The Royal Southern Yacht Club is excited to announce a new programme for Academy Sailing for under 30 year olds.


Academy Trophy – 28-29 October 2023

The Academy Trophy is our traditional end of season league racing regatta run in supplied J/70s. This ‘rock up and race’ style of event means that you don’t need your own boat – just build a team, enter, and race. There will be a maximum of 12 teams, racing in 6 boats. The racing is short and sharp, with teams changing over between races. There will be Umpires on the course so all penalty decisions will be made in real time.

For more information, and to enter, click here.

Boysterous Cup – 9-10 March 2024

The Boysterous Cup is another of our popular league racing events run in the same style as the Academy Trophy. Entry to follow in due course.


Winter J/70 Training

The Club’s fleet of J/70s are available to charter over the winter for training purposes. Many University teams already train regularly at the Club, and other teams are encouraged to do the same. We are planning to arrange some bespoke training over the winter months – more details to follow.

Our J/70s are also available for charter at other times, at a reduced rate for Academy members.

British Keelboat League 2024

The Royal Southern is proud to support the British Keelboat League. This league racing (run in the same style as our inhouse events mentioned above) takes place in various boats at different locations around the UK. The Southern hosts the Finals for qualifying teams at the end of September.

For 2024, the Royal Southern are looking to field a team at one qualifier – plus the Finals to which we receive a wild card entry. The team to represent the Royal Southern will be selected from the top scoring Royal Southern team at the Academy Trophy 2023 and the Boysterous Cup 2024. Selection policy to follow.

J/70 Grand Slam Series 2024

The Royal Southern are excited to announce that we have secured sponsorship to fund two teams to compete in the entire J/70 Grand Slam Series in 2024. Royal Southern mixed gender teams that perform well in the Academy Trophy 2023 will be invited to a selection weekend over the winter months. Full selection policy to follow.


If you are interested in any of these opportunities, but you are not yet a member of the Royal Southern YC, you can apply today online here.

We have very competitive prices for young members – and you can choose to pay annually or monthly. 


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