Royal Southern Yacht Club Wins 'Club Of The Year' in the Y&Y Awards amongst a stellar line-up
|The Yachts & Yachting Awards 2013 have
been announced and with thousands of votes cast in more categories than
ever before, the 2013 Awards is a testament to the growing popularity of
sailing in the UK and across the globe.
|The following winners were elected by
voters, amongst whom were the readers of Yachts & Yachting, members of
the RYA and the general public:
|The Commodore and Flag Officers of the
Royal Southern Yacht Club have expressed their delight at the Club
having been nominated in the first place and to have then been honoured
by winning the 'Club of the Year' Award rounds off what will be forever
remembered as a truly special 175th Anniversary year in 2012.
Making use of the legacy that the highly successful 175 celebrations this year leaves astern of us.
Mr David Mead
The newly elected Commodore of the
Royal Southern Yacht Club, David Mead, has vowed to 'make use of the
legacy that the highly successful 175 celebrations this year leaves
astern of us.'
|David Mead was
elected Commodore at the Hamble-based Club's recently held AGM,
replacing Mark Inkster who had completed his two year tenure as
Commodore during what has arguably been the Club's busiest two years in
its 175 year history.
Andrew Sinclair awarded the William Sparshatt-Worley Memorial Trophy, presented by Yvonne Curtis at the Royal Southern's annual Prizegiving. Photo: Waterline Media.
|As the Arctic air starts to get its grip on Great Britain, we take a
quick look at what some of our more competitive sailing members are
getting up to right now and over the next few weeks and months.
RáN Leopard Lying 1st IRC Overall - Transatlantic Superyacht & Maxi
Huge talent (& a lot of hard work) is rewarded with America's Cup
GBR Youth Challenge selection
A battle royal expected down under for
the SB20 Worlds
|Published / Updated: 13 September 2014
Folly Rally 13 - 14 October 2012
About 30 boats of varying sizes assembled alongside the pontoons at
the Folly during the afternoon and just after 1800 hours members were
passing up and down the pontoon offering their versions of Vin Chaud and
As valiant efforts to sink the pontoon subsided due to the threat of
wet cold feet an...
Published / Updated: 13 September 2014
H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh K.G. K.T. honours Royal Southern Yacht Club Commodore's Luncheon
|In the final event of the Royal Southern Yacht Club's 175th
Anniversary year, a private luncheon was today hosted for Members of the
Hamble-based Club at the invitation of its Commodore, and honoured by
the presence of its Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
|HRH The Duke of Edinburgh discusses plans
for the proposed Yacht Haven at the Royal Southern Yacht Club today
flanked by the Club's Commodore Mark Inkster on his left and Ian Redsell,
Commodore, RAF Yacht Club (right). Also being shown the model are L-R
Frances Redsell, Yvonne Curtis and Dame Mary Fagan, Lord Lieutenant of
Hampshire. Photograph: Michael Austen
From The Archive: Boysterous Round Britain and Ireland, June-July 2009
About a year ago, I decided that I would start to wind up my long distance sailing and return to Regatta sailing in the UK supplemented by charters in warm places.
There's a limit to how many times you want to sail across the Atlantic and I found the constraints of getting moorings in the western Mediterranean spoilt the freedom of being able to sail around rather than being trapped in the same hot, humid marina.
Clay Shooting Society supports the RNLI
The Southern Shots, our clay shooting team on behalf of the Club,
took up arms and entered this year's charity RNLI clay shoot organised
by our own RSrnYC members, Jeremy and Amanda Fox. The event was held at
Compton, just outside of Stockbridge. In gorgeous autumn sunshine, our
team battled valiantly against the other teams.
From The Archive: Cruising Notes - Peter Garrod - 2008
Too useful to lose in our housekeeping of previous articles
published, we bring you a winter series of "From The Archive" articles,
starting with member Peter Garrod's excellent "Cruising Notes".
Originally published as four separate items, we present them here on
one page for your convenience.
Tuesday morning began well. The sun shone and a moderate breeze blew
from the west. What a great start for our rally to Bembridge!
Our member's boats began arriving at Bembridge from about 1030, just
as soon as there was enough water over the bar. A short shower and
squally wind arrived late morning but didn't last long. By m...
Published / Updated: 14 September 2014
Over a Biscuit Barrel
|The shooting section had their last foray of the season earlier in
September at Compton estate outside of Stockbridge. The weather was most
benign being a beautiful early autumn day with the colours just turning
and the hedgerow fruits ripening.
|Our jovial crew met with much to discuss
after a season of sailing and holidaying.