1200 on 2nd August 2015 - A cocktail reception and announcement will take place at the Royal Southern Yacht Club on board 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.
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.
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
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
June Mid Week Rally 2015
The venue for our 3rd mid week of the season was
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
The strong wind was in the north east so the
Published / Updated: 30 June 2015
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
May Ladies Afloat
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
Published / Updated: 09 June 2015
J/80’s Return to the Royal Southern
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
Published / Updated: 13 June 2015
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.
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.
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
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