Thursday 2 nd June. Weather forecast was varied 3 to 5. There were 8 boats going to Poole 4 yachts and 3 motor boats. The 4 yachts set off early for the 36 mile journey, from 9:00am onwards, the 3 motor boats departing at various times from 11:00 to 12:00 am. The run down the Solent was uneventful
Published 16:39 on 10 Jun 2022
Sunshine, light wind and high pressure were forecast for the Chichester rally 21st-22ndMay. I had crewed for Charles Dingle aboard Wakatere during the brilliant Lymington rally at Easter. It was now my turn to host Charles aboard my Westerly Konsort Polar Bear. After an incident free departure from Haslar, we found ourselves drifting on the eastbound flood in hardly a breath of wind. We motorsailed for a good while,and, as we approached Horse sand
Published 17:42 on 28 May 2022
We left our Haslar berth at 1020 and quickly recognised Misty Moon right ahead of us as we motored out of Portsmouth and along the Inner Swashway. With a gentle breeze from the SE we decided to set sail off Gilkicker Point, but it did not take long before the sails were hanging limp and we were drifting in the tide, thankfully in the right direction. With no sign of any breeze,
Published 17:53 on 23 May 2022
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
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
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
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
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
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
.....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