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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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    Restoration of the Original St Barbara

    The private owner of the original St Barbara, David Burden, has contacted the Club to let us know that he is restoring the yacht with the intention of launching her in early June and moving her to Cardiff. Commissioned by the RAYC in 1948, she was built under the direction of Charlie Nicholson at Camper & Nicholson's yard. She was sold to Capt Clarke around 1965 who sailed her from the

    Published 11:09 on 24 May 2019

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    Calling All RAYC Yacht Historians - Do You Know Who Owned Alpha?

    Yachting journalist and writer, author of several books, and member of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, Bruno Cianci, wants to trace the RAYC owner of Alpha with the RAYC burgee, in the attached photograph: Bruno Cianci, is working on a book on classic yachts. He wants information about this yacht, including the year of launch, build or anyting else, so that he can search through

    Published 14:55 on 19 May 2019

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