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!
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.
Building on the resounding success of last year's inaugural regatta that
attracted 65 entries, the 2017 Hamble Classics is set to welcome all styles of
classic yachts including Metre classes, Classic Racers and Cruisers, Old
Gaffers, Dayboats and Spirit of Tradition yachts, with racing formatted to suit
All entrants will enjoy the superb facilities at one of the UK's top yacht
clubs, with first class race management and a full social programme.
The Gstaad Yacht Club would like to invite the RSrnYC and Academy Members /
teams to participate in the annual Ski-Yachting event.
Each team enters a max. of 4 participants for the ski
race (two easy giant slalom runs where the consistency will count).
members are then appointed to sail in the remote controlled America’s Cup model
boat match races.
GYC Junior Ski Yachting event too. Friday March 3rd & Saturday March 4th
At Saturday's Royal Southern Yacht Club AGM (26th November), the following Flag Officers were elected:
Commodore - Karen Henderson-Williams
Vice Commodore - Graham Nixon
Rear Commodore Sailing - Robert Vose
Rear Commodore House - John Rutherford
The sell-out inaugural Gentlemen's Lunch organised by the Ladies Committee can
fairly be described as a great success.
The highlight of the event, however, was the post-lunch speech by Noj White, who
entertained the assembled with numerous tales of his career with BOAC and later
British Airways as a Concorde and Boeing 747 pilot, not all of which would be
repeatable in mixed company.
An annual charity event when, for one day, club members transform the clubhouse into a busy marketplace.
The Fayre is sponsored by 30 local companies. It attracts over 500 people who come to take part in fundraising activities, buy gifts from 35 stalls that sell a range of unique and interesting products and enjoy fabulous riverside views whilst eating and drinking.
Launched in 2012 as part of the Royal Southern Yacht Club's 175th Anniversary celebrations, this year marks the 5th year in which the Hamble-based Yacht Club and Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. have united to recognise the prestigious
annual Champion of Champions award.
To mark this, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. has kindly provided a Champion of Champions Trophy to be presented