The Edge arrived in Castlebay early on Sunday morning to retain their lead in the RB&I. This despite the urgent repairs that disrupted their social break in Kinsale. They have kindly shared a photographic record of the journey – thanks!...

The Competitors had perfect weather for the start of the 14th Round Britain and Ireland Race. Father Sam Philpott fired the starting gun at 1200 and the Competitors followed by many spectator yachts made their way to the Plymouth Breakwater and on to Kinsale, a moderate north easterly wind sped them on their way. The EDGE arrived in Kinsale this morning...

Update from Lerwick: The Class 40, CARIBERIA, survived sailing around Muckle Flugga whilst storm Hector howled around them, later describing the journey as ‘awful’. They arrived in Lerwick on Friday evening looking surprisingly well rested. Unfortunately for the Lerwick Race Port Officer and Race Director neither CARIBERIA’s Tracker nor AIS was working. After rounding Muckle Flugga they attempted to shelter in Balta...

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...