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Sailability September 2nd
Sailability September 2nd

34 guests joined Wetwheels and 7 Royal southern boats to go sailing.
The weather was kind, with sunshine and light winds. Some boats went across to Cowes and up to the Folly and the rest went to the Beaulieu. We met up at lunchtime to enjoy the packed lunch paid for by the Trust.
It was clear from the happy smiles and animated conversations that everyone had a good time.

Published / Updated: 23 September 2017

The 2nd Hamble Classics Regatta
The 2nd Hamble Classics Regatta
Image: Paul Wyeth

The 2nd Hamble Classics Regatta hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club (15-17 September) delivered another exceptional weekend of close competition for a diverse entry of 64 yachts split into eight classes, with celebrated classics plus gaffers, Metre yachts, dayboats and cruiser-racers racing in the Solent and based at the club's superb Prince Philip Yacht Haven.
The welcome arrival of the Spirit Yachts 'Oui Fling', Irvine Laidlaw's flush deck racer and Michael Hough's elegant 65ft Chloe Giselle spurred the addition of an IRC Zero division and this included Richard Loftus iconic S&S Swan 65 Desperado, a yacht designed at around the event's pre-1971 eligibility benchmark and adding a thoroughbred classic profile to this exciting upshift in yacht size.

Published / Updated: 20 September 2017

2017 ICOYC Cruise In Finland
2017 ICOYC Cruise In Finland

The next morning, 25 August, after sorting out a few things on "Nova", a Dufour 385, we set sail for Verkan on the island of Korpo.   The navigation was relatively easy as we sailed, or rather motor-sailed, as the wind was very light, down the main channel towards Korpo.
We saw quite a few classic yachts tacking up through the islands.  There was just a slight challenge going through the many small islands to the harbour of Verkan but the leading marks were extremely helpful and there were posts marking a very narrow passage.
Eventually we found a place to moor, hooking a buoy to tie to the stern and then bow to a jetty.    

Published / Updated: 18 September 2017

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Hamble Classics

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Splash Week 2017 inc Prize Giving

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Junior Cadets Race to Cowes

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SB20 National Championship

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

 Events Desk - 023 8045 0312  

Visit to the South Downs Planetarium, Chichester

Visit to the South Downs Planetarium, Chichester
Wednesday October 4th 2017 at 10.00 hrs.

Organiser: Ann Arscott email :  07778815352

Our visit will start with Coffee and Biscuits, and will be followed at 10.30 a.m. by a talk by Dr. John Mason in the Star Theatre.
He will describe the stars and planets which can be seen on that day, and will take us on an imaginary journey, by boat, from Portsmouth to Australia, using the stars visible on October 4th 2017 for navigation.

The majority of us will not be familiar with navigating by star sights, but is might be a handy skill to acquire should your GPS fail!

Please see the planetarium's website for more information.

After the talk: Chichester is a lovely old city with lots of retail therapy opportunities and restaurants for lunch

I look forward to seeing you.



Golf Day - East Horton Golf Club

 Event contact as shown below.  
Moved from September 15th to Thursday October 5th.  
Mortimers Lane, Fair Oak, Near Winchester, Hampshire SO50 7EA
The first tee time is 9 but we normally meet at 8 for coffee and bacon rolls at the golf club. We have a lunch and prize giving so events normally finish around 3 p.m.

East Horton remains a firm favourite, set in 260 acres of glorious Hampshire countryside with a choice of three courses to fit any age or ability.
The stunning 6,186 yard Championship-standard Greenwood Course was redesigned in 2009 by Ryder Cup player Guy Hunt.
The Parkland Course is a challenging 5,672 yard Championship golf course, set on beautiful, mature parkland.
The Marwell Course is a 1,000 yard, 9-hole, par 3 that is ideal for a quick round, and for youngsters and learners.
And after a long, fun filled day golfing, lunch is always well appreciated in the Greenside Bar and Terrace which is a 16th century tythe barn which retains all of its original character, while benefiting from modern amenities.

Coffee/tea and bacon rolls on arrival
18 hole round of golf
Light Lunch

Two Course £18.50  Three course £21

In the evening there will be a club special supper back at our yacht club.
A choice of menu will be provided prior to the event for members to give their preferences.

Book directly with Chrissie White:

Cruiser Supper

 Events Desk - 023 8045 0312  

Folly Rally

 Sailing Office - 023 8045 0302  



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