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A glittering night of prizes & surprises at the Royal Southern Yacht Club Annual Prizegiving
A glittering night of prizes & surprises at the Royal Southern Yacht Club Annual Prizegiving

The Royal Southern Yacht Club's glittering annual prizegiving concluded a highly successful 2017 season which has seen the Club run and host a succession of high-profile events including World, European and National Championships.
With well over 50 trophies, cups and bowls presented, along with a plethora of additional glassware also awarded, it was an evening that provided a cause for celebration for more than a few of the 150 guests in attendance at the sumptuous Clubhouse event.

Published / Updated: 15 November 2017
In: RSrnYC

Perfect conditions as the hosts 'win' the annual Bramble Bank cricket match!
Perfect conditions as the hosts 'win' the annual Bramble Bank cricket match!
Report & Images: Graham Nixon

It was a case of weather perfect; dry, little wind and a beautiful sunrise as the teams from Hamble's Royal Southern Yacht Club and the Island Sailing Club in Cowes met on the newly emerged 'island', the infamous Bramble Bank in the the central Solent, for the annual Bramble Bank cricket match.
So perfect were the conditions that they made up for the need to get out of bed at 05.00 to ensure the RSrnYC team was in the field by low water, scheduled for 06.50.

Published / Updated: 11 September 2017
In: RSrnYC

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 August 2017
In: RSrnYC

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

Published / Updated: 09 August 2017
In: RSrnYC

Club Members and visitors enjoyed the best Start of Season Open Day of recent years, boosted in no small way by the outstanding weather.
Club Members and visitors enjoyed the best Start of Season Open Day of recent years, boosted in no small way by the outstanding weather.

In addition to our normal activities, we also held the New Members' reception and the unveiling of the new picture on the main staircase which was generously donated by Sheelagh Cohen in recognition of her husband Dr Lennard Cohen's 90th Birthday. 
Recent applicants for membership were being interviewed, while 35 visitors on the day were so impressed by what they saw that they applied for membership on the spot. 

Published / Updated: 25 April 2017
In: RSrnYC

'Flying Squid' on Mike Golding's menu - Royal Southern YC Fitting Out Supper
'Flying Squid' on Mike Golding's menu - Royal Southern YC Fitting Out Supper
Flying Squid weren't actually included on the Royal Southern's Fitting Out Supper menu on Saturday night, but they played an amusing role in Mike Golding's after dinner presentation! Those guests fortunate enough to have booked their tickets in good time for the sell-out Supper hosted by the Commodore Karen Henderson-Williams, were treated to an evening commencing with a Joseph Perrier Champagne reception, fine wines, a superb dinner, special awards for special people and the stuff of legends in the form of yachtsman, Mike Golding OBE.
Published / Updated: 25 April 2017
In: RSrnYC

Invitation: Gstaad YC Interclub Ski-Yachting 2017
Invitation: Gstaad YC Interclub Ski-Yachting 2017

The Gstaad Yacht Club would like to invite the RSrnYC and Academy Members / teams to participate in the annual Ski-Yachting event.
Each team enters a max. of 4 participants for the ski race (two easy giant slalom runs where the consistency will count).
Two team members are then appointed to sail in the remote controlled America’s Cup model boat match races.
GYC Junior Ski Yachting event too.  Friday March 3rd & Saturday March 4th

Published / Updated: 07 February 2017
In: RSrnYC

Appointment of our new Club Secretary
Appointment of our new Club Secretary
Our new Chief Executive and Club Secretary, Mr Christopher Hogan has started with us. He believes his first priority is to get to know the staff and Members and plans to be much in evidence over coming weeks. 
We are delighted to have Christopher join us and I ask all members to give him every assistance as he gets to grips with the running of our yacht club.  Christopher looks forward to meeting as many Members as possible over the coming weeks. 
Karen Henderson-Williams
Commodore
Published / Updated: 24 January 2017
In: RSrnYC

Royal Southern Yacht Club AGM elections herald new beginnings as the first lady Commodore for ten years takes over the helm
Royal Southern Yacht Club AGM elections herald new beginnings as the first lady Commodore for ten years takes over the helm
Image: Phil Riley

At Saturday's Royal Southern Yacht Club AGM (26th November), the following Flag Officers were elected:
Commodore - Karen Henderson-Williams
Vice Commodore - Graham Nixon
Rear Commodore Sailing - Robert Vose
Rear Commodore House - John Rutherford

Published / Updated: 13 January 2017
In: RSrnYC

Sailing successes are rewarded at the Royal Southern Yacht Club Annual Prizegiving
Sailing successes are rewarded at the Royal Southern Yacht Club Annual Prizegiving
The annual Prizegiving is one of the highlights of the year at the Hamble-based Royal Southern Yacht Club, preceded by a formal dinner for 150 guests and held on Saturday evening (12th November).
It has proved to be another outstanding year for the Royal Southern, hosting a number of high profile events including the Landsail Tyres J Cup, the X-Yachts Solent Cup, Oyster Week, the J/111 European Championships, the FAST40+ Class competing for the prestigious One Ton Cup at their event in September and the inaugural and highly successful Hamble Classics Regatta ...and pretty much everything in between!
Published / Updated: 30 November 2016
In: RSrnYC

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2K Team Racing

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British Keelboat League - Youth Qualifier - Day 2

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British Keelboat League - Youth Qualifier - Day 1

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Hamble Classics

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Splash Week 2017 inc Prize Giving

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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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J80 Worlds - Extra

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J/80 Worlds - Prize giving

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J/80 Worlds - Day 5

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J/80 Worlds - Day 4

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J/80 Worlds - Day 3

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J/80 Worlds - Day 2

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J/80 Worlds - Day 1

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J/80 Worlds - Registration

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J/80 Nationals

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J/80 Nationals Day 1

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/1rsrnyc17june47621.jpg Harken June Regatta

Harken June Regatta

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J/70 Euros - Day 4

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J/70 Euros - Day 3

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J/70 Euros - Day 2

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J/70 Euros - Measurement

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North Sails May Regatta - Day 2

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North Sails May Regatta - Day 1

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2017 Solent Cruiser Race

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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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