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Royal Southern takes 1st and 2nd places at Antigua Sailing Week
Royal Southern takes 1st and 2nd places at Antigua Sailing Week
With 12-14 knots of wind, the classes got away on schedule for the final race of the event with Stuart Childerley, the PRO, setting a 5 mile beat broken by a short reaching leg, followed by a spinnaker run back to the finish.
Scarlet Oyster made a good start towards the port end of the line, but found herself surrounded and hemmed in the German Swan, Best Buddies, Northern Child another UK boat, EH01 the boat we raced last year and Carlo Falcone's Caccia alla Volpe, a local boat.
Published / Updated: 02 May 2016
In: Racing

Antigua Sailing Week - Day 1
Antigua Sailing Week - Day 1
Image: Graham Nixon
Two Royal Southern teams lead their classes at the end of day 2.  Chris Body, sailing J/122 El Ocaso, now leads Class 5, with four firsts, while Scarlet Oyster, an Oyster 48, is joint leader in Class 6, with 1,2,1,4.
Today’s conditions were much lighter, with winds of 10 knots for the morning race, dropping to 6/7 in the afternoon.
Published / Updated: 02 May 2016
In: Racing

Congratulations! Royal Southern Team Wins Round Antigua Race
Congratulations! Royal Southern Team Wins Round Antigua Race
First in class by a substantial margin and beaten only by two professional crews for the overall trophy, our team, racing in 'Scarlet Oyster' came third overall and first in class in the 50 mile Round the Island race in Antigua on Saturday (23rd April).
After a hotly contested start, 'Scarlet Oyster' found clear air and after a couple of quick tacks she pulled away from the fleet, increasing her lead on every leg to the finish. 
Published / Updated: 24 April 2016
In: Racing

Hamble Classics at the Southern Regatta - Entries open and NoR published
Hamble Classics at the Southern Regatta - Entries open and NoR published
The Royal Southern Yacht Club will host and run the inaugural 'Hamble Classics at the Southern' Regatta on 24-25th September 2016.
Today it announces the publication of its Notice of Race (NoR) including eligibility criteria and an attractive entry fee structure.
The International Metre classes, Classic Racers and Cruisers, Spirit of Tradition yachts plus Old Gaffers and Dayboats will enjoy the superb facilities at one of the UK's top yacht clubs, with first class race management and a social programme to match.
Published / Updated: 20 April 2016
In: Racing

The Royal Southern Yacht Club is the mainland HUB Club for this year's J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
The Royal Southern Yacht Club is the mainland HUB Club for this year's J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
Image: Mike Austen
The Royal Southern Yacht Club has been granted the exclusive right by the Island Sailing Club (ISC) to be the mainland HUB Club for this year's Round the Island Race, the last under J.P. Morgan's 12-year title sponsorship.
The Royal Southern, who also acted as a South Coast HUB in 2015, will be showing the Race EventTV feed throughout the weekend (Friday 1st-Sunday 3rd July 2016) that includes Friday evening's live coverage of the Raymarine Weather Brief, live coverage of Saturday's starts, competitor notices/information and the ISC's full classified results service.
Published / Updated: 18 April 2016
In: Racing

A perfect weekend of match racing at the Match Cup ISAF Grade 4 Qualifier
A perfect weekend of match racing at the Match Cup ISAF Grade 4 Qualifier
Report & Images: Jane Vose
Over an action-packed weekend (9-10 April), teams from across Europe descended on the Royal Southern Yacht Club for an exciting ISAF Grade 4 match racing competition - the qualifying round and prelude to the main event, the ISAF Grade 2 Match Racing Final taking place 15-18 June.
After some really close racing the 'home' Royal Southern team, led by Annabel Vose (GBR) with Hannah Peters, Amy Prime, Rob Gullan and Piers Hugh-Smith, triumphed. 
Published / Updated: 24 April 2016
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First 2K Team Racing event deemed a success by the Royal Southern YC
First 2K Team Racing event deemed a success by the Royal Southern YC
Question: How do you cram all the different racing scenarios that you might encounter over a season into one day on the water?
Answer: Go 2K Team Racing at the Royal Southern...and they did!
'2K' is defined as two boat team racing in keel boats, with mixed gender crews and no spinnakers. Team racing provides short, high intensity races with lots of close quarter encounters between boats.
Published / Updated: 20 April 2016
In: Racing

Online Event Entry Now Open
Online Event Entry Now Open
We are pleased to announce that we now have a new Online Entry system for all our racing events for 2016.
Each racing event has its own event page reachable from the Online Entry menu under our Afloat section. These pages have all the information and files you need together with an easy-to-use entry form.
Published / Updated: 18 April 2016
In: Racing

'Hamble Classics at the Southern'
'Hamble Classics at the Southern'
A new Regatta at the Royal Southern YC is announced for September 2016
The Royal Southern Yacht Club will host and run the inaugural 'Hamble Classics at the Southern' Regatta on 24-25th September 2016.
Designed as a late season extravaganza of classic yachting, the Hamble Classics Regatta is set to welcome all styles of classic yachts, with racing formats to suit each type.
Metre classes, Classic Racers and Cruisers, Spirit of Tradition yachts plus Old Gaffers and Dayboats will enjoy the superb facilities at one of the UK's top yacht clubs, with first class race management and a social programme to match.
Published / Updated: 19 April 2016
In: Racing

Nikki Curwen has recently completed the Mini Transat.
Nikki Curwen has recently completed the Mini Transat.
Nikki Curwen, a member of the Royal Southern has recently completed the Mini Transat, a solo yacht race across the Atlantic in a 6.5m boat. With only paper charts and a basic GPS for navigation, it's back to basics.
Nikki has been working towards the race for three years, and for the final two years running her own campaign, with the Southern as her home club.
Published / Updated: 18 January 2016
In: Racing

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