The Cruising Dinner was a great success! With a very interesting talk about Isobel and Bob’s Joce’s cruising in Greece as they came close to a ‘real life’ humanitarian experience! It was a really enjoyable evening, Great talk,  Photo Quiz  and delicious food (and drink) too! This year the prestigious Drake Trophy was awarded to Mo Joce, this trophy is awarded to...

Six teams competed at the weekend for the University Yacht Club Open Match racing event. Strong winds on Saturday meant the first day was cancelled but Sunday saw a fabulous day of sailing with a real mixture of weather conditions! The event was won by club member Ben Dodwell and his team. Well done Ben! Results: 1st: Dan Ellis & Ben Dodwell 2nd:...

Get your local rating - quickly! Following feedback from the Sailors’ Forum, RWYC has decided to adopt VPRS as a replacement for the Port Handicap. This will take effect from the 1884 series and will be used for the Triangle race. Those boats sailing under IRC ratings are not affected, but are encouraged to also seek a VPRS rating enabling them...

We are delighted to be able to announce that we have today received our first lady OSTAR entry! To coincide with International Women's Day, OSTAR veteran Kass Schmitt has entered with her Humphreys designed yacht, ZEST. This is the 8th entry for this iconic race which starts on Sunday May 10th 2020....

80 people attended our Burns Night celebrations on Friday 25th January.   We were treated to a three course feast to include cock-a-leekie soup, haggis and traditional Scottish dessert, cranachan. The haggis was piped in by our piper, Keith Lacey-Nichols and we were entertained by Master of Cermonies, Paul Foran who gave the Ode to the Haggis. Our Vice Commodore, Chris Arscott,...

We have today received our seventh entry for OSTAR 2020! Markus Moser from Switzerland has entered with his Luffe Yacht 45 - LIFGUN. Entrants so far: Peter Bourke - RUBICON - Outbound 44 Mervyn Wheatley - ARETHUSA of YEALM - Bowman 40 Richard Lett - VELOCITY GIRL - Koopmans 32 Krystain Szypka - HALLELUJAH - Delphia 46DS Ertan Beskardes - LAZY OTTER - Rustler 36 Thomas Amory -...

Today was the Second club Thursday walk,-  14 people and 3 well behaved dogs attended.  The weather was good, although cold it was sunny and dry,  and the views glorious, we walked approx 4 miles past Vixen Tor, Pew Tor and made our way back to the car park at the top of Peak Hill. We then drove to the...

Mervyn Wheatley has confirmed his entry for the 60th anniversary edition of the Original Singlehanded Transatlantic Race (OSTAR) departing Plymouth for Newport, Rhode Island, on the 10th May, 2020. This race celebrates the anniversary of the first OSTAR sailed in 1960, a race conceived by Cockleshell hero Blondie Hasler and run by the Royal Western Yacht Club of England (RWYC),...

It's been a brilliant summer with great racing results for some Royal Western members. The RWYC triumphed at the Trebeurden Race. Club member Dan Flanagan with his Mumm 36 Sunburst, and member Adam Littlejohn with his Jeanneau 36.2 Flying Colours, came top in the IRC and PHN classes. Member Andrew Sinclair won the RORC Commodore's Cup as part of the Celtic Team...