Tales from Roach Sailing Association Newsletters (and other sources)


The following articles are drawn from RSA newsletters and other sources, and may not be reproduced without the permission of the RSA or the original author.



2017

September RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • Jessica's Log

  • TRIUMPHANT & LADY ANNE 2017

  • An Eventful 24 hrs

  • My first trip up the East Coast


February RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • AMBITION II Scotland log part II

  • The Cat and the Bat

  • Bornholm, Island in the Sun


2016

September RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • Sambucca Cup – Sailing Log

  • AMBITION II Log 2016 Scotland Part 1

  • Two Cruises 2016

February RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • Corrine to Lowestoft

  • Triumphant in Belize

  • Ambition II

2015

September RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • SANDY’s first East Coast Cruise

  • The Ray Sand Channel

  • Eider Keil Skagarrak or Limfjord

February RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • The most extroardinary place on earth

  • Severn - Rivers Class 1912

  • Destaye across the North Sea to Flam

2014

September RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • Plenty of fish in the sea

  • Paklhawa PING

  • Up the Eider River

  • Sparkle on the Roach

February RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • C of W’s Sambuca Challenge

  • Tony Hudson and SNIPE

  • PAKLJHAWA goes East

2013

September RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • PAKLJHAWA goes West

  • From Wight to Ushant

  • RV’s Challenge & East Coast Trip

  • 2013 Cruises in IMOTHES

February RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • Hostellers summer cruise

  • Pascua to Pap'ete via Pitcairn

2012

September RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • PSGC and Pyefleet 2012 cruises

  • CORINNE Makes The East Coast

  • Carry on Down Channel

RSA yacht to paradise (pdf)

  • John Margarson's account of the Jester Azores race 2012

February RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • Parrot in Panama

  • Dinghy cruising at the Semaine du Golfe

  • Some History of the RSA

  • Its a dream

2011

September RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • Not calling all ships

  • Not the PSGC Summer Cruise

  • Dom’s first trip in SWANTI

  • SUSIE’s ‘Weekend’ Trip

  • IMOTHES Summer Cruise

  • Out and about in Pickled Pajamas

2011

February RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • Steak and Oysters

  • A Warram Tiki Catamaran

  • Restoring Susie

  • Jester Challenge

  • Around again with Destaye

2010

September RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • Sea Jay's Log

  • The Gentleman's Cruise

  • Philomelle in Sweden

2010

February RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • Triumphant in Guatemala (Sheila and John Quillam)

  • Folkboat Rodingen (Mary Hare)

  • Philomelle in Denmark (Richard Bessey)

2009

September RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • Not the Atlantic again... (John Apps)

  • Imothes in Fance (John Langrick)

  • Foreign food (Richard Bessey)

  • Pyefleet and beyond (Alec Pool)

  • Tales from the river (Mark & Chrissie Flitter)

2009

September RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • Commissioning Monndancer (Brian brown)

  • Update from South America (John and Sheila Quillam)

  • Return of Destaye via the Scillies (John Langrick)

2008

Log extracts from Triumphant (pdf)

  • from John & Sheila Quillam

2008

September RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • Jester Challenge to the Azores (John Apps)

  • Imothes in Fance (John Langrick)

  • Philomelle in France (Richard Bessey)

2008

February RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • A brief visit to Sydney (Richard Bessey)

  • Square Rig cruise (Ken Wickham)

  • News from Triumphant (John & Sheila Quillam)

2007

Sept RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • Three men in a boat (John Langrick)

  • Dawn raid (Richard Bessey)

  • Atlantic double cross (John Apps)

  • Ibiza to Croatia (Jon Walmsley)

2007

February RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • From London to Paris River (James & Shaun Hetherington)

  • Nancy of the yawl Philo (anon)

  • Dick Churn (obituary)

  • Norweigian Log (Richard Bessey)

2006

September RSA Newsletter (pdf) featuring:

  • The first Mudcatcher's Cup (Richard Bessey)

  • When the storm forms around you (John Apps)

  • Gemini, twice to Pin Mill (Ken Wickham)

  • Exploring Barling Creek (Steve Dowding)

  • Triumphant's progress (John & Sheils Quillam)

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1997

1996

1995

1994

1973

  • RSA formed to represent yachtsmen on the river Roach

1961

1959

1953

Two articles by the owner of Shuttlewood Barge Yacht Dione,
courtesy of the author's son Tony Hays, and Yachting Monthly:

1936

1939

1934

1895

1883

1886

1858

1845

  • How Darwin's HMS Beagle ended up in Paglesham - by Rodney Choppin

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