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Home / News / Thursday 17th March: 7pm Hamble and the Solent - the Birthplace of Performance sailing Dougie Henshall

Thursday 17th March: 7pm Hamble and the Solent - the Birthplace of Performance sailing Dougie Henshall

Published 16:29 on 10 Mar 2022

Join our guest speaker Dougie Henshall at HRSC on Thursday 17th March, for his presentation about the golden era, when sailing changed into the sport that we know and love today. The early '60s was a time of unparalleled development and expansion, when the Solent - and Hamble in particular - was a hot spot of innovation in the sport of sailing.


For example, the Flying Dutchman with a UK built hull, a Proctor mast and Musto & Hyde sails, provided a winning combination for John Oakeley and David Hunt when they won the World Championship in Montreal. Ian Proctor, John Oakley and David Hunt were all members of HRSC! The FD was a true game changer that impacted on the nature of our sport and gave us so many developments in terms of sailing techniques and technology.

In many ways, Hamble can indeed make a claim to be one of the birthplaces of performance sailing. Dougie's talk will look at this in detail and the boats that first tasted the water in our area.


The Club and bar will be open from 6.30pm. A club supper will be available at about 8.15pm, after Dougie's talk. Please pre-book here

Last updated 14:13 on 25 April 2022

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