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  • Winter Talks 2018

    The ever popular Wednesday winter talk series has now begun along with pie night from the Galley. We look forward to welcoming a full house. Please book your supper through the office. Non-members welcome.

    Published 09:26 on 1 Oct 2018

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    Its been a busy Summer at the RVYC !

    Champagne sailing over the weekend of 8/9 th September 2018 bought a very busy summer sailing season to a climax with the Merrydown Regatta 2018. Over 48 boats jostled for positions for coveted trophies with 6 races on the water and shore-side entertainment kept the non-sailors happy. It has been a superb Race sailing calendar this year with very successful turnouts on Thursdays and Sundays for the TST & Wightlink series. The

    Published 13:10 on 26 Sep 2018

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    Naming Ceremony for the 'Victoria of Wight ' : 20 September 2018

    We were honoured to be asked by Wightlink to host their guests for the naming of their new ship Victoria of Wight today. She was named by HRH The Countess of Wessex. We hosted 250 guests from the island and the mainland. Am delighted that this was our opportunity to shine - and boy, did we! Some of our cadets played their part too, from serving visitors with tea and coffee, to handing out programmes

    Published 07:55 on 21 Sep 2018

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    Congratulations to our newly qualified Dinghy Instructors

    Over the Summer, Zoe Irons, Luke Sheridan, Henry Giles, Florrie Webb, Jack Fellows and Ben Arthur all worked incredibly hard to obtain their RYA Dinghy Instructor licences. This was a gruelling six day course prior to which they were required to demonstrate sailing ability at the level of the RYA Advanced Sailing modules; to have obtained their powerboat drivers' licence; to have passed an RYA Sailing First Aid course.; and to have completed the

    Published 10:50 on 6 Sep 2018

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    Creek Race 2018

    The Creek Race took place in almost tropical conditions on Sunday ! A very big thank you to Luke Sheridan, Steve Sheridan and Brian Thompson who took out groups of young Cadets so that they could experience racing, most of them for the first time. Much appreciated! It was a tricky race with very strong tides, but the lovely sunny weather meant that it was great fun nonetheless. Brian's boat, crewed

    Published 10:29 on 6 Sep 2018

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    Only 3 days to go to the Merrydown Regatta 2018

    Entries are coming in thick and fast with some great competition from other Solent based boats , RVYC members don't leave it too late ! It would help us hugely to have entry forms in by 12 noon on Friday . The organising committee have been hard at work with RIB support teams have been allocated , Race officers and assistants agreed, as well as a BBQ organised and shoreside activities planned. Tell

    Published 16:50 on 5 Sep 2018

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    Squib National Champion 2018

    RVYC member Steve Warren-Smith, sailing Aquabat with Stu Rix, has won the 2018 Squib National Championship held during Cowes Week. A fantastic result, particularly in this 50th Anniversary year and with an enormous fleet of 99 - well done!

    Published 13:29 on 13 Aug 2018

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    Optimist Nationals 2018 : RVYC Cadets competing

    he 2018 British National and Open Championships took place in Pwllheli, Wales from 4-10 August and RVYC was represented by 4 cadets: Cam Blamey and Finn, Noah and Daisy Evans. In total there were 371 competitors from across the world with the USA, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and Ireland sending their national teams to compete along with other competitors from Australia, South Africa, Belgium and Spain. As usual the fleets were split by age

    Published 13:14 on 13 Aug 2018

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    Island Games Team Selection for 2019

    Every two years, thousands of athletes from around the globe - from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic to the Caribbean - gather together to compete in the NatWest International Island Games. 2019's event takes place on Gibraltar from 6 to 12 July and once more, sailing is included in the sports agenda. Following a rigorous training and selection programme attended by members of several island clubs, sailing manager, Jon Evans,

    Published 19:16 on 7 Aug 2018

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    Optimist Rooster Southern Traveller Series 2018

    The 2017/18 Rooster Optimist Southern Traveller series , of which the RVYC open is a part, concluded recently at Hayling Island, having started in Burghfield back in September. Overall, 11 RVYC cadets participated with many taking the ferry to the mainland events (thanks Wightlink !). The events were held at Burghfield, Warsash, Chichester, RVYC, Parkstone, Hayling Island and Spinnaker SC. This gave the sailors a real test of sailing inland and on

    Published 10:35 on 8 Jul 2018

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