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.
Published / Updated: 24 January 2017
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
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
Gentlemen's Lunch report
The sell-out inaugural Gentlemen's Lunch organised by the Ladies Committee can
fairly be described as a great success.
The highlight of the event, however, was the post-lunch speech by Noj White, who
entertained the assembled with numerous tales of his career with BOAC and later
British Airways as a Concorde and Boeing 747 pilot, not all of which would be
repeatable in mixed company.
Christmas Fayre at the Royal Southern Yacht Club
An annual charity event when, for one day, club members transform the clubhouse into a busy marketplace.
The Fayre is sponsored by 30 local companies. It attracts over 500 people who come to take part in fundraising activities, buy gifts from 35 stalls that sell a range of unique and interesting products and enjoy fabulous riverside views whilst eating and drinking.
Royal Southern Yacht Club unveils new Champion of Champions Trophy sponsored by Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Launched in 2012 as part of the Royal Southern Yacht Club's 175th Anniversary celebrations, this year marks the 5th year in which the Hamble-based Yacht Club and Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. have united to recognise the prestigious
annual Champion of Champions award.
To mark this, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. has kindly provided a Champion of Champions Trophy to be presented
Published / Updated: 30 November 2016
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
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
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
Fly And Sail Options At The Mount Gay Round Barbados Regatta
The Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series, which runs from 16-24 January and
marks the start of the Caribbean race season, is fast becoming a good charter
option for race-thirsty, sun-seekers.
Those keen to escape the post Christmas northern hemisphere winter chill, could
do worse than sign up for a place on one of the many charter yachts competing at
this popular Caribbean regatta.
Published / Updated: 08 November 2016
Royal Southern publishes Notice of Race for J/80 Class World Championships
The Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSrnYC) is
delighted to be hosting next year's J/80 Class World Championships, with racing
from Monday 10th to Friday 14th July 2017.
The Hamble-based Club, which is organising the Championships in conjunction with
the J/80 UK Class Association, has published the Notice of Race (NoR) which is
available for download, along with other related information, on the event
Published / Updated: 25 October 2016