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Mid-Week Rally to Beaulieu
Mid-Week Rally to Beaulieu

The British know how to make the best of a bad weather forecast! 
A few chickened out, but in the end 9 boats (and the crew of another who came by road) headed to Bucklers Hard. 
The sea was flat for the motor boaters and the wind strong for the yachties so everyone arrived in dry weather and good spirits. 

Published / Updated: 23 June 2017
In: Cruising

2017 Solent Cruiser Race
2017 Solent Cruiser Race

Ten boats came to the start line near Coronation buoy on Saturday 29 April.  Unlike the starts of most Cruiser Races everyone got away quite quickly.  
Claire Dresser in Lady Penrose experiencing this event for the first time was too keen and proved to be OCS as the hooter sounded.    The course took them first to Royal Southern in the light easterly wind and then round the east side of the Brambles to other marks and then to Royal Thames off the beach at Calshot, and Party off Egypt Point, back to the mainland shore at Needs Ore and thence to the finish off the Beaulieu River entrance.  

Published / Updated: 30 May 2017
In: Cruising

Easter Cruiser Rally to the Folly and Beyond. 2017
Easter Cruiser Rally to the Folly and Beyond. 2017
The fine Easter weather prompted sailors to put away the paint rollers and polishers, abandon the garden, ignore the pull of the golf course and go sailing.
Our organiser, Ken Munro, had forecast (?) a sunny weekend and had booked enough spaces for 18 boats at The Folly and on the Beaulieu River; we needed them all. It was great to welcome so many new members to the event.
Published / Updated: 08 May 2017
In: Cruising

October Folly Rally Weekend.
October Folly Rally Weekend.

Typically, the annual late Cruiser supper marks the official close of the season when we Cruisers reminisce about the good times we have had through the year in the 25 or so events that the Cr/Committee have put on. Friday 14th October was no different.
A healthy compliment of members sat down to a great supper of tasty Gammon in sauce (Chairman's favourite - thanks Maggie) followed by Summer Fruit Tart - another popular choice. Most of us decided to team this appropriately with what was not quite the last of the summer wine, whilst viewing the member's action photos on the large TV screen. 

Published / Updated: 25 March 2017
In: Cruising

Lymington - Horse & Jockey Rallies
Lymington - Horse & Jockey Rallies

With equal numbers of sail and power boats this could be described as a hybrid rally, with five of each! A great two days, with a pleasant beat to Lymington for those with sails, and a calm ride for the motor-boaters.
We moored on the Dan Bran pontoon, just downstream from the Royal Lymington Y.C., an excellent viewpoint for watching activity on the river - ferries, dinghy sailing, all the usual sailing and motor boat traffic, and a few paddle boarders too. Perhaps we should be thinking of paddle board rallies?

Published / Updated: 27 October 2016
In: Cruising

Awayday on the Basingstoke Canal
Awayday on the Basingstoke Canal

Hamble Square, 0845 for 0900 start. Spot the picnic bags in the sunshine. Coliseum Coaches, Dean at the wheel. 0910 and we were off after the usual "hands up anyone who isn't here" from one of the Committee Members. Safe hands, then.
Dean deposited us soon after 1000 at Colt Hill Wharf in Odiham where our numbers were swelled by a dozen own-steam crew-members. We were 50 mixed Mercury Gardens Residents and R Srn YC Members, some falling into both camps for a cruise on John Pinkerton II on the Basingstoke Canal.

Published / Updated: 28 September 2016
In: Cruising

Mid week rally to Newtown Creek
Mid week rally to Newtown Creek

When the Cruising Committee plan the mid week rallies we usually say 'we hope to have a BBQ on a lovely evening at Newtown' with our fingers crossed. This year the finger crossing worked!

Published / Updated: 08 September 2016
In: Cruising

Cruiser Race 2016
Cruiser Race 2016
With all 10 boats assembled in Yarmouth, we made our way to The Royal Solent Yacht Club for the briefing and supper.
The start the next morning on Saturday 16 July was at 0830 by Black Rock. The CRO, Graham Nixon on Magic was on his own but using the VHF & a hooter did a good job starting us on time. The wind was from the south west about 12 knots with sunshine. It was a fast passage to the Needles with a strong ebb tide.
Published / Updated: 16 September 2016
In: Cruising

Sailability July 2016
Sailability July 2016
The forecast was for breeze at 12-17kts; we had upwards of 25kts. Undaunted, 35 guests on 5 club boats and Wetwheels set off from the club. The sun shone on us and everyone had a great day on the water. There was a trip up Southampton water with a more sheltered run up to Burseldon and a dash across the Solent to East Cowes or the Folly. The team on Wetwheels even managed a run ashore in...
Published / Updated: 11 July 2016
In: Cruising

Cruiser Race And Rally 15th – 22nd July 2016
Cruiser Race And Rally 15th – 22nd July 2016
The Cruiser Race and Rally will be starting from Yarmouth with supper and briefing at 1900 hrs in the Royal Solent Yacht Club on Friday 15 July.
We welcome those members who do not want to race but would like to cruise in company. 
If you would like more information on this event please contact Maggie Widdop or John Rutherford.
Published / Updated: 11 July 2016
In: Cruising

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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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