The RNYC programme typically includes:
- Passage races - up to 155 nautical miles to places such as Holy Island (Lindisfarne) and around the Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth.
- Tactical races - designed to test skill and judgement, with a choice of when to start and which direction to sail the course.
- Olympic races - set in Blyth Bay to suit the prevailing wind.
- Local races - courses around RNYC's racing marks.
- Pursuit races - handicap starting, catch the boat ahead!
Regattas & Open Events
The RNYC season includes regattas and some races that are open to all visitors:
- Bass Rock Race 2013
- 31stMay 2013
- Our classic long distance race is open to members of NECRA as well as club yachts.
- Blyth Regatta 2013
- 7th—8th September 2013
- Well known for its competetive racing and warm social atmosphere, RNYC welcome all visitors to the jewel of their racing season, Blyth Regatta.
Other Regional Events
To the north, Holy Island and The Farne Islands, or to the south, Whitby, are within weekend sailing range. For longer cruises members sail principally to Scotland, and take the Caledonian Canal to the west coast, or visit the Moray Firth and the Orkneys and Shetlands. Holland, Germany, Denmark, the Baltic Sea and Norway are only two or three days sailing distance from Blyth.
The Walker Cruising Cup for best written log and the Morpeth "Gay Fox" Trophy for cruising merit are awarded at the annual prizegiving. (Entries should be made to the Sailing Secretary by mid September.)
We have three weekends allocated for cruising trips, to match the RYA Sunderland Airshow muster (27-28th July) and Coquet Regatta (10-11th August). Come and join in!
1st Wednesday Cruising Talks
Each month, October — June inclusive, talks on cruising or topics of general sailing interest are held on the club ship H.Y. Tyne. Non-member visitors are welcome to attend.
Skippers often need crew, experienced or keen learners, to help them take part in the many events organised during the sailing season. It doesn't stop there as yachts are laid up for the winter and fitted out again each spring. There is always something to do.
Our members are drawn from all ages and all walks of life, bound togther by the same passion for yachts, sailing and the sea. To find out more about the Club, get in touch or come down and meet us.
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