Welcome to The Hallberg-Rassy Owners Association
The HROA's aim is to provide sailing, social and other activities, and to promote
an exchange of information, experience and views.
The Association was formed over 25 years ago, and has grown steadily ever since. Each of our 300 or so boat-owning Members can nominate an Associate, and we have many Friends - past owners who like to keep in touch and join in with many of our events. This makes us a community of about 600 individuals sharing a common interest.
Although most Members keep their boats in the UK and Ireland, we have a strong representation in the rest of Europe and further afield.
You can read more about the Association in the Message from the Commodore and on the Benefits of Membership page of this site.
20 Oct 16
Commodore's Rally, Lymington
Members dodge the storms to enjoy another rally at Lymington
13 Oct 16
Winter Walk - New Alresford Hampshire 10th November
A 5 mile circular walk taking in the Watercress Beds.
13 Oct 16
HROA Members Forums
This month's on-going Forum discussions include: Hull noise (aka “stern slap”); Use of defaced red and blue ensigns in foreign ports; Taking the mast down – electrical implications
Visit to Maritime & Coastguard Agency - Fareham - 12 November 2016.
AGM - RTSC - 6 January 2017.
Cowes Rally - 22-23 April 2017.
Commodore's Rally, Lymington - 22-24 September 2017.
Full Events Calendar
The Committee for 2016 is in the attached document. Their full contact details can be found in the Members Area (under Information) or in the 2016 Members Handbook.
HROA Committee 2016
We are very pleased that so many people are now actively using the HROA Cruising Facebook page to plan informal gatherings and meet up with other members. However, an increasing number are using the page to post photos and videos of their individual experiences. Whilst these are interesting and often artistic, this was not what the page was originally intended for and such postings cause problems to those who are accessing the internet whilst roaming.
In order to cater for both types of usage, we have set up a new Facebook page, HROA Chat for the informal news, photos and videos, and hope to keep HROA Cruising for the specific purposes of arranging to meet other members and sharing information of navigational interest.
Information and Guidelines
Frank Singleton has provided a series of links to live sources of weather forecast information.
These links can be found in the Members Area under Information - Articles Database, or click on the link below.
HROA Weather Forecast Information
Note: Only the 5 most recently posted notices are shown above. For the full list of short notices please click on the link below.