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RWYC ambassador, Pip Hare wins the Outstanding Achievement of the year award at the British Yachting Awards last night at the Royal Thames Yacht Club.Congratulations on yet another award in recognition of a huge achievement, not only to get to the start of the Vendee Globe but to be the first British sailor to finish. ... See MoreSee Less
RORC Yacht of the year! Rwyc member Tom Kneen and his crew on Sunrise! Take a bow team! ... See MoreSee Less
We still have some places for this evening, with guest speaker Lesley-Ann Simpson from the Chestnut Appeal. Before this Adrian Gray will introduce an overview the Oceanic Race plan. Please let Claire know if you are coming.Supper at 1900, talk at 2000.We hope to see you there ... See MoreSee Less
A reminder that tomorrow night we are very pleased to welcome guest speaker Lesley-Ann Simpson from the Chestnut Appeal. Lesley-Ann will give a talk about the work of the Chestnut Appeal in supporting men’s health.Before this Adrian Gray will introduce an overview the Oceanic Race plan, which will be working in unison with the charity to create awareness for this very worthy cause. Please come along if you possibly can.Supper at 1900, talk at 2000. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

RWYC Racing
The RWYC ‘Original Lonely Rock’ race discounted entry fees availableWe have pleasure in offering the RWYC ‘Original Lonely Rock Race’ (OLR2022) in association with the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, starting at 1400hrs on Sunday 17th July 2022.The OLR2022 course starts in the area of Ryde Bank, within the gaze of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, the fleet then exits the Western Solent, on to the Fastnet Rock which they will round to port. Then, passing the Isles of Scilly to port, the fleet will once again enjoy an historical finish experience at the Plymouth Breakwater Light house.Sound familiar? Why not join us in celebrating this historic, iconic course and keep the FASTNET legacy alive. The OLR2022 will also count towards the Southwest Offshore Group Series season.The Notice of Race has been published rwyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/RWYC-LRR-NoR-2022.pdfThe entry form rwyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/RWYC-LRR-EntryForm-2022-v1.pdfDiscounted early entry fees are available up to May 4th.The race village will be within MDL’s QAB Marina, which is on the city side of Plymouth Sound and with easy access to hotels, restaurants and the infamous nightlife. Returning to this location will mean a short walk to the very best the City of Plymouth has to offer along with added visibility for sponsors and spectators alike. The return to a great atmosphere for all coupled with easy logistics for the teams. For further information, please refer to www.rwyc.org/lrr or email lrr@rwyc.org ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

RWYC Racing
A very warm welcome (on a drizzly Monday) to Paddy Hutchings who is guest berthing at Mayflower Marina this month in his Figaro Class race boat called GLAOK. Paddy is 21 year old sailor from Plymouth who is planning to complete in the Solitaire Du Figaro 2022 – a single handed race series over three legs totalling 1979 nautical miles of racing. He will be preparing for his challenge whilst berthing with us. We are very pleased to support Paddy by giving him a period of free berthing. Paddy grew up sailing around the South West and is excited to be taking his sailing to the next level. After he finished his A levels, Paddy competed on the world stage for Team GB, and also teams such as Team Malizia and Pip Hare Ocean Racing, both established “around the world” racing teams. After gaining experience and sailing with these teams, Paddy has decided it is the right time to launch his own project, to race in the Solitare Du Figaro. We look forward to following Paddy as he embarks on his preparations for the Solitaire Du Figaro 2022. You may also have the opportunity to hear Paddy talk about his experience and plans in a series of talks he is doing at the Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and the RWYC. He will also be visiting a number of Plymouth primary schools to inspire a new generation of young sailors.We hope to share more news about Paddy's venture soon! You can follow him on Facebook Paddy Hutchings Racing or Instagram @phsailingwww.lasolitaire.com/en/ #sailing #mayflowermarina #lasolitaire #5goldstarawardmarina #visitplymouth #community #yachtinglife ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

RWYC Racing
Hi all, Welcome back to 2022 hope the boats are all race prepped after the winter break!Unfortunately tomorrow’s racing for Win or Swim dinghy racing is cancelled due to torrential rain and strong winds!Hope to see you all next weekend with a favourable forecast! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

RWYC Racing
Seahorse sailor of the month; RWYC member Tom Kneen'Does it really need pointing out the obvious? Tom got the double, end of' - Roeland Vroon; 'Wow, every serious racing sailor knows the real result of the Middle Sea Race' - Nick Haigh; 'Great campaign, which was carried out wisely by an enthusiastic and young owner' - James Boyd; 'Youthful debutante!!!' - Mark Heseltine; 'A dominant offshore season, well done!' - Andrew Besheer; 'The new Gery Trentesaux?'Once again, congratulations Tom on a great season. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

RWYC Racing
Win or SwimI unfortunately with a current wind strength of 27 kts and gusts near 40 knots I have no alternative than to cancel todays racing. See you all in the new year ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome To

The Royal Western Yacht Club of England

A very warm welcome to The Royal Western Yacht Club of England which is internationally known as one of the worlds premier yacht clubs and for its major contribution to the development of short handed ocean racing.

The Plymouth based Club is also recognised as one of the finest yacht clubs in the South of England providing the best possible facilities, overlooking Plymouth Sound, for all generations to enjoy both afloat and ashore.


RWYC is aware of the responsibilities imposed on it by the current pandemic and will not act in any way to promote or encourage anyone to take part in activities that break Government instructions or advice. The club will also follow the guidance issued by the RYA, which covers the many issues with returning to boating in general.