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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

FINAL FAST40+ Spring Regatta - Hitchhiker Spring Win
FINAL FAST40+ Spring Regatta - Hitchhiker Spring Win
Hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, the wind gods blew too hard on the second day resulting in racing abandoned for the last day, meaning that the results from the first day of racing stood for the regatta.
Bas de Voogt's Carkeek 40+ Hitchhiker was declared winner of the FAST40+ Spring Regatta at a prize giving ceremony hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. Stewart Whitehead's Carkeek 40+ Rebellion tide on points with Hitchhiker but was second on count back.Tony Dickin's Jubilee was in impressive form, scoring three podium finishes to end the regatta just one point off the lead in third.
Published / Updated: 14 May 2017
In: Racing

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

Royal Southern YC Early Season Regatta Preview
Royal Southern YC Early Season Regatta Preview

The 2017 racing season at the Royal Southern Yacht Club has an exciting line up of regattas with National, European and World Championship events, as well as an extensive race programme for sport boats and keel boats throughout the summer, with a fantastic prize of an all expenses paid trip to Barbados. Olympic, America's Cup and Round the world sailors will be taking part, rubbing shoulders with passionate corinthian sailors, young and old.

Published / Updated: 13 May 2017
In: Racing

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

Academy Frostbite Day 3 Report
Academy Frostbite Day 3 Report

Fog, rain and the prospect of no wind greeted competitors in the final day of the Royal Southern Academy Frostbite Series. Despite the conditions, the fleet were able to locate the race course that the committee had managed to set in the building 6 - 8 knots of breeze.
Racing for both J/70 and J/80 classes got away promptly. With the prospect of the spring series starting the following day, the J/70 starts were keen, X-Ray being displayed on several occasions. The J/80's pushed the starts slightly less - perhaps they were having issues locating the line in the now dense fog!

Published / Updated: 03 April 2017
In: Academy

Academy Frostbite Day 1 Report
Academy Frostbite Day 1 Report

The Royal Southern Academy's 2017 programme got off to a flying start on Saturday 28th January. 
With a steady breeze of 8 - 12 knots and glorious sunshine belying the winter weather of the previous week; day 1 of the frostbite series represented some top-quality winter sportsboat racing.
The race committee made best use of the fantastic early season conditions, squeezing in 5 good races in the usual short course windward - leeward format of Academy racing. 

Published / Updated: 14 March 2017
In: Academy

The Royal Southern Yacht Club will host the second Hamble Classics Regatta on 16-17th September 2017
The Royal Southern Yacht Club will host the second Hamble Classics Regatta on 16-17th September 2017

Building on the resounding success of last year's inaugural regatta that attracted 65 entries, the 2017 Hamble Classics is set to welcome all styles of classic yachts including Metre classes, Classic Racers and Cruisers, Old Gaffers, Dayboats and Spirit of Tradition yachts, with racing formatted to suit each type.
For the Notice of Race and to enter please visit: https://www.royal-southern.co.uk/Afloat/2017/Hamble-Classics

Published / Updated: 19 April 2017
In: Racing

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

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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

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/116917105721.jpg Hamble Classics

Hamble Classics

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/WBP7086721.jpg Splash Week 2017 inc Prize Giving

Splash Week 2017 inc Prize Giving

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/WBP70760231.jpg Junior Cadets Race to Cowes

Junior Cadets Race to Cowes

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SB20 National Championship

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/1rsjuly17109021.jpg Joseph Perrier July Regatta

Joseph Perrier July Regatta

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/1ibm17d2165421.jpg J80 Worlds - Extra

J80 Worlds - Extra

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/14717178521.jpg J/80 Worlds - Prize giving

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

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/IMG_003121.jpg J/80 Worlds - Day 2

J/80 Worlds - Day 2

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J/80 Worlds - Day 1

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J/80 Worlds - Registration

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/088A000221.jpg J/80 Nationals

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

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/J70_Euros_00121.jpg J/70 Euros - Day 4

J/70 Euros - Day 4

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/1j70e17d2167531.jpg J/70 Euros - Day 3

J/70 Euros - Day 3

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/1j70e17d158041.jpg J/70 Euros - Day 2

J/70 Euros - Day 2

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/088A011531.jpg J/70 Euros - Measurement

J/70 Euros - Measurement

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/1rsmay17116721.jpg North Sails May Regatta - Day 2

North Sails May Regatta - Day 2

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/3992/Gallery/P102031551.jpg North Sails May Regatta - Day 1

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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