Success For The Club! 'What a good un!' - I am happy to advise members of the success achieved from the RAFYC stand at the boat show this year. We secured 26 Membership applications, which have already provided the club with 22 confirmed applications, most with Flag Officer Interviews completed. There’s also another application on the way from a local couple who are very keen to join. When you consider that the number of visitors to the boat show appeared fewer this year, the show a bit smaller and with less recorded visitors to our stand, the number of new [...]
Yarmouth Rally Report This year’s rally to Yarmouth was one of those classics that literally sank a pontoon with members enjoying the pre-meal pontoon party. The weather did not put off the number of yachts and motor boats attending and we had a record number of over 36 boats!It was great to see new members on the rally and we hope to see you at future events. The turnout at the meal was also excellent We had over 70 people attend including some that had driven to be at the meal and one crew who unfortunately had a stripped impeller [...]
Royal Yacht Squadron Rally Report On Saturday 22nd July, 14 Boats and 29 members and guests, got thoroughly drenched on their way to Shepards Wharf Marina, and still arrived in good spirits! After a relaxing afternoon, everyone took a chance on there being a break in the weather for our pontoon party, and the sun shone. Phew! Our supper at the Royal Yacht Squadron was memorable with good service, lovely food, great company and fabulous views. Looking forward to the next, very different, rally to Newtown Creek! Gail Foster - Rally Officer
Beaulieu Rally Report The week leading up to the Beaulieu rally was hot with steady F3-4s. I thought, "this looks set for a fine jaunt to Beaulieu". And so at 1200 on Saturday we followed 'Alisha’ over the start line, past Black Jack to start the timed passage. It's as if the Sailing God's knew. By 1215 it was blowing up to 30 knots, not that we knew this as Wight Magic's anemometer had stopped working. Sadly, timed passage abandoned, we eased our sails and sailed a lively beat to the river mouth. Well done to all who braved the [...]
Folly Rally Report It was a good breezy sailing weekend for the Folly Rally. Of the 27 yachts entered, only three failed to show. Early starters got caught in a short shower but most managed a brisk sail over making it on one tack. The weather stayed fine for the party on the pontoon, which only sank when a crew of heavy weight interlopers came barging through. Great selection of canapes and every one in a jolly mood. The Folly Inn reserved a good area so over 50 of us enjoyed a very sociable evening together, with plenty of hilarity. [...]
Bembridge Rally Report Having signed off as Rally Officer, so I thought, RCS then collared me to write up a note about the rally. So, here goes! Welcome to Bembridge! Well, we now know who Gordon is. For those not there, you’ll just have to ask. Barbara and I motored over to Bembridge on Friday. We were berthed where the pontoon had already been precisely marked up for the arrival of our rally the following day. Should this have been a foreboding? The following morning was overcast and not very inviting. Nevertheless, as the tide rose the trickle of boats [...]
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
A new RAFYC members Facebook page has been set up to replace the group which disappeared last month, thanks for the fast work from volunteer members. If you would like to join this group, please search RAFYC II to find it, and make a membership request. At present those already RAFYC II group members can add their (Facebook ) friends to the group. In the next month or so, this will change to enable an administrator approval set up for group membership. So there will be a cross-check to the current membership database.