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The HROA offers something for every owner

Message from the Commodore

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Tim Bishop

Commodore HROA

Explore our website to get an idea of all the advantages of membership of your boat’s Owners Association, you’ll see what we do and what we offer, but to get the full advantages of the site of course you’ll need to be a member.

Join the HROA

Introduction to the Association.

On the Water

On the water
HROA Rally - Guernsey
Summer Cruise

We have a Summer 'rolling cruise' when Members may join or leave as their own sailing plans dictate. In recent years we have visited Holland, the North Coast of France and the Channel Islands, and the West Country from Falmouth to Dartmouth.

Two Major Rallies

Usually at Yarmouth in the Spring and at Lymington in the Autumn. Both involve activities ashore and dinners in the Royal Solent Yacht Club and Royal Lymington Yacht Club, respectively.

Local Gatherings

Rallies and other ad hoc gatherings are also arranged by Members in their local area.

Off the Water

Winter Visits and Talks

Visits have included: North Sails, the BMW Mini factory, Chatham Dockyard, Lewmar, SS Great Britain, the Royal Mail Museum, Southampton VTS and Bletchley Park, as well as other makers and suppliers of HR parts and spares.

Courses and Seminars

On many topics of interest, including safety at sea, survival, diesel maintenance, sail and rig tuning and much more..

Social Programme

The major event of the winter social programme is the Annual Dinner and AGM, hosted at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge, London. Other events include walks, pub lunches and numerous informal gatherings of members.

Knowledge and Communications

On the water
Expert advice - always on hand
Our Members

Our members are our greatest asset. Many are hugely experienced HR owners who have sailed all over the world. They are only too pleased to share their knowledge.

Publications

Members receive regular information about Association activities via emails and eBulletins. The Blue Line, our in-house colour magazine is published annually, whilst our comprehensive annual Handbook includes directories of Members and their yachts and other information about the Association.

Online Resources

Our website supports a full range of discussion Forums. To keep in touch ashore or while sailing, you can join our two extremely popular 'closed' Facebook Groups, available to HROA members only.

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