HSSC 24-27th May Bank Holiday… sailing weekend


The yachts and crews: 

'Solace', skipper Robert Falk, with Diana Bader-Clynes, and Michael Vine;


'Casco', skipper Rodney Camrass with Kirk Camrass;

'Sea Dream', skipper Avi Riegler, with Sandy Riegler and Richard Marks.

So there . . . → Read More: HSSC 24-27th May Bank Holiday… sailing weekend

Chanukah Icicle Sail, Sunday 9th December 2012: A Tale of two Rassys!

This year’s Chanukah sail took place on 9 December to a backdrop of the weather forecast for Dover, Wight, Portland, Plymouth of “west veering northwest 5 -7, moderate to slight, rain later, mainly good”.  Well, it was mostly right except for the rain, which missed . . . → Read More: Chanukah Icicle Sail, Sunday 9th December 2012: A Tale of two Rassys!

Shannon River Charter 2011….. This trip Now FULL!!!

Saturday 14th to Saturday 21st May 2011


Motor cruiser charter  from Carrick-onShannon to Portumna on the river Shannon

160kms, 5 locks, 2 lift bridges approx 20hrs cruising.

Approx cost £350 (£150 now and £200 in March) to include charter and transfers.

Cheap flight from Stanstead to . . . → Read More: Shannon River Charter 2011….. This trip Now FULL!!!

Orbituary: Michael Doctors

Michael Doctors 1941 to 2008


Michael Doctors first started sailing dinghies in his late teens and bought his first yacht, the Leisure 23 ‘Avocet’ in his mid thirties. Since then he and Annie owned 2 further yachts which Michael skippered and sailed to numerous ports and destinations in the UK . . . → Read More: Orbituary: Michael Doctors

The HSSC Jigsaw Cruise

Challenges at sea come in all shapes and sizes and true to form the High Seas Sailing Club cruise of the Ijsselmeer in May this year aboard the 104 foot (plus bowsprit) Dutch Barge Alida presented at least two such major challenges, the first of which was doing the ship’s 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle, . . . → Read More: The HSSC Jigsaw Cruise

Let’s go fly a Kite!

Spinnaker Training weekend with Southern Sailing School 6-8th May 2005

All the talking was over and at last the weekend arrived and a bunch of brave souls from the HSSC headed south to go kite flying.

We arrived in Southampton Friday evening amid brilliant sunshine with all eagerly anticipating a weekend sufficiently windy in . . . → Read More: Let’s go fly a Kite!

Day Sail Training Weekend

18-22 March 2005

One boat, one weekend, fifteen crew (mainly novices), loads and loads of food and various libations, and Jac’s birthday. Sun, sea and …………….?… FOG

. . . → Read More: Day Sail Training Weekend

Six go to Croatia


Kornati Region

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Round The Island 2004

This year, the club’s had just a single entry in the ‘around the island’ race, but hey what a team. The crew aboard Ariam, a 34 foot Maxi were

Skipper- Gilad

Navigator and Barman – Phil

Helm – Sam

Entertainments Officer – Sandy

Head Chef – Jackie

Cabin Boy 2nd Class – Richard

. . . → Read More: Round The Island 2004

Log of the good ship Charlie Girl III

EXTRACTS FROM THE PURSERS LOG VOYAGE OF THE DAFT, THE DEMENTED AND THOSE WHO HAD NOTHING BETTER TO DO. Arrival 9th May 2004 We arrive in a burst of enthusiasm, expecting sunshine and smiles. The rain was most unfortunate so in an effort to bolster spirits, we retired to the most convenient taverna on the . . . → Read More: Log of the good ship Charlie Girl III

Portsmouth Tides