Update from Lerwick: The Class 40, CARIBERIA, survived sailing around Muckle Flugga whilst storm Hector howled around them, later describing the journey as ‘awful’. They arrived in Lerwick on Friday evening looking surprisingly well rested. Unfortunately for the Lerwick Race Port Officer and Race Director neither...

Club members Mr & Mrs Evans have recently visited the Yacht Club Porto Rotondo in Italy, they were delighted to exchange burgees with the clubs president Roberto Azzi. We are pleased to say we now have reciprocal club arrangements with the Yacht Club Porto Rotondo!...

Royal Western Yacht Club defends title against teams from across the South West The South West Commodores Challenge Cup was launched 2 years ago by the Royal Dart Yacht Club, a friendly competition between Yacht Clubs, racing under IRC with teams of 3 boats. Racing in...

On Thursday, 10th May, the first RWYC Monthly Motorboat outing of the year took place.  Artemis took a crew of 7 on a round trip from QAB in mainly sunny weather. Once out of the sound and despite a little breeze, the sea was surprisingly choppy...

The Drake Trophy was presented to club member David Southwood at the club's AGM on Friday 28th April. This presentation was made in recognition of his outstanding cruising achievement during his transatlantic attempt and subsequent detour to the Azores and back to Plymouth. Well done David...

On 25th May this year the Data Protection law in the UK will undergo some significant changes with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (commonly referred to as the GDPR).  In response to this change the Club has published an updated data policy, please...

The Cruising Workshop went well with 30-35 sailors, planning 'to boldly go'!  A real pleasure to meet the visiting yachtsmen too! A huge thanks must go to Mo Joce and Sue Saunders and their team for organising a very informative (and reassuring) event.. including a delicious buffet! Lots of...

Members will want to be aware of a safety advisory notice issued by MAIB following a fatal incident in the Clipper Race in which a crew member was lost overboard in spite of being clipped on. The notice can be found at Safety warning on the...

RWYC member David Southwood has been awarded the ICC Decanter by the Royal Cruising Club for his own personal challenge in the OSTAR 2017 and his subsequent fight for survival. The decanter was originally presented to the RCC by the Irish Cruising Club in 1989...