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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: 29 June 2015
In: Racing

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: 22 June 2015
In: Racing

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: 21 June 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

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

Deauville 2015
Deauville 2015
After two years of high winds and postponements, this year's event was blessed with moderate breezes and fine weather in Deauville.
The fleet included fifteen French boats, including 5 Figaros, which sailed over from France the previous day in time for the start at 12.10 last Friday, along with fourteen GBR boats, including IRC and Sail & Power classes and seven motor boats which had left earlier.
Published / Updated: 13 June 2015
In: Racing, Cruising, Motor Boat

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Ladies Committee
Fri 3rd July - 1200
Enjoy a drink in the Upper Bar followed by a two course lunch with a glass of wine.
Come and join us, meet new ladies and bring your friends for our summer lunch.
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"Opera On The Run"
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River Hamble Harbour Master's Charity Pursuit Race
Sat 4 July 2015
Dinghy mono-hulls only
No trapeze
All racing within the River
Entry: £5 per dinghy
Supporting the ‘John Merricks Sailing Trust’
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Cruiser Race Entry Open
Sunday 26 July from Cherbourg: the day after supper in the Cherbourg Yacht Club
It is a fun event with 4 legs and a lay day between each leg. It ends in St Malo on Saturday 1 August in St Malo.
If you don't want to race you can come along and join in the parties.
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Splash Week will run from the 15th to 23rd of August for Junior Cadets and the 17th to 23rd for Splashers
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Solent Owners Association Region Championship & Small Boat Championship
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