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It's onwards & upwards at the Royal Southern Yacht Club

In April, Karen Henderson-Williams, Commodore of the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble, was writing to members saying how delighted the Club was with the success of the membership recruitment drive and its ensuing results.
The reality now is that the membership numbers have gone on growing to reach a record level of over 1,800!


The already generous Club House facilities are
enhanced by the promenade-style' overlooking
the Prince Philip Yacht Haven.
A great deal of thought, time and effort has gone into the recruitment of a pretty staggering 240 new members since 1st December 2016.

Karen says, "We believe this number of 1,802 is a record as our research shows that the membership has never exceeded 1,800 at any time in the Club's history. We looked back over the last 50 years and it previously peaked in 2014 at just above 1,700.

"We are thrilled by the calibre of new members who are made up of sailors, motor boaters and young families, many of whom live locally, and we also thank our existing members for encouraging so many of their friends to apply for membership.

Since the end of the no-joining-fee concession, potential members have still been coming forward and we continue to interview new members most weeks."




Taking advantage of the outdoor bar at the Royal Southern Yacht Club.

The Flag Officers, Executive Committee members and past Flags have all been conducting the interviews in record time so that new members can enjoy the Club over the summer months. Tribute has also been paid to the Club's new CEO, Christopher Hogan and his team who are doing an excellent job encouraging members to use all the club's many and varied shoreside facilities.

It's also the height of summer regatta season at the Club which is in the midst of a jam-packed on-water schedule of racing and this is adding to a really positive and vibrant atmosphere.


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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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