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    Presentation on the work of Queens Harbour Master (QHM)

    by Becky Walford, Port Safety Officer, RYA Yachmaster/Examiner                          26 Club Members attended a joint meeting with Hornet for another fascinating and absorbing evening.   Founded in 1808, QHM is based in Semaphore Tower, and manned with 26 staff on watch 24/7, year round. The port is the second largest in the UK for traffic, ranging from PWCs to the Carriers.

    Published 17:40 on 23 May 2022

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    Easter Rally to Lymington April 2022 (2)

    Easter Rally at The Royal Lymington Yacht Club. Friday 15 Sunday 17 April 2022 We couldn't have asked for better weather for the Easter Rally at Lymington berthing at Berthon Marina. It was a 2/3 day event and 9 boats pitched up for the get together with 22 on-board for the weekend festivities.  As always, there were a few last minute changes to the names list

    Published 10:15 on 23 Apr 2022

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    Easter Rally to Lymington April 2022 (1)

    Easter Rally in the Spring sunshine..............this felt more like summer! What a great Easter cruise to Lymington Berthon Marina. The unseasonal weather spoilt us with warm sunshine and very light winds, resulting in our engines doing all the work. Our sails only went up for a brief airing! 8 boats made it in the end after the dreaded virus unfortunately hit some crew plans. However, a number

    Published 09:47 on 23 Apr 2022

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    Tour of the Portsmouth Royal Dockyard 2nd April 2022

    Saturday morning, bright but distinctly chilly for April.  There should have been eighteen of us, but after a week of ill-health cancellations, mainly due to Covid, it was nine HYC members who arrived at the Dock Gates to be greeted by members of the Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Trust. We were welcomed by the Chairman, Nigel Linger, and promised a tour with people who had worked in the dockyard in various trades. 

    Published 16:42 on 3 Apr 2022

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    Frostbite Rally to West Cowes 19-20th March

    The first rally of the season is always an exciting one, and the Frostbite Rally was no exception. The weather conditions were never going to be a competitor for the more balmy weather that will come our way over the warmer months, but who needs higher temperatures to create enthusiasm? Certainly not the members of Haslar Yacht Club! There is a pent-up enthusiasm for experiences right now. After nearly two years

    Published 11:37 on 31 Mar 2022

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    Portsmouth International Port - A talk by Ben McInnes, Harbour Master (18th March 2022)

    After an introduction by Jeremy Nicholls, Ben started by telling us this was his first presentation as Harbour Master.  He is a local man who raced National 12s growing up, mainly at Portchester Sailing Club.  On leaving school he wanted to work on the water, so took on a cadetship with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.  He worked his way up to Operations Officer on RFA Argus and became a Master Mariner. He

    Published 13:59 on 23 Mar 2022

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    HYC Raising the Kursk - Friday 18th February - Hornet Sailing Club

    .....presentation by Mike OMeara, Chairman of the Historical Diving Society. On this, his second presentation to HYC, Mike OMeara started with a quick overview of the Historical Diving Society and its museum at No. 2 Battery, Stokes Bay (very well worth a visit). As an ex-Royal Navy Clearance Diver followed by a distinguished career in the North Sea, Mike is an eminently qualified presenter on all matters diving.

    Published 10:10 on 1 Mar 2022

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    HYC RYA First Aid course 12 February 2022

    The event took place at the RYA Training Centre (Andrew Simpson Yachting) in Haslar Marina. The course fulfils the requirements for professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven… is recommended by the MCA and HSE and on successful completion is valid for 3 years from the time of issue. There were 8 of us booked on the course (which was offered at the discounted price

    Published 17:56 on 13 Feb 2022

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    HYC Quiz Time - Friday 14th January 2022

    The new year and yachting season kicked off with a challenging but fun quiz evening over Zoom.  24 gallant quizzers joined in for a chat , the odd glass of wine except for those braving a dry January- and 6 rounds of questions, spot the locations from photos and a particularly challenging lat/long round.    Hats off to the Velzians who romped away with

    Published 10:47 on 17 Jan 2022

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    HYC Christmas Party December 2021

    The Haslar Christmas party was held at the premises of Hornet Sailing Club on the evening of Saturday 4th December 2021.  Due to Covid concerns, numbers were slightly down this year but 25 members and their guests attended. After our welcome drink on arrival, our newly elected commodore welcomed us all to our first Christmas party since December 2019 and what a long wait it seems to have been!

    Published 16:36 on 15 Jan 2022

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