Success For The Club!

Success For The Club! 'What a good un!' - I am happy to advise members of the success achieved from the RAFYC stand at the boat show this year. We secured 26 Membership applications, which have already provided the club with 22 confirmed applications, most with Flag Officer Interviews completed. There’s also another application on the way from a local couple who are very keen to join. When you consider that the number of visitors to the boat show appeared fewer this year, the show a bit smaller and with less recorded visitors to our stand, the number of new [...]

Success For The Club! 2017-10-13T15:30:34+00:00

Yarmouth Rally Report

Yarmouth Rally Report This year’s rally to Yarmouth was one of those classics that literally sank a pontoon with members enjoying the pre-meal pontoon party. The weather did not put off the number of yachts and motor boats attending and we had a record number of over 36 boats!It was great to see new members on the rally and we hope to see you at future events. The turnout at the meal was also excellent We had over 70 people attend including some that had driven to be at the meal and one crew who unfortunately had a stripped impeller [...]

Yarmouth Rally Report 2017-10-13T15:24:29+00:00

BoB 2017 Photo Gallery Available

Martin Farrow has very kindly uploaded some 500+ photos that he took during the Regatta to his website and made the link available to all. If you would like a copy of a photograph please contact Martin, details may be obtained through the club or via his website. We have posted a link on the Battle of Britain page here or direct to Martin's site here Ron Colvin RCS

BoB 2017 Photo Gallery Available 2017-09-29T11:52:58+00:00

BoB Regatta Results 2017

With the wind from the north and going variable during the day, particularly Saturday, a challenge was set for Kathy Smalley our Race Officer and the crews on the water to make the most of the conditions. Nevertheless everybody had an excellent time with good racing in the testing winds, or lack of, with many reporting back and thanking Kathy for a great weekend. For the Regatta Results go here

BoB Regatta Results 2017 2017-09-18T21:36:49+00:00

Royal Yacht Squadron Rally Report

Royal Yacht Squadron Rally Report On Saturday 22nd July, 14 Boats and 29 members and guests, got thoroughly drenched on their way to Shepards Wharf Marina, and still arrived in good spirits! After a relaxing afternoon, everyone took a chance on there being a break in the weather for our pontoon party, and the sun shone. Phew! Our supper at the Royal Yacht Squadron was memorable with good service, lovely food, great company and fabulous views. Looking forward to the next, very different, rally to Newtown Creek! Gail Foster - Rally Officer

Royal Yacht Squadron Rally Report 2017-07-28T13:29:18+00:00

Beaulieu Rally Report

Beaulieu Rally Report The week leading up to the Beaulieu rally was hot with steady F3-4s. I thought, "this looks set for a fine jaunt to Beaulieu". And so at 1200 on Saturday we followed 'Alisha’ over the start line, past Black Jack to start the timed passage. It's as if the Sailing God's knew. By 1215 it was blowing up to 30 knots, not that we knew this as Wight Magic's anemometer had stopped working. Sadly, timed passage abandoned, we eased our sails and sailed a lively beat to the river mouth. Well done to all who braved the [...]

Beaulieu Rally Report 2017-07-28T12:53:16+00:00

Folly Rally Report

Folly Rally Report It was a good breezy sailing weekend for the Folly Rally. Of the 27 yachts entered, only three failed to show. Early starters got caught in a short shower but most managed a brisk sail over making it on one tack. The weather stayed fine for the party on the pontoon, which only sank when a crew of heavy weight interlopers came barging through. Great selection of canapes and every one in a jolly mood. The Folly Inn reserved a good area so over 50 of us enjoyed a very sociable evening together, with plenty of hilarity. [...]

Folly Rally Report 2017-09-29T11:52:58+00:00

Bembridge Rally Report

Bembridge Rally Report Having signed off as Rally Officer, so I thought, RCS then collared me to write up a note about the rally. So, here goes! Welcome to Bembridge! Well, we now know who Gordon is. For those not there, you’ll just have to ask. Barbara and I motored over to Bembridge on Friday. We were berthed where the pontoon had already been precisely marked up for the arrival of our rally the following day. Should this have been a foreboding? The following morning was overcast and not very inviting. Nevertheless, as the tide rose the trickle of boats [...]

Bembridge Rally Report 2017-09-29T11:52:58+00:00

BoB 2017 Entry Form & NoR Available

Dear All Please go here to find the Entry Form and Notice of Race, as well as the Event Poster for this years Battle of Britain Regatta weekend of 16 & 17 September 2017. The Sailing Instructions will be published nearer the date. Please encourage fellows sailors members or not IRC or Cruisers to come and enjoy the weekend. Remember we will also be running a Beer Festival from Friday through Sunday of that weekend see posters for details. Ron Colvin RCS

BoB 2017 Entry Form & NoR Available 2017-09-17T23:59:23+00:00