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Hollowell Sailing Club places great importance on providing a high quality assortment of boats for our members use and has invested significantly in this area.
You will have to rig and de-rig the boat yourself, but if you need help or simply want someone to check the boat over before you launch, please seek advise.
Hire boats are parked together around the Log cabin and each boat number is prefixed with an ‘H’ to indicate it is a hire boat. All club boats, their trailers, covers and main parts are numbered. It is important the same numbered parts are kept together and the boat returned to its correct parking spot after use.
NEW for 2019 - one 'all-day' fee. The fee applies for the day allocated, or part thereof. Previously it was by session morning, afternoon, or evening.
Recognised as one of the best boats for introducing children to sailing, with their easily handled simple spritsail rig, they are safe and straightforward for beginners to use, yet technically challenging for the experienced sailor. (Suits children up to 50kg). The club has 4 Optimists for hire.
The Topper does everything, easily rigged it is rugged and safe for beginners yet an exciting race boat too as your skills develop. These boats have either full or reduced rig.(Suits larger children and small adults) The club has 3 Toppers for hire and 6 for the Youth Squad.
Suitable for beginners and also a good boat to race. The boat is highly robust, and it is built with a self draining cockpit and is easy to right after a capsize. (Suits children up to 60kg) The club has 2 RS Teras for hire and 6 available for the Youth Squad - £10 per session
Our club Lasers have standard, radial, and 4.7 rigs giving a choice of sail sizes for the more experienced sailors or those wanting an introduction to club racing. 2 available of which H27 is reserved for sailors with a level 2 dinghy qualification. (Suits adults and larger children in the range 45–90 kg depending on sail size). Club Laser sail rigs are available only for club boats.
The Laser Pico features a high boom and self draining cockpit. It can be crewed by one or two children. The hull has built in buoyancy and its thermo plastic construction make it strong and stiff. The club has 2 Laser Pico's and 4 for use by the Youth Squad.
There is a large selection of sailboards kept in the racks near the Naseby Lodge with their rigs in the log cabin - Kailua, Bic Calypso, Bic Melody, Bic Samba, Tiga Aloha, Bic Techno. Please ask the Sailboard Fleet Captain (Mike Playle) or one of the windsurfers for advice. (Suits both juniors and adults who don’t mind getting wet).
A new type of boat to the Club. Very simple to rig, and can be used by two smaller adults, or larger children. In the right conditions can be sailed as a single hander. Larger than a Feva, and smaller than the Wayfarer or Laser 2000 ideal for those that want to try something a bit different. Complete with asymmetric spinnaker ideal entry to the world of asymmetric sailing and open transom boats. Rigging Notes: Very simple to rig…bit like an oversize Pico!
Skill Level: You need Level 2 or Stage 4 (or equivalent experience) before sailing the h22/2 (or be on a training course).
Big and safe, the double-handed dinghy most adults learn to sail in at Hollowell, equally suited to training, cruising or racing. (Suits adults and adults with children up to a crew of five).
Wayfarer. Rigged centre main. Ideal for two people to sail, or taking families out on trips around the lake. Rigging Notes: This Wayfarer has a furling jib, and the triangular standoff should be fitted between the jib and the forestay to stop the two becoming tangled. It is reefed like current Wayfarer 4, with the reefing line running through the boom to the back of the mainsail. There is no hook at the front of the main…but use the downhaul through the appropriate eyelets. Spinnaker: Currently rigged as a Asymmetric. Skill Level: You need to have a Level 2 qualification or Stage 4 (or equivalent experience)or be on a training course before you use the boat.
A large selection of buoyancy aids, spray jackets or spray tops are available for a £2 hire fee. We would actively encourage that members purchase their own equipment of this sort. Payment is made by filling in the receipt book (basic information needed - date/amount/Desciption ie 'buoyancy hire'/your initials) in the Tea Bar tin and putting the top copy and the cash in the cash tin.
Please make sure you return it in good condition. £2 per session.