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Enter Now – BoB Regatta 15/16 Sept 2018

This year our Battle of Britain Regatta is carrying the RAF 100 theme, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force, we have an ambition to host a fleet of 100 boats! The regatta is an open invitation event to IRC and Club Class vessels So please sign up NOW! Click here for the Notice of Race and Entry Form or go to here for more details of the regatta. There is a full programme of shore side activities supporting the event with a Beer  Festival starting Friday lunchtime 14th Sept. running through to [...]

Enter Now – BoB Regatta 15/16 Sept 20182018-09-17T00:00:07+01:00

A Ton Up for the RAF!

Swoop on down to the Royal Air Force Yacht Club on Easter Sunday. It’s the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force so please come and celebrate this occasion with us at our “Ton Up”! Party open day. All are welcome so it’s “chocks away” at 11.00, starting with a parade of boats from outside the club, followed by an open bar, restaurant, a BBQ  (weather permitting), a sailors hornpipe dance, musical tribute to Vera Lynn, plus other music, attractions and an Easter Egg hunt for the kids. Come as you please, or if you really want [...]

A Ton Up for the RAF!2018-04-04T00:01:14+01:00

Easter Weekend – RAF 100 – Ton up Time is fast approaching!

With Easter on the horizon it’s time to get signed up to our RAF 100 Celebrations. Easter Saturday begins with a daytime rally and timed passage race to Marchwood YC for lunch, making use of their walk ashore facilities and warm hospitality, all aided by a very accommodating spring tide. The Rally sign up sheet will be on the club noticeboard this weekend, so please get signed up for the first rally of the year. New members and Crew Members are particularly welcome, so if you have a boat and need crew, or want a boat to join in on, [...]

Easter Weekend – RAF 100 – Ton up Time is fast approaching!2018-04-03T00:00:54+01:00

BoB 2017 Photo Gallery Available

Martin Farrow has very kindly uploaded some 500+ photos that he took during the Regatta to his website and made the link available to all. If you would like a copy of a photograph please contact Martin, details may be obtained through the club or via his website. We have posted a link on the Battle of Britain page here or direct to Martin's site here Ron Colvin RCS

BoB 2017 Photo Gallery Available2018-10-23T14:16:34+01:00

BoB Regatta Results 2017

With the wind from the north and going variable during the day, particularly Saturday, a challenge was set for Kathy Smalley our Race Officer and the crews on the water to make the most of the conditions. Nevertheless everybody had an excellent time with good racing in the testing winds, or lack of, with many reporting back and thanking Kathy for a great weekend. For the Regatta Results go here

BoB Regatta Results 20172018-10-23T14:17:42+01:00

BoB 2017 Entry Form & NoR Available

Dear All Please go here to find the Entry Form and Notice of Race, as well as the Event Poster for this years Battle of Britain Regatta weekend of 16 & 17 September 2017. The Sailing Instructions will be published nearer the date. Please encourage fellows sailors members or not IRC or Cruisers to come and enjoy the weekend. Remember we will also be running a Beer Festival from Friday through Sunday of that weekend see posters for details. Ron Colvin RCS

BoB 2017 Entry Form & NoR Available2017-09-17T23:59:23+01:00

Visit to RNLI Poole HQ by Train 12th November

Visit to RNLI HQ Poole 12th November We have arranged a tour of the RNLI College where lifeboat crews and lifeguards are trained, this is a behind the scenes 90-minute tour, followed by a 60 minute tour of the new All-Weather Lifeboat centre where the new Shannon class lifeboats are built. Tour starts at 11:00 until ~1330 followed by lunch in the Riggers Bar at the college. While the tour is free a reasonable donation would be appreciated. Travelling by train, we need to arrive at RNLI College Poole for 10:45am, departing Southampton Central 09:51am – off-peak day return is [...]

Visit to RNLI Poole HQ by Train 12th November2018-10-23T14:28:13+01:00

BoB Regatta 2016 Gallery Link Added

BoB Regatta 2016 - Gallery Link Added Martin Farrow has uploaded some 400 photos to his client gallery for you all to view, you may search on your boat by name, sail number etc. Please go here and click on 'BoB Regatta 2016 Gallery" for the photos. The results page has also been updated with the class results for each day, apologies for the delay in posting these. Please go here for the results.

BoB Regatta 2016 Gallery Link Added2018-10-23T14:32:59+01:00

BoB Regatta Results

Battle of Britain Regatta - Results The weekend presented some testing conditions with strong gusty southerly breeze Saturday. and a strong westerly breeze Sunday, leading to some gear failure and retirements. Though, overall the racing was enjoyed by all. The Club would like to thank Kathy & Rupert Smalley for being our excellent race officers. For the Overall Results for each Class 2016 go here

BoB Regatta Results2018-10-23T14:27:16+01:00