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SB20 National Championship - Day 2 Report
SB20 National Championship - Day 2 Report
Report: Paul Hine Image: RSrnYC Stock

Day 2 of the FSE Robline Sponsored SB20 National Championships at the Royal Southern Yacht Club brought lighter breeze of between 14 and 18 knots from a more South-South Westerly direction with sailors waking to rain - where did the summer go?
Spirits were high however with many boats sporting some new World Class Rope thanks to the event sponsor FSE Robline; the bow number raffle allowed boats from across the fleet to win. This was well received after the Hog Roast from the event marquee on the dock.

Published / Updated: 22 July 2017
In: Racing

SB20 National Championship - Day 1 Report
SB20 National Championship - Day 1 Report
Report: Paul Hine Image: RSrnYC Stock

Day 1 of the FSE Robline Sponsored SB20 National Championships at the Royal Southern Yacht Club started today with a very fresh forecast.
27 boats had enjoyed varying conditions the previous day in the Sprint Championships, won with some consistent sailing by John Pollard and his crew on their brand new boat including 2 bullets.
Most of the entrants and visiting crews enjoyed some extremely informative coaching from on the water with Niall Myant.

Published / Updated: 22 July 2017
In: Racing

Triple Crown for Rayco Tabares - J/80 World Championship Final Report
Triple Crown for Rayco Tabares - J/80 World Championship Final Report
Report & Images: Louay Habib

Rayco Tabares (ESP) is the 2017 J/80 World Champion, retaining the title for the third consecutive year, Racing Hotel Princesa Yaiza, with a crew of: Alejandro Bethencourt Fuentes, Afredo Gonzalez, Hector Gonzalez, and Laiyin Francisca Ley Torres Jorge.
Rayco Tabares has now won the J/80 World Championship four times! The Spanish team from Lanzarote, Canary Islands, led the regatta from the first day to the last, but did survive a jitter on the penultimate day. On the last day of racing, the team scored two second place finishes to clinch the world title.

Published / Updated: 14 July 2017
In: Racing

Brezellec Reels in Tabares - Day Four Report
Brezellec Reels in Tabares - Day Four Report
Report: Louay Habib Images: Paul Wyeth

Eric Brezellec (FRA) had an outstanding fourth day at the J/80 World Championship, scoring a scintillating 1-7-1-2, and is now within striking distance of Rayco Tabares (ESP).
The defending world champion, from Lanzarote, is still in pole position, but a 4-1-16-18, has cut his championship lead to just seven points, with two races remaining.
Tomorrow is the 14th July, French National Day, and Brezellec will be coming out with all guns blazing.

Published / Updated: 14 July 2017
In: Racing

Low Down & Shifty - Day Three Report
Low Down & Shifty - Day Three Report
Report: Louay Habib Images: Paul Wyeth

Rayco Tabares (ESP) has retained his lead in the J/80 World Championship, but a crack has appeared in the Spanish team's seemingly invincible armour, scoring eighth in the last race of a tricky day in the Solent.
Luke Patience (GBR) took his first race win, to move up to second place, and Eric Brezellec (FRA) had the best day of all, scoring a 3-3-1 to move up to third for the championship. Jose Maria Van Der Ploeg (ESP) scored 10-10-2 to move up to fourth.

Published / Updated: 13 July 2017
In: Racing

Snakes and Ladders - Day Two Report
 Snakes and Ladders - Day Two Report
Report & Images: Louay Habib

Reigning J/80 World Champion, Rayco Tabares (ESP), stamped his authority on the 2017 J/80 World Championship, with two bullets and a second to open up a commanding lead for the regatta, but it was a game of snakes and ladders for the rest of the fleet.
Simon Moriceau (FRA) has climbed to second place after an 8-3-1 today, and Luke Patience (GBR) put into two great races, but slipped up in the last race to remain in third place. 

Published / Updated: 13 July 2017
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A Flying Start at the 2017 J/80 World Championship
A Flying Start at the 2017 J/80 World Championship
Report: Louay Habib Images: Paul Wyeth
The 16th edition of the J/80 World Championship got off to a flying start with two spectacular championship races for the 48 boat fleet. A southwesterly wind of 12 knots built during the afternoon, piping up to over 20 knots in the gusts.

With wind over tide shortly after the start, the combat zone boiled up with the J/80s powering upwind, then surfing downwind, in a full on foam up. Rayco Tavares (ESP) leads the championship, Kevin Sproul (GBR) is second and Luke Patience (GBR) third.

Published / Updated: 11 July 2017
In: Racing

It's onwards & upwards at the Royal Southern Yacht Club
It's onwards & upwards at the Royal Southern Yacht Club

In April, Karen Henderson-Williams, Commodore of the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble,  was writing to members saying how delighted the Club was with the success of the membership recruitment drive and its ensuing results. The reality now is that the membership numbers have gone on growing to reach a record level of over 1,800!

Published / Updated: 06 July 2017
In: RSrnYC

J/80 World Championship - 8th -14th July
J/80 World Championship - 8th -14th July
Report & Images: Louay Habib

The 16th edition of the J/80 World Championship, is proudly hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. 47 teams from Australia, France, Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Spain will be competing. 14 races are scheduled to take place in The Solent, providing four days of top class racing for a truly world class fleet.
Royal Southern Yacht Club Commodore, Karen Henderson-Williams promises a warm welcome to all competitors. “The Club is honoured to be chosen to host the J/80 World Championship, we are very much looking forward to welcoming you all to the club. Our race management team and all of the staff at the clubhouse will be doing their best to make sure that you have an enjoyable and memorable regatta.”

Published / Updated: 10 July 2017
In: Racing

Ladies Afloat – 24 May and 21 June
Ladies Afloat – 24 May and 21 June

Although the April Ladies Afloat had been cancelled due to a terrible weather forecast the May and June were held in brilliant sunshine and gentle breezes.
As usual we met at the Royal Southern at 1000 hrs for coffee and to sort out who was going on which boat.

Published / Updated: 29 June 2017
In: Cruising

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SB20 National Championship

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Joseph Perrier July Regatta

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J80 Worlds - Extra

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J/80 Worlds - Prize giving

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Our Commodore Karen Henderson-Williams was recently interviewed by Sasha Twining on BBC Radio Solent's H20 slot.
Karen was asked about her childhood and how she got into sailing with her parents, how she progressed from dinghies into keel boats and about her role in helping to develop youth sailing at the Club. She explained her current role as well as her stewardship of the Royal Southern as only the second lady Commodore in the Club's 179 year history. Karen also discussed her aims and objectives for the Club going forward. It's a great listen, and we hope you enjoy it.

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