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THE HENLEY WHALERS are crew of the whaleboat 'Molly'

Version 7/1/10

They row on The Thames at Henley every Wednesday evening (and at other times and places)

Even in Winter? - Isn't
it DARK?
Not really -
Imagine the lights of Henley reflected on the rippling water. . . . .
Stepping out of your car you THINK it is dark. Away from bright lights you soon gain night vision. You will be amazed how much you can see. How peaceful the river is when it is all yours.

Is it SAFE to be on the river at night?
"Molly" has navigation lights. Strict "rules of the road" keep vessels apart. "Molly" is always under the command of experienced and qualified helmsmen. They know the river very well and have seen it in all its moods.
"Molly's" design was evolved for the North Atlantic so she is more than a match for the tranquil Thames.

Imagine a moonlight night. Silvery reflections. Slide past Temple Island. Starry sky. .

Henley Bridge Night
Leave frustrations behind for a couple of hours. . . DON'T JUST IMAGINE - Come and .....

Try it! - Total beginners are also welcome!

Or try a daylight Row or Sail on a Weekend. - Usually the 2nd Sunday each month, generally in the Henley area. Pub lunch, or picnic at anchor in a sunny backwater. Information and Reports

What else do they do? Can anyone join? - First read "Who are we - What do we do?"
To enquire about joining us (no previous experience is necessary)
and accurate details of our meeting place, please use this link.

Coming soon

Wed 6th. "12th Night". Normal evening row.
Maybe "Second Sunday" 10th Jan
Maybe "Rye Rum Race" Sunday 17th Jan.
Weekly Wednesday evening Whaling and Weekend Whaling are on-going.

"Recent" News

Sat 2nd January 2010. "Ice-Breaker" - Calshot to Cowes - Report & Pictures here tomorrow.. Any pictures or editorial gratefully received!

Datchet Sailing - Report here

Dorestad - CB's photos are here

2009 European Tour

Molly's summer activities included visiting France, Italy, Devon, Cornwall, London and Holland, attracting awards, accolades and admiration wherever she went.

Henley College student "Enrichment" re-started Wednesday 16th September

"Standing Orders"

Weekend "Whaling"

Usually a local expedition on the second Sunday of each month.
Always fun.
Ideal for beginners, non-rowing passengers and visitors.

Click here for reports and pictures

These are in addition to weekly Wednesday whaling and major events

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Contributions and Contact
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Nautical Links
These are offsite links for which we take no responsibility - Suggestions/Corrections welcome
Picture - Thanks to StanHugill.com
The Henley Offshore Group
Upper Thames Rowing Club
Henley Sailing Club
Rowing for Pleasure by Chris Partridge
Whaling City - Whaleboating in New Bedford, MA, USA
"Sterenn" - Whaleboating in Lanester, Brittany, France
London Whalers/Wapping Whalers (Closed?)
KathyMansfieldPhotos - Particularly Blekinge
Stan Hugill - A tribute to "The last shantyman". "When no Shanteyman is left to sing, our whole world will have gone completely to the dogs"

Weather forecasts
Pre-set for RG9. - Adjustable world-wide (almost)


Weather CoUk
Offers many permutations and statistics

This one is pretty good, though maybe a little pessimistic
(The view below updates itself daily)


The Weather Outlook
Scroll down to Wednesday,
click "Show Details",
there's the forecast for whaling night
See whether there is rain, or snow on the way.

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www.henleywhalers.org.uk, Direct link http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/henleywhalers/THW.htm, Old link via lineone
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