which boat should i sail
This summary of classes is to help you choose a boat to sail at Staunton Harold . It does NOT cover all the classes that are available, but instead concentrates on the ones that are particularly suitable for racing at SHSC and the size of our water. Those classes marked FLEET are currently popular at SHSC.
SHSC Fleets: 2000, Aero, Comet, Europe, Fireball, Laser, RS200, Solo, Streaker, SUP, Windsurfer
SHSC Classes: cruising, GP14, menagerie, Miracle, Mirror, Scorpion
Several of the fleets and classes hold an annual open meeting
All fleets and classes have a fleet or class rep who you can contact for advise and support
Junior and Youth sailors tend to sail Optimists, Toppers, Teras and Fevas with some families enjoying the Mirror dinghy. Some junior and youth sailors sail in DYS events
Choosing a class that has a regular following at the club is very important:
- You immediately “join the community” of that class.
- You can get advice and guidance, help and support from existing class members.
- There is a range of second-hand boats, bits and a good source of second-hand sails if yours need replacing!
- When the time comes to upgrade or replace the boat, you should still find a good second-hand market.