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Site last updated on 21/2/2020

Welcome to the Hurley Owner's Association

The HOA was formed in 1998 and comprises some 250 members in the UK and around the world. It exists to foster interest in Hurley boats, to maintain technical and historical information and to provide a contact network and forum for discussion of views and ideas.

In the spirit of the 21st century, the HOA now has its own Facebook page. Hurley Yachts. Hurley Owners Association This gives a very instant way of sharing your thoughts and memories.If you would like to join us, then get a Facebook account, go to the Hurley Yachts. Hurley Owners Association page and select join. Nick Vass  will then accept you - and you are away.


THE GEORGE HURLEY MEMORIAL TROPHY IS AWARDED TO IAN SINCLAIR
Ian Sinclair receives the trophy from Chairman, Phil Kirby.
The HOA committee met at Poole Yacht Club on 4th February to present Ian Sinclair with the prestigious George Hurley Memorial Trophy. Commenting after the meeting Tim Sharman said:"About this time of year HOA would have been preparing for an AGM, most frequently held in recent years at the Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club. However, since the decision at the 2019 AGM to adopt a new approach to the operation of the Association the AGM, as the principal administrative meeting, is a thing of the past. Of course the best bit of the AGM was always talking boats with fellow Hurley enthusiasts over food and drink – and that most definitely is NOT a thing of the past! Your Committee members, Phil Kirby (Chairman), Ian Sinclair (Treasurer), Nick Vass (Facebook moderator) and Mike Carter (Webmaster) – plus yours truly, a retired committee member/’consultant’ (aka ‘here for social duties only’) - met over coffee and lunch in the very fine surroundings of the Poole Yacht Club, kindly hosted by Mike. Our aim was to simply meet up as sailing friends – swap stories, share what HOA is looking like from each others perspectives and consider what could be done to encourage and help Hurley owners get added value from their boats by connecting with each other. I’ll leave it to the Committee to elaborate in due course on what may be ahead. The most important part of our our meeting was to award Ian Sinclair the George Hurley Memorial Trophy in recognition of the staunch and selfless support he has given to members in the role of Treasurer and Membership Secretary since 2011. Most will be unaware of the large number of daily administrative tasks involving payments and membership applications which Ian handled in a smooth and highly efficient way and which underpinned the viability and effectiveness of the Association. This trophy, awarded for outstanding service to the Association, was sponsored by Mrs Margret Miller, George and Marion Hurley’s elder daughter, on the occasion of the 2016 ‘Bring Your Hurley Home’ celebration in Plymouth. Many congratulations and thanks Ian!" And so say all of us. Click here to see the certificate.

OTHER NEWS

HOA ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF A MEMBERSHIP EMAIL ADDRESS LIST TO ALLOW DIRECT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE MEMBERSHIP AND COMMITTEE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INFORMED OF EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

A NEW EDITION OF THE HISTORY OF HURLEY MARINE IS NOW AVAILABLE. GO TO THE MERCHANDISE PAGE TO FIND OUT HOW TO ORDER YOUR COPY