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What a really enjoyable talk we had from Robert Fletcher this evening. Great also to see the club so busy! See you all next week for what we are sure eill be another informative, enjoyable evening. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to Matthew Sheahan for working with us on this project.youtu.be/jz33tMgbed8 ... See MoreSee Less
We are very pleased to announce our next RWYC ambassador, Paddy Hutchings.Paddy is a Plymouth sailor currently developing a campaign for the Solitare Du Figaro 2022. This is one of the highest profile, one design race series within France. The Solitare Du Figaro has been going since 1970. In the past it has been a breeding ground and springboard for sailors such as Phillipe Poupon, Laurant Bourgnon, Yves Parlier, Michel Desjoyeaux, Charles Caudrelier, Armel Le Cleac’h, Jeremie Beyou and Yohann Richomme to name but a few. Paddy has recently been working with Boris Hermann and, our other club ambassador, Pip Hare within their recent Vendee Globe campaigns. Paddy also holds sustainability high on his agenda. #sail4sustainability is a project launched by Paddy to help educate and raise awareness towards plastic pollution in the ocean. Recently Paddy signed a sponsorship deal with ‘Gill Clothing’, a big step towards his immediate short term racing goals. He is clearly doing all the right things and we are very excited to be involved with him in his journey towards the biggest challenges our sport is able to offer. Paddy is participating in the first stage of that build up this week, at Spi Ouest France in the Figaro 3 class. Here is the entry list.evenements.ouest-france.fr/spi/liste-des-inscrits/ You will be able to find the results here as the series unfolds.evenements.ouest-france.fr/spi/resultats/ Paddy also has a website here, where you can find out more about this local sailor and his plans.www.phracing.co.uk/ We will also be inviting Paddy to the club to present his story and the challenges he will face as he progresses on his journey. Join us so we can show our support and help wherever can. Please look out for more information on Paddy’s progress in due course. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tall ship from Gdynia to visit Plymouth this weekAs part of our initiative to increase relations with Gdynia, we are very pleased to say that the second largest tall ship in the world – the ‘Dar Mlodziezy’ has accepted an invitation from the Lord Mayor to visit Plymouth next week. She will arrive on September 16th and will stay in Plymouth Sound for 5 days before heading to Portugal. The date is made all the more significant as it was of course the date the Mayflower left Plymouth for the New World in 1620. websiteumg.edu.pl/armator/dar-mlodziezy/charakterystyka As you will note, the sail training ship, ‘Dar Mlodziezy’ (translates as ‘The Gift of youth’) is registered in Gdynia. At 109m overall length and at just over 62m tall, she is one of the 2 largest tall ships in the world. Victor Dworznikowski and The Royal Western Yacht Club are honoured to have been asked to help with facilitating this visit, which has come about during our continuing work towards building a special relationship with Gdynia and its very strong offshore and oceanic racing community. The ‘Dar Mlodziezy’ will be a sight not to be missed when she arrives in Plymouth Sound. Happy to provide more information on request. ... See MoreSee Less
Tom Kneen, RWYC member, Lonely Rock Race 2020 winner, and Now the ROLEX FASTNET RACE 2021 winner. Congratulations Tom and Crew on Sunrise.49th Rolex Fastnet Race | ... See MoreSee Less
Former Royal Western Cadet Tom Kneen is looking likely to have won the Cowes - Cherbourg Fastnet overall. Congratulations Tom and team. ... See MoreSee Less

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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 POLICY ON REINTRODUCING RACING AFTER COVID

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.