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Magnificent Seven for J.A.T.
Magnificent Seven for J.A.T.
Report & Images: Louay Habib

Kevin Sproul's name has been etched on the J/80 Open National Championship Trophy for the seventh time. Racing J.A.T., the Scottish helmsman scored no lower than a fourth in nine races, to win the UK National title in a fleet of 21 boats. Jon Powell's team, racing Betty, is the runner up, just a point ahead of Olympic Silver Medallist, Luke Patience, racing Ryoko Meka. 
The Mediterranean conditions persisted for the entire three days for the J/80 Open National Championship and with air temperature touching 30ºC, the windless mornings were replaced by a fickle sea breeze in the afternoon. The Royal Southern Yacht Club's Race management team, were roundly applauded for keeping competitors informed, and for delivering nine excellent races in difficult conditions.

Published / Updated: 19 June 2017

Spectacular Finale to Harken June Regatta
Spectacular Finale to Harken June Regatta
Report: Louay Habib Images: Paul Wyeth

The Royal Southern Yacht Club's Summer Series Harken June Regatta was blessed with spectacular conditions for the final day of action. 
The southwesterly wind piped up from 15 to 20 knots by the end of the day, and with wind over tide, a lumpy sea state tested the resolve of well over 300 hundred sailors taking part.
The reigning J/97 UK National Champions, Andy & Annie Howe's Blackjack II, were unbeaten in IRC Three, as well as Royal Southern Yacht Club Commodore, Karen Henderson-Williams, racing her Dehler 37, Illywhacker, in Club Class.

Published / Updated: 13 June 2017

viva l'Italia! - J/70 European Championship
viva l'Italia! - J/70 European Championship
Report: Louay Habib Images: Paul Wyeth

After nine scintillating races, the 2017 J/70 Open European Championship is decided. Claudia Rossi's Italian team, racing Petite Terrible, retained their title in a thrilling final day of high speed action in the Central Solent.
José María Torcida's Spanish team, racing Noticia, were second and Peter Duncan's American team, racing Relative Obscurity, scored an impressive 2-1-1 to snatch third on the last day. Top British registered boat was the Maltese/British alliance of Calascione & Ripard, who finished the regatta in fourth place.
The young team from the Royal Thames YC Academy, skippered by Tim Gratton, and helmed by Fiona Hampshire, was the top Corinthian J/70, placing an impressive 5th overall. Another young team, Jack Davies' J/70 Yeti, from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, was second in the amateur class, and Simon Ling's Team Spitfire was third.

Published / Updated: 10 June 2017

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J/80 Nationals

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J/80 Nationals Day 1

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Harken June Regatta

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J/70 Euros - Day 4

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River Hamble Combined Clubs Regatta

28 June, 17:30 until 21:00

Open Invitation to enter HRSC & WSC evening racing

Wednesday 28th June evening racing with Hamble River Sailing Club, XOD + 3 Handicap fleets – start time 18.30.

Thursday 29th June evening racing with Warash Sailing Club, 2 fleets – start time 18.45.

If you would like to join HRSC for the Wednesday evening racing please download the entry form below and send in to the HRSC office either by post or by email: To join Warsash for the Thursday event please visit or use the entry form below.

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Summer Cruise and Race - Guernsey to Brittany Ports

The Summer Cruise is to the Channel Islands and North Brittany.
The dates are July 3rd to 10th and you can add an extended stay if you wish.

We plan to start from Guernsey and end in St- Cast- le- Guildo, our favourite place from two years ago. The ports are likely to be St Helier, St Quay Portrieux, and Paimpol. It is probable that we will also sail in company across the channel from Studland to Guernsey to arrive ahead of the rally start.

The format will be to race or cruise together between the destinations and to meet up on arrival. The pace will be leisurely with days in port to enjoy the locations and the possibility of the occasional pontoon party and meal together. The berths will be booked for you.

The racing will allow the use of engines and this year there will be a trophy for double handed teams, kindly presented by Mike Austin.

For more information, and to express interest in taking part, contact
Pat North at  or
Mike Austin at


RIB Rally to Westbourne House, Cowes

 Event contact as shown below.  

Westbourne House, Central Cowes

Rally for members of the club, family and friends at Westbourne House, Central Cowes.  
Some mooring available for ribs and small motor boats but all are welcome to what is always a fun BBQ at Westbourne House - whether you come by ferry or boat.

BBQ ready at 12 noon.  BBQ £7.50 per person and bring own drinks.

For more details and to book contact Louise Sproule email: 

Booking requested at least 48 hours beforehand


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