The RVYC Squib fleet in the thick of it at AAM COWES WEEK
Some great action photographs by Rick Tomlinson
pages on the AAM COWES WEEK website
2nd Aug - Aquabat 3rd Aug - Whizzard 5th Aug - Kestrel 9th Aug - Rhapsody in Blue
New membership forms are now available on the .
Welcome to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club web site.
On the East shore of Wootton Creek in Fishbourne with a fabulous vista over the Solent, the Royal Victoria Yacht Club is a very sociable and friendly club with an 'open-to-all' policy. We welcome all levels of sailing, from absolutely no experience whatsoever, to the hardened racers or round-the-world sailors. We have a packed racing and training schedule all year round as well as a social calendar that is second to none.
Our cadets are very active all year round, both on and off the water. Learning to sail is not just about knowing where the wind is coming from. These youngsters from the age of 8, sailing Optimists, Picos and Lasers, learn life skills such as tactics, planning and first aid. They grow in confidence in themselves and learn to trust their own judgement. They will make new friends and above all else have fun. The fun is not just on the water; Friday night is cadet night and great fun for the whole family. Events such as indoor hockey (with newspaper sticks), scrap heap challenge, quiz night and many more, keep the kids occupied whilst parents enjoy the hospitality of the clubhouse. If you are considering joining a club, sailing or otherwise, I recommend popping down on a Friday evening to have a look. There will always be a flag officer or member happy to sign you in and show you around.
Adults are well catered for too, with a comprehensive adult sailing programme which caters for all levels of experience. Our fleet of National Squibs is one of the largest on the south coast. We also have handicap fleets of boats such as RS400s, RS600s, Solos, Bahias and Wayfarers as well as a strong laser fleet.
Our Cruiser fleet has a huge range of boats from Super Seals, to multihulls and Southerly’s which take part in cruising, rallies and racing. Visiting yachts are welcomed and our pontoons are a popular destination. Just remember we do dry out.
We have a unique location which is ideal for that special occasion such as a wedding reception or birthday party and our caterers, Gail Force, have a great selection of menus at a very reasonable price.
The Royal Victoria Yacht Club is a special place and probably the best sailing club anywhere.
Tony Pope – Commodore