Articles in the Academy category
World Match Race Tour comes to Hamble!
The Royal Southern Yacht Club is pleased to announce that for the first time, the Royal Southern Match Cup, to be held on 10 - 14 June 2015, will be a part of the World Match Race Tour.
Three of the eight Tour card holders, including five times World Champion Ian Williams, will be taking part providing a World Class field in the Match cup for the second year running.
Mark Lees & his Academy Team Head for Perth
The 'Warren Jones' is one of the top youth match race regattas in the world. Warren Jones winners have gone on to be the ISAF No.1 match racers.
First held in 2003, and then in alternate years at the Royal Perth Yacht Club and Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, both ICOYC members, we have an agreement that the Warren Jones winner gains a free entry to the Royal Southern Match Cup and our U25 winner gains a free entry to the Warren Jones.
Race Volunteers 2015
2015 is almost upon us and will bring 8 external regattas, including 4 National Championships, ISAF Grade 2 Match Racing event as well as our normal programme of monthly regattas and Club races.
To help us plan for 2015, it would be most useful if you could review the Race Volunteer Form, with its event schedule. All experience levels are welcome. To download the form click here and...
NCI Granted Dedicated VHF Channel
Coastwatch Institution (NCI) has been allocated
a national licence by OFCOM for the use of VHF.
This facility is
scheduled to become operational on 1 October
2014 when National Coastwatch stations will go
live for the first time on Channel 65. In the
meantime, stations will be equipped with a
dedicated radio for this purpose and the service
will replace the practice of some stations
currently holding a licence to operate on Marina
Channel 37. This will no longer be available.
Royal Southern ISAF Grade 2 Match Cup - Wrap-Up Report - Swinton & Team Alpari FX claim The Boysterous Trophy
Report: Phil Riley Photos: Michael Austen Video: LPB Aerial Imagery
The winning Team Alpari FX led by Keith Swinton (below) was
presented with The Boysterous Trophy by Naomi Hall at Sunday
afternoon's Royal Southern Match Cup prizegiving.
When two of the world's best
match-racers go head-to-head the smallest edge can be decisive - and
so it proved in the final of the Royal Southern Match Race Cup 2014.
Royal Southern ISAF Grade 2 Match Cup - Day Two Report - All set for a thrilling finale.
It's all set for
a thrilling finale to the Royal Southern Match
Cup 2014, held in association with the RYA and
Raymarine, with the four highest ranked sailors
set to go head-to-head out on The Solent on
The sun shone -
mostly - and the breeze stayed in for the
concluding Round Robin matches followed by the
Quarter-Finals. While the pre-regatta favourites
progressed to the semis, all were kept on their
toes by some determined opposition.
Royal Southern ISAFGrade 2 Match Cup - Day One Report - The world's match racing stars shone brightly
|Some of the stars of world match
racing put on a master-class of close-quarter
sailing and provided ample evidence that their
ISAF rankings are not accidental.
series of races at the Royal Southern Match Cup
2014 demonstrated the mix of precision and
ruthlessness necessary to win these one-on-one
|Four of the 12
present are ranked in the world top-20 and they
put on an almost seamless performance to lead
the event after day one.
Interclub Youth Keelboat Nationals 2014
A great day's racing. Photo: Ben Childerley
With conditions from fresh to frightening, 14 teams from eight Yacht Clubs across the Solent and beyond, entered this year's Interclub Youth Keelboat Nationals on Saturday 29th March for the Griffin Trophy, kindly donated by RORC.
In brilliant sunshine and a solid 15-20kt breeze from the South East, all crews were tested with a variety of windward leeward and round the cans racing, including an experimental 'Echo' course incorporating a reaching start before a traditional windward leeward format, developed by Race Officer Stuart Childerley