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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
In: RSrnYC

The Joseph Perrier July Regatta
The Joseph Perrier July Regatta
Report: Louay Habib Images: Paul Wyeth

he Joseph Perrier July Regatta is the third in the Royal Southern Yacht Club Summer Series, featuring two days of racing in the Solent for IRC Classes, One Designs, Mixed Sportsboats, and a Cruiser Class.
Over 100 yachts have competed in the series so far, enjoying well organised racing and superb waterside facilities, at the Royal Southern Yacht Club, on the banks of the Hamble River. Six races were held for most classes, in a variety of conditions, on windward leeward courses, and round the cans races. 

Published / Updated: 24 July 2017
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FSE Robline SB20 UK Open National Championship
FSE Robline SB20 UK Open National Championship
Report: Louay Habib Images: Paul Wyeth

The FSE Robline SB20 Open UK National Championship, organised by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, came to a dramatic conclusion after three days of intense racing. Boasting 38 entries from Australia, Belgium, England, Ireland, Oman, Russia, and Scotland.
The SB20 Class were out in force, battling medium to heavy conditions in the Central Solent. Several races were held in over 20 knots of wind, with some high octane action on the windward leeward course. Eight races were held in the series, which was decided in the very last race.

Published / Updated: 24 July 2017
In: Racing

SB20 National Championship - Day 2 Report
SB20 National Championship - Day 2 Report
Report: Paul Hine Image: RSrnYC Stock

Day 2 of the FSE Robline Sponsored SB20 National Championships at the Royal Southern Yacht Club brought lighter breeze of between 14 and 18 knots from a more South-South Westerly direction with sailors waking to rain - where did the summer go?
Spirits were high however with many boats sporting some new World Class Rope thanks to the event sponsor FSE Robline; the bow number raffle allowed boats from across the fleet to win. This was well received after the Hog Roast from the event marquee on the dock.

Published / Updated: 24 July 2017
In: Racing

SB20 National Championship - Day 1 Report
SB20 National Championship - Day 1 Report
Report: Paul Hine Image: RSrnYC Stock

Day 1 of the FSE Robline Sponsored SB20 National Championships at the Royal Southern Yacht Club started today with a very fresh forecast.
27 boats had enjoyed varying conditions the previous day in the Sprint Championships, won with some consistent sailing by John Pollard and his crew on their brand new boat including 2 bullets.
Most of the entrants and visiting crews enjoyed some extremely informative coaching from on the water with Niall Myant.

Published / Updated: 22 July 2017
In: Racing

Triple Crown for Rayco Tabares - J/80 World Championship Final Report
Triple Crown for Rayco Tabares - J/80 World Championship Final Report
Report & Images: Louay Habib

Rayco Tabares (ESP) is the 2017 J/80 World Champion, retaining the title for the third consecutive year, Racing Hotel Princesa Yaiza, with a crew of: Alejandro Bethencourt Fuentes, Afredo Gonzalez, Hector Gonzalez, and Laiyin Francisca Ley Torres Jorge.
Rayco Tabares has now won the J/80 World Championship four times! The Spanish team from Lanzarote, Canary Islands, led the regatta from the first day to the last, but did survive a jitter on the penultimate day. On the last day of racing, the team scored two second place finishes to clinch the world title.

Published / Updated: 24 July 2017
In: Racing

Brezellec Reels in Tabares - Day Four Report
Brezellec Reels in Tabares - Day Four Report
Report: Louay Habib Images: Paul Wyeth

Eric Brezellec (FRA) had an outstanding fourth day at the J/80 World Championship, scoring a scintillating 1-7-1-2, and is now within striking distance of Rayco Tabares (ESP).
The defending world champion, from Lanzarote, is still in pole position, but a 4-1-16-18, has cut his championship lead to just seven points, with two races remaining.
Tomorrow is the 14th July, French National Day, and Brezellec will be coming out with all guns blazing.

Published / Updated: 14 July 2017
In: Racing

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

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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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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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