RHBOA Announcements

Steve Jenkinson

Dear Members

It is with great sadness that I have to announce that one of our members, Steve Jenkinson , passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 23rd. He had been a member of RHBOA for some years and was an active member of the Committee and it was Steve who had our website up and running so well. He was a great friend to so many of us and he will be greatly missed by all of us who knew him and sailed with him and our thoughts are with his wife Christine and his family

His funeral service will be a private family only affair.

Sue Bronsdon

From a member:
I am just letting you know that Dennis had his catalytic converter stolen and an attempted theft of car cat number 2!
We also had the metal thieves back.....same people? I notice a number of stainless items gone including the incinerator I had made for Dennis.
Just letting you know for the members. I also noticed some commercial waste from a restaurant....possibly Indian. Maybe third party or direct....who knows!
There are less and less people to police our yard now so very vulnerable.


A member of the RHBOA whose boat is moored at the Strand Rye has been broken into and a large number of items stolen. The following are just some of the parts that have been taken including a copper Pansy charcoal heater. A nice wind up Danish made 6 inch clock and barometer. The wooden gangway. The brass light fittings. All the brass hooks and fittings. Smart battery charger.
As it is the time for boat jumbles they are sort of thing that would be for sale. I ask any member that  may be going to a boat jumble to keep an eye open for any of the missing items especially the Pansy heater.