May Day sail – 2 to 5 May 2016

Running from Monday 2 to Thursday 5 May this year’s May Day sail was timed to avoid the overcrowding that the actual Bank Holiday days bring to the marinas. So, should it still have . . . → Read More: May Day sail – 2 to 5 May 2016

The Great Atlantic Challenge

The Great Atlantic Challenge Paul Newham

Last November I took part in the annual ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) rally, accompanying my cousin, Jonathan Paull, on his Island packet 440 yacht Seraphina of Chichester. The primary intention was to raise funds for a mothers’ . . . → Read More: The Great Atlantic Challenge

Pre-Chanuka sail

(Pre-)Chanukah Sail 2015

This year’s club sail for Chanukah actually took place on 6 December, erev-Chanukah, with storm Desmond doing its best to thwart the intrepid sailors from participating in their enjoyment. The Met Office report covering 18h00 Saturday to 18h00 Sunday forecast south westerly . . . → Read More: Pre-Chanuka sail

Annual General Meeting and Laying up Dinner.

HIGH SEAS SAILING CLUB Affiliated to the RYA

Annual General Meeting

8 November 2015

The Alpine Restaurant

135 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23 1JA

AGM – 17h45 for 18h00

Reception – 18h45 to 19h30

Dinner – 19h30

Price £35, non-members £40

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THREE MEN IN A BOAT – Channel Islands Aug 2015

The cross Channel sail that was programmed for the weekend starting 7 August became a one-way starter for a private sail to the Channel Islands. Why? Because sailing in the Channel Islands was a good opportunity to sail in unfamiliar foreign waters after the Brittany charter fell through and logic suggested don’t do two . . . → Read More: THREE MEN IN A BOAT – Channel Islands Aug 2015

Annual Regatta and Dinner. July 10th-12th 2015

Regatta 2015 This year’s regatta took place on the weekend of 10 to 12 July and drew a field of just three participating yachts, two charters – Safeena Saree (Gib’sea 414), Bagadeus (Bavaria 34) and one club boat – Solace (Bavaria 32). Complements comprised respectively Robert and Gill Woodbridge plus Robert’s Day Skipper instructor, Adrian, . . . → Read More: Annual Regatta and Dinner. July 10th-12th 2015

EAST COAST SAIL by Paul Newham, 24-26th June 2015

The first of what, hopefully, will evolve into a regular series of weekday sails , took place over 24-26th June. It was . . . → Read More: EAST COAST SAIL by Paul Newham, 24-26th June 2015

Sail in the Clyde, May / June 2015

Towards the end of 2014 and long before the club’s 2015 programme had been drafted Victor organised a sail in the Clyde estuary for the end of May / beginning of June, which the guide books suggest is the best time of year if one is not to be pestered by midges. The event was . . . → Read More: Sail in the Clyde, May / June 2015

First Sail of the Season 24 – 26 March 2015

First sail of the 2015 season

Robert and Victor took Solace for a shake-down sail earlier than shown on the programme because of our commitments.

We departed Chichester on Tuesday 24 March for Bembridge, returning to Chichester on Thursday 26 via Gosport. Well, it was more of a motor-sail and motor for the first . . . → Read More: First Sail of the Season 24 – 26 March 2015

Report on Radar and AIS Evening

A lecture evening was held at Bernays Hall on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 comprising a PowerPoint presentation on marine radar by Paul Newham, followed after tea by a short talk on the Automatic Identification System (AIS) given by Phil Sugarman. An audience of 16 members were present. The radar presentation was based on the RYA . . . → Read More: Report on Radar and AIS Evening

Portsmouth Tides