Articles in the Youth Sailing category
The British Optimist Nationals
The Royal Southern Yacht Club was represented in Mini Racers, Regatta Coaching, Transition and Senior Main Fleets' amongst 450 sailors, along with a coach and mark layers.
The Transition fleet sailed 18 races in full offshore conditions and was dominated by Finlay Craigen who won 8 races and the regatta, other notable results were a 15th from Tom Ewart-Smith and 21st from Lucy Davis.
The Senior Main Fleet consisted of 163 sailors split into Silver and Gold fleets. Charles Handley sailed out of his dry suit for the first two days to make the Gold fleet and finished as 23rd top placed Brit. Certainly some names to look out for the future, all of whom started their sailing at Splash.
First Splash Event in the Yacht Haven
High water at 1530 and a Splash session have not historically worked, however with Sam's Ramp we were now able to launch at all states of the tide.
With a superb
weather forecast, albeit erring on the light
side a fully blended group of Splashers
assembled in the vast car park at 1030 hours.
We planned for
the seniors to sail to the beach at Calshot
Lagoon and for the Junior to travel by RIB with
a handful of Oppy’s in tow. Sailing across
proved to be an excellent lesson in sailing
down-wind in light airs and how every little
increment can help or hinder boat speed.
Race Volunteers 2015
2015 is almost upon us and will bring 8 external regattas, including 4 National Championships, ISAF Grade 2 Match Racing event as well as our normal programme of monthly regattas and Club races.
To help us plan for 2015, it would be most useful if you could review the Race Volunteer Form, with its event schedule. All experience levels are welcome. To download the form click here and...
PPYH Berth Ballot Results
evening saw the inaugural ballot for berths in
the Prince Philip Yacht Haven.
37 members had applied for berths, in
addition to the 24 who have already applied for
3-year berths, ensuring that the yacht haven
will be full in its first year of operation.
Applicants names were drawn from the
Challenge Cup by Commodore David Mead, with the
assistance of the members assembled to mark the
occasion and our Sailing Secretary, Natalie on
hand to record the sequence in which names were
Great Results from Young Southern Members in Florida!
Max Clapp wins the Orange Bowl Regatta in Miami
After spending Christmas in Naples Florida Mom, Dad, Sally, Emma, Sam and I left for Miami in our rental Dodge van. We made the journey on Boxing Day, 1 day before the actual event started. I had already done 3 days of training with LISOT (the team I was sailing with for the event). We arrived early and I got into my board shorts and r...
Congratulations to Annabel Vose and Kirstie Urwin Winners of the Ladies 420 Junior European Championships
The best of days for Annabel Vose/Kirstie Urwin who
were aiming to see off the competition from the boy’s teams and creep up
through to the final top 10 on the overall leaderboard. It seemed like
too big an ask, but the pair achieved their goal in impressive style
with race finishes of 7,2.
Except for the Charles’ brothers results on
the final day, Vose and Urwin’s scorecard from races 11 and 12 was the
second best points average from the two races and rewarded them with a
tenth place finish overall and the 2012 420 Ladies Junior European
2 Splash Sundays - Maddie Deakin - Jacob Riddleston
Hi, my name is Maddie Deakin and
sailing has been one of my favourite sports for many years now. I’m going to tell
you about my time at the RSrnYC Splash Day on Sunday the 3rd . where
I am a member of Hawks.
We all arrived bright and early so tht
we would have time to rig our boats and get changed. As ...