|The Hostellers Sailing Club offers day sailing and dinghy cruising during the summer and country walking during the winter. The HSC suits all levels of sailing experience including complete beginners. Most members live in London/ Essex/ Southeast England, we also now have a few in Devon. We keep a club owned Wayfarer dinghy on a mooring at Paglesham on the River Roach in Essex.|
Our club dinghy 'Merganser' is now laid up on shore, our winter social and country rambling events are as follows:
Tuesday 1st January - New Year Day Walk
Once again we meet at Berkhamstead for a walk in the Cotswold hills, details from Geoff.
16/17 March - Devon Gathering
Walking and social weekend based at Wembury in Devon, details to be confirmed. Contact John and Josephine.
19 to 22 April - Easter weekend - Peak District
We plan to return to the Peak District for Easter weekend, accomodation to be arranged ASAP. Contact John and Josephine.
27th May to 2nd June 2019 - Semaine du Golfe
Several of our members have prevously attended this big biennial sailing meeting in the Gulfe of Morbihan. 2019 will be the year for the 10th anniversary event. At present we have one of our club members boats registered for the event, anyone else coming? See 'sailing festivals' under the 'articals' heading on our main menu above for accounts from some of the previous occasions.
The pictures below are from an event organised in September 2018 on the west coast of France by DCA member Miles D., this event being supported by several members of the HSC.
The sailing club at Fouras Sud gave us a special reception and invited the town Mayor along!
Gerald's boat on route from Fouras Sud to La Flotte - one of the quite rare occasions when there really was not enough wind to sail
Our fleet in the harbour at La Flotte on Ile d'Re, a fine collection of traditional sailing fishing vessels on the far side of the harbour
In the old port right in the centre of La Rochelle - Gerald's boat and John and Josephine's boat in foreground
Our whole fleet alongside the pontoon at the sailing base of the Voile-aviron dans les Pertuis (VAP), a French dinghy cruising club so a bit like the HSC.
Evening meal at the sailing base of the VAP
Our boats with boom tents at Chateau d'Oleron
A few club pictures
2018 - Gerald's Drascombe Susie at Snape Maltings, head of navigation on the Alde (second boat from right)
2018 - Our club owned Wayfarer dinghy 'Merganser' anchored off Mersea Stone
Gerald's boat entering Teschelling harbour (at right)
HSC and DCA dinghies at Lower Halstow during our club cruise in September 2015
Visiting Burnham-on-Crouch - our boats are moored bow to the pontoon at the RCYC - a fleet of Dragon keel boats races up river.