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 boats are now laid up for the winter and our Anual General Meeting is the only event currently on our programe. Immediately following our AGM we will have a planning meeting to decide on a program of social and country walking events through to at least Easter 2017.
Saturday 3rd. December 2016 - Annual General Meeting
The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Hostellers Sailing Club will be held on Saturday 3rd December at approximately 3:00pm. Mark S. has kindly offered to host the meeting at his house in Hertfordshire. Contact Mark if you intend to come. Further information from Mark - there will probably be a walk followed by a pub lunch prior to the meeting.
Any motion proposing alteration or amendment to the constitution of the HSC shall be notified in writing to all members at least fourteen days prior to the General Meeting at which it is to be discussed, (HSC Constitution, Para. 8) So if you do wish to propose such a motion please let the HSC Secretary know in good time.
Mark has sugested that we separate the AGM from our customary discussion of the winter social program so the plan is to follow the AGM with light refreshments then hold a second meeting to plan our program through to at least Easter next year. Ideas for events welcome!
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
HSC boats alongside pontoon at the Medway Yacht Club during our cruise in September 2015
We had a successful cruise in the Netherlands September 2014- here we are on a cycle ride on the island of Vlieland
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.