Royal Southern Yacht Club

 

On the weekend of the 24th / 25th of September the ROYAL SOUTHERN YC Hamble are holding their Hamble Classic’s event….usually this is attended soley by Yachts but looking to resurrect their long standing with the powerboat world the club has requested Classic Motor Boats owners to join in the celebration of the Hamble’s history of boat building and Motor cruising….

Two of the first craft invited are Tommy Sopwith’s 1961 Cowes Torquay winning boat “Thunderbolt” a 1961 Bruce Campbell Christina Mk6 and Jon Furley’s unique Levi designed Hazel Christine …which bears a striking minature resemblance to the racer Surfury….

The Royal Southern herewith extended an invitation to owners of Classic Motor Boats in the hope that you would consider bringing them to the event…..as representatives of an era in which the Hamble river and its boatyards played a major part in the world of Offshore Powerboat Racing in the UK. the number of berths available will be limited so please contact me in the first instance to register your interest.  email me at TOMMYSTBOLT@AOL.COM……Mike

 

MONACO FORTUNA

The year is continuing to bring more finds to the surface..just had a message from Matthew Saville
Hi,
I saw on your website a mention and picture of Monaco Fortuna from the 1961 Cowes Torquay race (http://www.classicoffshore.com/…/…/the-morgan-giles-monacos/)

Well she still lives as I own her. Converted to a liveaboard although currently on the hard at Shoreham.

Matthew says that she is for sale and found details when searching for her history…maybe she will find her way back to the water?

and here she is….

SURFURY

Please note there is now a FACEBOOK site for Surfury….SURFURY.The future.  and a new website remodelled on the old Chris Grayer site will soon go live but in the meantime I am pleased to announce that the fund has reached £800….thank you to all and keep the interest flowing..

RMYC WEEK-END

IMPORTANT…Bookings are now being received , please advise Martin Napier ASAP of your requirements and return the form that was enclosed with the last newsletter. We look forward to welcoming all members and friends at this unique location ..Thank you.

DATES: 10TH TO THE 12 JUNE 2016

A Trophy Dinner and Rally weekend will be held at the Royal Motor Yacht Club with full Pontoon Berthing and Launching available if required.

The weekend is open to all Members with or without boats and all are welcomec to enjoy the clubs facilities….

We are looking at options to enjoy a cruise in Poole Harbours vast expanse maybe to Wareham for pub lunch / A visit to Brownsea and or Poole Town.

IMPORTANT…Bookings are now being received , please advise Martin Napier ASAP of your requirements and return the form that was enclosed with the last newsletter.

 

 

Please advise the Club Secretary with your details.