It was a big day out for the 18 boats that competed in the infamous Interstellers at Hamble River Sailing Club. With no racing on the Saturday, the pressure was on to get some points on the board, which was achieved with nine races completed in gusty conditions and a dropping tide. With no discards and a double points race to finish, consistency was key. Shaun Barber, sporting new colours in â€˜Snow Foxâ€™, put together a great
Published 15:29 on 17 Jun 2012
Fancy a sail up the river on Thursday evening?? MoB and WoW are off on a jolly to the Jolly Sailor on Thursday 21st June! We need some idea of who is coming so please email "Peggy Dorothy":mailto:email@example.com Number of sailors will determine the number of safety boats so it is important that you book in. Meet time at 6pm or earlier to help with boat rigging. The Jolly Sailor has been warned that we were planning
Published 13:14 on 14 Jun 2012
Everyone boarded Retriever and the ribs and made their way up the river to Badnam Creek, as soon as we had moored and got ashore the heavens opened, but this did not put people off, picnic blankets were opened and everyone enjoyed their picnic under the trees. The rain soon cleared up and all the cadets went on to have fun in the river either sinking Oppies or having a committee meeting in the middle of
Published 12:12 on 10 Jun 2012
We have secured 6 RYA training evenings sponsored by the RYA for MOB and WOW, it is with Kristy Powell who came last year. This is an ideal opportunity for those who have sailed very little or are a bit reluctant to take to the water after not sailing for a number of years. Come along and brush up your skills. Please email me (at my new address) if you are coming to the first session so
Published 09:05 on 21 May 2012
Ever wondered what your foxer gets up to in the dark of night? GFG was thwarted in a Friday night escape bid by Netley sea Scout master Kevin Earl when he apprehended her on Netley shore. GFG has now been safely returned unharmed to her spot in the dinghy park. The authorities are currently looking for some late night Hamble/Warsash commuters who are believed to have helped in the escape bid.
Published 14:42 on 19 May 2012
A large number of boats set to the water on a glorious Saturday morning to compete in this years Harbour Masters Persuit race, the chosen charity this year was â€˜â€™Toe in the Waterâ€™â€™ who provide competitive sailing for injured servicemen. It was well worth it as Hamble River Sailing Club managed to scoop eight out of the ten prizes, including the coveted club trophy which has not been won by HRSC for 5 years! Well done everyone
Published 07:30 on 19 May 2012
The first Men on Boats session took place this evening, unfortunately the weather put off the sailors, although two still made it out! Mark unexpectedly practised his capsize drill, and back at the club afterwards Paul, the social secretary, began planning trips to the Jolly Sailor for later in the year. Hope some more can make it out for the next session in two weeks!
Published 08:44 on 15 May 2012
*50th Anniversary Hamble Warming Pan at Hamble River Sailing Club* 10 - 11 March 2012 By Barney Smith Over the weekend of 10-11 March Hamble River Sailing Club hosted the 50th Anniversary Hamble Warming Pan regatta. This yearâ€™s invited classes were the Firefly and National 12 fleets, the local Foxer dinghy fleet, the Merlin fleet whoâ€™ve attended the event since it started in 1962, together with a new addition for 2012, the Enterprise class. A total of 60 boats
Published 18:41 on 11 Mar 2012