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