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.
to the News page should be sent to the Webmaster
|THE GEORGE HURLEY MEMORIAL TROPHY IS AWARDED TO IAN SINCLAIR
Sinclair receives the trophy from Chairman, Phil
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.
||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 .
||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.
|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.
22 QUALIFIES AS A CLASSIC
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!
in USA they call classic GRP yachts 'Glassics'. Love it!
more information about the Rally go to the Events
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
West Area's Annual Social, 21 Nov 2014
you thinking of buying a Hurley 22?
from Bruce Carter
& Vicki Carter's August 2014 Cruise
article by Wil Bailey about his participation in the 2015 Baltimore