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Welcome to The Hallberg-Rassy Owners Association

The HROA's aim is to provide sailing, social and other activities, and to promote an exchange of information, experience and views.

The Association was formed over 25 years ago, and has grown steadily ever since. Each of our 300 or so boat-owning Members can nominate an Associate, and we have many Friends - past owners who like to keep in touch and join in with many of our events. This makes us a community of about 600 individuals sharing a common interest.

Although most Members keep their boats in the UK and Ireland, we have a strong representation in the rest of Europe and further afield. You can read more about the Association in the Message from the Commodore and on the Benefits of Membership page of this site.

Latest News

17 Sep 19
30th Anniversary Rally Weekend An excellent weekend of events in and around Portsmouth Harbour culminating in a gala dinner at HMS Alliance to celebrate 30 years of the association with members past and present.

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09 Sep 19
Still time to win the Valda and Scribe's Prize awards! Just a reminder that the deadline for entries for the Scribe's Prize and Valda Award is 30th September.

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01 Sep 19
East Coast HROA Rally to Woodbridge Members enjoyed a pontoon party, dinner at The Anchor, and a private tour of the tide mill in the historic Suffolk harbour of Woodbridge.

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31 Aug - 01 Sep 2019 - East Coast Rally..... 13-15 Sep 2019 - 30th Anniversary Rally..... 13-22 Sep 2019 - Southampton Boat Show..... 10 Jan 2020 - HROA AGM and DInner..... 24-26 Apr 2020 - HROA Spring Rally - Yarmouth/Royal Solent YC

  Full Events Calendar

The Committee for 2019 is in the attached document. Their full contact details can be found in the Members Area (under Information) or in the Members Handbook.

HROA Committee 2019 

Our Privacy and Data Protection Policy, including compliance with GDPR, is in the attached document.

Privacy and Data Protection Policy  E-mail us with any queries about this

We are very pleased that so many people are now actively using the HROA Cruising Facebook page to plan informal gatherings and meet up with other members. However, an increasing number are using the page to post photos and videos of their individual experiences. Whilst these are interesting and often artistic, this was not what the page was originally intended for and such postings cause problems to those who are accessing the internet whilst roaming. In order to cater for both types of usage, we have set up a new Facebook page, HROA Chat for the informal news, photos and videos, and hope to keep HROA Cruising for the specific purposes of arranging to meet other members and sharing information of navigational interest.

Information and Guidelines 

Frank Singleton has provided a series of links to live sources of weather forecast information. These links can be found in the Members Area under Information - Articles Database, or click on the link below.

  HROA Weather Forecast Information

Note: Only the 5 most recently posted notices are shown above. For the full list of short notices please click on the link below.

All Notices