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    RAYC Dinghy Regatta

    This years RAYC Dinghy Regatta will be held at AISTC, Thorney Island on 30 Jun 23. NOR now available.

    Published 8:27pm on 13 Feb 2023

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    2023 RAYC Sailing Training Week

    Back by Popular demand, the RAYC Sailing training week will take place 26-30 June 2023 and culminate in the RA Dinghy Regatta. Booking to be conducted through the AISTC booking page. Further information to follow.

    Published 8:21pm on 13 Feb 2023

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    JENNEVOLVE - Jen Price's Charity Challenge for the Veterans' Foundation

    Maj Jen Price of the Royal Artillery, is currently fundraising for the Veterans' Foundation. Jen is about to start Lands End to Jon O Groats (on 7th May), and Kilimanjaro is on 6th June. Read on... but sponsor her NOW! The challenge she has set herself is to complete 12 arduous challenges in 12 months in 2022. The challenges are multi-discipline and include a canoeing marathon, an ironman, a multistage

    Published 9:28am on 27 Apr 2022

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    St Barbara Expedition to Ostend in 1959

    Sophia Spurgin, daughter of RAYC member, Major Thomas Spurgin (Mike) at the time (and now well into his 90's) has submitted a video that he has uncovered of a trip by St Barbara to Ostend in 1959. What a stunning film of St Barbara. There is so much atmosphere and sheer joy of sailing in the footage that it is a digital treasure of sailing on St Barbara which we should share

    Published 10:03am on 13 Apr 2022

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    Sir Robin Knox-Johnston - Guest Speaker at the 6th RAYC AGM

    The first person to sail single-handed around the world non-stop in 1969 gave an account of the voyage and the challenges to the RAYC.

    Published 10:50am on 28 Mar 2022

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    RAYC Sail Training in the Solent

    The Club has two skippers out instructing this week with Roger Shapland and Robin Bolton leading crews through Day Skipper and Competent Crew training in the Solent. Great times! Bolton's Bruisers Instructing on the hoof All Aboard Looking for sharks

    Published 6:42pm on 25 May 2021

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    St Barbara V Successfully Departs on the RAYC's Round Britain Challenge

    She's off! In strong westerly winds St Barbara V slipped from her berth in Gosport on Saturday 22nd May for Leg One of RBC 21. We wish the crew from 47 Regt RA, skippered by Colonel Jules Facer, the best of luck. You can follow their progress (and that of the entire expedition) via the yacht's Yellow Brick Tracker system: just visit the website at .or go to the Blog under

    Published 8:39am on 24 May 2021

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    'Row Sentinel' - Ian Rivers, RAYC Member, unsupported solo transatlantic row!

    The latest news from ian Rivers, poised and ready to set off from New York for his trip across the Atlantic, is that a weather window for departure should open up on Thursday... Here we see him proudly displaying the RAYC Defaced Blue Ensign, which will fly in pride of place on his row boat 'Sentinel' during the 3000+ miles at sea. Those who feel like sponsoring Ian in this worthy cause ,

    Published 1:20pm on 17 May 2021

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    RAYC and the Little Ship Club

    This week (9th February) we delivered an interest presentation on Gunner sailing to the Little Ship Club in London. The Club have given a warm welcome to the RAYC and we look forward to participating in each others' sailing activities this year. Little Ship Club have also extended two generous offers to RAYC members: (1) The opportunity to join Little Ship Club training events at members' rates. See their website ( Little Ship Club

    Published 11:08am on 11 Feb 2021

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    RAYC February Update - St Barbara V Hull Replacement Strategy

    The hull replacement team met on the 2nd February to further discuss the courses of action for the type of vessel St Barbara VI could be and what our ambition is for activity aboard her. Next timelines: Fri 12 Feb: Options refinement complete to first iteration. Passed to Red Team for scrutiny along with initial financial assumptions. Fri 26 Feb: Red Team comments/feedback complete. Fri 26 Feb - Fri

    Published 10:37am on 4 Feb 2021

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    The Membership Secretary, Tim Wordsworth, has issued an email notice ahead of the renewal requests for membership subscriptions for 2021. The notice explains the current situation with membership subscriptions and how the Club is modernising the way we collect subscriptions in future. As you may be aware, following a decision taken at this year's AGM, your Committee has begun the process of rationalising the various membership subscription payment methods with a view to

    Published 10:24am on 16 Nov 2020

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    ARMY Windsurf Championships 2020

    The Army Windsurf Champs 2020 took place on the waters off AISTC over the week 19-23 October. Due to covid restrictions numbers were capped at 15 from across the Army. The RA had 2 personnel in attendance, SSgt Barnes and SSgt Kerrison (Reservist) both in the open fleet. RA number were low due to other windsurfers being unavailable for the dates. The week saw races conducted in Slalom, Master Blaster and

    Published 6:25pm on 31 Oct 2020

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