 3.

The masthead floats are stored in the cupboard to the left as you enter the shed.

Please use your own tender if possible. Studio Sam, the Wayfarer tender, is moored on the pontoon.  The oars marked HRSC are stored in the Sailing Shed.

If you don’t have a shed key email Angie Watson for the combination of the shed key-safe: moc.kooltuonull@1nostaweigna

Fusion and Pico Information

The Fusions and Pico are in the Dinghy Park.  The booms and rudders are stored in the dinghies.  The mast and sails are stored on the sail rack in the Dinghy Park.  There are 10m tow ropes on the fore decks in case needed.  Paddles are provided in case the wind drops. 

Duncan Skingley has very kindly posted this video showing how to rig one of our new Fusions:

Happy sailing and stay safe.

Angie Watson
Captain Adult Sailing