OPYC Arrow Trophy 2017

                                                                                  Arrow Trophy – 14th October 2017     Preparations for this year’s regatta, against alumni of 24 Independent Schools, started early, writes Peter Kewish (Rear Commodore, Events, OPYC). We learnt from past years that practice make perfect. In an attempt to improve our chances of silverware, we chartered our boat for an extra…


Nab Tower race October 7, 2017

                                                                              OPYC Nab Tower Race – 7th October 2017   Crew; Andy Roy – Skipper Peter Kewish (’89) Ian Kirton (’88) Robin Myerscough (’88) Nick Woods (’88) Jeremy Owen James Alsop Larry Howard Rohan Batra   The Nab Tower Race is the last of the Island Sailing Clubs Inshore Series. Put simply, it’s…


More money raised for Andrew Simpson (90-95) Sailing Foundation

                                                               From a report from Bosham Sailing Club:   “Sunday (September 17, 2017) was definitely a day to be proud of being a member of Bosham Sailing Club. There was a great turn out to support Bart’s Bash. Over 80 boats participated in the event including 27 Optimists. For eight brave Optimist sailors, this…


2017 OPYC update

The OPYC was indebted to the Royal Yacht Squadron for allowing it to hold the Old Pangbournian RYS members and Yacht Club Centenary Dinner on the Platform of the RYS in June,” reports OPYC Vice Commodore Merrick Rayner (68-73).  “OPYC members were also allowed to moor their boats in the private Haven Marina of the RYS…


2017 events – reminder

Peter Kewish (Sec. OPYC) writes:


Any OP keen to take part in two OPYC events during 2017 should contact me at events@opyc.org.uk


The events are:

Round the Island Race – 1st July

Arrow Trophy – 12/13/14th October



Round the Island Race 2016

For the first time in the history of the prestigious Round the Island Yacht Race, an all-OP crew entered this year.   The race, round the Isle of Wight, is held annually and in 2016 attracted 1,533 entries (of which only 994 finished due to the extreme weather conditions).   Andy Roy (61-65) provided his…


Successful Summer Rally for OP Yacht Club

Peter Kewish (84-89) reports: “The OPYC Summer Rally was held at Yarmouth the weekend of 20-22 May, 2016. Yarmouth is a delightful little town offering everything a boatman could possibly want, a sheltered harbour overlooked by the historic castle, boutique shopping, pubs and eateries galore. First to arrive was TIWANA (Ian Williams; 61-63), whose maiden voyage…