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The Royal Southern Yacht Club will host the second Hamble Classics Regatta on 16-17th September 2017
The Royal Southern Yacht Club will host the second Hamble Classics Regatta on 16-17th September 2017

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 each type.
For the Notice of Race and to enter please visit: https://www.royal-southern.co.uk/Afloat/2017/Hamble-Classics

Published / Updated: 19 April 2017
In: Racing

Invitation: Gstaad YC Interclub Ski-Yachting 2017
Invitation: Gstaad YC Interclub Ski-Yachting 2017

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).
Two team 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

Published / Updated: 07 February 2017
In: RSrnYC

Appointment of our new Club Secretary
Appointment of our new Club Secretary
Our new Chief Executive and Club Secretary, Mr Christopher Hogan has started with us. He believes his first priority is to get to know the staff and Members and plans to be much in evidence over coming weeks. 
We are delighted to have Christopher join us and I ask all members to give him every assistance as he gets to grips with the running of our yacht club.  Christopher looks forward to meeting as many Members as possible over the coming weeks. 
Karen Henderson-Williams
Commodore
Published / Updated: 24 January 2017
In: RSrnYC

Royal Southern Yacht Club AGM elections herald new beginnings as the first lady Commodore for ten years takes over the helm
Royal Southern Yacht Club AGM elections herald new beginnings as the first lady Commodore for ten years takes over the helm
Image: Phil Riley

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

Published / Updated: 13 January 2017
In: RSrnYC

Sailing successes are rewarded at the Royal Southern Yacht Club Annual Prizegiving
Sailing successes are rewarded at the Royal Southern Yacht Club Annual Prizegiving
The annual Prizegiving is one of the highlights of the year at the Hamble-based Royal Southern Yacht Club, preceded by a formal dinner for 150 guests and held on Saturday evening (12th November).
It has proved to be another outstanding year for the Royal Southern, hosting a number of high profile events including the Landsail Tyres J Cup, the X-Yachts Solent Cup, Oyster Week, the J/111 European Championships, the FAST40+ Class competing for the prestigious One Ton Cup at their event in September and the inaugural and highly successful Hamble Classics Regatta ...and pretty much everything in between!
Published / Updated: 30 November 2016
In: RSrnYC

Gentlemen's Lunch report
Gentlemen's Lunch report

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.

Published / Updated: 08 November 2016
In: Ladies Committee

Christmas Fayre at the Royal Southern Yacht Club
Christmas Fayre at the Royal Southern Yacht Club

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.

Published / Updated: 14 November 2016
In: Ladies Committee

Royal Southern Yacht Club unveils new Champion of Champions Trophy sponsored by Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Royal Southern Yacht Club unveils new Champion of Champions Trophy sponsored by Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

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 annually.

Published / Updated: 30 November 2016
In: Racing

October Folly Rally Weekend.
October Folly Rally Weekend.

Typically, the annual late Cruiser supper marks the official close of the season when we Cruisers reminisce about the good times we have had through the year in the 25 or so events that the Cr/Committee have put on. Friday 14th October was no different.
A healthy compliment of members sat down to a great supper of tasty Gammon in sauce (Chairman's favourite - thanks Maggie) followed by Summer Fruit Tart - another popular choice. Most of us decided to team this appropriately with what was not quite the last of the summer wine, whilst viewing the member's action photos on the large TV screen. 

Published / Updated: 25 March 2017
In: Cruising

Lymington - Horse & Jockey Rallies
Lymington - Horse & Jockey Rallies

With equal numbers of sail and power boats this could be described as a hybrid rally, with five of each! A great two days, with a pleasant beat to Lymington for those with sails, and a calm ride for the motor-boaters.
We moored on the Dan Bran pontoon, just downstream from the Royal Lymington Y.C., an excellent viewpoint for watching activity on the river - ferries, dinghy sailing, all the usual sailing and motor boat traffic, and a few paddle boarders too. Perhaps we should be thinking of paddle board rallies?

Published / Updated: 27 October 2016
In: Cruising

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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

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/1169171057211.jpg Hamble Classics

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

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/IMG_1808211.JPG J/80 Worlds - Day 1

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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