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

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

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

Zoom Meeting on 26.2.21 at 18.30 hrs Ocean Safety

Alistair Hackett from Ocean Safety will give a talk 'Staying on board, but knowing what to do when it ALL GOES WRONG'

by Lilias Lamont - 22/01/2021

Summer Rally 2021 to Channel Isles

The Expressions of Interest Form is now on the website in the Members Area. Please note the change of dates due to COVID restrictions.

by Judy Walker Sailing Secretary - 20/01/2021


Advice on how to obtain reliable evidence of your yacht's location on 31.12.20 for VAT purposes.

by Andy Du Port - 19/01/2021

From Pilot Boats To Carbon Fibre Rigs

Our speaker at this year's AGM traces the history of Hallberg-Rassy design

by Tim Bishop - 18/01/2021

RYA Cruising Conference 2021

Free to RYA members, this on-line conference will cover a variety of topics including a course to steer overseas post-Brexit.

by Tim Bishop - 16/01/2021

Hallberg-Rassy Innovation and Changes

Jeremy Mason of Transworld Yachts will be giving our AGM talk online on Jan 15th

by Tim Bishop - 11/01/2021

Free electronic navigation booklet available for download

The Royal Institute of Navigation Small Craft Group is today launching 'Electronic Navigation Systems - Guidance for safe use on leisure vessels'

by Tim Bishop - 23/12/2020

Research Vessel James Cook

This is a virtual tour of the research vessel RRS James Cook, owned by the National Oceanography Centre

by Lilias Lamont - 07/12/2020

Successful Zoom Meeting - 'Stress Free Sailing'

Our first Zoom Technical Seminar on 27 November attracted a great audience from the UK and Beyond. Duncan Wells gave an informative and wide ranging talk well supported by slides and video.

by Judy Walker - 05/12/2020

Studland Bay Marine Conservation Zone - threat to yachting

There is a significant chance that anchoring will be at best restricted and at worst prohibited completely in Studland Bay.

by Judy Walker Sailing Secretary - 20/11/2020

Christmas Trivia Quiz on 27th December at 6.00 pm

In a lull between Christmas and New Year? Join us for the HR Trivia Quiz on Zoom.

by Lilias Lamont - 10/11/2020

Making Sense of the Lockdown for Sailors

Covid-19 lockdown restrictions 'Frequently Asked Questions' partly answered in this guidance document issued today.

by Tim Bishop - 07/11/2020

Lockdown To Ban Overnight Stays But Unclear About Day Sails.

The Yacht Harbour Association, the UK national body for marina operators have issued guidelines today following HM Government's national lockdown restrictions to begin Thursday November 5th.

by Tim Bishop - 03/11/2020

Valda award - Record Entries

Temporary changes to the rules of our photographic competition have yielded a record crop of entries.

by Tess Reid - 01/11/2020

Hallberg-Rassy on Facebook