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
Cowes Week delivers the goods for the Royal Southern YC
gods provided the Royal Southern Yacht Club, one of the Cowes Combined Clubs
that run the annual Cowes Week Regatta, the sort of summer event they used to
get a decade ago! Conditions combined to produce a Cowes Week as good, if not
better than, most of us can remember and the Royal Southern played its part in
More than 40 Royal Southern members entered
their boats across the full range of classes, in addition to which members
provided four Committee and Support boats and 30 Race officials.
Published / Updated: 27 August 2016
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston & Suhaili will compete in the Hamble Classics Regatta
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, an Honorary member of the Royal Southern Yacht
Club, and his famous round-the-world yacht, the Bermudan Ketch Suhaili, are the latest
confirmed entrants amongst the 45 Classic Yachts already set to compete in the
first dedicated classic yacht regatta in the River Hamble, the Hamble Classics.
The Regatta is being hosted and run by the Royal Southern Yacht Club on
24-25th September. Club members with classic motor boats have also been invited
Notice of Race, eligibility rules, current entry list, and online entry.
Published / Updated: 25 September 2016
Oysters at the Royal Southern
Oysters don't get to race that often and so don't have IRC ratings. However
David Tydeman, CEO of Oyster Yachts, is the custodian of results from many
Oyster Weeks in the UK, Mediterranean and Caribbean, so there are Oyster ratings
to race with and the results of Royal Southern Oyster Week 2016 show just how
close that racing can be.
Published / Updated: 18 August 2016
Helena Lucas MBE enjoys her #roadtorio Paralympic training regime
Helena and Bjørnar at the RSrnYC.
The Royal Southern Yacht Club is delighted to be hosting one of its Honorary
Members, Great Britain's Paralympic Gold medallist sailor Helena Lucas MBE,
during her Road to Rio training in the 2.4mR, the one-person keelboat in which
she will be defending her title in Rio next month.
Published / Updated: 18 August 2016
Hamble Classics Regatta - New S&S Nautor Swan class announced
The Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble is hosting and managing the racing for
the inaugural Hamble Classics Regatta on 24-25th September 2016.
In addition to Classic Yachts of pre-1971 design, the International Metre
classes, Classic Racers and Cruisers, Spirit of Tradition yachts plus Old
Gaffers and Dayboats, organisers are delighted to announce a class for all
Sparkman and Stephens-designed Nautor Swans. The Swan 36 Finola and Swan 38
White Heather are already entered. Tickets for the Hamble Classics Dinner are now available.
Published / Updated: 17 August 2016
Royal Southern Golf Society
Southwick Golf Club Thur 28th July
Pinsley Drive, Southwick PO17 6FL
Set in the beautiful South Hampshire countryside the parkland setting
surrounding Southwick lake has a testing and challenging course.
Another first for the Royal Southern Golf Society to experience.
Coffee / Tea - Bacon rolls on arrival.
18 hole round of golf
In the evenin...
Champagne Flows at the Royal Southern Yacht Club
With a stiff south westerly breeze and sparkling sunshine, the first day of the Joseph Perrier July Regatta really was champagne sailing for the impressive fleet taking part in the third regatta of the Royal Southern Yacht Club series sponsored by Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
The regatta incorporated the J/111 European Championship, which went right to the wire with the champion decided on the very last race.
Published / Updated: 03 August 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
Brits Take First Place And First Rookie In Figaro Prologue
For the first time in race history, an Englishman - Alan Roberts (longstanding
RSrnYC Academy Member) - has won the Prologue of La Solitaire Bompard Le Figaro.
It is the third Solitaire for the 26-year-old sailor, and this victory - even if
it doesn't count for the overall ranking - reinforces his status as one of the
Published / Updated: 17 July 2016