A Royal Occasion

Monday 18 July
AM & PM racing

The club will be open from 08.30am ready for morning racing, breakfast and lunch will be available.

It will be an extra special day with a visit from our patron, HRH the Princess Royal, to watch the afternoon racing.

There will be a morning pursuit race for the NVR Silver Salver followed in the afternoon by a mass start race for the ‘Acorn Trophy’, something for all fleets to compete in against each other.

The Acorn Trophy is very fitting for the occasion dating back to 1872 and the NRV Silver salver was sent to the Club as recognition of our 150 years.

Key points for sailors participating in the special racing on this day.

PY Rating of 1208 and above only. Please enter in advance of the race on the link above.

There will be a morning pursuit race with the start from the RCYC line for the slowest boat(s) at 10am and thereby a finish by RCYC RIB 100mins later for everyone at 11:40am.  

The Acorn Trophy race will be a mass start at 1:20pm from the RCYC line.  The target time for this race is 90mins with a finish on the RCYC line.  (It is probable that the start time will be manipulated to fit the HRH schedule by the use of the AP flag).

Winner of the Acorn Trophy will be announced by VHF to get both boat and crew to the pontoon for presentation.  Others may wish to swan around or pick up their mooring.

The clubhouse etc. will run as normal from breakfast through to close with a few restrictions for obvious reasons.

    1. Second floor is closed (except for our five residents who have other restricted arrangements) 

    2. First floor is closed to uninvited members from 11:30am to 2pm

    3. There will be some car parking restrictions

    4. Launch and pontoon as normal with some restrictions 1pm to 3pm

    5. No mooring to pontoon from 11am until 4pm (exception is winner of afternoon race).

The above is the schedule, but we’re governed not only by winds and tides, but also Royal schedule so please bear with us…
this only happens every 150 years.

Note: formal SIs will be posted on our website by Friday 15 July.