Put this date in your diary for a fabulous celebration of the Cadet 2017 season . This years theme is 'Ocean Racing ' as we are lucky to have Mr Brian Thompson , current holder of 25 official WSSRC world records broken, as our after dinner speaker . The evening will start at 1830 and tickets can be purchased behind the bar . For more details see poster attached .
Published 14:27 on 11 Sep 2017
The highlight of Cadet week 2017 ended with the Creek race at 2pm on Sunday 13th August 2017. Race officers Keith Evans and Rachel Leal set 2 courses - with experienced helms and novice helms all eager to put into practice what they had learnt over he last 5 days ! Over 13 lasers & squibs bobbed around in a no wind situation which lead to a 30 minute postponement for the first start .
Published 11:34 on 16 Aug 2017
Cowes Week Squib Report 2017 A fantastic fleet of 26 Squibs competed in Cowes Week this year - and 17 of these had RVYC members onboard. An excellent week with varied conditions challenged both the sailors and their boats. The week started with no wind and a lot of rain, leaving two-thirds of the fleet stranded. Big thanks to the frontrunners for giving up their beers to rescue
Published 13:18 on 14 Aug 2017
Four RVYC cadets and their shore crew travelled to Oxford Sailing Club on Saturday 5 August to take part in the Area Finals of the RYA Honda Youth RIB Championship. At times, conditions at the Oxford club were more akin to the North Atlantic than a reservoir but our young representatives did well against stiff opposition from Lymington, Warsash and the home club. In the 13 -16 age group Aidan Hinchcliffe finished
Published 16:22 on 7 Aug 2017
Baker Rises To The Top Icarus sailed by Phil Russell and Andy Stone decided from the start that they were going to cut it fine – their start with the Squib fleet was whisker from being over the line, and ensured they were briefly in first place. However Aquabat (Steve Warren-Smith) reeled him in quickly to get round the windward mark first and Kestrel (David Longford and Angie White) had intentions of
Published 10:21 on 24 Jul 2017
A steady Force 4 with a turning tide gave perfect conditions for the 1600 start Sunday, even the sun was out. With a fishing boat anchored on the start line the cruisers had a match race between Nigel Talbot and Tony Pope. It was a competitive start with both boats fighting for the line but Nigel and crew in Nitric pulled away crossing the finish in first place. Eight Squibs
Published 09:31 on 19 Jul 2017
The third race in the Wightlink series was held in a light southerly breeze last Sunday. Six Squibs took to the start line first and it was Incognito (Ian Morgan and Rachel Wroath who showed how to get off the line best in a strong ebb tide, followed by Tamsin and Steve Baker in Peregrin. However the form of the Gibson boys, Ben and Chris in Wizard soon showed and they took an unthreatened lead
Published 21:44 on 9 Jul 2017
The first Wightlink Race of 2017 started in blustery conditions ranging from 13 to 21knots of wind that made for some exciting racing. Two cruisers, Mad Hatter and Nitric, had a close race round the cans with Mad Hatter sailing a better last leg to cross the line first. A fleet of 6 Squibs started the race with Aquabat, Steve Warren Smith in the lead after some close racing. He was passed on the final
Published 10:03 on 27 Jun 2017
Emily Stone , Cadet Captain from 2014/15 represented the RVYC today at club racing at the Royal Perth Yacht Club. She was part of the RCS crew who won the race. The photo is of her receiving their burgee and the smaller pennant is the prize as the winning boat . Emily presented our Club burgee and gave a speech in the visiting Clubs Honour .
Published 13:20 on 22 Jun 2017
SVYC Prince Philips Cup on Saturday 10th June 2017 At the SVYC Prince Philips Cup on Saturday 10th June 2017, the RVYC went into bat so to speak, combining youth and experience to good effect. Andrew Porteus, Charlie White and Phil Russell were up against 7 other 3-man teams including Poona, Bembridge Sailing Club, Royal Thames, Royal Yacht Squadron, to name the 4 winning teams in order. These teams were able to
Published 08:53 on 14 Jun 2017