Racing is at the forefront of everything we do at The Southern. We host everything from small Club events to large-scale international regattas, from Oppies to Fast 40+'s, and one-design sportsboats to classic yacht regattas. Explore below to find out how to come race with us, what's on this season, and results from our many past events.
Royal Southern Events 2019
RSrnYC Summer Series
The Summer Series consists of four open racing events held over the summer months. They are our bread and butter and encapsulate everything the Royal Southern is about, with great racing on the water and great fun on the shore.
The dates for the 2019 regattas are:
- Summer Series 1, May Regatta - 18th/19th May
- Summer Series 2, June Regatta - 15th/16th June
- Summer Series 3, July Regatta - 13th/14th July
- Summer Series 4, September Regatta - 14th/15th September
Follow the links to be taken to the individual regatta event pages where you can find entry information, results and individual regatta details.
Each regatta consists of two days of racing with the following:
- Friday Night - Welcome Drinks Reception
- Saturday - Racing from 10:30, post-racing 'Happy Hour' and 'Fiver Feast', 7pm Daily Prizegiving and 7:30pm Crew Suppers.
- Sunday - Racing from 10:30, post-racing 'Fiver Feast' post-racing Daily and Event Prizegiving
There are daily spot prizes, prizes for each weekend and series prizes which are awarded at the RSrnYC Annual Prizegiving. Tickets for the Crew Suppers can be bought with your entry on YachtScoring, or be added on at a later date.
The July Regatta will also feature the Royal Southern Crew Party - more details will be released nearer the time!
Boats can enter through YachtScoring on each event page and the Notice of Series can be found below. Crew Supper tickets can also be purchased through entry, and can be added on at a later date.
Racing will take place on two courses in the Central Solent and the regatta is open to the following classes:
- IRC Classes (Black Group)
- J/88, Sundays only (Black Group)
- HP30 Class (Black Group)
- Double Handed Class (Club Handicap, Black Group)
- Club Class (Black Group)
- J/70 (White Group)
- Mixed Sportsboats (White Group)
- XOD (White Group)
IRC Splits will be entry dependent and any other class may request an invitation to attend by email to email@example.com.
Discounted entry is given to those who enter the whole series when entering the May Regatta, there is also a member’s discount for whole series entry. Please enter by following the links above to event pages, or by clicking the following the YachtScoring links below.
Summer Series – May: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=6191
Summer Series – June: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=6198
Summer Series – July: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=6199
Summer Series – Sept: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=6200
Notice of Race: Find here
Sailing Instructions: Available 1st May 2019
RSrnYC J/70 Academy Frostbite Series
The Frostbite Series is a series of open one day regattas for J/70s. With short-course, fast-paced racing, these events are designed to warm up your boat and your crew for the busy season ahead! The series lies on the following dates:
- 26th January - With coach Ruairidh Scott from North Sails, filming and coaching on the water and with post-race video debrief in the clubhouse.
- 23rd February - TBC
- 16th March - TBC
Click on the links above to be taken to the individual regatta pages.
Entry fees are as follows:
- Non-Member - £55
- Member - £50
- Academy (All crew under 26 and club members) - £35
Solent Cruiser Race
RSrnYC Passage Series
British Keelboat League
Fast 40+ Round 6
All female sailors are invited to participate in the Royal Southern Ladies' Race!
This year the race is taking place on Saturday 7th September with racing commencing at 10:30am.
Only women may helm, men are permitted in other crew roles and there is an additional prize for the first all-female crew.
Ancient Mariner's Race
All sailors who are ages 60 or over are invited to participate in the Royal Southern Ancient Mariner's Race!
This year the race will take place on Sunday 8th September with racing commencing at 10:30am.
The helm must be at least 60 years of age, no crew member may be under the age of 40 and the average age of the crew must be at least 50 years of age. Handicaps will be modifies to allow for the average age of the crew. There is an additional prize for the first female helm.
Under 21 Cup
All sailors under the age of 21 are invited to participate in the Under 21 Cup!
For the plethora of events we run, we need a plethora of volunteers. Whether you are a seasoned international race officer, a club sailor wanting to improve their race management skills, or a boat owner who wants to help out, we would love to get you out on the water.
Early in the season we run socials and skill development days for established and potential race management team members. We would be delighted to support you with qualifications in race management. Throughout the season we will be looking to rotate volunteers and help people progress along their path to race management, while running high quality events.
Find out how to join the Race Management Team here.