The Royal Artillery Yacht Club (RAYC) aims to promote sailing amongst all ranks of the Gunners; providing opportunities, encouragement, funding and support to all members of the Royal
Regiment and their families who wish to participate in the sport for adventurous training, competitive and recreational benefit.
The Club seeks to develop key skills and qualifications amongst its members in the four disciplines of Offshore, Dinghies & Dayboats Windsurfing and Kitesurfing. In
addition, the Club provides training in powerboat handling, management and safety. It does this by arranging training opportunities, running centrally coordinated events and by
providing expert advice, equipment and financial support to those who seek to develop their own sailing ambitions.
The RA Keelboat Regatta
Wed 28 and Thu 29 May
The RA Keelboat Regatta will be held on Wed 28 and Thu 29 May 14 at Sea View Yacht Club (SVYC), Seaview, IOW. The Regatta is open to serving members of the Regiment and members of the RAYC. The Entry Form for the Regatta is available on the side panel under Important Events.
Rear Commodore Dinghies swould like your bids as soon as possible to earmark the appropriate number of Mermaids - get applications or make you intent known to him before the end of March, please.
RAYC Membership E-mail Contacts Database - Update
The Hon Secretary and Hon Membership Secretary are endeavouring to update the E-Mail Contacts Database for the RAYC Membership. It would be helpful if all those members who have not received an e-mail from the Honorary Secretary this year could send a confirmatory e-mail to the Hon Secretary from their preferred e-mail address. This will not result in a deluge of e-mails on RAYC related matters in the future and its use will be restricted to notifications of major RAYC events such as the various regattas, the AGM, Commodore's Luncheons and circulation of the RAYC Year Book on a biennial basis. Such e-mail addresses will in future also be used on a restricted basis and your e-mail address will not be widely distributed. Returns should be addressed to the following; [email protected] and [email protected] Alternatively if you could fill out an updated membership details and send either electronically or by the post to the Hon Membership Secretary using the form here..
New Secretary for a New Era at Hornet Services Sailing Club
Commander Paul 'Arty' Shaw takes up the new, full-time role of Club Secretary at Hornet Services Sailing Club in early February 2014.
Having recently left the Royal Navy, after 37 years' Service, Arty is well placed to take forward the exciting development plans made possible with the negotiation of a new, long-term lease of land in Gosport and the Club's 220 berth marina.
Both Commander Arty Shaw MBE RN and Commodore Peter Melson CVO CBE RN, the Club's Commodore, are available for media interviews. Please contact Jim Fraser at the Club on 023 9258 0403 or 023 9276 5828 or [email protected]
Alternatively,look online at Hornet Services Sailing Club (www.hornetservicessailing.org.uk)
ASA AGM & Council Meeting
Now Tuesday 11th March 2014
You are all requested to note that the next ASA AGM & Council Meeting has been re-scheduled to Tuesday 11th March. The venue is still the Army Offshore Sailing Centre; timings are as follows:
ASA Council Meeting - 0900 to 1030 hrs.
ASA AGM - 1045 to 1300 hrs.
There will be an Offshore Symposium in the afternoon - details to follow.
Skipper and Crew Request Page
(See Side Panel)
There is now a skipper or crew request page. The purpose of the page is to allow skippers to
request crews for specific charters or races by placing their details on the page
and requesting availability of crew for a charter period and providing contact details.
Alternatively, crew can declare their availability.
Please submit your requests to the webmaster who will post details on your behalf.