We're looking forward to the Marlow Rope Show which is being held here at the RWYC on Thursday 14th November from 1900. There will be an informative talk about all things 'rope', followed by a splicing workshop!      ...

We think this is a brilliant photo of Club members Robert Fletcher and Roger Irvine manning our safety boat for a recent event, and we would like a fitting caption to accompany it. Suggestions please (clean ones only) to admin@rwyc.org  There will be a prize for the best one....

OSTAR 2020 competitor Tom Amory visited the club last week, seen here at the bar with (l to r) Neil Dunkley, Tom, Committee member Iain Smith, Commodore & Race Director, Chris Arscott. Tom has just completed a transatlantic trip to deliver his boat to Queen Anne's Battery in advance of next year's OSTAR. We were delighted to welcome him to the...

We were delighted to have hosted the British Keelboat League last weekend (20/21st July).  11 boats made up a  very competitive fleet, who were treated to champagne sailing conditions and top quality race management. RESULTS: PLEASE NOTE:  RTYC were 2nd and SSC were 3rd overall on count back. Established in 2016, the BKL was introduced with the aim of increasing participation in keelboat...

Last week we had a visit from some of the sailors that have just finished the AZAB and are now preparing for the OSTAR TWOSTAR 2020. From left to right - Rupert Holmes, Neil Dunkley (RD OSTAR TWOSTAR), Kass Schmitt, Jesse, Ertan Beskärdes and Susie Goodall....

In an interview published in Tip and Shaft, Conrad Humphreys expressed his disappointment at the move of the Transat start to France.  The Transat was part of Plymouth's 400th anniversary celebration of the sailing of the Mayflower. It was to link Plymouth to Charleston which in turn is due to celebrate its 350th anniversary and its links to England. Some...

The Royal Western Yacht Club of England, the organizing authority of the OSTAR and TWOSTAR confirms that it will again run its transatlantic races in 2020 as it has done every four years since the first race in 1960.  These Races from Plymouth to Newport Rhode Island will continue to be sailed as originally envisaged by Cockleshell hero Blondie Hasler,...

Worldwide Entries and Interest for the OSTAR and TWOSTAR 2020   It is now only a year until The Royal Western Yacht Club of England celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first OSTAR (The Original Single Handed Transatlantic Race), this being the first organised singlehanded transoceanic race.   2020 is 16th edition of the OSTAR and the 7th edition of the TWOSTAR and...

OSTAR competitor Ertan Beskardes visited the club today ahead of the race next May. He's currently in Plymouth preparing for the AZAB race which starts on 1st June this year. Ertan (the tall one) is seen here with Neil Dunkley, Race Director, Iain Smith, Assistant Race Director and Vianney Searle, PR & Marketing Executive....