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.
Easter Weekend 2017
We have made a group booking at Ravenstor YHA in the Peak District for the nights of 14/15/16 April. Its quite an imposing Victorian house, built by the owner of the mill down in the valley below. The hostel grounds are extensive, you could take quite a stroll (a steep stroll at that) without leaving the grounds. Let John know if you would like to join the party - prospective new members welcome. We may optionally meet up on the way to the hostel, and possibly stay at another hostel on the 13 April, such plans can be discussed in due course.
Saturday 29th April - Fitting out
We plan to prepare our club boat Merganser for the sailing season and get the boat moored in the river Roach ready for the sailing season. Lunch will be taken in the Plough and Sail. Mark S. will be coordinating.
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.