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    The 76th RA Keelboat Regatta was held 6-7 Jul 22 at Sea View Yacht Club (SVYC), Seaview, Isle of Wight. The Regatta is open to all serving members of the Regiment and all members of the RAYC. The aim of this Regatta was to encourage Units and RAYC members to participate in keelboat sailing in a competitive and potentially challenging environment, and to continue our long-lasting relationship with SVYC. The conditions over the

    Published 20:19 on 18 Jul 2022

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    Royal Artillery Yacht Club (RAYC) Dinghy Regatta

    Sun in the sky, the sound of sails being unfurled and the smell of neoprene in the air. Thursday 23 rd June saw the 2022 Royal Artillery Yacht Club (RAYC) Dinghy Regatta get into full swing. While winds were light, it was a beautiful warm and sunny day as Gunners from across the Royal Artillery gathered on the shores of Baker Barracks, Thorney Island ready for the 2022 RAYC Dinghy Regatta. The Regatta,

    Published 21:29 on 11 Jul 2022

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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 09:28 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 10:03 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 10:50 on 28 Mar 2022

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    75th KeelBoat Regatta a huge success

    The 75th KeelBoat Regatta was a huge success and marked the Gunners return to competetive sailing events. Some decent wind and almost the whole mermaid fleet afloat with crews from across the club, YOs' Regular and Reserve units as well as 2 retired crews made for an extremely competetive, enjoyable and exciting event where many of the crew members were introduced to sailing in the Army. The Commodore of SVYC John Edwards attended

    Published 21:11 on 8 Jul 2021

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    Dinghy Regatta Results - 4th June at AISTC(S) Thorney Island

    Results just in and presentation photographs: Team - 1st 12 Regt, 2nd 7ADGp, 3rd 29 Cdo Individual boats - 1st Capt Hugo Blanchard/ LBdr Leigh-Pearson 12 Regt, 2nd Sgt Fisher/WO2 Stock 7ADGp, 3rd Lt Brooks/Sgt Amesbury 29 Cdo.

    Published 09:56 on 5 Jun 2021

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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 18:42 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 08:39 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 13:20 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 11:08 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 10:37 on 4 Feb 2021

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