The Army Offshore Regatta
Exercise SolentVenture (aka ‘The AOR’) 2018 will take place 14-18 May. The Royal Engineers will be entering two yachts in the event, their J109, Trojan, and a JSASTC Victoria 34.
Serving crew, both novice sailors and experienced racers, who are interested in taking part in a low cost and fun week of Adventurous Training and an introduction to racing, are requested to get in touch with the Offshore Racing Secretary.
The Lymington Meet 2018
The annual Lymington Meet will take place on Saturday 19 May 18, at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club (RLymYC) with racing in the Western Solent.
The format will be similar to previous years with two friendly races, one starting not before 0945 hours and the other at approximately 1330 hours. This year the Dan Bran Pontoon, has been booked so that all the REYC yachts can be berthed together to better generate camaraderie and facilitate interaction between serving and retired members.
The morning race will be for REYC yachts only. The afternoon race will include a team of three RLymYC yachts competing in a friendly inter club match for the Carlier Trophy. The first three yachts home in the morning race will represent the REYC in the match in the afternoon. Note that these are designed to be friendly races, due to insurance restrictions.
There will then be a reception in the RLymYC starting at 1815 hours, followed by supper. These are subsidised by the REYC and will be £8 per person for the reception and £30 for the three-course supper with wine.
The event is very much a social gathering of Sapper sailors, and members are encouraged to bring family and friends. If you are not able to bring a boat, why not come along for the reception and supper?
The Notice of Race (NOR) and entry form are on the Lymington Meet drop-down menu to the news feed. The Sailing Instructions will be circulated to those bringing a boat and posted on the website on 5 May 18.
Early replies/entries would be very much appreciated even if the full details are not available. The Rear Commodore (Regions) will need details of your boat, if you wish him to reserve a berth for you at the Lymington Harbour Dan Bran Pontoon, no later than 31 Mar 17 and numbers for supper by no later than 27 April 2018. An earlier indication of attendance would be welcome.
The Winter 2017 Newsletter
This can be found here: 20171214_REYC Winter Newsletter 2017_MTS-U
The most up to date REYC Gift Aid Form is here: 20171214_REYC_Gift_Aid_Form_MTS-U
The 2018 REYC AGM
REYC Dinner Night
The REYC Annual General Meeting and Dinner Night will be held on Thursday 19 April 2018 in Brompton Barracks, Chatham. The AGM will be held in the afternoon in the Chatham Station Auditorium as normal, with the dinner in the RE HQ Officers’ Mess in the evening. All members are encouraged to attend, as are member’s guests, however Chief Royal has stipulated that members need to demonstrate that they either contribute to the Royal Engineer Central Charitable Trust (Day’s Pay Scheme) for serving officers and soldiers, or contribute to Corps Mess Funds (for respective Messes) for Retired Officers, Soldiers and Civilians. In order to use the Mess, all members will need to contribute to one or other of the funds. Guests may not exceed the number of members attending.
If you are unsure as to whether you are a contributor to either fund, the RE HQ holds the database.
Attached is a form to signal your intent to attend the AGM and/or dinner night. In order to get the replies to the RE HQ in good time, the closing date is 31 Dec 17.
If there are any questions, please contact the REYC Hon Sec via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.