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    RAYC Committee 22nd May Action and Charter Update

    The Club has held a weekly review of the pathway to getting on the water again and you will be unsurprised to hear we are not yet in a position to allow activities to resume. Our priorities are personal safety of all users and the reputation of the Club and without wishing to paraphrase, the three decisive conditions for our return to chartering are: 1. What can we do in-line with government, MOD and

    Published 12:34 on 22 May 2020

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    Re: RAYC COVID-19 Update looking to the future

    RAYC Members' Update Dear All - Without wishing to jump the gun you will be unsurprised to hear that your committee have been holding informal discussions in the background as to how we resume activity once we are able. To be clear there are plenty of hurdles, but none are insurmountable. A major positive is just how fortunate we are to have such a great and exclusive organisation to provide high quality activity for

    Published 20:05 on 13 May 2020

  • Important RYA update from Chair and CEO

    Please see latest RYA update issued on 5th May Dear RYA Club Contacts, I hope this email finds you and your families well. We are at the point in the Covid-19 pandemic where people are beginning

    Published 17:47 on 1 May 2020

  • Brigadier R N Ohlenschlager MBE

    A Message from the Commodore : I am sad to inform members of the death of Brigadier Richard Ohlenschlager MBE who passed away in hospital last weekend at the age of 95. Brigadier Richard was a staunch Gunner sailor and strong supporter of the RAYC from when he first joined the Club in 1948 and throughout his career held the positions of Rear Commodore, Commodore, and finally serving as our Admiral between 1984

    Published 21:22 on 29 Apr 2020

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    Message from the Commodore - Passage Planning Amid the Covid 19 Rough Waters

    Dear Members, The committee and I hope you are all keeping well and using your lockdown time to refresh some your nav work or research new adventures for as and when we are able. Without being too synonymous with government language I wanted to let you know how our thinking is shaping for as and when our activities can resume. As you might expect there is unlikely to be a flicking-of-the-light-switch moment, and

    Published 17:28 on 21 Apr 2020

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    Army Windsurf Championships 2019

    Last week (9th to 13th March) the 2019 Army Windsurf Championships were held at the Army Inshore Sail Training Centre on Thorney Island. This was re- run from the original dates in June 2019 due to event not running due to lack of wind for the Open fleet to race (however the novice and foiling events ran in June 2019). Winds were strong for the week and with a good turn out from the other

    Published 08:55 on 19 Mar 2020

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    Following on from the postponement of the AGM the Executive Committee of the Royal Artillery Yacht Club conducted a conference-call meeting on the 19th March. The Commodore congratulated Nik Barnes, Rear Commodore Windsurfing, on the Gunner Windsurfing Team achieving 1st place as Inter-Corps Champions in the finals held between the 9th and 13th March. A full account of the team performance is available on the Gunner Website. The Executive

    Published 12:18 on 13 Mar 2020

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    Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Report on the Investigation into the Tyger of London Accident

    Introduction The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Report on Report on the investigation of the keel failure and capsize of the Comar Comet 45 Sport yacht Tyger of London 1 nautical mile south of Punta Rasca, Tenerife on 7 December 2017 was published in October 2019. A copy of the Report is attached . The skipper, RAYC Commodore, Colonel Neil Wilson, and crew of St Barbara V which was 200m

    Published 11:59 on 30 Nov 2019

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    Lieutenant Colonel R A (Ray) Gourd

    We are saddened to report the death of Ray Gourd, long-time member of the RAYC on Friday, on the1st November 2019 aged 99. Having first joined the RAYC in 1951, Ray became a stalwart of Gunner Sailing, serving on the committee continuously for 35 years in the roles of Offshore Secretary, Rear Commodore (Offshore) and Vice Commodore, including 21 years as Hon Treasurer and as a Trustee. He was an RYA

    Published 10:54 on 16 Nov 2019

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    RAYC Laying Up Supper and Committee Meeting

    The RAYC Executive and General Committee meeting at the Packway Mess on Friday, 18 th October was the inaugural meeting for our new Admiral, Lieutenant General Richard Nugee.As an active member of the Club and a previous Commodore he needed little induction to the RAYC Committee. His first Admiral's responsibility was to say farewell to our current Membership Secretary, Major Bill Ross, who has made a handsome contribution to Gunner Sailing over a long-time

    Published 19:38 on 20 Oct 2019

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