Platinum Jubilee celebrations
Published 10:45 on 8 Jun 2022
What a fabulous weekend of celebrations at RVYC for the Platinum Jubilee!
It was lovely to see so many RVYC members, family and friends enjoying activities on the water and hospitality ashore these last few days.
Our Platinum Jubilee Regatta on the 4 June was not for the faint-hearted with an AP for cruisers, Squibs and fast handicap flown at midday to allow for the wind and sea state to calm.
Martin Harrison and his team did a superb job to get three races run in challenging conditions with the wind finally settling at a steady F4. Rib crews certainly had their work cut out in very lumpy seas.
The Scows and slow handicap fleet were supported by Paul Jennings and his team in the mouth of the creek and with similar sea state and wind conditions a surfing Scow fleet was a unique sight from the Clubhouse and fabulous to watch racing at close quarters.
Prizegiving and a Regatta BBQ followed with a speech from the Commodore with generous sponsorship support for all podium winners from Mermaid Gin. Prize-winners can be viewed on the website, please click here.
Our huge thanks to IW Distillery and Mermaid Gin for their very generous sponsorship and Regatta prizes.
Cruisers (Walker Log)
- 1.Stryder, Richard Rae, Graeme Bellingham and Giles Whitby Smith
- 2.Orca, Jason Lawrence, Jim and Charlie Holder
Squibs (ARTI trophy)
- 1.Kestrel, Harry White and Matt Whishaw
- 2.Firecracker 2, Andrew Porteous and Jerry Westbrook
- 3.Vivacious, Peter Donaldson
Fast Handicap (TST Fast trophy)
- 1.Ian Osborne
- 2.Andy Ramsey
- 3.Bruce Cockerell and Karen Beck
Slow Handicap (TST Slow trophy)
- 1.Isla Stone
Scows (RVYC Bowl)
- 1.Dare Barry
- 2.David Rose
- 3 Helen Gatehouse
Last updated 08:57 on 10 June 2022