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
There was a very pleasant gathering of members held for an impromptu grand opening ceremony of the first phase of the slipway and staging which took place on the new structure. The ceremonial ribbon was cut by Sue Wakefield whose husband Nick has been so instrumental in overseeing this splendid achievement from initial plans to fruition. A glass of something sparkling was raised to the inaugural use of the new staging by Nick Wakefield who pushed
Published 15:26 on 11 Aug 2014
Five of the Seven yachts taking part in the Cruiser Division's trip to Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings are in Honfleur this morning. Read the full report
Published 12:18 on 1 Jun 2014
Nick Hewitt receiving the Commodore's Trophy to rapturous applause for his participation in Richard Dobbs's Swan 68 Titania of Cowes in the Rolex Sydney Hobart 2013.
Published 00:00 on 28 Apr 2014
The Commodore has asked to have these photos of the storm damage put up on our website. He will be writing to members shortly with regard to the action that will be taken.
Published 00:00 on 26 Feb 2014
It has been a couple of years since we last produced a new Sea View Yacht Club Members List book. All the members who had an email address which they wished to publish in the book have been sent an email asking them to check their family's details. Of course there is an obvious flaw with this - if their email address was not the one they are now using they won't have seen this email and it
Published 14:00 on 29 Jan 2014
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
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
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