What a full weekend of fun at the Club! From bonnet decorating to egg throwing, fish and chips to Sunday roast and the Regatta Easter Dance to keep us on our toes, there was something for everyone. See you all at the next bank holiday weekend, in a couple of weeks, or for a quiet post-Easter beer or meal to reflect on the whirlwind of entertainment. Thank you to everyone for coming on board and
Published 16:06 on 18 Apr 2022
We are excited that our house staff this season will all look very smart. Image Scotland have been spinning away and creating our new SVYC uniform. Look out for it this season.
Published 15:05 on 12 Apr 2022
After 20 years of our current awning, there is a new awning on order. The Flag Officers, staff and House Committee have finally agreed on the colour, returning to its original colours of red and white striped (in fitting with the burgee). The photo is the best one we could find showing glimpses of the old red and white awning. Installation is due on the 16 th May.
Published 07:00 on 11 Apr 2022
The number of children living in poverty on the Isle of Wight has hit a record high. The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions show 22% of the Island's children were living in poverty in 2020 - that's almost 5,000 children. These kinds of statistics are always estimated, with poverty interpreted as a household with income too low to meet basic needs of living - including food, shelter and healthcare. What it
Published 10:45 on 10 Apr 2022
Since last summer, the House team have been working hard with Lyndy Redding (our catering consultant and founder of Absolute Taste) on creating and developing an All-Day Menu to suit all. Island produce features heavily as we try to source more local items and support local businesses. The menus include the usual staples of burgers, salads and sandwiches along with a new pizza offering. During the summer, we are also going to
Published 13:18 on 8 Apr 2022
Though clearly many of our thoughts will currently be with others and geo-political events way out of our control, the 2022 season is fast approaching and I wanted to take this opportunity to update sailors on our amazing multi coloured fleet. Nick and his team have done a marvelous job refitting the boats and all will be back in the water by 20 th April. Bookings for the Midweek Shakedown races
Published 12:13 on 8 Apr 2022
The aim of this charity is to provide much-needed extracurricular sailing activities to pupils from local Isle of Wight primary schools, some of which are among the most deprived in the country. The Trust will fund and seek to expand the excellent work of the SVYC's current schools' sailing programme that was launched in 2017 by the then Commodore, Michael Smith. Andrea Minton Beddoes will chair the Trust. We are still working to get HMRC
Published 06:29 on 1 Apr 2022
Super-local top story from me this week as Seaview's sewage campaign - led by villager Raymond Simonds - has secured a public meeting with representatives from Southern Water and our local MP in attendance. Raymond also worked with Cllr David Adams to set up the meeting - scheduled for April 19 at 1800 at the Sea View Yacht Club. Local people will be invited to submit and ask questions about the problems we have here
Published 09:47 on 27 Mar 2022
The 2022 AGM will be held in person at the Club on Monday 18th April at 11am. An informal Members meeting will follow immediately after the AGM. This informal meeting will include vignettes about some aspects of the plans for the summer, Questions and Answers, and the award of the Commodores Trophy. All the materials for the meeting are in the members' section of the Club's website which can be accessed here .
Published 07:05 on 26 Mar 2022
Over the last week, the Mermaid room at the Sea View Yacht Club has been the collection and sorting centre for donations for Catherine Kane's heroic effort to help the people of Ukraine. MAD-aid today collected from the Yacht Club around 30 boxes of clothes, toiletries and blankets etc. and will be taking them early next week to various locations in several countries bordering Ukraine to where the people of Ukraine have fled. Since
Published 20:39 on 17 Mar 2022