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Green highlight = Molly attending.. . . .White = TBC . . . . . .Yellow = Non-Molly? . . . Grey = Date unknown.

December 2018 - Boxing Day - Annual Mince-Pie Meet on Mill Meadows. Details TBC. (Past events - 2013, 2011, 2010, & others).

2019 - Some ideas for "big-boat" (non-Molly) Sailing Expeditions

Sail the Great Lakes of Mazuria
Inland, non-tidal sailing in "The Land of a Thousand Lakes" - "a genuine paradise for sailing enthusiasts"

Sail the Greek Mediterranean

A Thames Sailing Barge
for a day..

January 2019 - Whalers' Annual "Ice-breaker". 1-day Row & Sail to Cowes for lunch and back.
2nd Jan. (3rd or 4th if bad weather on 2nd).

Typically Calshot 08:45. Cast off 10:00. Row to Lunch in Cowes. Sail back. At Calshot by 15:30. (All TBC)

Previous visits, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, (2006 was Rye Rum Race), 2005.

January 21st. 2019 - Registration for Dorestad Raid opens "After the Winter Meeting" which is 20th January. APPLY VERY QUICKLY. It fills up within days. 2019 Raid will be 18th September

March, Saturday 23rd 2019- The University Boat Race - In Flotilla accompanying Royal Barge "Gloriana".

Some 2018 stuff - PW's Map of the route, timings, tides, bridge heights, etc. . Official Guidance Notes, . App1, . Risk Assessment.

Map
PW's Map of the route with all major 2018 data
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Previous visits. 2018, 2017,

Monday, 27th May- Sun 2nd June 2019 - La Semaine Du Golfe du Morbihan - (our 2017 web page).
Brilliant tidal sailing mainly in enclosed bay with islands and creeks. Masses of traditional sailing boats from three-masted tall ships to small dingies. An excellent week!
Normally, Molly is in Flotilla 3B, Traditional Leisure boats & Open boats. (Flotilla 2 is Sail & Oar)
Previous visits 2017, 2O15, 2013, 2011, 2009.
June, 21st June or Wednesday 19th - (Suggestion) - Summer Solstice Soiree. Sunset picnic afloat on the longest day of the year.
July, 3rd - 7th 2019- Henley Regatta website - Daytimes, Moor to the booms. Picnic. Maybe watch rowing races? Previous visits - Annually
July, 9th - 14th 2019- Henley Festival website - Mainly evenings. Anchor in the small-boat pen. Picnic. Listen to main stage music. Watch fireworks. Previous visits - Annually
Sunday 21st July 2019 - Henley Whalers row Royal Barge "Gloriana" at The Traditional Boat Festival. Previous visits -
"WHALERS" didn't attend in 2018 - July 22nd - 28th - Cowes Classics - (Their website) Previous visits. None.
Similar event? = August 2013 - The Old Gaffers Association 50th Anniversary Festival, Cowes.,
"English Raid" - Maybe 2019.  
July / August / September? - "Sail Mazuria" - A non-Molly event. Locally charter one or two shallow-draft sleep-aboard boats for a week. See our page "Sail the Great Lakes of Mazuria"- Inland, non-tidal sailing in "The Land of a Thousand Lakes" - "a genuine paradise for sailing enthusiasts". Date probably August, depending on availability of those interested. Contact PW.

Wednesday 18th - Sunday 22nd September 2019 - DORESTAD Raid.
Will Molly attend in 2019?

DORESTAD RAID (our 2018 page) -
Dutch page - Apply promptly or you may miss out
Sheltered sailing in beautiful inland waters
Hotel barge moves to each night stop.
E250 pp sleeping on your own boat or E300 pp sleeping on hotel barge "In Dubio" all inclusive. (2018 rates).

Previous visits.
2918 Three Henley Whalers attended with SM's "Llafurio".
2017 Three Henley Whalers attended with SM's "Llafurio".
2016 Four Henley Whalers attended with SM's "Llafurio". Click for pics (bottom of page).
2014, PW crewed for others
2011 - ST & PW
crewed for others PW's pics
2010 - With "Molly" - Some pictures from CB here.
2009 - With "Molly" - CB's pics here. Video here,
2007
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October 2019 - Whalers' Annual Long Row - 2-day weekend, plus launching. - Venue and date TBC. - 2018 nfo here.
Previous Long Rows - 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010. 2009.

December - Boxing Day - Annual Mince-Pie Meet on Mill Meadows.

(Past events - 2013, 2011, 2010, & others).

Whalers' Annual "Ice-breaker". 1-day in 1st week of January - Annual Row & Sail to Cowes and back
Typically Calshot 08:45. Cast off 10:00. Row to Lunch in Cowes. Sail back. At Calshot by 15:30.

Previous visits, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, (2006 was Rye Rum Race)

 

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Below, old data for webmaster's reference - Some items which seem to have fallen off our agenda, or which are not annual.

Reports for 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014 events are listed in "Recent News" and "Past Events".

2018 May, 20th - 27th - Venice:-.
Sunday 20th- Vogalonga
Tuesday 22nd - Saturday 29th - Vela Raid.
Sunday 27th - Velalonga.
Previous visits.
2016 awaiting YOUR input, 2014, 2011, 2010 & here. 2009, 2008 & here. 1999, Col,
Our Venice 2008 pre-departure info (probably outdated).
11th - 18th June 2016 - Milford Haven .SeaFairHaven.
Henley Whalers not attending this time.
Previous visit/s 10. 08,

Glandore Classic Regatta
Now off our 2017 agenda. Cowes Classics instead

Previous visit - 2013 .
Wed 13th - Tues 19th July 2016 - Brest Website . Previous visit 2012.
(Thurs 15th – Sun 18th August 2013. "Old Gaffers Jubilee Festival"- Cowes, Isle of Wight). Previous visit/s. (not yet linked)
Monday 24th August - Source to Sea Relay 2015 - Hambleden to Temple. Previous S2S relays. 2015, 2014, 2013.
July - The Eddystone Challenge - Try this link or this-or this - Row Round The Eddystone light! An incredibly arduous (and rather boring?) row!
Followed by a week of relaxed (?) cruising in the Plymouth area . Henley Whalers not attended recently.
(Old links) Our previous visit/s.09 08, 06,

June 2013. - Elbe Expedition, by Willem Leopold - Desden to Magdburg. - "Elbe Expedition" page . No whalers attended.

(Not planned for 2016 as far as we know)
June 28th OGA Cardiff Bay cruise up-channel.
June 30th OGA Cardiff Bay Race.
Previous visit/s. (not yet linked)

Mon 2nd - Sun 8th May 2016 - Vilaine en Fete - (Where is the button to select "English"?)
A land and water-based event with a River/Estuary Raid centered on La Roche Bernard river.

This would be our first at this event.

Sat 28th May - Sat 4th June 2016 = Sail Caledonia -
Henley Whalers prefer to go to Venice.
Here is some pre-departure stuff from previous years, about getting there, the area, the weather, accommodation, etc.

(Old links) Previous visit/s. 2007&HS, 06,04 &KM, (Others not yet linked)

Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2016 - OGA Yarmouth (IoW) This would be our first at this event
2018- July 25th - 29th - Douarnenez - (Their website) Previous visits. 2016, 2014, 2012.
2018 - July 22nd - 28th - Cowes Classics - (Their website) Previous visits. None.
Similar event? = August 2013 - The Old Gaffers Association 50th Anniversary Festival, Cowes.,
2018 July, 1st - 14th - "Fossil-Free in Friesland" - Our page in English - Some "Dorestad" Raiders + PW&IZM attending.  
   
   
Saturday early Sept =The Great River Race - East > West - Seems to have fallen off The Henley Whalers' annual agenda - GRR official website (Old links) Previous visit/s 2012, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06a, b, c, 05, 04,03&03, 02&02 (Others not yet linked)

 

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