Over 30 young Optimist sailors and their families descended on RVYC last weekend for the only island leg in the 2017 Rooster Optimist Travellers Series. Principal Race Officer for the series, Ian Bullock, first gave a good in-depth briefing to the young sailors, some of whom were not familiar with sailing on tidal waters. The fleet was split in two – the regatta fleet for more novice racers, and the main (and highly-competitive) racing
Published 13:34 on 26 Apr 2017
The Squib sailors arrived at the club to be greeted by thick fog, which stopped them from seeing across the creek let alone the Solent. The race officer and his team headed into the fog to check conditions but returned shortly afterwards to postpone the race due to the lack of visibility. Fortunately the fog cleared, and the combination of a steady north-easterly breeze and clear skies allowed the racing to get underway with
Published 18:06 on 11 Apr 2017
The Club looked fabulous last Friday for the annual Cadet's Fitting Out Supper. Over 50 cadets, ranging from 8 years to 18, donned their smart clothes for a themed evening based on Bermuda and the America's Cup. Felix, the Cadet Captain gave a presentation on BAR's quest to # bringthecuphome which was then followed by an evening of games. A very enjoyable time was had by all.
Published 11:35 on 6 Apr 2017
The 2017 Rooster Southern Optimist Travellers Series started this year in Burghfield on 25 March and will travel to various clubs around the south throughout the summer. The Royal Victoria Yacht Club is delighted that one weekend of the series will be hosted by our club in Fishbourne on 22 and 23 April. RVYC is the only Island club hosting this series this year.
Published 13:58 on 5 Apr 2017
The first race of the season started with a windy easterly breeze and a simple triangle sausage course.
Published 10:40 on 30 Mar 2017
The Winter dinghy regatta at Royal Victoria was a gentle start to the season with a force 1-2 blowing at the 11am start time on Sunday 12th March 2017. Visit the Sailing / Winter dinghy regatta page for the full report
Published 19:32 on 16 Mar 2017
Fitting Out Supper - tickets now available, for booking form click title above.
Published 14:29 on 1 Mar 2017
2017 Annual General Meeting The 2017 Annual General meeting at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club took place on Thursday 26th January at the Clubhouse in Fishbourne Lane. Over 80 members including past Commodores and Flag Officers attended the proceedings to approve the minutes of the AGM held on 30th January 2016, receive the report of the Commodore, receive and adopt the financial report and accounts for the year ending September 30 th
Published 13:38 on 8 Feb 2017
The Royal Victoria Yacht Club held its annual prize giving for the 2016 sailing season on Sunday 18 th December 2016. A packed room of Squib, Cruisers , Cadets , Scows and Optimist sailors and their families welcomed Mark Persad, Head of Marketing from Wightlink who awarded the Wightlink series trophies for individual races held at the club during July 2016. Wightlink Series winners: Slow Handicap in his Optimist
Published 14:36 on 30 Dec 2016
The finals of this year's Bembridge Illusion Inter Club Team Racing went to the wire with the BSC team of Bruce Huber & James Meaning beating the RVYC team of Mark & Jo Downer by the narrowest of margins in the best of five race finals raced over the weekend in Bembridge Harbour. Although a number of last minute changes had to be made to the Race Management and Umpire team due to ill
Published 15:39 on 5 Dec 2016