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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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    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 10:24 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 18:25 on 31 Oct 2020

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    Royal Artillery Yacht Club Regatta 2020

    After much deliberation, planning, and multiple last minute adjustments we managed did it and managed to pull off an event on our 71st year! Despite Yarmouth Harbour being near capacity with two other rallies we were suitably accommodated and the eight yachts competing this year enjoyed excellent company from cockpit to cockpit. RSYC were once again outstanding hosts and we are grateful for their continued support and loyalty to the RAYC: the crew aboard the

    Published 19:01 on 11 Sep 2020

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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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