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May Regatta Summer Series Report
May Regatta Summer Series Report
XODs sailing downwind on Day one of the RSrn May Summer Series, 175 Regatta. ©Michael Austen Photography
The opening weekend of the Royal Southern Yacht Club’s 175 Regatta, sponsored by Brewin Dolphin, served up an early summer cocktail of sunshine and competitive racing in Mediterranean-like conditions.
The two-day May Regatta (May 26-27), also the first event in the club’s Summer Series, kept crews on their toes as Saturday’s brisk breeze gave way to lighter, though no less challenging, airs on Sunday.
While most classes saw their final races shortened, the race officers on both lines earned universal praise for thinking on their feet and reacting promptly as the wind began to ebb away. The broad smiles in evidence in the Club’s bar perfectly demonstrated that the 175 Regatta had got off to a flying start.
Published / Updated: 14 September 2014
In: 175th Anniversary, Press

Welcome to the start of the season from Commodore Mark Inkster and Jamie Matheson Executive Chairman of Brewin Dolphin
Welcome to the start of the season from Commodore Mark Inkster and Jamie Matheson Executive Chairman of Brewin Dolphin
The Royal Southern Yacht Club has always been a sailing club; racing under sail, whether in the vastly canvassed leviathans of the 1830s or in today's superbly efficient machines, is our life blood. The Club has always taken pride in what it offers to sailors, both in its regattas and in the teams of highly qualified race officers who plan and administer them.
I welcome all competitors to the Club and wish you all good and safe sailing. Mark Inkster - Commodore
Celebrating our heritage together is a wonderful opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy the boats of all classes as they navigate the Solent. Like the Royal Southern - Brewin Dolphin likes to bring people together and build relationships that endure - whatever the weather.  Jamie Matheson  Executive Chairman of Brewin Dolphin
Published / Updated: 14 September 2014
In: 175th Anniversary, Press

Overall Results - Solent Cruiser Race 2012 - Updated - Report & Images
Overall Results - Solent Cruiser Race 2012 - Updated - Report & Images
By Maggie Widdop With the forecast promising cold weather as the wind was coming from the North East the fleet started the first leg of the Solent Cruiser Race at Coronation on a reaching course to Lymington. The first mark of the course took us to the East and then it was downhill all the way, zigzagging down the...
Published / Updated: 14 September 2014
In: Cruising

All hail Widdington
All hail Widdington
The Shooting section held a Saturday shoot for the first time in its history at Widdington Farm, near Pewsey. As a consequence, we were delighted to welcome a large number of newcomers and novices who wanted to see what all the fuss was about. The day started with a welcome break in the April showers with a hearty...
Published / Updated: 14 September 2014
In: Clay Shooting Society

Foxers To The Fore At The 175 Regatta
Foxers To The Fore At The 175 Regatta
It was a Royal Southern Yacht Club and Hamble River Sailing Club member Hedley Bewes who first approached fellow member and yacht designer David Thomas 20 years ago with a brief for a small one-design sailing dinghy suitable for racing in the confines of the Hamble River amongst the moored yachts. 
175 Regatta - the largest gathering of competitive yacht racing ever run under the Royal Southern Yacht Club burgee
The Royal Southern Yacht Club 175 Regatta sponsored by Brewin Dolphin and supported by Mount Gay Rum, Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, Gaastra Pro Gear and Swarovski Optik, comprises a 16-day racing festival commencing with registration on Friday, May 25th and, with an occasional reserve day built in, works its way through to the overall prizegiving on Sunday, June 10th.
Published / Updated: 14 September 2014
In: 175th Anniversary, Press

Andy Shaw resumed his winning ways in Heat 2 of the Royal Southern Academy’s Match Cup
Andy Shaw resumed his winning ways in Heat 2 of the Royal Southern Academy’s Match Cup
Andy Shaw resumed his winning ways in Heat 2 of the Royal Southern Academy’s Match Cup at the weekend (14-15 April 2012), but not without some crucial start line incidents in key matches.
Held in Laser SB3s on the Solent in cold, and at times shifty northerlies, the wind got up enough for PRO Martin Bedford to call ‘no spinnakers’ in the final flights to prevent the number of niggly damage calls increasing.  This proved to be a wise move as the J/80s and SB3s taking part in the nearby Warsash Spring Series broached across the course in spectacular style.
Published / Updated: 14 September 2014
In: Academy, Press

RYA Volvo Team GBR Squad for the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships 2012
RYA Volvo Team GBR Squad for the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships 2012
RYA Volvo Team GBR Squad for the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships 2012, Dublin Bay, Ireland (12th-21st July) Royal Southern members equipped themselves superbly with current 420 World Champion and now 2012 RYA Volvo Youth National Champion Annabel Vose (Royal Southern YC) and Kirstie Urwin (Royal ...
Published / Updated: 14 September 2014
In: Racing

Sam Pearson wins first round of the Royal Southern Academy Match Cup
Sam Pearson wins first round of the Royal Southern Academy Match Cup
Sam Pearson led from the front throughout Heat 1 of the Royal Southern Academy Match Cup held on the Solent in Laser SB3s on 31 March/1 April.   Pearson, with Tristan Jaques on main and tactics and Tom Dawson trimming, booked his place in the 2012 Final with a perfect score of 10 wins and no losses in the Round Robins, and 2:0 in the final against Lucas Brun (BRA), Aleix Selles and Georg...
Published / Updated: 14 September 2014
In: Academy, Press

Shooting section tweeting in the Fog - Owl's Lodge Report
Shooting section tweeting in the Fog  -  Owl's Lodge Report
On our first day of the 2012 season, the Shooting Section met at Owl's Lodge; just outside of Winchester. There were many new faces joining the Shooting Section; some in the novice group but just as many already experienced shots. During coffee and bacon butties, the fog drew in even further to the extent that the surrounding bunds disappeared ...
Published / Updated: 14 September 2014
In: Clay Shooting Society

H.R.H. Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh K.G. K.T. hosts Royal Southern Yacht Club 175th. Anniversary Luncheon at Buckingham Palace
H.R.H. Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh K.G. K.T. hosts Royal Southern Yacht Club 175th. Anniversary Luncheon at Buckingham Palace
In formal recognition of the Royal Southern Yacht Club's 175th. Anniversary being celebrated this year, a private luncheon was today hosted for 150 members of the Hamble-based Club at the invitation of its Patron, H.R.H. Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh K.G. K.T. In an interesting and happy coincidence, Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns for 175 ye...
Published / Updated: 14 September 2014
In: Press, Ashore & Social

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