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    After the storm - from Harriet Hadfield's 5-stories

    I'm not sleeping that well at the moment - definitely not helped by the incredible thunder and lightning of the middle of the week. Wednesday night was the big one - and photographs from the light show made the national press: scroll half-way down   this   Mail Online piece for an Island Visions image from Ventnor; if you have a Telegraph subscription, Jamie Russell's incredible   picture   from St

    Published 08:15 on 22 May 2022

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    Come and Join the Staff at SVYC

    Come to one of the new staff open days and meet the hospitality and boat teams. Gain work experience for a life in the industry or just liven up your CV. Fun in the Sun is what we offer!

    Published 12:54 on 19 May 2022

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    The Prince Philip Cup

    Today we received permission from Her Majesty The Queen to retain the name the Prince Philip Cup for the annual Inter Club Regatta that we host in our Mermaids. The Prince Philip Cup was presented by Prince Philip in 1956 as a contest to encourage sailing and social contact between Island Clubs. Originally the race was in Cowes, and the original rule stated that any Club who won the Trophy

    Published 17:42 on 13 May 2022

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    First Team Racing of the Year

    Sunday 8 th   May saw SVYCs annual team race against The Bar (think legal eagles, not G&T) in beautiful champagne-sailing conditions. Multiple back to back races, with both sides fielding 2 teams of three boats.   The Bar started well winning the initial race, demonstrating that they had some excellent helms in their team this year (some of whom it turned out, were international sailors).  

    Published 10:43 on 13 May 2022

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    Martin Evans talk on Foiling

    The lack of wind did not dampen the excitement on Saturday of a large group of members who had come to watch a Foiling demonstration that couldn't happen. However Martin Evans Global Class Manager of the WASZPs, gave an exceptional talk on the many benefits of this sport, used a rigged WASZP on the staging to talk about the specific of "getting going". He was then bombarded with excellent questions from enthusiastic voyeurs keen to

    Published 15:41 on 3 May 2022

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    Seaview short tacking but into Fiji

    We cannot resist sharing again a screenshot of Sarah Hill's route into Fiji. After a 2000nm passage against the trade winds from Australia, Sarah and her husband arrived in Fiji on their Dufour 35 with failed engine. Sarah had to short tack through the reef using skills learnt long ago in Optimists and Seaview Dinghies - see her route above. Sarah has been awarded this 2021 Commodore's trophy for the best boating activities outside Seaview

    Published 06:00 on 30 Apr 2022

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    Sea View Yacht Club's Queen's Platinum Jubilee Mermaid Ball dining tickets sell out in less than four hours

    Over 160 members have decided to start the four-day Jubilee bank holiday in style at the Sea View Yacht Club's Queen's Platinum Jubilee Mermaid Ball. The evening will start with a cocktail and canapĂ© reception, followed by a sit-down gourmet dinner inspired by local produce from the island. Dancing to follow with a live band and DJ.   Since tickets sales opened at 8am Sunday 24 April, all dining tickets have been sold but the

    Published 11:32 on 24 Apr 2022

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    Seaview sewage - from Harriet Hadfield's 5-stories

    In a great example of people power, Nettlestone and Seaview hosted representatives from Southern Water for a public meeting on Tuesday - to find out more about the water companies plans to repair damaged outfall pipes and stop polluting our beaches and swimming waters with raw sewage. Frustratingly I couldn't make the meeting but our Island local democracy reporter Louise Hill was there and has written up the story for the local press - read

    Published 11:26 on 24 Apr 2022

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    RYA Youth National Champion, Sam Steward

    Sam Steward and Izzy Smith win the RYA British Youth Nationals 20202 in Nacra 15. Sam Steward SVYC member and his crew Izzy Smith took firsts place in the recent RYA British Youth Nationals in the NACRA 15 class the pathway boat to the NACRA 17 olympic boat. After 4 days of racing The team had won 9 out of 13 races going into the final day on Friday, but the second place team

    Published 20:46 on 22 Apr 2022

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    Sarah Hill has been awarded the Commodore's trophy

    This Commodore's trophy is awarded for the best boating activities outside Seaview by a Club member or a member of staff.  This year's winner is Sarah Hill. Since 2018 Sarah, one of the few female Ocean Yachtmasters, has sailed 20,000nm including crossing the Pacific from Panama to French Polynesia via the Galapagos and Pitcairn.    Last year, during Covid, Sarah sailed double handed with her husband Mike from Australia to Fiji, a tough

    Published 18:42 on 22 Apr 2022

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