HROA Members lead the way for the cruisers in this most popular of circumnavigations
by Nigel Kingsley - 11/07/2021
Following a cancelled season 2020, the traditional rally finally gathered later than usual at Portland for four days for activities on and off the water, while keeping to Covid regulations.
by Tim Bishop - 04/07/2021
The new public area of HROA's website, launched in January, has been supplemented with an upgraded members' area.
by Nigel Kingsley - 22/06/2021
OFCOM have now produced the final version of the variation to your marine radio licence.
by Bill Walker - 21/05/2021
More than 1,000 boats expected for the fundraising cruise in company on the Clyde on May 31th Bank Holiday.
by Tim Bishop - 13/05/2021
An online petition has been launched on the Parliament Petition website to put pressure on HM Government to improve the VAT treatment of UK owned leisure vessels.
Raymarine have now published detailed information on this subject.
by Bill Walker - 24/04/2021
Members planning to sail to the Channel Islands or any parts south will want to be aware of strict new customs procedures set up in the wake of Brexit.
by Tim Bishop - 10/04/2021
March 19th and it's a start: Restrictions eased enough for the Commodore to belatedly present a special HROA burgee for Judy Walker to fly at the signal halyard on Bella Rosa.
by Tim Bishop - 02/04/2021
Updated information on the proposed changes to your OFCOM radio licence
by Bill Walker - 27/03/2021
Many of you will have read our earlier item on the plans to restrict anchoring and mooring in Studland Bay.
by Judy Walker Sailing Secretary - 11/03/2021
A completely new Reeds VHF Handbook will be published on 18 March. It has been written by one of our members, and is a friendly and readable guide for skippers and crew alike.
by Nigel Kingsley - 01/03/2021
Difficult to plot a course ahead for our rallies in spring and summer
by Tim Bishop - 23/02/2021
Alistair Hackett from Ocean Safety will give a talk
'Staying on board, but knowing what to do when it ALL GOES WRONG'
by Lilias Lamont - 22/01/2021
The Expressions of Interest Form is now on the website in the Members Area.
Please note the change of dates due to COVID restrictions.
by Judy Walker Sailing Secretary - 20/01/2021
Advice on how to obtain reliable evidence of your yacht's location on 31.12.20 for VAT purposes.
by Andy Du Port - 19/01/2021
Our speaker at this year's AGM traces the history of Hallberg-Rassy design
by Tim Bishop - 18/01/2021
Free to RYA members, this on-line conference will cover a variety of topics including a course to steer overseas post-Brexit.
by Tim Bishop - 16/01/2021
Jeremy Mason of Transworld Yachts will be giving our AGM talk online on Jan 15th
by Tim Bishop - 11/01/2021
The Royal Institute of Navigation Small Craft Group is today launching 'Electronic Navigation Systems - Guidance for safe use on leisure vessels'
by Tim Bishop - 23/12/2020
This is a virtual tour of the research vessel RRS James Cook, owned by the National Oceanography Centre
by Lilias Lamont - 07/12/2020
Our first Zoom Technical Seminar on 27 November attracted a great audience from the UK and Beyond. Duncan Wells gave an informative and wide ranging talk well supported by slides and video.
by Judy Walker - 05/12/2020
There is a significant chance that anchoring will be at best restricted
and at worst prohibited completely in Studland Bay.
by Judy Walker Sailing Secretary - 20/11/2020
In a lull between Christmas and New Year? Join us for the HR Trivia Quiz on Zoom.
by Lilias Lamont - 10/11/2020
Covid-19 lockdown restrictions 'Frequently Asked Questions' partly answered in this guidance document issued today.
by Tim Bishop - 07/11/2020
The Yacht Harbour Association, the UK national body for marina operators have issued guidelines today following HM Government's national lockdown restrictions to begin Thursday November 5th.
by Tim Bishop - 03/11/2020
Temporary changes to the rules of our photographic competition have yielded a record crop of entries.
by Tess Reid - 01/11/2020
Members with boats in the Med, and all EU nations have been thrown a temporary lifeline after UK Government has delayed plans to charge a double tax bill on yachts returning to the UK after Brexit.
by Tim Bishop - 17/10/2020
Members enjoyed a socially distanced walk along the Orwell
by Tim Bishop - 05/10/2020
Despite the restrictions and socially distancing, members have been informally getting together on the water over this most extraordinary summer.
by Tim Bishop - 21/09/2020