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    The Great British Paddle

    Fellow Gunner Sailors, You might be interested in a charity attempt by former soldier Jordan Wylie who is currently paddle boarding around UK. His efforts were brought to our attention by Peter Newell, a long-standing member of the RAYC, and we offered to advertise this remarkable feat. You can track Jordan live via the link below. His team have faced some logistical challenges, so if he is passing your home port or holiday

    Published 14:34 on 14 Aug 2020

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    Commodore's Update - RAYC Activity in the Covid 19 Era

    Mixed Crew Sailing. The RYA has now released its guidance and risk assessment which enables sailing with crew from multiple different households as long as the risk is properly understood and managed. For the Club this means that. within certain parameters, we can look to conduct mixed crew chartering and Adventurous Training on our yachts. But be clear this is not a return to the old normal, and there are several factors for

    Published 13:33 on 14 Aug 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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    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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    RAYC Regatta 2019

    The results are in for the Offshore Regatta: Bantry Cup - Chris Copeland Nawadzada Cup - Nick Nottingham Bhopal Trophy - Ben Archer Morgan Trophy - Chris Brown Admiral's Cup - John Johnston 12 Regt Golden Jubilee Trophy - Adrian Parry 16 Regt Solent Trophy - Alex Bird

    Published 18:31 on 13 Sep 2019

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    RAYC Entry into the Fastnet Race 2019

    RAYC Entries were Bombardier III and Skua. Both began well and within a short distance of each other. They tracked each other down the channel and past Start Point lighthouse, but took separate routes from the Scilly Islands with Bombardier III going north, whilst Skua took the southern route. A gap opened up quickly with Bombardier II having the advantage and enjoying a following wind up to the FASTNET. Bombardier III

    Published 09:58 on 12 Aug 2019

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    Nab Tower Pursuit for Charity – Bombardier III supporting Step by Step

    Portsmouth Harbour Marine sponsored a charity sailing regatta, the Nab Tower Pursuit on Saturday, 15 th June masterminded by Peter Newell.Yachting enthusiasts, clubs and business were invited to enter with the aim of raising money for their chosen charity. The course for the pursuit was the Nab Tower in the Channel off the Isle of Wight, returning to the start via the Browndown buoy in the Solent. Times are taken to judge the fastest

    Published 10:42 on 18 Jun 2019

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