The Landsail Tyres J-Cup
Over 60 yachts are expected for The Landsail Tyres J-Cup in Partnership with
B&G, exclusively for racing yachts of the J Boats brand, and this year will
incorporate a record four UK National Championships for the J/88, J/97, J/109
Besides the four National Championships, an impressive fleet of J/70 Sportsboats
will be racing, as well as other J Boats racing under the IRC Rating system.
Published / Updated: 09 June 2016
Ley Farm 19th May 2016 - Teffont Evias
Twenty-five members and their guests enjoyed a really superb day at Will Thatcher's magnificent shooting ground set amongst some of the most picturesque rolling Wiltshire countryside. This really is arguably the highlight of the shooting year.
Long standing RSrnYC Academy Member and former Splasher and British
Figaro racer Alan Roberts secured third place, his third top-10
finish of 2016 on Saturday ahead of the Solitaire Bompard Le
Figaro in June.
After sailing 284 miles of some of the most challenging French
Atlantic coastline, from Granville to Le Havre, Roberts finished
the Solo Normandie in third place on Vasco de Gama.
Published / Updated: 26 May 2016
Mid week rally to Beaulieu
"Early sun on Beaulieu water lights the underside of oaks"
It wasn't quite like John Betjeman's poem 'Youth and Age on Beaulieu River' when the hardy bunch of mid week ralliers sailed round to Bucklers Hard. In spite of the weather 12 boats went to Bucklers Hard bringing around 30 people to a very lively pontoon party.
Published / Updated: 26 May 2016
Wetwheels Hamble is officially named by Dame Mary Fagan DCVO, JP
Image: Brian Curtis
Wetwheels Hamble, a custom-made 10-metre twin-hulled motorboat, was officially named by Dame Mary Fagan DCVO, JP today (Saturday 14th May) at a packed ceremony with over 100 invited guests at the Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSrnYC) in Hamble, where the boat is berthed and managed.
Following the pontoon naming ceremony, everyone gathered in the Club where past Commodore and Wetwheels Hamble CIC Director David Mead, welcomed everyone with a surprise announcement explaining that he was honoured and delighted to have received a personal message of support from the Club's Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
Published / Updated: 04 June 2016
2016 Solent Cruiser Race
After a week of
very cold weather the forecast for the May Bank
holiday weekend did not look too good. But as
luck would have it we managed to skip most of the
rain on Saturday and Sunday and it did warm up a
The breeze was
gentle from the Northwest and the sun was
shining but clouds bubbled up when the wind went
round to the Southwest.
Published / Updated: 14 May 2016
Harken May Regatta 2016
The weather gods
smiled on the Royal Southern Yacht Club's
opening Summer Series event, with the Harken May
Regatta happily coinciding with Caribbean
conditions; bringing bright sunshine and a
respectable sailing wind, which attracted over
70 competing boats.
The racing had
extra spice as Saturday formed the first of a
six-part programme constituting the IRC Solent
Region Championship 2016, while the whole
regatta was part of selection trials for the RYA
Published / Updated: 31 May 2016
London National Site Awards 2016
Commodore Mansfield and past Commodore Inkster were recently invited to
attend the London National Site Awards 2016 at London’s Mermaid Theatre, as
guests of Raymond Brown Construction Ltd.
Raymond Brown won a Bronze award for their Considerate Contractors site whilst
building the Prince Philip Yacht Haven and also picked up a Silver award for
construction of some laboratories at G E ...
Published / Updated: 05 May 2016
Royal Southern takes 1st & 2nd places at Antigua Sailing Week
With 12-14 knots of wind, the classes got
away on schedule for the final race of the event
with Stuart Childerley, the PRO, setting a 5
mile beat broken by a short reaching leg,
followed by a spinnaker run back to the finish.
Scarlet Oyster made a good start towards the
port end of the line, but found herself
surrounded and hemmed in the German Swan, Best
Buddies, Northern Child another UK boat, EH01
the boat we raced last year and Carlo Falcone's
Caccia alla Volpe, a local boat.
Published / Updated: 13 May 2016
Antigua Sailing Week - Day 1
Image: Graham Nixon
Two Royal Southern teams lead their classes
at the end of day 2. Chris Body, sailing
J/122 El Ocaso, now leads Class 5, with four
firsts, while Scarlet Oyster, an Oyster 48, is
joint leader in Class 6, with 1,2,1,4.
Today’s conditions were much lighter, with
winds of 10 knots for the morning race, dropping
to 6/7 in the afternoon.
Published / Updated: 02 May 2016