X-Yachts survive harsh RTI conditions in style

Yesterday, 2nd July saw the annual Round the Island race run in very harsh conditions with gusts of over 40 knots being recorded. XYOA congratulates all X-Yacht owners from coming through in style.  Especially our own members near the top of the leader board, 2nd  Xtract (Dudley Stock), 5th Celavie (Robin Nixon) and 6th Quickstep (Clive Drury-White)

Here below are the full IRC results.

Round the Island 2016 X-Yachts Results

Annual Rally – Cowes, Isle of Wight

Annual Rally – Cowes, Isle of Wight

 Saturday/Sunday – 03/04 September 2016

 We are extremely fortunate in that the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, will be our venue for this year’s annual X-Yachts Owners Association Rally.

The Royal Yacht Squadron is one of the most prestigious yacht clubs in the world. The Yacht Club, as the Squadron was first known, was founded on the 1st of June 1815. Its clubhouse is the historic Cowes Castle which was built in 1539 as part of Henry VIII’s chain of coastal defences.

Member yachts are given the suffix ‘RYS’ to their names, and permitted to fly the White Ensign of the Royal Navy. The club’s patron is Queen Elizabeth II and the club’s Admiral is Prince Philip who is also a former club Commodore.

The RYS Haven has been reserved for member’s yachts on Saturday evening, 03 September 2016. Berthing is limited and places will be allocated in order of reservations received. If fully booked, there will be berthing places available on the Jubilee Pier. High water Cowes is predicted to be approximately 13.15 hours BST on Saturday 03 September 2016.

An early evening reception will be held at the Castle, before members and their crews will enjoy a three-course dinner with wine. The reception and dinner including wine will cost £55.00 per person. Full details, including the menu, will be sent to all those wishing to participate in this splendid event, but in the meantime, in order to finalise the arrangements, please complete the form which is attached and send it to the Association’s secretary with the appropriate cheque. An early response is advised due to the limited berthing in the RYS Haven.

In accordance with the traditions for dining on a Saturday evening at the Royal Yacht Squadron, the dress code is dinner jackets or mess kit.

The provisional programme is –

17.30 Welcome drink on-board a member’s yacht in the RYS Haven

18.30 Drinks reception at the Castle

19.30 Dinner

Members who are unable to sail their yachts to Cowes are encouraged to come by ferry as the Ferry Terminal is close to the Royal Yacht Squadron. There is a good choice of hotels and B & B’s in Cowes for those not sleeping on their yachts, but book early as there is international power boat racing taking place that same weekend.

Please complete the attached form and post with payment to our treasurer, John Noë

XYOA Annual Rally Sept 2016 booking form



XYOA Rally to Cherbourg and the Channel Isles

The rally to Cherbourg is now firming up nicely. The plan is as follows:

Tuesday June 14th – Meet in Cherbourg for dinner at the Café de Paris

Wednesday 15th – Sail in company to St. Peter Port. Dinner at DaNellos

Thursday 16th – Lay day / Visit to Herm

Friday 17th – Sail in company to St. Helier.

Any member wishing to join all or part of this rally should contact the treasurer immediately on  treasurer@x-yachtsowners.co.uk


XYOA Tie copy

We are now able to offer an X-Yachts Owners Association tie. This high quality silk tie is offered at the very reasonable price of £17 including postage and packing. We will also have them available during our events.

We are also currently working on a very attractive enamelled brooch for the ladies, so watch this space.