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    HRSC Early Bird Race 1, 30 March 2022

    HRSC Early Bird Race 1, 30 March 2022 With last week's unseasonably warm weather consigned to history, a grey chilly evening welcomed the CV Obsession, as it made its way to Bald Head for the first of the Hamble River Sailing Club's Early Bird series. The Race Team were not expecting much company given the conditions, but a fleet of twenty boats gradually made its way out of the Hamble to

    Published 09:31 on 1 Apr 2022

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    Hamble River Sailing Club

    Saturday was the 96th Hamble River Sailing Club AGM. Steph Merry our outgoing Commodore was presented with a token of the club's thanks, for her amazing stewardship. Her tenure was pre Covid, during Covid and post Covid. Steph was also set the challenge of naming the latest club rib. We wish Serena Alexander, all the best and plenty of

    Published 16:25 on 23 Mar 2022

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

    Join our guest speaker Dougie Henshall at HRSC on Thursday 17 th 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

    Published 16:29 on 10 Mar 2022

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    Coming soon - 60th Hamble Warming Pan - Sunday 20th March

    Less than two weeks away - Hamble River Sailing Club's Hamble Warming Pan on Sunday 20th March will be the 60th edition and welcomes all non-trapeze dinghies rated PY 970-1275, plus 420s, RS400s and Foxer dinghies, with starts from 1130 and three back-to-back races organised in fast and slow PY fleets plus one-design starts for classes mustering 8 boats or more. An Early-Bird entry rate is available online with late entry also

    Published 12:03 on 8 Mar 2022

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    Thu 24th March - Solent Local Knowledge - "The Tide, Sea Breezes & Race Preparation"

    The week before Wednesday Evening Club Racing starts, brush up on your "Local Knowledge" and the get to hear from our panel on what can make your boat go faster, be it greater knowledge of the tide, ensuring your boat is well prepared or where and why the wind will change. The will also be a Question and Answer session with a panel of HRSC members with not only years of experience in

    Published 12:01 on 8 Mar 2022

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    Join Vice Commodore Serena Alexander on Thursday 10th March; Sam goes west - Sailing a Sigma 38 in the Caribbean

    On a bleak winter's day have you ever dreamt of sailing in the sunshine? Sam of Hamble, a Sigma 38, regularly sails out to the Caribbean for the season. Hear about some of Sam's adventures cruising and racing, including in last week's RORC Caribbean 600. Placed 3 rd out of 18 in the CSA class 2, learn how Corinthian spirit enabled a 30 year old yacht to compete successfully against some

    Published 12:00 on 8 Mar 2022

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    Event report: John Best - Coincidences in Sailing

    John Best is previous Rear Commodore Sailing at the RAFYC, but some of our members may remember him from the HRSC Centenary Sail Past in 2019, when he and his rib THOR shepherded boats in the assembly area by Hamble River No 1 pile. John was instrumental in arranging the logistics of the Sail Past. On 24 th February John gave a fascinating talk about his yacht racing career, whereby he progressed from

    Published 11:59 on 8 Mar 2022

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    Event report: QE2 50 Years Famous

    Eric Flounders is well known to many HRSC members, from the enthralling talks he has given in the past about ships of the Cunard fleet. Hence there was a buzz in the Club House last Thursday, when people gathered at the bar to chat, before listening to Eric's excellent presentation about the QE2. The talk covered confusion in the Cunard board in trying to decide on replacements for Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth

    Published 11:51 on 8 Mar 2022

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    Thursday 24th February: 7pm "Coincidences in Sailing"

    Thursday 24 th February: 7pm "Coincidences in Sailing" Join our guest speaker John Best at HRSC on Thursday 24 th February. Some members may know John as previous Rear Commodore Sailing at the RAFYC, others may remember him from the HRSC Centenary Sail Past in 2019, when he and his rib THOR shepherded boats in the assembly area by Hamble River No 1 pile. John was instrumental in arranging the

    Published 14:57 on 21 Feb 2022

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    Event report: Ultramarathons: Adventures of a fully trained idiot

    What a diverse range of topics have been presented this winter on Thursday evenings at HRSC! A daring escape from a WW2 prisoner of war camp; Get to know your sailing club; Sailing to Svalbard; the Falklands conflict and this week we heard from David Harvey (son of Tricia, whom you often see running the Club bar). David told us about his unusual

    Published 13:11 on 18 Feb 2022

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