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Barbados September Regatta - Cobra is Barbados Bound
Barbados September Regatta - Cobra is Barbados Bound
The sun came out for the final day of the Royal Southern Yacht Club's September Regatta, also incorporating the One Ton Cup. Light winds and warm air, provided comfortable racing conditions, but a fickle sea breeze made for shifty racing in the Solent. Hundreds of club members, sailors and friends gathered at the Royal Southern Yacht Club's Prince Philip Yacht Haven for the presentation.
“The club has hosted world championships before and will continue to do so and the hosting of major events like the One Ton Cup is all down to a lot of hard work by the staff and volunteer members of the Royal Southern.” commented Rear Commodore Sailing, Graham Nixon. “There has been a substantial investment in the club with the opening of the Prince Phillip Yacht Haven and we have a wonderful combination of facilities ashore and afloat. Well done to Peter Morton and his team, it has been an honour for the club to host the One Ton Cup.”
Published / Updated: 19 September 2016
In: Racing

One Ton Cup Final Report - Morty Wins the One Ton Cup
One Ton Cup Final Report - Morty Wins the One Ton Cup
It was fifth time lucky for Morty, but the wait is now over. Peter Morton's Carkeek 40+ Girls on Film has won the 2016 One Ton Cup. The Cowes based team were worthy winners having scored no worse than a fourth in nine races. Peter Morton has come second in the One Ton Cup on two occasions and the attempts to win the prestigious trophy span over three generations.
“It has been unfinished business.” smiled Peter Morton, rinsed in champagne. “The team on Girls on Film have ben absolutely fabulous. I would also like to thank the Royal Southern Yacht Club and Principal Race Officer, Stuart Childerley and his team for outstanding race management. Also Rob Greenhalgh for coming up with the idea of the FAST40+ Class and putting it together. For those of you that haven't won, I would say just be patient, your time will come.”
Updated: Final day video
Published / Updated: 23 September 2016
In: Racing

Barbados September Regatta Day One - Festival Atmosphere at the Royal Southern
Barbados September Regatta Day One - Festival Atmosphere at the Royal Southern
The Royal Southern Yacht Club's fourth and final regatta of the season, got off to a wonderful start. Despite pewter skies and a cold northerly wind, the Southern's waterside dining room was decorated with Palm Trees and tropical colours for a Caribbean Party in honour of regatta series sponsor, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. Aston Martin Chichester brought their latest model, giving a luxurious and festival feel, to a truly autumnal day's racing in the Central Solent.
Published / Updated: 19 September 2016
In: Racing

One Ton Cup Day Two - Six Hour Marathon
One Ton Cup Day Two - Six Hour Marathon
After six hours of intense racing on the second day of the One Ton Cup, Peter Morton's Carkeek 40+ Girls on Film holds a significant points advantage at the top of the leader board. However, the devil is in the detail. The brutal intensity of the battle was personified by the fact that over the course of today's four race marathon, Invictus was actually four seconds faster after time correction. Morty's blip was Race 4, scoring a fourth place. However, the team from Cowes now have an impressive lead, after winning three of today's races.  Updated - Day 2 Video
Published / Updated: 19 September 2016
In: Racing

One Ton Cup Day One - Thrills and Spills
One Ton Cup Day One - Thrills and Spills
The Solent is the chosen playground for the FAST40+ Class and the first day of the One Ton Cup had swings, roundabouts and a few helter skelters. A northerly breeze, pumping out of Southampton Water, was flicking the windometer into the upper twenties, and a building sea state added to boat handling issues. Three tough windward leeward races tested the stamina of all the teams. Breathless, salt-encrusted, but also deliriously happy with a fantastic day on the race course, there was plenty of banter at Hamble Yacht Services Event Centre after racing- truly a full on foam up.  Updated - Day 1 Video
Published / Updated: 18 September 2016
In: Racing

Mid week rally to Newtown Creek
Mid week rally to Newtown Creek

When the Cruising Committee plan the mid week rallies we usually say 'we hope to have a BBQ on a lovely evening at Newtown' with our fingers crossed. This year the finger crossing worked!

Published / Updated: 08 September 2016
In: Cruising

Experience classic yacht racing at the Hamble Classics Regatta with two days sailing aboard 'Duet’ for as little as £100.
Experience classic yacht racing at the Hamble Classics Regatta with two days sailing aboard 'Duet’ for as little as £100.
Treat yourself or someone else to these opportunities!
The Cirdan Sailing Trust’s 1912 ‘Duet’ is a 70 foot vintage gaff-rigged yawl and to bid for one or more of six available crewing places.

Offer 2 - Go fishing aboard Wetwheels Hamble
For those who prefer a day's fishing you are are invited to bid for groups of 6-8 people aboard the Wetwheels Hamble Cheetah Powerboat from £1000 (inc.VAT), on a date to be mutually agreed, after the Hamble Classics Regatta weekend.
Published / Updated: 18 September 2016
In: Racing

Flying down to Rio
Flying down to Rio
A sign of things to come perhaps? Chris Mansfield awards top prize to Helena, with the runner-up being Bjørnar!

A personal message from Paralympic 2.4mR sailor Helena Lucas MBE
"Once again the Royal Southern have been the perfect hosts for our 2.4mR Solent regatta.
We had 10 boats racing on a course just off Coronation, giving us great tidal conditions similar to Rio. With the help of Matt Grier I organised the regatta to give me a final week of racing before heading off to Rio on Monday.

Published / Updated: 07 September 2016
In: Racing

Cruiser Race 2016
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
In: Cruising

Cowes Week delivers the goods for the Royal Southern YC
Cowes Week delivers the goods for the Royal Southern YC
The weather 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 full.
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
In: Racing

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