Hunter Boats for Racing and Regattas

For the first time ever, we are now able to offer our boats for hire for participation in racing and regattas.  Terms are applicable dependent on which events you intend to use the boats for, for example a minimum five day hire period is required for participation in the Three Rivers Race.  This covers your preparation time, race time, and a time allowance for us to make any necessary repairs to the boat afterwards.  Of course if you return the boat for our team to inspect and it is deemed that the repair time is not needed, then you are free to enjoy the remainder of the hire period sailing the boat around the Broads at a more leisurely pace.

The Three Rivers Race: 1st – 2nd June 2019

The course covers over 50 miles, starting and finishing at Horning Sailing Club, and comprises of 3 different rivers: The Bure, Ant, and Thurne.

There are 3 bridges along the course.  During the race the competitors must navigate the three bridges: 2 at Potter Heigham and 1 at Acle.  The lowering of the masts is the ultimate test of skill and makes for fantastic viewing throughout the race.

From their individual start time each competitor has up to 24 hours to complete the course.  Many sail through the night, returning some time in the morning for an early, and very welcome, Full English Breakfast.


The Barton Charter Regatta: 5th – 12th October 2019

Every year on Barton Broad the traditional Norfolk Broads sailing holiday companies get together and organise a 4 day regatta, racing the hire yachts, with social events in the evenings, prize giving dinner, and lots of trophies!

Whether you race regularly or are a race novice you will be looked after very well.  The atmosphere and camaraderie is wonderful.

It’s a great way to improve your sailing skills and a wonderful way to get to know other Broads sailors.  Our Hustler Class cabin yachts are the only boats in our fleet which are available to hire for this event.


How to Book

Rather than making a standard booking, you will need to phone us on 01692 678263 to secure a boat for an event… subject to availability of course.  We will then be able to provide you with full terms for your hire requirements and obligations according to which event you intend to participate in.

You will need to provide your own navigation lights as needed.

You are responsible for organising your own entry including payment of all fees and event related costs.

Availability for regattas and racing is ordinarily limited to the events listed above, but entry to other events may be considered upon application to the Trust.

Full terms and conditions for regattas and racing can be downloaded here.

Regattas and Racing Terms and Conditions