Articles in the Racing category
Sparkling Start To The Summer Series
Cobra – Mike and Seb Blair (winners of IRC 1)
Sunshine and a solid breeze launched the opening event of the Royal Southern Yacht Club’s Summer Series - the North Sails May Regatta - in fine style.
The 81 crews competing, the highest entry in several years, enjoyed racing on tight courses in brisk conditions. Early cloud and rain on Saturday gave way to sun and 10 to 20-plus knots over the rest of the event, which was also the first round of the IRC Solent Region Championship.
Published / Updated: 17 May 2017
FINAL FAST40+ Spring Regatta - Hitchhiker Spring Win
Hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, the wind gods blew too hard on the second day resulting in racing abandoned for the last day, meaning that the results from the first day of racing stood for the regatta.
Bas de Voogt's Carkeek 40+ Hitchhiker was declared winner of the FAST40+ Spring Regatta at a prize giving ceremony hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. Stewart Whitehead's Carkeek 40+ Rebellion tide on points with Hitchhiker but was second on count back.Tony Dickin's Jubilee was in impressive form, scoring three podium finishes to end the regatta just one point off the lead in third.
Published / Updated: 14 May 2017
Royal Southern YC Early Season Regatta Preview
The 2017 racing season at the Royal Southern Yacht Club has an exciting line up of regattas with National, European and World Championship events, as well as an extensive race programme for sport boats and keel boats throughout the summer, with a fantastic prize of an all expenses paid trip to Barbados. Olympic, America's Cup and Round the world sailors will be taking part, rubbing shoulders with passionate corinthian sailors, young and old.
Published / Updated: 13 May 2017
The Royal Southern Yacht Club will host the second Hamble Classics Regatta on 16-17th September 2017
Building on the resounding success of last year's inaugural regatta that
attracted 65 entries, the 2017 Hamble Classics is set to welcome all styles of
classic yachts including Metre classes, Classic Racers and Cruisers, Old
Gaffers, Dayboats and Spirit of Tradition yachts, with racing formatted to suit
For the Notice of Race and to enter please visit: https://www.royal-southern.co.uk/Afloat/2017/Hamble-Classics
Published / Updated: 19 April 2017
Royal Southern Yacht Club unveils new Champion of Champions Trophy sponsored by Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Launched in 2012 as part of the Royal Southern Yacht Club's 175th Anniversary celebrations, this year marks the 5th year in which the Hamble-based Yacht Club and Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. have united to recognise the prestigious
annual Champion of Champions award.
To mark this, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. has kindly provided a Champion of Champions Trophy to be presented
Published / Updated: 30 November 2016
Fly And Sail Options At The Mount Gay Round Barbados Regatta
The Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series, which runs from 16-24 January and
marks the start of the Caribbean race season, is fast becoming a good charter
option for race-thirsty, sun-seekers.
Those keen to escape the post Christmas northern hemisphere winter chill, could
do worse than sign up for a place on one of the many charter yachts competing at
this popular Caribbean regatta.
Published / Updated: 08 November 2016
Royal Southern publishes Notice of Race for J/80 Class World Championships
The Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSrnYC) is
delighted to be hosting next year's J/80 Class World Championships, with racing
from Monday 10th to Friday 14th July 2017.
The Hamble-based Club, which is organising the Championships in conjunction with
the J/80 UK Class Association, has published the Notice of Race (NoR) which is
available for download, along with other related information, on the event
Published / Updated: 25 October 2016
Hamble Classics raises the bar for classic yacht regattas
The inaugural Hamble Classics Regatta got off to a glorious start over the weekend of 24-25 September with a big entry, big parties, and big weather to match. A total of 65 boats ranging from two tiny Herreshoff gaffers to the mighty Swan 65 Desperado put on show the most inclusive range of classics of recent Solent-based regattas.
Updated: Event video added
When added to the long history of the Royal Southern Yacht Club, now with its new Prince Philip Yacht Haven being able to accommodate half this classic fleet, it was an ideal venue, especially when the Elephant Boatyard supplied a Caribbean-style pontoon rum party along with warm sunshine after Saturday's racing, as one of six supporting partners.
Commenting on the weekend, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said, "I thought the whole event was most enjoyable. It is just what yachting should be about."
Published / Updated: 25 October 2016
Barbados September Regatta - Cobra is Barbados Bound
The sun came out for the final day of the Royal Southern Yacht Club's September
Regatta, also incorporating the One Ton Cup. Light winds and warm air, provided
comfortable racing conditions, but a fickle sea breeze made for shifty racing in
the Solent. Hundreds of club members, sailors and friends gathered at the Royal
Southern Yacht Club's Prince Philip Yacht Haven for the presentation.
“The club has hosted world championships before and will continue to do so
and the hosting of major events like the One Ton Cup is all down to a lot of
hard work by the staff and volunteer members of the Royal Southern.”
commented Rear Commodore Sailing, Graham Nixon. “There has been a
substantial investment in the club with the opening of the Prince Phillip Yacht
Haven and we have a wonderful combination of facilities ashore and afloat. Well
done to Peter Morton and his team, it has been an honour for the club to host
the One Ton Cup.”
Published / Updated: 27 September 2016
One Ton Cup Final Report - Morty Wins the One Ton Cup
It was fifth time lucky for Morty, but the wait is now over. Peter Morton's
Carkeek 40+ Girls on Film has won the 2016 One Ton Cup. The Cowes based team
were worthy winners having scored no worse than a fourth in nine races. Peter
Morton has come second in the One Ton Cup on two occasions and the attempts to
win the prestigious trophy span over three generations.
“It has been unfinished business.” smiled Peter Morton, rinsed in
champagne. “The team on Girls on Film have been absolutely fabulous. I would
also like to thank the Royal Southern Yacht Club and Principal Race Officer,
Stuart Childerley and his team for outstanding race management. Also Rob
Greenhalgh for coming up with the idea of the FAST40+ Class and putting it
together. For those of you that haven't won, I would say just be patient, your
time will come.”
Updated: Final day video
Published / Updated: 30 September 2016