|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 for the winter. A winter social program will be discussed at our forthcoming AGM.
Saturday 3 November - Annual General Meeting
Our AGM will commence at 3:00pm and I expect we will have lunch beforehand in a local pub. Venue in Hertfordshire as last year, further details from Mark S.
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 five pictures below are from an event organised in September 2016 on the west coast of France by DCA member Miles D., this event being supported by several members of the HSC. Click here for an account of this event
Gerald's boat Susi sailing well en route from Ile d'Oleron to Ile d'Aix
Interesting light house towers on Ile d'Aix
Two of our boats in the harbour at La Flotte on Ile d'Re
This is part of the varied and colorful fleet we joined for a boat race on the river Seudre
We won a special trophy !
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.