The official report from ASTO. In between the thick fog and the gale-force winds the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO) managed to fit in its 15th annual Small Ships Race on Saturday. This Cowes based event, on the first Saturday every October, saw 22 sailing vessels crewed by 190 trainees aged between 12 and 24 race West from the Royal Yacht Squadron start line, down to Lymington, and back. Fresh North Westerly winds made
Published 11:20 on 11 Oct 2018
On the weekend of October 6 th /7 th , the British fleet took on their Irish and Dutch counterparts in a series of ferocious sea battles in the waters of Dublin Bay. No empires were at stake here, instead a large amount of pride and a coveted cannonball.The Cannonball Trophy is contested each year between teams from the RLYC, the Royal St. George Yacht Club from Dun Laoghhaire, Dublin and
Published 12:14 on 9 Oct 2018
The RLYC welcomed the Contessa 32 fleet, of six competitors, over the weekend of 15th and 16th September. We were blessed with a decent SW breeze on both days which made setting the races a very pleasant task. Saturday commenced with three laps of a windward leeward course with mile long legs which kept the crews busy, followed after a short break, by a less demanding navigational race to finish in Osborne Bay.
Published 09:45 on 20 Sep 2018