Dinghy sailors looking for some early season training could do worse than sign up for the Hoo Freezer on 16 February

For some early season race training, why not sign up for the Hoo Freezer at Hoo Ness YC in Kent.

This event, now in its 32nd year and sponsored once again by Singer & Friedlander, is taking place on 16 February with a practice race on 15 February.

Open to all monohull dinghies with a PN equal or less than a Mirror and helmsmen over the age of 14 years old, this annual classic promises to provide some superb racing. Team entries will be accepted from three boats representing either a club or class.

The entry fee is ’10 per boat and entry forms are available from Jan Slogrove, the race secretary, Hoo Ness Yacht Club, 10 Belvedere Road, Biggin Hill, Westerham, Kent TN16 3HY. Telephone 01959 572001 or e-mail: freezer@hooness.org.uk