Members will want to be aware of a safety advisory notice issued by MAIB following a fatal incident in the Clipper Race in which a crew member was lost overboard in spite of being clipped on. The notice can be found at Safety warning on the use of safety harness tethers on sailing yachts – GOV.UK...

RWYC member David Southwood has been awarded the ICC Decanter by the Royal Cruising Club for his own personal challenge in the OSTAR 2017 and his subsequent fight for survival. The decanter was originally presented to the RCC by the Irish Cruising Club in 1989 to be awarded for “a cruise of exceptional merit” and will be presented at the...

The Royal Western Yacht Club is pleased to announce that the Round Britain and Ireland, two handed race, will start from Plymouth on Sunday 3 June 2018. This will be the 14th running of the legendary four yearly yacht race which was established in 1966 by the Cockershell hero Major Blondie Hasler. The race comprises five legs totalling approximately 2000...

Over 100 guests attended the University of Plymouth Yacht Club & Sailing Club Christmas Dinner on Friday 1st December. There was plenty on Christmas spirit all around and a good time was had by all, guests included Commodore Charlie Thomson & his wife Babs!...