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    Sydney to Hobart Race

    The 69th Rolex Sydney to Hobart race; open to monohull yachts from 30ft to 100ft, took place in a real mixed bag of weather from very light, shifty winds and flat seas to gusts of 49 knots and very large seas on the final day. The race started at 1300 on 26th December in Sydney Harbour and took the yachts south approximately 625 miles finishing in Hobart, Tasmania. SVYC member Richard Dobbs, owner of Titania of Cowes,

    Published 00:00 on 9 Jan 2014

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    Festive Lunch raises funds for Air Ambulance

    One hundred people thoroughly enjoyed their delicious lunch in the Club on Wednesday 11th December at the annual Christmas charity fundraising event, for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Father Christmas paid a brief visit and helped with the raffle. About £600 was collected for this most worthy and always very needy cause. Santa will be back for the Christmas Eve Children's Tea Party. The fun will start with party games

    Published 12:00 on 12 Dec 2013

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    Sunday Lunch now served at your table

    When you come to Sunday Lunch in the Club, something we hope you often do, you will find a few interesting changes. Instead of queuing up to collect  your lunch in a canteen style, you now take your seat, someone will come to you to take your order and your delicious Sunday roast will be brought to you. We hope this small change will bring a big improvement to the service which members

    Published 19:00 on 27 Oct 2013

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    Dinghy Dance enjoyed by all

    This year's Dinghy Dance was a huge success. Delicious food, great music, fabulous atmosphere and decor. Well organised and run - a great party enjoyed by all. Well done to all the organisers!

    Published 07:26 on 25 Aug 2013

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    Seven Mermaids over the line at the start of Monday's race at Cowes

    Half the Mermaid fleet were OCS (On Course Side) on Monday. Rosemary, Scuttle, Sheen, Zara, Dragonfly, Miranda and Halluf can be seen over the line. Nobody went back. There was not enough wind on Tuesday for any racing. After four days racing the results look like this. 1 Bluebell, 2 Amethyst, 3 Sirena, 4 Jade, 5 Mimosa, 6 Dragonfly, 7 Adastra, 8 Zara, 9 Scuttle, 10 Cynthia, 11 Sheen, 12 Halluf, 13 Miranda, 14 Rosemary

    Published 21:36 on 6 Aug 2013

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    Mermaids competing at Cowes Week

    The Mermaids are enjoying some excellent racing at Cowes. “Bluebell” skippered by Charles Tilley currently leads the fleet, closely followed by “Amethyst” with Charles Glanville on the helm. After three days racing the results look like this. 1 Bluebell, 2 Amethyst, 3 Sirena, 4 Jade, 5 Mimosa, 6 Dragonfly, 7 Adastra, 8 Zara, 9 Scuttle, 10 Cynthia, 11 Sheen, 12 Halluf, 13 Miranda, 14 Rosemary

    Published 12:21 on 5 Aug 2013

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    Line Honours & Victory on Corrected Time

    _Thunder Squall_ takes both line honours and the victory on corrected time in Class 5 for the RTI. The team from left to right: Hugo Hentenaar, Phil French, Darren Powell, EJ Hentenaar and Julian James (foreground). _Thunder Squall_ is a new J100 owned by Julian James (RYS). _Thunder Squall_ was out in her first race, it was also Hugo's first Round the Island, for the rest of the crew there have been many attempts on a victory! After a

    Published 10:56 on 6 Jun 2013

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    Our girls are back in the water and looking wonderful

    The Mermaid fleet are back off Seaview and looking really splendid in the glorious sunshine we are enjoying at present. The Shakedown Race takes place on Wednesday 24th April, scheduled to start at 18:00 but will probably start no later that 18:30 and after the race there will be a supper. There is another Shakedown Race on the following evening. The Mermaid Nationals are planned to be held on Saturday 27 April with a start time

    Published 15:16 on 23 Apr 2013

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    Commodore's Trophy for 2013

    The Commodore's Trophy has been awarded since 1985 for a special achievement outside Seaview waters. This year the Commodore wished to acknowledge an achievement that dates back to 1980 but which finally achieved recognition in the 2012 Olympic Year. Just before the Moscow Olympics, the Soling Class Olympic trial was won by a team of three young men, two of which were members of this club. Russia then invaded Afghanistan and in protest the US

    Published 08:31 on 2 Apr 2013

  • SVYC were just a handful of points behind winners in RNLI Quiz

    On 13th March SVYC's plucky team battled against strong adversaries from the Royal Solent YC and Island Sailing Club in the 2013 RNLI Winter Quiz Final. After a shaky start our brainy team, consisting of Lis and Mike Randall, John Turner and Johnnie King, fought back hard but were up against an excellent team from RSYC and just failed to bridge the gap in the points. We would like to thank the Clubs who hosted the heats and

    Published 16:27 on 14 Mar 2013

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