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This page links to a new section of the website which replaces the old Newsletters which were designed primarliy to be distributed as printed documents. It will contain accounts of rallies, social events, members cruises or other adventures. Archive copies of the old HOA Newsletters can still be accessed via the Member's Area.

Contributions to the News page should be sent to the Webmaster

Chris Chris Deane (left) is presented with the South West Region Achievement Award by Tony Litttlwood.

The award was presented for his restoration of SummerBreeze, a Hurley20. She was practically scrapped after storm damage at the end of 2017 and Chris returned her to ship shape condition, repairing the holed Hull , replaced the rub rails and much more to bring her back to life .

Rod After many years loyal service to the Association, Rod Coomber decides it is time to stand down. Here he is being presented with a crystal decanter set as a token of thanks from HOA, by Chairman Phil Kirby.

Rod and his wife Donia were great supporters of our Southern Region rallies in their Hurley 27, Gandalf.

Donia also helped in our meetings with the responsbility for the minutes. Rod was our webmaster for many years. We will miss them and wish them well in the future.
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At the 2019 AGM Tim Sharman (left) is presented with the George Hurley Memorial Trophy by Chairman, Phil Kirby. Phil explained that under Tim's 9 year chairmanship the Association had gone from strength to strength cullminating in the 2016 Bring Your Hurley Home rally in Plymouth. Additionally, his book, A History of Hurley Marine, co-authored with Nick Vass, has become the definitive reference for anyone interested in the history of Hurley boats.


The Cowes Classic Week racing regatta on the Isle of Wight, UK is now open to GRP yachts! As long as they were designed fifty years ago. The Hurley 22 was designed in 1965 so now qualifies as a classic, as do the Felicity, Silhouette, 18 and 20. So, as we already knew, the Hurley 22 is a classic yacht. But now its official!

Apparently in USA they call classic GRP yachts 'Glassics'. Love it!

For more information about the Rally go to the Events page.



I purchased my Hurley 27, called Karjala, in the UK some years ago . She carried me solo via Gibraltar and the Cape Verde Islands to Suape in Brazil and subsequently with my partner up the east coast of South America where I left her in Suriname in the village of Domburg. She was stolen from there and may have been taken back to Europe . If you should come across her I would appreciate an e-mail. Thanks John Somerville.

South West Area's Annual Social, 21 Nov 2014    

Are you thinking of buying a Hurley 22?

Guidance from Bruce Carter

Bruce & Vicki Carter's August 2014 Cruise    
An article by Wil Bailey about his participation in the 2015 Baltimore Jester Challenge.