Three young RVYC members are celebrating their selection to the RYA's Optimist South Zone Squad. Cameron Blamey and twins, Finn and Noah Evans, all eleven years old, started sailing at RVYC when they were eight and began competing in the Optimist circuit last year. The zone squads are the entry point to the RYA's UK Junior Squad programme to enable them to succeed at junior and youth levels in world and European championships.
Published 13:38 on 17 Nov 2017
The RVYC will be running a series of courses over the winter months . Please see the attached posters for full details.
Published 13:47 on 6 Nov 2017
The days are getting cooler, boats are laying up, and evenings are getting darker, so what better way to brighten them up than by coming to a Wednesday talk and pie night. We have a full programme of 18 talks kicking off on 18 October with a history of the Isle of Wight distillery with a gin and vodka tasting. Half of the talks this season are by Club members and we are
Published 16:25 on 4 Oct 2017
Our laying-up supper this year is on Saturday 28 October 2017. This will be the first club event for our new caterers, Munch Bunch and we're sure the menu has something for everyone. Click on the link below for more info about the event and also to download a booking form. You can also now book and pay for all club events through the website by clicking on the event in the calendar
Published 16:45 on 3 Oct 2017
It was a busy end to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club cadet 2017 sailing season with 45 young people from eight to 18 attending the Cadet Laying Up Supper last Friday. After supper, the cadets were enthralled by a talk by cadet parent, Brian Thompson. Brian is a well-respected British offshore racer who made it into the history books by becoming the first Briton to break the round the world sailing record twice.
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