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competitor yacht in Fastnet race

Our Next Meeting

10th December 2018

Atlantic Crossing

Blue Hound at sea

Phil and Rosy's very interesting website
with much more information and photographs
may be found here:- Blue Hound

Phil Marks

In January 2017 Phil Marks and his wife Rosy made a two-handed Atlantic crossing to the Caribbean in ‘Blue Hound’, a 27 ton schooner.

What led up to it? They didn’t join the ARC were not NARCs – it was a totally independent effort.

How did they prepare? How did they deal with a fishing net round the rudder? How did they arrange their watches? What were the highs and lows? What would they do differently next time?

As well as being extremely interesting there are sure to be some nuggets of information in this talk for anyone who is contemplating an Atlantic crossing.

Our outline program for 2018/19 is shown below

8th October 2018

Cruising the Sea of Abaco

Ian Simpson

12th November 2018

Bicycles Tulips and Cheese

John and Margaret Haines

10th December 2018

Atlantic Crossing

Phil Marks

14th January 2019

Breton Traditional Boat Festivals

Kathy Mansfield

11th February 2019

Sail Trim and Passage Making

Tom Sowerby

11th March 2019

From Kiwis to Orang Utangs

Bob and Elaine Hazell

8th April 2019

Sailing Accidents and lessons Learned

Roger Brydges - MAIB

Our meetings are usually on the 2nd Monday of each month from October to April at Henley Golf Club RG9 4HG with the bar opening at 7:30pm ready for an 8.00pm start.

Visitors are always welcome for only £5 per meeting, and annual membership costs just £25 for individuals and £35 for families.

To get the most up to date information about our programme of events please Click Here.

Henley Offshore Group Rally

May 7th and 8th 2016

Island Harbour

stern view of yachts moored in Island Harbour Marina

Andante, Freya, Karvinen, Taiva and Vivace moored on B pontoon at Island Harbour.

The club's 2016 rally took place over the weekend of May 7th and 8th and was held at Island Harbour on the upper reaches of the River Medina at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. For more pictures from the weekend Click Here

If you would like to join our group (or renew your membership) please click here to download the Membership Form as a Word Document or here to download the Membership Form as a PDF file or here to download the Membership Form as an HTML Document.

Please print the form and complete the details, and either bring the form together with your remittance (cheques should be payable to the Henley Offshore Group) to one of our meetings, or send them to the Membership Secretary as shown on the form.

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Not many of our members can genuinely claim to have been involved in racing as dramatic as this, but we can all dream, so why not come along.