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1200 on 2nd August 2015 - A cocktail reception and announcement will take place at the Royal Southern Yacht Club on board Mariquita.
1200 on 2nd August 2015 - A cocktail reception and announcement will take place at the Royal Southern Yacht Club on board Mariquita.
The Mariquita
19th June 2015 - The Wetwheels Foundation, launched its fundraising campaign to bring one of its purpose-built, fully-accessible vessels to the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble.
Disabled and disadvantaged people in the Solent region will be taking control of their own specially adapted powerboat, thanks to the generosity of donations to the Wetwheels Foundation.
1200 on 2nd August 2015 - The Wetwheels Foundation will formally announce the money that has been raised. Cheetah Marine, Vetnor, Isle of Wight, will be building a new wheel chair access motorised catamaran, which will be based at the Royal Southern Yacht Club.
Published / Updated: 28 July 2015
In: Press, Accessibility

Charity Classic Yacht Match Race - Mariquita v Eleonora
Charity Classic Yacht Match Race - Mariquita  v Eleonora
Mariquita - Credit: www.classicboats.co.uk
Classic Yachts Mariquita (125FT) and Eleonora (160FT) will take part in a history making Charity Classic Yacht Match Race on Sunday 26th July 2015 under the Burgee of the Royal Southern Yacht Club and we are offering you the opportunity of being part of the crews.
There are only 25 places available for crewing on either boat (20 on Eleonora and 5 on Mariquita) and your are invited to bid for a place. The 25 highest bidders will go racing and the 75 under bidders from all six invited Clubs (RYS, RTYC, RLYC, RSolentYC, RORC and the RSrnYC are invited to a cocktail party at the Royal Southern Yacht Club on board Mariquita and at our recently commissioned Prince Philip Yacht Haven in Hamble on Sunday 2nd August 2015.
Published / Updated: 28 July 2015
In: Racing, RSrnYC

Horse and Jockey Rally
Horse and Jockey Rally
Or "Living Dangerously on the River Cur" Our fleet of two motor boats, three RIBs, the Bewes' Barouche, a kayak and a paddleboard were an impressive sight on the Upper Hamble. However on the River Cur, that beautifully narrow final leg, a combination of lowish tides ...
Published / Updated: 16 July 2015
In: Cruising

Champagne Joseph Perrier July Regatta Report
Champagne Joseph Perrier July Regatta Report
Spectacular Conditions Image: Paul Wyeth
The Royal Southern Yacht Club's deserved reputation for top-flight race organisation has spread far from The Solent, so it is no surprise that the Champagne Joseph Perrier July Regatta attracted racers from beyond the club's Hamble River base.
Commented Prue Nash 'We were the lowest rated boat in the class and were really chuffed to do so well. It was champagne sailing, literally in this case. A fantastic regatta and really well organised'.
The Royal Southern is also showing its mettle, along with its unrivalled facilities, in running national events alongside its core programme, this weekend also hosting the Open British 6 Metre Championship.
Published / Updated: 06 July 2015
In: Racing

June Mid Week Rally 2015
June Mid Week Rally 2015
The venue for our 3rd mid week of the season was Bucklers Hard. Sadly the forecast of force 5 to 6 winds put a lot of members off making the trip down the Solent in particular the motor boats. But 3 sailing yachts made it. The strong wind was in the north east so the sail do...
Published / Updated: 30 June 2015
In: Cruising

Golfing Society - East Horton Report
Golfing Society - East Horton Report
All who played, agreed this was the best golf day we have had so far, regardless of the results! The weather was perfect and handicaps ranged from 5 to 36. Eight members played the 9 hole Marwell golf course after a lesson with the most patient golf pro in the world, Miles! Tony Lines wo...
Published / Updated: 30 June 2015
In: Golfing Society

2015 Round the Island Race - Royal Southern YC Trophy Winners
2015 Round the Island Race - Royal Southern YC Trophy Winners
Congratulations to the following members:
1st place overall IRC 0, JP Morgan Trophy - Sir Keith Mills (Invictus)
2nd place Inter Club IRC Team, Jeroboam Trophy - Steve Powell (Mahjong) , Robbie Boulter (Breeze) , Robbie & Lis Robinson (Hot Rats)
1st place 1st Gaffer Division, Jubilee Trophy - Richard Jacobs (Ivy Green)
Overall winner ISCRS Gp 4, Crankshaw Bowl - John Westlake (Polar Bear III).
Saturday saw the Club acting as the Hamble Hub for the RTI race, bringing many additional crews in on Friday evening for the weather briefing and after racing on Saturday, to declare, celebrate and collect their tankards.
Published / Updated: 04 July 2015
In: Racing

Royal Southern Yacht Club nominated in Yacht Club of the Year category of inaugural Sailing Today Awards
Royal Southern Yacht Club nominated in Yacht Club of the Year category of inaugural Sailing Today Awards
Royal Southern Honorary Member, Sir Robin Knox-Johnson also nominated in Sailor of the Year Category.
Voting is now open in the Sailing Today Awards 2015, set to recognize the best that the marine industry and the cruising world have to offer, in 12 categories, open to public on-line voting. Voting closes on 22 August.
Members may help the cause by voting for the Club and Sir Robin and lobbying their friends to do likewise.
Published / Updated: 29 June 2015
In: RSrnYC

J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
Image: Christian Beasley
The Royal Southern Yacht Club is delighted to be supporting the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race as Race 'hosts' so that even more competitors, their families and friends, can enjoy the buzz surrounding this most famous of one-day yacht races.
As a HUB Club, the Royal Southern Yacht Club is providing an 'open door' policy over the Race weekend to enhance and extend the excitement and atmosphere generated by the world's largest yacht race.
Published / Updated: 28 June 2015
In: Racing

North Sails June Regatta
North Sails June Regatta
The North Sails video team were on hand to record the day's events - Image: Paul Wyeth
The Scots have been making their presence felt south of the border recently, and so it was with the Royal Southern Yacht Club's North Sails June Regatta where Eala of Rhu took top spot in a hotly contested IRC1.
Normally based on the Clyde, Jamie McGarry and Colin Moore's co-owned Swan 45 sailed consistently through the two days of the regatta to narrowly take the win ahead of Adam Gosling's Corby 36 Yes!, a significant Solent scalp for the visitors.
Published / Updated: 03 July 2015
In: Racing

Sailability Day Report & Images
Sailability Day Report & Images
On the 6 June the Southern hosted a Sailability day for Deaf Sailing UK.
The 17 guests arrived for coffee at the club, where they were welcomed by the Commodore. They were then allocated to the various members' boats including Dino Volante, Samiotissa, Wetwheels, Up to Speed and a RIB. They then set off for a day sailing in the Solent. The scene in Cowes was enhanced by the presence of some beautiful classic yachts and royal yachts that had assembled for the Royal Yacht Squadron bicentenary review.
Published / Updated: 29 June 2015
In: Cruising

Wetwheels launches its Hamble Campaign
Wetwheels launches its Hamble Campaign
Friday 19th June 2015 - 10.30am
The Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble is pleased to announce the official launch of the campaign to introduce a new WetWheels boat for the River Hamble.
The boat is designed to provide opportunities for disabled persons to get onto the water. The new WetWheels boat will be berthed in the prestigious new Prince Philip Yacht Haven at the heart of Hamble village.
Facilities for disabled visitors have been a central part of the design of the Haven.  
Published / Updated: 18 June 2015
In: RSrnYC

Royal Southern Match Cup Event Roundup
Royal Southern Match Cup Event Roundup
Ian Williams emerged as a worthy winner of the first ever World Match Racing Tour event to be held in the UK, the Royal Southern Match Cup 2015. But this ISAF Grade 2 event posed a real scare for Ian from the Club's own Academy member Mark Lees in the semi-finals.
Five-time World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) champion and the current world number one, Williams had kept a 100 per cent win record until he ran into Lees in the first of the knock-out series. Lees took the first race and an early lead in the best-of-five, before Williams hit back taking the next two. In a declining and shifty Solent breeze, and despite a coming together at the top mark, Lees kept the tie alive with a win to level the scores. Article is a round-up article of all 4 days

Published / Updated: 17 July 2015
In: Racing, Academy

Club Pursuit Race Report
Club Pursuit Race Report
Whilst the summer sun did kindly appear for the Club Pursuit Race the wind was forecast to be absent which certainly set a challenge for the Race Office Stuart Childerley.
With competitors from all sections of the Club sailing fraternity the boats ranged from a lovely Ed Burnett gaff cutter, through many of the cruising fraternity, and across to various racers in the Club.
It is a tribute to the handicapping that the first three boats of varying sizes crossed with about twenty five seconds between them but the Commodore just squeezed in Hot Rats between Xtract and Din Volante by seven seconds on Dino Volante with Xtract some twenty seconds behind in third.
Published / Updated: 18 June 2015
In: Racing, Cruising

North Sails - Official Sponsor of the June Regatta
North Sails - Official Sponsor of the June Regatta
The Royal Southern Yacht Club proudly announces North Sails as the official sponsor of the June Regatta and the arrival of the ‘North U’ coaching programme. North U. Regatta Services has been growing over the last four years at regattas in the United States, providing both coaching and performance analysis to competitors, free of charge, after each day’s racing.
After racing our competitors will be able to seek advice from North’s coaching teams and their highly trained sailing performance analysts.
Published / Updated: 21 June 2015
In: Racing

First Splash Event in the Yacht Haven
First Splash Event in the Yacht Haven
High water at 1530 and a Splash session have not historically worked, however with Sam's Ramp we were now able to launch at all states of the tide.
With a superb weather forecast, albeit erring on the light side a fully blended group of Splashers assembled in the vast car park at 1030 hours.
We planned for the seniors to sail to the beach at Calshot Lagoon and for the Junior to travel by RIB with a handful of Oppy’s in tow. Sailing across proved to be an excellent lesson in sailing down-wind in light airs and how every little increment can help or hinder boat speed.
Published / Updated: 13 June 2015
In: Youth Sailing

May Ladies Afloat
May Ladies Afloat
Yet some more lovely weather for our May Ladies Afloat and this time we had 5 ladies to take sailing on 2 boats, Resolute and Dino Volante. The wind was blowing gently from the West as we sailed across to Cowes in the sunshine. There were quite a few yachts out as it was half-term holida...
Published / Updated: 09 June 2015
In: Cruising

J/80’s Return to the Royal Southern
J/80’s Return to the Royal Southern
Following the handover of the boat park by Raymond Brown, this weekend we were able to start moving our day boats back from Hamble Yacht Services’ and Key Yachting’s boat park.
The first 6 boats were brought back last Saturday and the remainder will be brought back over the coming days, as resources permit.
The boat park has been levelled and tarmacked, giving berth holders an easier surface for boat movements. The crane has also been re-furbished, re-tested and re-certified, so we are now completely open for business.
Published / Updated: 13 June 2015
In: Racing

Royal Southern Yacht Club's new Yacht Haven commissioned by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., K.T.
Royal Southern Yacht Club's new Yacht Haven commissioned by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., K.T.
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at today's unveiling of the plaque during the commissioning of the Prince Philip Yacht Haven.
The Royal Southern Yacht Club was honoured today by the presence in Hamble of its Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, for the Commissioning ceremony of the newly completed Prince Philip Yacht Haven.
Three years ago, His Royal Highness had graciously lent his name to this project to transform the Club's waterfront and having been shown the plans on his last visit, was viewing the completed development for the first time.
Accompanied by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Mrs. Lindsay Fox, Prince Philip was welcomed to the Royal Southern Yacht Club by its Commodore, Mr. Christopher Mansfield, before meeting Flag Officers and Members of both the Royal Southern and its neighbour, the Royal Air Force Yacht Club, a partner in the waterfront project.
Published / Updated: 08 June 2015
In: RSrnYC

May Rally to Lymington
May Rally to Lymington
The forecast for the appointed day - Tuesday 19th May- was not good, winds from the west with gusts up to 35 knots, with or without rain. Long experience of Lymington rallies shows that only the most determined yachtsmen, possibly wearing hair shirts, will set off from Hamble in such conditions, and this was no exception...
Published / Updated: 03 June 2015
In: Cruising

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