Wharfs, wheelhouses and watermen: the history of Hobbs of Henley – online talk

2pm England (approx 7pm EST USA)


This talk by Dr Simon Wenham, author of a new book written to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Hobbs of Henley, explores the history of the firm, one of the best-known boating businesses on the Thames.
Hear how a 17th century family from Hambleden became not only notable pillars of the establishment in Henley and integral to the fabric of the regatta town, but also established a market-leading hospitality company. The talk will include a Q & A with Managing Director Jonathan Hobbs.
This talk will take place via Zoom. We will contact you via email with instructions on how to redeem your ticket and access the event.
£7 (approx $9) lecture ticket. Booking essential


FRIDAY……..November 13th, 2020….. Time:….4:50 am EDT
Feels like 39°F (High 46)….CLOUDY…..Humidity 81% …..Wind 4 mph NNE (rising to 9 mph at 2 pm) ……Precipitation : ..50 % @ 9 am……Water temperature 51.8 degrees F (11.0 °C); Water plus air temperature = 89.8° F
05:37 AM -0.5 feet Low Tide
06:43 AM Sunrise
11:27 AM 4.6 feet High Tide
03:57 PM Moonset, 5.1% visible, Waning Gibbous
04:36 PM Sunset
06:09 PM -0.4 feet Low Tide
11:44 PM 4.2 feet High Tide
03:30 AM ebb -1.66 knots
06:42 AM slack –
09:42 AM flood 1.77 knots
12:54 PM slack –
04:06 PM ebb -1.94 knots
07:18 PM slack –
10:06 PM flood 1.60 knots
[Ebb current is when the water flows towards the south (Poughkeepsie). Flood current is when the tide flows towards the north (Albany). Slack is the period in between when the water is still (not flowing north or south).]
Understanding USCG markers in our area: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP8vNMQctjM&t=157s
NOTE: For updates throughout the day, use the links below. Also there are interesting links to videos about “our reach”..

Kingston Weather: https://www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/ny/kingston/12401?cm_ven=localwx_hour
Visual Tides:
Water Temps
Moon Phases:
Waterways, Rowing and Regattas: rowing through the ages https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYTnDzFFc5g
My Reach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NyQrFYuYKY&t=193s
How to read a compass: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/how-to-read-a-compass#:~:text=The%20most%20important%20part%20on,in%20the%20direction%20of%20south.