Autumn 2007


Commodore's Writes

AGM and Prize Giving

Annual Dinner

Bewl Water

Bodgit Gondola


Dinghy Show


Homes Wanted

HSC Regatta - Richard

HSC Regatta - Tony

Laugh at Really Serious

Lord of the Rings

Musical Quiz


Raffle Donations

Safety boats

Sailing after End Year

SigneT Open Meeting

Skittles Night


Twilight Cruise

Water Everywhere

Working Party 29 July

Working Party 6 Oct


Hampton Sailing Club Regatta 30 June/1 July 2007

By Tony Hopkins

Richard, Rodger and Bryan had sailed at the regatta on Saturday and Bryan had towed the 2 dinghies back to the club in the evening with the Aquarius patrol boat.

On Sunday morning bright and early Roger set off in his Bosun and Bryan towed his Graduate while Richard and I sailed Richard’s Signet downstream to Hampton, conditions then were very varied.

After tying up at Hampton we had free coffee and biscuits and waited for our start. There were separate starts, at 10 minute intervals, for four classes The 3 Aquarius boats were in the handicap class which was the third start.

We got off to a reasonable start and very soon there were boats capsizing all over the course and the sailing was fun! Richard and I managed a 5th place. Bryan retired as lack of buoyancy in his Graduate made him fear the worst. Roger had a very young Hampton novice for crew in this race.

After a rest and very nice lunch we were back on the river for the start of the second race, Richard got a great start and timed it perfectly as we were first across the line, conditions were very blustery making the race very hard work; we had a very good race and managed a first place.

After a short break for tea and biscuits we were back on the water for the last race of the day. Conditions were just as hectic and after some harrowing moments we finished in third place. Bryan crewed for Roger in the Bosun and ended up with some water in the bottom of the dinghy and a fifth place; Bryan had wet feet!

After a splendid tea of sandwiches and cake it was time for the prize giving and thanks to Richard we were third overall in the handicap class and first visitor for which we received engraved glass tankards. Roger and Bryan were fifth overall.

As we departed with the club patrol boat towing the 3 Aquarius boats the Hampton contingent gave us a good cheer and waved us off. A great days sailing!