Friendly race to end the season this Sunday

The Royal Southampton Yacht Club’s last race this year is a pursuit race this Sunday, December 10, and provides a great opportunity for yacht racing fans to get out on the water for one last blow before Christmas.

It is the Club’s Charity race and proceeds go to the Commodore’s charity, the Jubilee Sailing Trust. The event is a pursuit race, so boats start at different times, and try to catch the boat in front.

Captain of Racing, Kathy Smalley said: ‘For anybody who’s not done much racing, this is an ideal opportunity to join the fun. If you’re not so good at navigating, it really doesn’t matter – just follow the boat in front.”

Three trophies are awarded:For boats that normally sail under IRC; those that normally race under RSYC ratings and multihulls. Back at the Club, the bar will be open and there will be a raffle and a sweepstake, so even if competitors are not among winners on the water, they can still be a winner ashore.

For further information contact Sailing Secretary Cathy Crawley on 023 8021 0872 or email