The Royal Southern Yacht Club Academy
Sailing and Social Events for Young Members aged 18 - 25

Academy Membership

The Academy is for 18 - 25 year olds and enables you to be a member of a prestigious Yacht Club for £55.00 per year. This membership rate remains the same up until the end of your 25th year. 
Membership is available on temporary or full basis. If you already know two members of the club then you are eligible to apply for full Academy membership immediately.
Once you have filled out your application form you will then have a short telephone interview following which your name will be posted on the Club notice board for two weeks.
Once you have paid your membership fee, your membership card and details will be sent out to you.
You will be entitled to use all the club's facilities and enter Club events. There are reduced entry fees for Academy members to events hosted by the Club. In fixing dates for Academy events we try to take account of your University holidays and exams.
As a member you will have the use of the Academy's own J/80s and be able to enter these into events and have access to both boats during the week for racing and training. To book please contact the Sailing Assistant on
The crew register facility is an excellent way to get involved with the Club this can be viewed on the site.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Academy and hope to see you around the Club house soon.
Jack Neale
Chairman Academy Committee

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Academy News

 Academy Frostbite Day 3 Report
Academy Frostbite Day 3 Report

Fog, rain and the prospect of no wind greeted competitors in the final day of the Royal Southern Academy Frostbite Series. Despite the conditions, the fleet were able to locate the race course that the committee had managed to set in the building 6 - 8 knots of breeze.
Racing for both J/70 and J/80 classes got away promptly. With the prospect of the spring series starting the following day, the J/70 starts were keen, X-Ray being displayed on several occasions. The J/80's pushed the starts slightly less - perhaps they were having issues locating the line in the now dense fog!

Published: 14 March 2017
In: Academy

 Academy Frostbite Day 1 Report
Academy Frostbite Day 1 Report

The Royal Southern Academy's 2017 programme got off to a flying start on Saturday 28th January. 
With a steady breeze of 8 - 12 knots and glorious sunshine belying the winter weather of the previous week; day 1 of the frostbite series represented some top-quality winter sportsboat racing.
The race committee made best use of the fantastic early season conditions, squeezing in 5 good races in the usual short course windward - leeward format of Academy racing. 

Published: 07 February 2017
In: Academy

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