Social events upcoming

The HSC Social Events for 2018 are listed below

Next event:

July Social evening

Thursday 5 July 2018 from 19.30 onwards

Hereford Rowing Club 37 Greyfriars Ave, Hereford HR4 0BE

All welcome, members and non-members alike. There are plenty of crewing and skippering opportunities left this summer. For example, Auburn Lass needs to be delivered from La Rochelle to Brest between 22 and 27 July: we are actively looking for crew who would like to do some mile building.


June Social Evening 

19.30 for 20:00 at the Bunch of Carrots, Hampton Bishop, Hereford HR1 4JR 

RYA First Aid refresher by Aubrey Wallis

This will be a talk by Aubrey, who is a certified RYA instructor, which will summarise the RYA syllabus in order to bring holders of the ticket back up to speed (

All are welcome: If you are a non-member, please feel free to come along. In addition to the RYA First Aid refresher, this is an opportunity to meet skippers to arrange some sailing, and get to know members and officers of the club. It will give you the opportunity to find out more about what we do, and what we are planning.

Please contact Andy Sommerville  just to let him know if you are coming.

Previous events:

May Social Evening

Held on Thursday May 3rd at Hereford Rowing Club, this was a talk by lifetime member John Thomas on his days as skipper of a sail training vessel.

John Thomas, a founder member of HSC,  gave a talk about his 3 years skippering the 98 foot sail training vessel Prolific for the Orust Maritime School at Hälleviksstrand on the west coast of Sweden. John was offered his post as skipper of Prolific by Orust principal Holger Formgren whom he trained as Yachtmaster in the UK. John skippered her maiden voyage from Hälleviksstrand to Lowestoft, and spent a further 3 years on her.

April Social Evening

Held on Thursday April 5th at Hereford Rowing Club.

March Social Evening

Held on Thursday March 8th at 7:30 at Hereford Rowing Club.

February Social Evening

Held on Thursday February 8th at 7:30 at the Bell Inn.

Bell Inn,
Burghill, Herefordshire HR4 8LE

For the menu, see their website

AGM – Thursday 18 January 2018 19:00 for 19:30,

The Bunch of Carrots
Hampton Bishop,

For the menu, see their website
Phone: 01432 870237

The AGM was preceded by a short talk on the development of Global Positioning System technology by GPS pioneer Leslie Wray.