D RAYC Keelboat Regatta
73rd ROYAL ARTILLERY KEELBOAT REGATTA AT SEA VIEW YACHT CLUB, SEAVIEW, ISLE OF WIGHT21 - 22 May 19
The 73rd RA Keelboat Regatta will be held on Tue 21 and Wed 22 May 19 at Sea View Yacht Club (SVYC), Seaview, Isle of Wight. The Regatta is open to serving members of the Regiment and members of the RAYC.
Racing will take place in the Seaview Mermaids (further details are at www.seaviewmermaids.co.uk) each boat requires a competent helmsman and can take up to a maximum of 3 crew members. If a RA headquarters, regiment or unit does not have a competent helmsman but is still keen to participate they should contact the Rear Commodore Dinghies [RC(D)].Arrangements can be made to provide a suitable helm through SVYC but there will be an additional cost. The Regatta will consist of a series of races held over the two days. Races will be sailed under the current Racing Rules of Sailing and the Seaview Mermaid Sailing Instructions.
Trophies. The following trophies will be awarded:
Commodore's Trophy. The Commodore's Trophy is for crews representing RAYC groups, units or headquarters.
Crane-Mills Cup. The Crane-Mills Cup will be awarded to the highest placed RA unit in the Commodore's Trophy fleet.
Ryde Cup. The Ryde Cup is awarded to the highest place retired crew. Note that the helmsman and at least one member of the crew must be retired members of the RAYC.
The Morton-Wood Friends' Trophy. Awarded to the highest placed crew not eligible for the Commodore's Trophy or the Crane-Mills Trophy.
The Mer-Maiden Trophy. A trophy awarded to reward a crew introducing sailors to Sea View for the first time.
Keelboat training courses are available at the Army Inshore Training Centre South (AISTC(S)) at Thorney Island on the dates listed below. Units should apply for these courses through AISTC(S) via the centre manager. firstname.lastname@example.org
8-12 Apr 19
29 Apr-3 May 19
13-17 May 19
There may be a further training opportunity (at an additional cost) on the SVYC boats on Mon 20 May 19; those interested should contact the RC(D) by NLT 22 Mar 19.
Accommodation. A number of camping pitches have been secured at Nodes Point campsite. Individuals have the option to camp in their own tents or 12 x 12s may be provided based on requirement.Units may make own alternate arrangements for accommodation. Addressees are advised to book early. Camping options must be identified on the entry form to allow accurate booking and preparation.
There are many accommodation options on the Isle, below are a few recommendations taken from online reviews:
Culver View B&B - St Helens - £80 Per Night (Booking.com)