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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
In: Racing

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
In: Racing

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
In: Cruising

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: 02 August 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: 27 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

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Splash Week 2017

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Junior Cadets Race to Cowes

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SB20 National Championship

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Joseph Perrier July Regatta

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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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