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News Update

10 July

2017

Presentation from the Ringwood and District Ex Tablers Club

A cheque for £500 was presented by the Ringwood and District Ex Tablers Club to NFS on Monday 10th July. (See photo here)
Eric Blythe and Peter Coulson were there to accept the cheque on behalf of the NFS Trustees. The event was held at Spinnaker and Pete showed some of the guests around our fleet of 303 dinghies and explained how Sailability helps our sailors enjoy the benefits of sailing.  Ian Stockdale organised the BBQ and presentation event.

July

2017

Hansa National Championships 2017

The 2017 annual Hansa championships were hosted by New Forest Sailability over three days at Spinnaker Club in west Hampshire.
 Click here to read the report.

June
2017

Morrisons New Boat Launch

A presentation from The Morrisons Foundation, the charitable arm of Morrisons supermarkets.
 Click here to see pictures from the event.      Click here to read all about it.

September 2016

Ringwood Carnival

Another great event.  Click here to see pictures from the event.

June
2016

NFDS on Facebook
NFDS now has a Facebook link  Click here to access.

March
2016

‘Mayhem, Mutiny and Murder’

A talk by Shirley Critchley on expedition she took part in to discover the remains of the HMS Wager shipwrecked in Patagonia in 1741.  Read more here.

December
2015

Val's Christmas Speech

Click 'Thoughts From Flo Jo' to read a very amusing tale from on of our new arrivals.

July
2014

303's up the Clyde
Take a look at this link - 'Race 2 the Games' to see Martin Hadley sailing 33Km up the river Clyde in 'Gannett' in this special race for 303's. What a great event!

June
2014

Hansa Travellers’ Trophy 2014
Click here to view photos of the Hansa Travellers’ Trophy organised by NFDS held at Spinnaker.

January
2013

Barn Dance
Thank you to everyone who supported the Barn Dance last week, especially to those who helped make the evening such a success. We made over £350 profit, which is great!!

January
2013

The Repair of Naiad
Click here to see the progress of Naiad.

She was going to be scraped but Bob Smallwood has taken on the repair. Take a look to see the progress.

October
2012

Queens Award for Voluntary Service
Click here to read the press release of the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire's prestigious Award from the Queen.

July
2012

Donation to NFDS from Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Click here to read the press release of the donation from the Bournemouth G&S society.

June
2012

Naming of two New Boats 2012
Click here to read the press release of naming of NFDS's two new boats.

June
2012

Sainsbury's Waterfest 2012
Click here to read the press release of Sainsbury's Waterfest 2012.

April
2012

Access National Championships 2012
Click here to read the press release of the Access National Championships organised by NFDS held at Spinnaker.

April
2012

Raffle In Aid Of New Forest & District Sailability
Presentation of the handmade rag doll 'BETSY'. Click here to read news release.

February
2012

Volunteers recognised at RYA Sailability Conference
Click here to read about Eric's 'Exceptional Contribution' award.

February
2012

Poulner Players Gala Evening.
NFDS made £764 from ticket sales, raffle and the bar, helped by a good discount on the food and drink from Sainsbury’s.

Poulner Players also give us their Front of House profits for the week. This amounted to just over £854 ,which is then matched by Barclays Bank to the tune of £750!   This makes a total of £2368. Amazing!
Mary thanks all who helped her on the night, making sure that it was a great and very profitable evening.P

2012

New Years Honours List
Rory gets the MBE. Congratulations!! Click here to read news release.