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The Top 10 Performance Cruising Catamarans ... See MoreSee Less
A note from our friends at Saltash Sailing Club..... ... See MoreSee Less
The Six Nations Rugby Championship starts this weekend ********Pasty and a Pint for £5!!!********Club open from 10am. Saturday 4th February:Wales v Ireland 1415England v Scotland 1645 Sunday 5th February:Italy v France 1500 ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Royal Western Yacht Club
Membership cheaper than parking!!!!! Did you know that you can join at the following rates?Under 25 £5 a month 25-30 £8.50 a month 30-35 £15 a monthFull single member £25 a monthFull Family member £32.50 a monthParking - £8 a day!*Get involved with one of the most famous clubs in the world for less than the price of parking! For more information - call or email on admin@rwyc.orgor for joining:app.joinin.online/#/app/joinin/organisation/shop/322d6ffd-193a-4454-ac11-ceae2fb3149b*amongest other benefits such as bar discount, race entry discount, reciprocle club arrangements etc you also get free daily parking See what Planet Sail's Matt Sheahan has to say....www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz33tMgbed8&t=8s ... See MoreSee Less
17 Multihulls, Three Days of Coastal Light-wind Racing, 2022 MOCRA Nationals ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

RWYC Racing
RC900 1st event 202313th and 14th of May saw the very first RC900 weekend which co-starred with the 2nd RC1000 weekend of the year. Conditions were challenging with the NW gradient being cancelled out by a steady south-westerly sea breeze on both days. Saturday’s racecourse saw the committee boat sit between New Grounds and Melampus for the first RC1000 race. The RC900 fleet had laid marks approximately 100m inside the navigation marks to create a clean racing area for both fleets and to ensure a quick turn around during races. Sunday started cooler and so the sea breeze did not establish itself until well after the first race of the day. Whilst only achieving 4 entries, racing could not be tighter within the 900’s with what turned out to be 2 separate match races developing within the fleet race as the weekend progressed. Annie and Nick Haigh with their team on Firefox locked horns with Mark Lewers and his J24 team on ‘Hi jinks’ straight away with first blood going to Lewers by just 4 seconds on corrected time. Race 2 saw just as close racing, but this time Firefox with Annie at the helm as usual was to take the win by just 11 seconds. Race 3 for the day was to be a coastal / round the cans. The breeze was still light but steady, so the course kept the 900’s inside the breakwater with the finish on the club line. The race win and indeed the day went to Firefox. Further back all those watching was treated to the J80 battle between Graham Walker and Will Broughton and Plymouth University Yacht Club represented by Samuel Hopper and his team. After a somewhat delayed first race start by Walker, team ‘Jackaroo‘ clawed their way back to take a win over the Plymouth Uni J80 by 45 seconds, giving them a 3rd in the 900 results. The following 2 races saw a very competitive prestart from both J80’s but Walker showed their strength in the conditions to take both races and finish the day with a clean sweep of 3rds.Sundays first race was what would be the trickiest of the weekend, with the gradient breeze battling with the sea breeze to create a very tricky, shifty breeze which demanded huge concentration from the fleet. In the battle of the J24 vs Laser26, Annie Haigh brought her team home first over the line after a huge battle throughout the course and the swapping the lead a number of times. It was not to be enough to get the win on corrected which went to Hi Jinks by just 45 seconds. Race 5 saw the Sea breeze establish itself from the same heading as Saturday and once the course had been relayed the start saw another highly competitive prestart dual. This time Lewers and team ‘Hi Jinks’ were completely dialled into the conditions and took the win by what was the biggest margin of the weekend. The coastal / round the cans was a repeat of Saturday, seeing the 900’s fight it out within the sound. Everything was to play for, results were tight, and it was all going to be decided on the final showdown. Again, prestart was key and a well-positioned Firefox was to establish an early dominance that led to a 36 second win over their rivals. In the battle of the J80’s for the minor places, race 4 would be the tightest of the weekend, having seen Jackaroo disappear into the distance they fell into the breeze converging zone and there they sat as they watched the Uni J80 gain on them. Indeed on the second beat there was a lead change that continued up to the end of the 2nd run to an inner laid mark where Jackaroo regained the lead just in time to finish 58 seconds ahead to continue their run of thirds. This was to continue for the remaining 2 races in the series.The overall results saw Firefox and Hi Jinks tied on points, but team Firefox took the win on countback having won the last race. Jackaroo took 3rd place with the Uni closing out the results having had great racing all weekend.All in all the event was a great success. The ‘inner and outer course’ format proved to be enjoyable by all and kept separation whilst ensuring that both fleets finished in a reasonable time to ensure a quick turn-around in races.With at least 4 new RC900 compatible owners committing to the next round on the 11th June, the class is soon to be established as the tightest fleet racing available on the best courses offered in the region.Watch this space!!! Photo credit Paul Gibbins Photography#RC900 #nationalmarinepark #yachtlife #sailing #PPSA #IRC #RORCracing #IRCratingoffice ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

RWYC Racing
Day 1 for AJ and after a smooth start the Wanderlust team are making good progress in the light conditions. As of at 0900 this morning Charlene Howard has altered course well past the Scilly Isles and are now heading for the tip of Southern Ireland. Here with her first of what will be many reports! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

RWYC Racing
With the current winds and the fact it’s due to build during this evening. Tonight’s racing is Cancelled. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

RWYC Racing

2 months ago

RWYC Racing
Hi all 1884 sailors. Tonight's racing is cancelled. ... 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.