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This table represents a typical year

Yellow = Non-Molly events. Version 11/19

January - Whalers' Annual "Ice-breaker".
A 1-day event, usually in 1st week of January
Row to Cowes for lunch. Sail back.
Typically Calshot 08:45. Cast off 10:00. Back at Calshot by 15:30. (Sunset 16:06)

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



Some ideas for adventures further afield,

UK or Abroad

With "Molly"
or without





Some ideas for adventures further afield,

UK / Abroad
Molly / "Big-boat" (non-Molly) Expeditions





Some ideas for adventures further afield,

UK or Abroad

With "Molly"
or without

March/April - Depending on date of Easter
The University Boat Race - In Flotilla accompanying Royal Barge "Gloriana".

PW's Map of the route. (Blank spaces for timings, tides, bridge heights, etc).

PW's Map of the route

Previous visits. 2018, 2017,

Late May/Early June - Monday - Sunday
La Semaine Du Golfe du Morbihan
Our 2019 web page updated 24/4/19. . Organisers' website.
Brilliant tidal sailing mainly in enclosed bay with islands and creeks.
More than 1,000 traditional sailing boats in 10 fleets, from three-masted tall ships to small dingies. An excellent week!
Previous visits 2017 . 2015 . 2013, 2011, 2009.
June 21st, or the nearest Wednesday - (Suggestion) - Summer Solstice Soiree. Sunset picnic afloat on the longest day of the year.
Early July
Henley Regatta website
- Daytimes, Moor to the booms. Picnic. Maybe watch rowing races?
Previous visits - Annually

Early July
Henley Festival website - Mainly evenings. Anchor in the small-boat pen or nearby. Picnic. Listen to main stage music. Watch fireworks.

Previous visits - Annually
Mid July - Friday - Sunday - Royal Barge "Gloriana" at The Traditional Boat Festival. Previous visits -
July / August / September? - "Mazurian Magic" / "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 Summer 2019, depending on availability of those interested. Contact PW.
"English Raid" - Details at their website. Previous English Raids - 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 (password Molly) & here.

Mid September - Wednesday - Sunday.
DORESTAD RAID - A different area of Netherlands each year.
"Henley Whalers & Friends" go with various boats
Our 2019 page
. - Dutch page - And their Presentation.
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,

October - 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.
January 21st. 2019 - Registration for Dorestad Raid opens "After the Winter Meeting" which is 20th January . APPLY PROMPTLY - It fills up within days. . Our web page.. Dutch website. 2019 Raid will be 18th September
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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