Club members Mr & Mrs Evans have recently visited the Yacht Club Porto Rotondo in Italy, they were delighted to exchange burgees with the clubs president Roberto Azzi. We are pleased to say we now have reciprocal club arrangements with the Yacht Club Porto Rotondo!...

Royal Western Yacht Club defends title against teams from across the South West The South West Commodores Challenge Cup was launched 2 years ago by the Royal Dart Yacht Club, a friendly competition between Yacht Clubs, racing under IRC with teams of 3 boats. Racing in Start Bay it was the Royal Western team who took first place to take the...

On Thursday, 10th May, the first RWYC Monthly Motorboat outing of the year took place.  Artemis took a crew of 7 on a round trip from QAB in mainly sunny weather. Once out of the sound and despite a little breeze, the sea was surprisingly choppy with 1.5 metre waves. Calm up the Yealm, we passed David Southwood’s Summerbird showing no...

The Drake Trophy was presented to club member David Southwood at the club's AGM on Friday 28th April. This presentation was made in recognition of his outstanding cruising achievement during his transatlantic attempt and subsequent detour to the Azores and back to Plymouth. Well done David - seen here with the Commodore and the outgoing Vice Commodore!...

On 25th May this year the Data Protection law in the UK will undergo some significant changes with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (commonly referred to as the GDPR).  In response to this change the Club has published an updated data policy, please click here to view....

Plymouth yachtsman Conrad Humphreys has joined the OSTAR 2020 team as ‘race ambassador’. Conrad competed in the TRANSAT in 2004 onboard the Open 60 Hellomoto before going on to finish 7th in the Vendee Globe race. He recently completed a remarkable feat of navigation as he piloted a 23ft open boat 3600 miles through the Pacific over 60 grueling days...

Plymouth yachtsman Conrad Humphreys has joined the OSTAR 2020 team as ‘race ambassador’. Conrad competed in the TRANSAT in 2004 onboard the Open 60 Hellomoto before going on to finish 7th in the Vendee Globe race. He recently completed a remarkable feat of navigation as he piloted a 23ft open boat 3600 miles through the Pacific over 60 grueling days following in...

The Cruising Workshop went well with 30-35 sailors, planning 'to boldly go'!  A real pleasure to meet the visiting yachtsmen too! A huge thanks must go to Mo Joce and Sue Saunders and their team for organising a very informative (and reassuring) event.. including a delicious buffet! Lots of useful advice and info gained and most importantly...

American Peter Bourke is the first competitor to enter the next Original Singlehanded Transatlantic Race (OSTAR) organised by the Royal Western Yacht Club. The 16th edition of the OSTAR, sailing from Plymouth to Newport, Rhode Island, starts on 25 May 2020. Peter is no stranger to the OSTAR having raced it before in 2009. He suffered several gear failures, losing his headsail...

Peter Bourke is the first skipper to confirm his entry to the 2020 OSTAR.  Peter has again entered Rubicon, an Outbound 44 mono, which he previously sailed in the 2009 OSTAR. His last crossing was made harder by early equipment failures – losing his wind vane and autopilot as well as suffering rigging problems. He made the brave decision to continue...