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

And they're off...The HROA Summer Cruise 2022

The south coast fleet, 'sail in company', head east towards Zeebrugge for the start of the HROA Summer Cruise to South Holland.

by Tim Bishop - 08/06/2022

Sailing to France - Cherbourg Marina Briefs HROA Members

Magali Hamon of Port Chantereyne, Cherbourg held an excellent Zoom meeting to outline the post Brexit procedures for visiting France.

by Judy Walker - 24/05/2022

Spring Rally Yarmouth

Some 29 HRs gathered in Yarmouth for our traditional Spring Rally - our first visit since 2019

by Judy Walker - 28/04/2022

Impressive line up of experts at the HROA Technical Seminar

Questions from the perils of Brexit paperwork to sail in France, to the heads plumbing for our distinguished speakers and panel of experts at the club house both live and online.

by Tim Bishop - 20/03/2022

Summer Cruise 2022

Summer Cruise 10th - 19th June 2022 to Belgium and the Netherlands

by John Long - 07/02/2022


The HROA Forum, a major benefit to our members, is flourishing despite difficult times.

by John Hakes - 24/01/2022

Large turn out online to support the 'covid AGM' hosted aboard an HR36

Members far and wide logged on to Zoom to take part in the AGM 2022 to cheer in the newly elected President Anne Bailey, Commodore Judy Walker, and the Vice Comm Nick Nottingham.

by Tim Bishop - 08/01/2022

UK Government backs down on double VAT on returning yachts

Members with HRs in the EU looking to return home to escape the additional European imposed VAT fallout from Brexit may have had the threat of 'double UK VAT' lifted.

by Tim Bishop - 03/01/2022

An entertaining and instructive visit to Southampton

HROA members recently visited Southampton's SeaCity and Solent Sky Museums. The two day event included an evening meal and get-together at Kuti's brasserie.

by Lilias Lamont & Nigel Kingsley - 05/12/2021

HR founder Christoph Rassy has died at the age of 87.

Christoph Rassy purchased Harry Hallberg's yard in Ellos back in 1972, to form the company Hallberg Rassy and launch a legendary marque in yacht construction.

by Tim Bishop - 08/11/2021

PBO celebrates 45 years of Hallberg-Rassy with some help from the HROA

Anyone thinking of buying an HR may like to pick up a copy of the October 21 Practical Boat Owner with a six page spread featuring a potted history of the best production boats in the world.

by Nigel Kingsley - 18/09/2021

A Sabbatical of 50 Atlantic Islands

Nick Nottingham described his voyage across the Atlantic on his HR 40 'Spellbinder' at the HROA Commodore's Rally Saturday morning lecture, Royal Lymington YC.

by Tim Bishop - 14/09/2021

Upcoming Winter Events

We have a 2 day visit to Southampton organised for 25-26th November as well as a 2 day visit to Chichester planned in March.

by Lilias Lamont - 06/09/2021

Hallberg Rassy and The Round the Island Race 2021

HROA Members lead the way for the cruisers in this most popular of circumnavigations

by Nigel Kingsley - 11/07/2021

Summer Rally in Portland.

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

HROA upgraded website offers new facilities to members

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 regulations - final version

OFCOM have now produced the final version of the variation to your marine radio licence.

by Bill Walker - 21/05/2021

Clyde Cruising Club Tunnock's Flotilla

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

Sign The Petition

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.

by Tim Bishop - 13/05/2021

Updated information re. new OFCOM EMC Regulations for Radio Licences.

Raymarine have now published detailed information on this subject.

by Bill Walker - 24/04/2021

HM Government post new customs regulations for yachts

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

Smart new HROA burgee presentation

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

New OFCOM regulations

Updated information on the proposed changes to your OFCOM radio licence

by Bill Walker - 27/03/2021

Studland Bay Marine Conservation Zone - threat to yachting

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

New Reeds VHF Handbook Published

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

The Roadmap for Easing of Lockdown Restrictions

Difficult to plot a course ahead for our rallies in spring and summer

by Tim Bishop - 23/02/2021

Hallberg-Rassy on Facebook