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Garment Collection

A garment collection locker has been placed in the gents shower block. This locker has been donated by Clive Griffith for the gathering of serviceable clothing for collection by ‘Apostleship of the Sea’.  The clothing will be distributed to seafarers who find themselves on our shores without adequate clothing through no fault of their own. […]

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Winter Series 2017-18 Race 7

Race 7 18 February 2018 Another great day on the water. More wind than forecast, a nice flat sea and eight boats (although one didn’t make the start line). Good aprés-sail meals afterwards – many thanks to the girls in the galley.   Yacht Position Lady Elanor 1 SB3 Chaotic 2 Phoebe 3 Donati 4 […]

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Traditional Singing and Music Session

Traditional singing and music session at the RNYC. Friday 16th February from 8:00pm onwards. All singers and musicians welcome. Come along and bring your voices and instruments or just come along for the craic! Contact Des for more information 07917 137965 desomeara@yahoo.co.uk

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Michael Hall

Regret to inform you of the death of Michael Hall at the early age of 64. He was a member of the club in the 90s and was responsible for the large task of digitising the charts and text for the new Millennium edition of the Sailing Directions. After this, he went to Vietnam and […]

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Donald Barr Wells

It is with deep sadness I announce the passing of long standing club member Donald Barr Wells. Donald passed away this morning at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. He joined in 1957 and used to sail a Merlin Rocket. As a young man he did some serious climbing in the Alps and was fluent in French. […]

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Winter Series 2017-18 Race 6

Race 6 04 February 2018 I was right, it was a wonderful day to be out on the water. Not many days from last summer compared to today. Decent breeze, bit of a lop and sunshine. Four boats made it across the start line, some on different time scales however.  A good race won by […]

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First Wednesday talk: 31st Jan 2018
“That don’t impress me much”

Robert Bell from Whitley Bay will talk about the super rich and their yachts. We at RNYC look to the likes of Summer Wine, Blue Orchid or Whispa as “large” yachts.  “That don’t impress me much” as songstress Shania Twain would say. Come to hear local lad Robert Bell talk about his experiences as a […]

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Get your RNYC 2018 wall planner update 26/01/18

There was an error on the previously published version of the wall planner. The Annual Dinner Dance and Prizegiving will be held on Saturday evening 24th November, not Friday as in the printed version of the calendar. Download the updated version below. Race details and social events will also be posted on the website and […]

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Winter Series 2017-18 Race 5

Race 5 21 January 2018 Fifteen brave souls in four boats turned out for what was a brilliant sail – flat seas, steadily building wind and a pleasant temperature just north of 0 degrees. Two boats failed to finish, but that’s between us and the piers. Then followed the apres sail. Can’t remember an awful […]

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