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Hamble Classics meets Antigua Classics
Hamble Classics meets Antigua Classics

The Hamble Classics will be welcoming a special guest to this year’s regatta over the weekend of September 16-17th. That guest is Jane Coombs, who, together with her late husband Kenny Coombs, created the Antigua Classics Regatta, an event that has been going for 30 years and become a benchmark for other classic regattas around the globe.
At the Hamble Classics Jane will be sailing aboard David Aisher’s 1888 gaff cutter 'Thalia', a yacht she knows well having awarded her with the Concours d’Elegance prize at the Antigua Classics in 2008.

Published / Updated: 09 August 2017

Annabel Vose Scoops ELEMIS Ladies Day Trophy at Lendy Cowes Week
Annabel Vose Scoops ELEMIS Ladies Day Trophy at Lendy Cowes Week
Image: Paul Wyeth

Annabel Vose, has been announced as the winner of the ELEMIS Ladies Day Trophy at Lendy Cowes Week. The trophy recognises the outstanding contribution, commitment, or achievement of women in sailing.
The annual Ladies Day returned to Lendy Cowes Week on Tuesday 1st August with a number of celebrations culminating in the presentation of the Ladies Day Trophy to Annabel Vose at an exclusive evening reception held at Northwood House.

Published / Updated: 02 August 2017

Cruiser Rally Report - Summer 2017
Cruiser Rally Report - Summer 2017
Report & Images: Pat North
Yarmouth-St Peter Port. 86 nm
Early start at Yarmouth with Chatterbox Northwest 11- 15kts.  Motor and sail to arrive at Alderney Race for 1600.  We were perhaps early but had an easy ride through the race on the Alderney side.  Chatterbox took shelter in Braye harbour.
The wind strengthened and backed so a very close reach in a rough sea from Alderney to St Peter Port. The wind and sea eased for a fast and sunny ride down the Little Russel to St Peter Port. 
Published / Updated: 27 July 2017

Westerhall Rums join the party as Summer Sailing Sponsor
Westerhall Rums join the party as Summer Sailing Sponsor

Adding some Caribbean flavour and fun to the Royal Southern’s Summer Sailing season is its new sponsor Westerhall Rums,  the award-winning Grenadian spirit that is now the Club’s official rum partner. 
With the Club’s important role as part of the Cowes Combined Clubs that run the racing at Lendy Cowes Week, this partnership is ideally timed as Westerhall is also the official Rum of Lendy Cowes Week.  

Published / Updated: 24 July 2017

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SB20 National Championship

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Joseph Perrier July Regatta

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J80 Worlds - Extra

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J/80 Worlds - Prize giving

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Splash Week

 Sailing Office - 023 8045 0302  

Golf Day - Chilworth Golf Club

 Event contact as shown below.  
Main Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7JP
The first tee time is 9 but we normally meet at 8 for coffee and bacon rolls at the golf club. We have a lunch and prize giving so events normally finish around 3 p.m.

Chilworth Golf Club is situated on the outskirts of Southampton amongst rolling farmland and forestry.
In 1994 the back nine was opened for play, and although slightly shorter than the front nine which was built in 1998, many golfers find it equally as challenging.

It also has a well stocked Pro Shop, so ladies allow some extra time for shopping.
Coffee/tea and bacon rolls on arrival
18 hole round of golf
Light Lunch

Cost: £45

In the evening there will be a club special supper back at our yacht club.
A two course supper with a bottle of wine for two members at a cost of £16 per head will be offered.
AA choice of menu will be provided prior to the event for members to give their preferences.

Book directly with Chrissie White:

Sailability Day

 Sailing Office - 023 8045 0302  

Mid Week Rally to Lymington

High Water Portsmouth: 11.59 UTC

Rally organiser: Ann Arscott
email:  07778815352

Moorings: Dan Bran pontoon. This is on the left of the river going towards Lymington, after the entrance to Lymington Yacht Haven, and just downriver from the Royal Lymington YC.

Social: There will be a BYOB pontoon party at 18.00 hrs

Supper: At 7.30 at the Mayflower, Kings Saltern Rd (5 mins walk from the pontoon). Please book with me by Tuesday 29th August. Depending on numbers, we may be required to make a deposit of £10/head.

Wednesday morning: The energetic might like to do the circular walk towards Keyhaven on the Solent Way, or shop in Lymington, or even a swim in the open air pool!

Booking: Please use the form linked above.
If you wish to stay for a second night there should be space.

We hope you will join us for a great rally to Lymington!


Cocktails & Karaoke - Sept Ladies Evening

Here’s something new - Cocktails and Karaoke at the Royal Southern.

Don’t miss out – 2 cocktails, great music to sing along with, food to share (all included in the £25 price)

Fantastic items you will want to bid for in the charity auction;
A weekend in Wales and dinner for 4 cooked in your home by Chef Gary.


Ladies Afloat

 Sailing Office - 023 8045 0302  

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