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
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
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
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
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
These are the documents for the 2021 AGM
Published 00:00 on 19 Nov 2021
11th March 2021 Following a very successful talk given by Emily in January 2020, she gave another excellent "part 2" on the Secrets of the Solent and Studlands Bay in March this year. Emily is a Marine Biologist and Community Engagement Officer for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. In her talk, she shared her knowledge and enthusiasm and illustrated her talk with lots of pictures of marine
Published 00:00 on 14 Mar 2021
A lovely warm and balmy evening set the stage for our annual reception on the lawn outside the Haslar Marina office and the event was enjoyed by about 60 of our members and a few prospective members. It was good to see so many of you and particularly a number of our members who had only joined in recent months. Your committee members tried to speak to as many of you as we could
Published 00:00 on 21 Jun 2017