Wednesday’s race started downwind and downtide with Amethyst over the line first and maintaining that position to the end – shame about the lack of gun. Amethyst had been a little too eager at the start and was OCS. A good race nevertheless with 11 boats. Thursday saw 13 boats on the water and there was even a reserve helm. Early concerns were with low tide rounding the penultimate mark, but these were soon forgotten as
Published 06:34 on 22 May 2015
The first team race match of the season was against the RVYC, however, it turned out to be too windy for team racing. But a fleet race around the cans was a different matter! Two short courses set by Hugh Eddowes allowed everyone to enjoy themselves and get wet. This was followed by an excellent supper. Wednesday – hardly any wind and lots of tide so racing was cancelled. For our
Published 13:38 on 15 May 2015
Seriously windy day on Wednesday and an early decision to cancel racing was made - this was the same situation last year. There was some excitement as Penguin decided to do a mini-tour of the Solent – she broke her mooring and was nearly in the main shipping channel before the Scott and Hannah team managed to get out to her and bring her back. The wind had dropped on Thursday and was shifting
Published 08:28 on 11 May 2015
After the inactivity of last week's Shakedown races it was great that the weather decided to be more reasonable. Wednesday's race had all the vital ingredient's that the midweeker's have come to expect: plenty of wind, lots of water over the foredeck and long beats. After a couple of visits to Somers and much tacking, Noel Dobbs was a comfortable winner. Thursday saw slightly less wind which was slowly decreasing over the
Published 13:43 on 1 May 2015
The Shakedown races for the 22nd and 23rd were well supported with all the Mermaids booked – if only the weather had bothered to read the sailing programme. Wednesday saw a strong easterly and regardless of which way the tide was flowing it was a very lumpy sea. Decision made to cancel and retire to the bar for some early post Shakedown drinks. That evening there was a supper which was well attended,
Published 09:09 on 24 Apr 2015
Actually we have thirteen of these large round steel marks, which were used in WWII to hold up anti-submarine netting. A couple of years ago Trinity House insisted they were all painted yellow, and we of course complied. Now some will have a little colour to help us distinguish which is which. Outer Mark , Somers [U], Acland [A], Wreck [W] and Bertie  remain all yellow with black numbers/letters. While Bunny [stylised bunny head], Brookie 
Published 14:31 on 16 Apr 2015
Our fabulous staging and slipway is looking almost like the finished article, although there are plenty of small, mostly unseen parts, yet to be completed. You should see it for yourself to get the full picture.
Published 12:18 on 13 Feb 2015
Somehow Raymond & Colin got through to win on the last leg of the final race and retain the Inter Club Team Racing Trophy, narrowly beating Mark & Jo Downer. Bruce Huber & James Meaning were third and new comers Keri Harris & Hamish Walker representing the RNSA were fourth. SVYC have won the trophy in 2010, 2011, 2013 and now 2014. As Sunday’s weather promised to be less favourable all the team racing was completed on Saturday.
Published 10:00 on 8 Dec 2014
The Laying Up Dinner with guest speaker Lord West, the former First Sea Lord and subsequently the minister for Security and Counter Terrorism, was a great success raising over £2200 for Bembridge RNLI Lifeboat. Members and guests were piped to dinner by two very smart Sea Cadets from the Ryde unit, which is now developing into something of a tradition at SVYC. Lord West gave a most interesting and entertaining talk as did Robin Ebsworth the Chairman of
Published 16:54 on 7 Nov 2014
The Cadets had a wonderful summer with lots of excellent sailing. Well done to all those who took part and congratulations to all the winners. Our thanks go to the Optimist Class Captains Lucinda McArthur, Tracy North and Lucy Cotterell and the Handicap Class Captains Camilla Hamilton, Cecilia Bottomley and Kate Jones for their unstinting work in running the races and social events.
Published 15:13 on 1 Sep 2014