Entering UK from abroad - information from Cruising Association

The Home Office have changed the process for entering or returning to the UK by boat.

by Judy Walker - 07/05/2024

Spring Rally weekend in Yarmouth 26th April 2024

At our first rally of the year some 48 members gathered in Yarmouth- most by boat but some by ferry.

by Barrie Poeton - 29/04/2024

Cruising Association advice on Orca encounters

Cruising Association urges vigilance for orca encounters in The Bay of Biscay, Iberian Peninsula and Strait of Gibraltar

by John Francis - 23/03/2024

A tour of the Hallberg Rassy factory in Ellös and taking delivery of a new HR44

This is a Youtube video published by Sailing Haldis. In their new series, Sailing Breezy, he and his wife take ownership of a Hallberg Rassy 44 in Ellös, Sweden and go on a tour of the factory.

by John Francis - 10/03/2024

November visit to Salisbury Cathedral

Three hundred and thirty two steps to the top of the tallest spire in Britain.

by Nick Nottingham - 20/12/2023

HROA Committee gather at Chichester Yacht Club

On a windy and very wet November Saturday the Committee met at Chichester YC for their twice yearly meeting. One member joined by Zoom.

by Judy Walker - 05/11/2023

South West Region Walk - 25 Oct 23

Sixteen members, plus Poppy the spaniel, joined the SW Region walk today - based on the village of Belstone near Okehampton.

by Anne Bailey - 25/10/2023

Braving the weather to enjoy a visit to Hampton Court Palace

Lunch at the Thames Motor Yacht Club then a brisk walk to Hampton Court Palace for HROA members.

by Nigel Kingsley - 19/10/2023

Clipper Bon Voyage event

11 HRs gathered to see the start of the Clipper Round the World Race which left Portsmouth on 3rd September.

by Judy Walker - 04/09/2023

Hallberg Rassy Open Varv (Yard) Weekend

HROA Members travelled to Sweden to enjoy a very special long weekend at Ellos.

by Tim Bishop - 27/08/2023

2023 Summer Cruise

Summary of the 2023 Summer Cruise

by John Mace - 30/06/2023

Summer Rally rafted up on the Dart

The fleet gathers in Dartmouth, with a trip ashore to visit Rockfish for lunch, and then a guided tour of the Naval college.

by Tim Bishop - 05/06/2023

The HROA Fleet gathers in Poole

First pontoon party of the Summer Rally 2023.

by Tim Bishop - 31/05/2023

Sailing Season Starting!

HROA Members can choose to show their AIS-derived positions on our Fleet Map. This shows the extent of our cruising, and allows members to keep in touch.

by Nigel Kingsley - 29/05/2023

South West Coast Path Walk

On Monday 3 April a group of members enjoyed an excellent walk along the South West Coast Path.

by Anne Bailey - 04/04/2023

HROA Technical Seminar had a few surprises in store

This year's seminar included the option of an overnight stay at the RNLI College at Poole, and an exclusive tour of the world class life saving training facilities.

by Tim Bishop - 13/03/2023

Winter Visit to Windsor Castle

Members watched the Changing of the Guard, enjoyed lunch at a local hotel, before heading to the castle for a presentation on the late Queen, and touring the State Apartments.

by Tim Bishop - 09/03/2023

Moon and Stars completes their first ARC crossing.

Nigel Southern and his crew have completed their ARC in their HR 48, arriving in Grenada on 30th November.

by Judy Walker - 16/12/2022

HROA Shoreside visit to Chatham

A fine turn out in perfect Autumnal weather for the first rally of the Winter Programme

by Tim Bishop - 11/11/2022

Moon and Stars ready for the ARC 2022

Nigel Southern's immaculate HR 48 is ready for her first ARC towards Rodney Bay for Christmas

by Tim Bishop - 04/11/2022

HROA Commodore's Rally - another successful event

Fair winds, good company and an outstanding address make for a great HROA Rally

by Nigel Kingsley - 29/09/2022

The 2022 HROA East Coast Rally a great success

First sailing Eastern Region rally since the start of Covid, members gathered at Bradwell Marina on Blackwater before heading across the mud into Tollesbury

by Tim Bishop - 11/09/2022

HROA member to be presented with RNLI medal

Peter Woods is to be presented with the lifeboat's 40 year service medal 'The Decoration of the Institution'.

by Tim Bishop - 11/09/2022

HM Queen Elizabeth. 1926-2022

It is with great sadness that we have heard of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth.

by Judy Walker - 09/09/2022

New system for departing and entering U K waters

Border Force launches new system for notifying overseas pleasure craft voyages. The following information is provided by RYA.

by Judy Walker - 25/08/2022

Bon Voyage to Moon & Stars

Nigel Southern and a crew of three are setting sail on 22nd August en route for the Canaries and the 2022 ARC Rally. We wish them good luck on this big adventure.

by Judy Walker - 20/08/2022

HROA joins the RYS Queen's Jubilee Parade of Sail

Following the RNLI, all manner of other craft, Dunkirk little ships, even Sir Robin's Suhaili, the HROA fleet were proud to sail past HMS Severn and HRH The Princess Royal at Cowes yesterday.

by Tim Bishop - 07/08/2022

Round the Island Race 2022

Congratulations to Peter Bainbridge on Sky who won ISC Class 6B in his Hallberg Rassy 342

by Judy Walker - 02/07/2022

Biggest ever gathering of Hallberg Rassy yachts

The HROA joined with Dutch sister association 'HR Connectie' to make a combined fleet of some 67 boats at Bruinesse Marina last weekend.

by Tim Bishop - 21/06/2022

The Cruise in Company gather at Zeebrugge

Yachts sailing in company from the Solent gather for the first evening of the HROA Summer Cruise 2022.

by Tim Bishop - 10/06/2022

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