There is a vigorous motorboat division within the Club, which began in ground-breaking manner in 1905 with the running of its first motorboat race.
Since 2005 and in the face of increasing commercial and leisure traffic in its home waters, the Club has restricted itself to motorboat rallies, but still has strong affiliations with powerboat competition. Its Members have raced throughout more than five decades with success and distinction, taking national and world championship honours.
That racing heritage had been maintained throughout the modern history of the Club, which hosted rounds of the Class I Offshore World and National championships, played a significant role in organising Cowes-Torquay race meetings since 1961, initiated and administered the inaugural Round Britain Marathon and provided organisers for the two subsequent editions.
A Club Member currently holds both the Beaverbrook and British International Harmsworth Trophies, for victory in the 2011 Cowes-Torquay-Cowes International Offshore Powerboat Race.
Members own powered craft, classic and modern, between 6 metre RIBs and 60 metre motor yachts and the national calendar includes rallies in company in the Spring and Autumn, an Open Weekend in the Summer, its competition format containing tests of seamanship and seagoing knowledge.
Launched in 2009 was an Inter-Club Team Trophy for teams of three vessels, of any size, with entries invited from other yacht clubs and owners associations and the social nature of this and all our weekends is legendary.
Alongside it is the EP Barrus Trophy, exclusively for RIBS, but any individual may enter either competition and an annual dinner in December rounds out the year.
The Clay Pigeon Shooting society also falls within the purview of the Motorboat Division, catering for a very active section of our wider Club membership.
Between these interest groups we hope that there is something to enthuse, encourage and stimulate our motor boat owning fraternity, year round and we warmly welcome new motor boating Members and hope that they may become involved.

For more details or to book please contact:

2017 Events

Shooting - Compton Manor

Notice Of Shoot
Held at Acorn Shooting, Compton Manor Estate, King’s Somborne. 

0915 -Arrival with Tea/Coffee and Bacon Rolls
0950 - Briefing
1000 - Shooting commences

We will shoot an 80 bird sporting lay-out, shot in squads, followed by an individual googly and then a 60 bird flush in selected teams. This is one of our best venues for shooting and catering hence the slightly higher cost and promises to be a very good day out.
Novices will be provided with an instructor, giving professional guidance, and a loan of a suitable gun together with cartridges and will shoot targets appropriate for the novice group

£115 Per Person—Shooting / £30 Per Person—Non Shooting
* Guns should bring their own cartridges of nothing larger than 28 gram, 6, 7 or 8 and cartridges will be available to purchase.
All guns, except novices, should have a shotgun licence and appropriate third party insurance.

Guests are very welcome at all our events. We simply ask you to to contact Mike Norton on or by phone on 07713 612431 who will describe the indemnity process.


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:

Trafalgar Night Dinner

 Events Desk - 023 8045 0312  

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