Hamble River Sailing Club

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News and Results

  • The new 'RYA Safe & Fun course' is now available online with HRSC

    2 Mar 2015
    We are pleased to announce that the RYA new online safeguarding course ‘Safe and Fun’ is now live. This course is now a requirement for all newly qualified Level 2 Racing Coaches, Dinghy and Windsurfing Instructors and Senior Instructors and you will need to complete prior to joining an instructor/coach training course. The course provides basic level of knowledge and awareness, put in the context of realistic scenarios that anyone could encounter at their club ...more
  • You can now complete your RYA shorebased courses with HRSC!

    13 Feb 2015
    Are you bored of the UK weather?Well, HRSC is now able to offer classroom and online theory courses. So why not make use of the dark, rainy nights and improve your skills so you are ready for the sunshine and spring!And as an introductory offer, we will give 10% off any ‘on the water course’ booked if you book up a theory course with us by the end of March 2015.Click on the link below ...more
  • New Chief Instructor

    12 Feb 2015
    The Hamble River Sailing Club Training School is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Ford as its new Chief Instructor starting 16 February 2015.Alex comes to us with a huge amount of experience both on and off the water. His qualifications include being an RYA Advanced Senior Instructor, RYA Power/Safety Boat Instructor, RYA Level 2 Race Coach and RYA VHF/SRC Assessor.Alex’s priority will be to review and finalise the 2015 training programme so please ...more
  • Chief Instructor Required

    4 Dec 2014
    Hamble River Sailing Club seeks to appoint a Chief Instructor.The role will combine running our RYA training school and provide support for all club sailing & power-boating activities.Duties within the training school will include management and delivery of courses, development of training procedures, hosting RYA inspections and developing its marketing potential.Support for the clubs sailing activities will include on-the water assistance at club events and shore based duties to ensure club resources are maintained and ...more
  • Garmin Hamble Winter Series: Race Report 7

    26 Nov 2014
    Winter finally made an appearance in the Garmin Hamble Winter Series on the penultimate race day of 2014. Up to this point we’ve had unseaasonal warmth, but the weather gods made up for this with a cold, gusty and unbelievably wet day on the water. The rain began at around midnight, and competitors awoke to it hammering on their windows. It didn’t let up all day! Nonetheless, the race team braved the conditions to get ...more
  • Garmin Hamble Winter Series: Race Report Weekend 6

    16 Nov 2014
    Menacing skies A torrential rain squall and an indecisive breeze couldn’t stop the assembled Garmin Hamble Winter Series fleet from getting in some cracking racing on the sixth weekend of the series.After a vicious rainsquall caught the fleet on the way out, the wind shifted around between southeast and northerly until it settled in the northeast for long enough to get a good race in for all classes. The race team combined some starts to ...more
  • Garmin Hamble Winter Series: Half Time Review

    5 Nov 2014
    Garmin Hamble Winter SeriesWe’ve reached the halfway stage in the 2014 Garmin Hamble Winter Series and a well-deserved mid-series break weekend. A range of weather conditions has tested competitors, with everything from flat calms to thirty knot gusts keeping fleets mixed up and boats changing positions from week to week. Looking ahead to the next half of the series, some exciting battles are lined up throughout the 80 plus black boat fleet. In some classes, ...more
  • Garmin Hamble Winter Series: Race Report Weekend 4

    28 Oct 2014
    GARMIN Hamble Winter SeriesWe might already be at the end of October, but competitors were treated to some cracking sailing in unseasonably warm weather as the Garmin Hamble Winter Series reached its halfway point and the clocks went back this weekend.After a bruising race last week this weekend’s forecast provided some relief, predicting a gusty 10-18 knots of breeze from just south of Southwest. That’s exactly what crews found out in the busy central Solent, ...more
  • David Thomas

    15 Oct 2014
    It is with regret that I have to inform members that David Thomas passed away on Monday night 13th October 2014. David was well known to many members and was one of the countries most prolific yacht and small boat designers. Many of the yachts members have sailed over the years have been Thomas designs. Indeed, the clubs Foxer and Impala fleets continue to give great enjoyment to members and the Sigma 38 Class attend ...more
  • Garmin Hamble Winter Series: Race Report Weekend 2

    13 Oct 2014
    Garmin Hamble Winter Series Day 2There might have been a mixed bag of weather conditions but the central Solent hosted some great, close racing for the second weekend of the 2014 Garmin Hamble Winter Series, this week comprising the first of two MDL Hamble Big Boats championship weekends.For the second race of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series the forecast predicted a light Northeasterly wind that would build to around 17 knots as the day went ...more
  • Garmin Hamble Winter Series: Race Report Weekend 1

    6 Oct 2014
    ‘Good things come to those who wait’ commented race officer Kathy Smalley at the prizegiving of day one of the 2014 Garmin Hamble Winter Series. That was certainly the case out on the water. Despite a two hour postponement to await the breeze, the race team remained confident that enough wind would fill in, despite the evidence from a nearby scrap metal yard fire, from which the smoke rose in a perfectly straight column. But ...more
  • Barts Bash - HRSC Race Results

    26 Sep 2014
    Lots of you have been asking about results. After many corrections (facebook is useful!) we’re now able to publish the latest HRSC results file that has been submitted to the worldwide Bart’s Bash result.  There are no prizes for Sunday at Hamble River. The event was all about fun, taking part, and raising money for a great charity but we have come up with some dinghy results based on the Portsmouth Yardstick system and some ...more
  • Bart’s Bash Race Report

    25 Sep 2014
    Over 300 members and friends of Hamble River Sailing Club (HRSC) on the South Coast of the UK had a fantastic time in the sun at Bart’s Bash last Sunday. 125 boats raced split between 103 dinghies and 22 yachts, with 107 boats completing the special Bart’s Bash race and thus taking their place, along with 1000s of others around the globe, as world record holders. After racing was over all competitors returned to the ...more
  • Bart’s Bash at Hamble River Sailing Club, UK – Sunday 21st September 2014

    19 Sep 2014
    Hamble River Sailing Club (HRSC) on the South Coast of the UK is proud to be taking part in Bart’s Bash this Sunday, the largest sailing race in the world!The club currently has over 100 boats registered on the Bart’s Bash website, and more than 150 people, currently third in the world for entry numbers. Those registered to date include over 50 of the iconic red, white and black sailed Foxer dinghies which are unique ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night B Series Race 8

    3 Sep 2014
    Out with a bang!Well more of a whimper given the light and often non existent wind last night but, as the last race of both the series and the Wednesday night series for the year, podium positions were still undetermined in a number of classes. As a result a high level of determination was evident. La Mouette in the XOD fleet were up at the crack of dawn to clean their bottom,  both the race ...more
  • Barts Bash - Sunday 21st September

    29 Aug 2014
    The Hamble River Sailing Club Bart’s Bash plan                                                                    On Sunday 21st September the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation’s Bart’s Bash will take place. On that day HRSC is encouraging every one of our 450 members to get afloat and race to help the Bart’s Bash team achieve a Guinness world record for ‘the largest sailing race in the world ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night B Series Race 6

    20 Aug 2014
    Yet again the wind gods sent us a North Westerly presenting a challenge to RO Jamie Wilkinson, given the limited number of mark available for course setting in Southampton waters. The wind was fairly gusty at first although settling later with high tide just after racing started. Jamie Wilkinson sent the XODs and smaller boats on two circuits to Cat Head with Bald Head and then a closer laid mark as their leeward marks whilst ...more
  • Garmin celebrates 10th year of title sponsorship of Hamble Winter Series with a multi-year commitment

    20 Aug 2014
    Early Series entry discount till 19 SeptemberTo allow more flexibility, the mid series break weekend of 1st and 2nd November has been designated as a spare weekendIncreased entries in 2013 underlines popularity of this premier event Global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin has announced a multi-year sponsorship commitment with Hamble River Sailing Club (HRSC) to remain as the title sponsor of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series.  This support from Garmin, which has its European headquarters ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night B Series Race 5

    15 Aug 2014
    The Aftermath of Perigee Lunar Hamble River Sailing Club Wednesday night series continued last night after the Cowes Week Pursuit race last week. The stunning perigee lunar of last Sunday has left a legacy with exceptional spring tides and the water was ebbing with impressive speed as RO Jamie Wilkinson set up near Bald Head. The NW wind running parallel to the shore limited the marks available so the decision was taken the send the ...more
  • Hamble River SC Wednesday Night B Series Race 4

    30 Jul 2014
    Hamble River Sailing Club Wednesday night series continued last night after cancellation last week due to lack of wind. RO Jamie Wilkinson set up near Bald Head for the SW 10 knot breeze with a beat to Mark for all classes. Unfortunately the wind veered round and appeared to settle minutes before the first start to a NW. The committee boat team did a commendable job upping anchor to relay the start line, reset the ...more