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2021 - News Reports
  • Newbury Yacht Club Battle Flags
    The NYC battle flags are now a familiar, and very noticeable, sight at Club rallies. They’re not content with staying local, and have recently increased their audience by flying in Gran Canaria at the start of ARC+ 2021, on board Fav. Arc+ dressed over all The Club now has a stock available, so if any ...
  • 2022 Rally dates announced
    Provisional dates and general intended locations for the 2022 Rallies have been announced. Further details will be provided as soon as possible. Frostbite Rally; 12th-13th February; Central Solent Spring Rally; 7th-8th May; Eastern Solent Summer Rally; 23rd-24th July; Western Solent Autumn Rally; 17th-18th Sept; Central Solent
  • Barry Pickthall – The Golden Globe Race – Oct-21
    Barry Pickthall, one of the organisers of the 2018 Golden Globe race, gave a very interesting and entertaining talk to begin our 2021-22 Winter Series. The 2018 race marked the 50th anniversary of the original which was won by Robin Knox-Johnston. The rules were largely the same, with equipment matching what had been available for ...
  • Autumn Rally 2021 – East Cowes
    We had a great turnout of 11 boats and 30 people to our final Rally of the year, which saw us returning to East Cowes. Some boats were particularly keen, and arrived a day early, which was perhaps a good plan considering the low cloud and general misty conditions on the Saturday morning, which kept the ...
  • Cheese & Wine – Sept-21
    Although nobody seems ready for the summer to be nearing an end, it was time for the Winter Series to begin, with the customary cheese and wine evening. It was the first time we’ve been able to meet for a Shoreside event in over eighteen months, so it was great to see people and ...
  • Summer Rally 2021 – Bucklers Hard
    With our previous Rally almost a year ago, it was great that the Covid-19 restrictions had eased enough that we could meet in unlimited numbers, and properly enjoy our 2021 Summer rally.  The lure of a BBQ at Bucklers Hard enticed an impressive number of members, with 11 boats planning to attend, with even more ...
  • Solstice Cruise 2021
    Covid restrictions in early 2021 meant the Spring Cruise had to be delayed until the summer for a second year. The cruise was not as heavily subscribed as last year, which may have been due to the Covid-19 restrictions that were still in place.  Crossing the Channel to France or the Channel Islands remained ...
  • Duncan Wells – “Stress Free Sailing” – Apr 2021
    Our final Winter Talk in the 2020-21 series was conducted by Zoom, as we’ve become used to. It was attended by nearly 50 club members, who were clearly attracted by the goal of achieving ‘stress free sailing’. Duncan Wells is an RYA instructor, as well as a features writer for Yachting Monthly, Sailing Today & ...
  • AGM – Mar 2021
    This year’s AGM took on a different format to past meetings, driven by the ongoing COVID-19 requirements.  We still couldn’t meet in-person, but are now well used to seeing each other on screen, so this was the obvious solution.  There were a few questions as to whether a quorum would be achieved, but more than ...
  • Tom Cunliffe – “Ice with Everything” – Feb 2021
    We were delighted to welcome the return of Tom Cunliffe for a fascinating talk, albeit in a virtual format.  Tom’s reputation goes before him, and as expected the turnout from Club members and guests was high, with well over a hundred people listening to Tom’s anecdotes. He entertained us with tales of his voyage to America ...