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Low Down & Shifty - Day Three Report
Low Down & Shifty - Day Three Report
Report: Louay Habib Images: Paul Wyeth

Rayco Tabares (ESP) has retained his lead in the J/80 World Championship, but a crack has appeared in the Spanish team's seemingly invincible armour, scoring eighth in the last race of a tricky day in the Solent.
Luke Patience (GBR) took his first race win, to move up to second place, and Eric Brezellec (FRA) had the best day of all, scoring a 3-3-1 to move up to third for the championship. Jose Maria Van Der Ploeg (ESP) scored 10-10-2 to move up to fourth.

Published / Updated: 13 July 2017
In: Racing

Snakes and Ladders - Day Two Report
 Snakes and Ladders - Day Two Report
Report & Images: Louay Habib

Reigning J/80 World Champion, Rayco Tabares (ESP), stamped his authority on the 2017 J/80 World Championship, with two bullets and a second to open up a commanding lead for the regatta, but it was a game of snakes and ladders for the rest of the fleet.
Simon Moriceau (FRA) has climbed to second place after an 8-3-1 today, and Luke Patience (GBR) put into two great races, but slipped up in the last race to remain in third place. 

Published / Updated: 13 July 2017
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A Flying Start at the 2017 J/80 World Championship
A Flying Start at the 2017 J/80 World Championship
Report: Louay Habib Images: Paul Wyeth
The 16th edition of the J/80 World Championship got off to a flying start with two spectacular championship races for the 48 boat fleet. A southwesterly wind of 12 knots built during the afternoon, piping up to over 20 knots in the gusts.

With wind over tide shortly after the start, the combat zone boiled up with the J/80s powering upwind, then surfing downwind, in a full on foam up. Rayco Tavares (ESP) leads the championship, Kevin Sproul (GBR) is second and Luke Patience (GBR) third.

Published / Updated: 11 July 2017
In: Racing

It's onwards & upwards at the Royal Southern Yacht Club
It's onwards & upwards at the Royal Southern Yacht Club

In April, Karen Henderson-Williams, Commodore of the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble,  was writing to members saying how delighted the Club was with the success of the membership recruitment drive and its ensuing results. The reality now is that the membership numbers have gone on growing to reach a record level of over 1,800!

Published / Updated: 09 August 2017
In: RSrnYC

J/80 World Championship - 8th -14th July
J/80 World Championship - 8th -14th July
Report & Images: Louay Habib

The 16th edition of the J/80 World Championship, is proudly hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. 47 teams from Australia, France, Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Spain will be competing. 14 races are scheduled to take place in The Solent, providing four days of top class racing for a truly world class fleet.
Royal Southern Yacht Club Commodore, Karen Henderson-Williams promises a warm welcome to all competitors. “The Club is honoured to be chosen to host the J/80 World Championship, we are very much looking forward to welcoming you all to the club. Our race management team and all of the staff at the clubhouse will be doing their best to make sure that you have an enjoyable and memorable regatta.”

Published / Updated: 10 July 2017
In: Racing

Ladies Afloat – 24 May and 21 June
Ladies Afloat – 24 May and 21 June

Although the April Ladies Afloat had been cancelled due to a terrible weather forecast the May and June were held in brilliant sunshine and gentle breezes.
As usual we met at the Royal Southern at 1000 hrs for coffee and to sort out who was going on which boat.

Published / Updated: 29 June 2017
In: Cruising

Rally to Bembridge June 2017
Rally to Bembridge June 2017

Once again summer and the rally to Bembridge chose the same weekend.
This year 14 boats tied up alongside the Duver to enjoy unbroken sunshine, good company, great food and perhaps a little wine. It's always great to have both yachts and motor boats together

Published / Updated: 27 June 2017
In: Cruising

GB Team Triumphs in the Youth America's Cup
GB Team Triumphs in the Youth America's Cup

After a nail biting final race, Britain's youth America's Cup sailors from the Land Rover BAR Academy have been crowned the 2017 Red Bull Youth America's Cup Champions in Bermuda. The British entry completed 12 races against 12 other nations on Bermuda's Great Sound to take the title and finished the event with 50 points, just two points ahead of second placed New Zealand Sailing Team and eight points ahead of Switzerland's Team Tilt. 
Royal Southern member Annabel Vose competed as tactician, the only female sailor in the fleet.  Annabel was the first female sailor to be selected by the Land Rover BAR Academy. Annabel is one of Britain's most talented young sailors; winner of four World Championships, one European and ten National titles, across a multitude of classes and disciplines

Published / Updated: 24 July 2017
In: Racing

Mid-Week Rally to Beaulieu
Mid-Week Rally to Beaulieu

The British know how to make the best of a bad weather forecast! 
A few chickened out, but in the end 9 boats (and the crew of another who came by road) headed to Bucklers Hard. 
The sea was flat for the motor boaters and the wind strong for the yachties so everyone arrived in dry weather and good spirits. 

Published / Updated: 23 June 2017
In: Cruising

June Rib Rally to Sea House
June Rib Rally to Sea House

We had our first rib rally of the season on Saturday at Sea House. 
We were on the edge of a rain line on a weather forecast all week but luckily on the day it was dry if a little breezy. 
It was too windy to rib round so some drove and eight took the ferry from Hamble and cycled the scenic coastal path. 

Published / Updated: 23 June 2017
In: Motor Boat

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Academy Winter Series 2017

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2K Team Racing

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/001FF4A0264211.jpg British Keelboat League - Youth Qualifier - Day 2

British Keelboat League - Youth Qualifier - Day 2

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British Keelboat League - Youth Qualifier - Day 1

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Hamble Classics

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/WBP70867211.jpg Splash Week 2017 inc Prize Giving

Splash Week 2017 inc Prize Giving

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/WBP707602311.jpg Junior Cadets Race to Cowes

Junior Cadets Race to Cowes

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/1rsjuly17212311.jpg SB20 National Championship

SB20 National Championship

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/1rsjuly171090211.jpg Joseph Perrier July Regatta

Joseph Perrier July Regatta

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/1ibm17d21654211.jpg J80 Worlds - Extra

J80 Worlds - Extra

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/147171785211.jpg J/80 Worlds - Prize giving

J/80 Worlds - Prize giving

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J/80 Worlds - Day 5

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/P1090144b211.jpg J/80 Worlds - Day 4

J/80 Worlds - Day 4

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J/80 Worlds - Day 3

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/IMG_0031211.jpg J/80 Worlds - Day 2

J/80 Worlds - Day 2

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J/80 Worlds - Day 1

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J/80 Worlds - Registration

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/088A0002211.jpg J/80 Nationals

J/80 Nationals

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J/80 Nationals Day 1

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/1rsrnyc17june476211.jpg Harken June Regatta

Harken June Regatta

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/J70_Euros_001211.jpg J/70 Euros - Day 4

J/70 Euros - Day 4

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/1j70e17d21675311.jpg J/70 Euros - Day 3

J/70 Euros - Day 3

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/1j70e17d1580411.jpg J/70 Euros - Day 2

J/70 Euros - Day 2

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/088A0115311.jpg J/70 Euros - Measurement

J/70 Euros - Measurement

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/1rsmay171167211.jpg North Sails May Regatta - Day 2

North Sails May Regatta - Day 2

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/P1020315511.jpg North Sails May Regatta - Day 1

North Sails May Regatta - Day 1

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Our Commodore Karen Henderson-Williams was recently interviewed by Sasha Twining on BBC Radio Solent's H20 slot.
Karen was asked about her childhood and how she got into sailing with her parents, how she progressed from dinghies into keel boats and about her role in helping to develop youth sailing at the Club. She explained her current role as well as her stewardship of the Royal Southern as only the second lady Commodore in the Club's 179 year history. Karen also discussed her aims and objectives for the Club going forward. It's a great listen, and we hope you enjoy it.

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