Hooper Cup entry form

Hooper Cup poster (Notice of Race)

RBYC Hooper Cup 2017

  • Racing for the Hooper Cup: Sunday 8th October 2017

  • It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian signing the declaration to make known any disability/medical condition that may affect your child during the activity, and any medication that they may require. This information will be shared with those responsible for supervising the activity.
  • Races will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-20, the rules of each class and the Sailing Instructions (available at registration). Any changes to the SIs will either be posted on the Official Notice Board at least 1 hour before racing begins, or by communication (which may be oral) to competitors before the Warning Signal.

    I hereby certify that the boat entered on this form carries third party insurance cover, with a sum insured of at least £2,000,000, and a current measurement certificate (if appropriate) including buoyancy test, and complies with class rules.
    I acknowledge that the organising authority (RBYC) is only able to provide reasonable safety facilities during sailing. In the event of adverse weather conditions, parents or guardians alone must decide whether the child entrant can cope on the water and has adequate safety equipment. I acknowledge that I have sole responsibility for my children/wards during the week and must appreciate that the RBYC cannot be expected to exercise supervision or control. The organising authority accepts no responsibility for any damage suffered by persons or property on or off the water. In an emergency situation I authorise the organisers to take my child to hospital and give my full permission for any treatment required to be carried out in accordance with the hospital’s diagnosis. I understand that I shall be notified, as soon as possible, of the hospital visit and any treatment given by the hospital. Consent for use of images: I grant to the organisers without payment the right in perpetuity to make, use and show any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television of or relating to the event. I agree to notify the organisation of any relevant changes in my child’s circumstances. I confirm that my child is not under a court order.
    I agree to be bound by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 and all other rules that govern this racing.

    The Entry Fee is £5 per sailor, per day. Payment can be made on the day. If you wish to pay in advance, please contact the RBYC Office on 01621 782044 or info@rbyc.org.uk

RBYC Cadet Week 2017 results

For results of RBYC Cadet Week 2017, and the list of trophy winners, go to our Cadet Week page.

Cadet Week page

Report of the week to be published shortly, but in the meantime visit the RBYC Cadets Facebook page where you will find day-by-day reports and photographs.

Link to: RBYC Cadets Facebook page

Diary date: RBYC Cadet Week 2018, 11th to 17th August 2018

We will be sending out a feedback survey shortly to let you help us decide whether you would prefer the Saturday to Thursday format adopted this year, or would prefer the Sunday to Friday schedule. We welcome all feedback - Watch this space ....

Weekly News from the RBYC

Podium Place for Roy .... Yet more good news from the waterfront!  Travelling abroad is becoming the big thing, and we have heard that Roy Hart also made the wet and windy crossing of the Thames estuary to compete in the Swale Barge Match in his 19ft gaffer 'Greensleeves', again securing a place on the podium. Well done!

Update on Red Diesel .... Looking further afield, it would seem that the Belgian government has decided that there will be no further fines levied on British flagged vessels carrying red diesel until a planned meeting of the EU Committee on Excise Duty on the 18th September. For the next 6 weeks it appears that Ostende can be back on the itinerary for the cruising fraternity.

This week's specials ... As already reported, it is a quiet week in the Club, with no formal functions planned for this weekend.

Our specials this week have a distinct Asian flavour:-

  • Lamb Rogan Josh, and
  • Vegetable Curry (Butternut Squash, Spinach and Chickpea)

both served with rice and the usual curry accompaniments of Poppadoms, Chutney and home made Onion Bhaji. Just the thing for this wonderful summer weather we are enjoying!

Then, it's onwards and upwards towards Cadet Week!

Cadet Week programme on the webiste ... the full Cadet Week programme is available on the website. Paper copies will be available in the club and at registration for all competitors, but if you want a preview, please link to RBYC Cadet Week full programme 2017

The Dinghy Park Project

There are 12 tenders in the Dinghy Park, and we have no idea who they belong to. Clicking here will take you to a larger  picture of these tenders. If any member recognises one of these as belonging to them, we would be grateful if he or she would contact the office and let us know.

Dinghies, Tenders and Trailers that have paid will have a 2017 Dinghy Park sticker, so no need to worry.

Boats and trailers that don't have a 2017 sticker by the 7th August will, in accordance with the RYA Abandoned Boat Policy, be removed to a safe storage area off the Club site. A collection fee may be required for their return.

Our aim is to keep the Dinghy Park presentable and serviceable for our members.

To arrange payment and obtain your sticker for 2017, please contact Beccy Haley at accounts2@rbyc.org.uk

Weekly News from the RBYC

Dear Members,

More news this week of our intrepid travellers. Trevor Greenway has posted a harrowing account of the Elite fleet's escapades in Lymington on the web site. Not quite what you expect from Summer sailing!

Link here to:


And elsewhere ... better news from the Medway area, where David Smith, Will Dallimore and Charlie Renwick campaigned David's Old Gaffer in the Swale Barge Match, and achieved a podium finish in their class.

This week it is all back to normal, not that there is anything normal about the weather at the moment. There are no formal functions this weekend, so casual dining is the order of the day.  Specials this week are:

  • Supreme of Chicken, with a Tomato, Olive and Chorizo sauce, and
  • Herb Crusted Cod Fillet, with a Creamy Leek sauce

both served with New Potatoes and a selection of Vegetables.

There is then another quiet week before the run up to Cadet Week. Maybe just the time to organise that quiet Library dinner you had always promised yourself?

Weekly News from the RBYC

Dear Members,


The RBODs are joining in the RCOD Regatta this weekend and the RS Elites are off to Hayling Island for their Nationals. We wish good sailing and good fortune to all our teams.

The Cadets have their annual camp-out on Saturday evening, followed by pond sailing on Sunday. Full details have been sent out via a separate email, For further details contact katherine@brightmediauk.com

Dinghy Park

We have made a great effort to tidy up the Dinghy Park, and whilst doing so have noted that there are quite a few dinghies, tenders and trailers that have not paid the 2017 storage fee.

Dinghies, Tenders and Trailers that have paid will have a 2017 Dinghy Park sticker, so no need to worry.

Boats and trailers that don't have a 2017 sticker by the 7th August will, in accordance with Stage 1 of the RYA Abandoned Boat Policy, be removed to a safe storage area off the Club site. A collection fee may be required for their return.

Our aim is to keep the Dnghy Park presentable and serviceable for our members.

To arrange payment and obtain your sticker for 2017, please contact Beccy Haley at accounts2@rbyc.org.uk.

Any queries please contact Dan Wastnage on 07771 896 798

Havengore Bridge: Non- operational
We are informed that due to a mechanical fault, Havengore Bridge is currently non-operational and closed to maritime traffic. Engineers have been called to attend and we will alert you as soon as the bridge functionality has been reinstated.

The specials this week are:

  • Moroccan beef meatballs served with herb couscous and salad
  • BBQ pulled chicken Burger.
    8oz burger topped with pulled BBQ chicken served with wedges coleslaw and onion rings
  • Mediterranean vegetable and feta tart.
    A puff pastry tart topped with medley of Mediterranean vegetables and feta served with new potatoes and salad

There are no formal social functions this weekend. Normal bar menu is available Friday and Saturday lunchtime and evening. On Sunday, we will again have our Sunday Buffet of hot and cold choices.

Powerboat Course
The Sea School is running another Power Boat Level 2 course this weekend. This is fully-booked, but if you are interested in a mid-week bespoke course, please contact the club.

Your Rear Commodore (Sailing) reports……

St matthewYour Rear Commodore (Sailing) reports......

"We won the St Mathew Cup with the team based around the RBOD class. Our victorious team was David Smith, Stephen Herring, Roger Martin, Chippy Cole, Nicola Hastwell and Tom Corrigan.

The Committee boat was excellently managed by Alison Osborne, Alistair Munro, Paul Taylor and the PRO was Ant Law.

Big thanks to those who lent their boats. It was very exciting with eight short windward/leeward races in ideal conditions. The racing was close and held in good spirits with many changes in position on the last leg. The decider was a 'nail biter' not only on the water but in the protest room, prior to Mayor Bob Calver's presentation of the trophy."

News from the RBYC Cadets

Book in for The Clare Cup this Sunday 25 June!

Calling all Cadets. The sun is shining, exams are nearly done and we are running Race Day 2 of The Allen Bros-sponsored Clare Cup this Sunday 25 June!  Briefing is at 9.30am and we'd be so grateful if you could enter online - there are daily prizes to be won. http://rbyc.org.uk/cadets/info/rbyc-cadets-clare-cup/

The RBYC kitchen is providing a special Clare Cup Cadet menu featuring Burgers and Hot Dogs and we'll also have a second hand clothes rail sale - so if you have any gear which no longer fits, please bring it priced up and we'll take a small donation towards the Cadets.
Don't forget that bookings for Cadet Week 2017 are now open and can also be made online via the RBYC website.

Dates for your diary - Cadet Camp Out 22/23 July and of course Cadet Week 2017 which kicks off on 19 August.