A promising forecast, a good fleet, and a full race team, what could possibly go wrong? The race had loose bungs, dirty bottoms, sore heads and wilful spinnakers to make life interesting. The wind settled to a good 8 to 12 knots from the SSE just as the countdown for the Squib fleet started, excellent starts from Steve Warren-Smith and Aquabat and Scott Holdstock in Jess left the younger Warren-Smith (Fred) struggling from
Published 09:46 on 22 May 2017
Nine dinghies and four Squibs raced in Sunday's first race in the TST series. The Lasers were out in force again but only three finished due to one breakage, two being rescued and one forgetting to go through the lap line. Neil Griffiths' RS400 sailed well to overtake the Squibs who had started five minutes before on the same course. Griffiths was beaten on handicap by the Lasers with Charlie White taking first
Published 10:00 on 17 May 2017
The embryonic Royal Victoria scow fleet were honoured to be invited to take part in the resurrection of the inter-club team racing event held at Bembridge on Saturday. Created several years ago at the instigation of Yarmouth Sailing Club members, David and Gwendolyne Hedly, the trophy was last raced for in 2009 when won by Brading Haven Yacht Club. David Mathias, John McDonnell, David Coombes and Andrew Porteous represented the club with Martyn Squibb
Published 14:34 on 15 May 2017
Over 30 competitors and 3 classes (7 Squib, 9 fast handicap and 2 Oppies) set out for an 11am start on a falling & neap tide in a light northerly (1-10 knots). The Race office team had been asked to organise 2 races (IA 5 & IA6) to make up for previous races lost within the Island Ale Series. This meant that the races had to get off like clockwork to get everyone round before
Published 11:19 on 9 May 2017
The Club's Youth Powerboat Group is in its third month now, meeting every other Saturday and offering the chance for our cadet members to learn about safe and controlled powerboating plus the opportunity to compete in the Honda RYA Youth Championship in August/September. For those that don't know, the Honda RYA event enables two age groups to compete on a challenging course driving safely and fast, with the winner in each age group given
Published 11:35 on 28 Apr 2017
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