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…


OPYC – Arrow Trophy Report

      “This was the third time a “Pangbourne” crew had entered,” writes Ian Williams (61-63) Rear Commodore and Hon Sec of the OPYC. “Entry is limited to 25 boats and, due to the growing popularity of this inter-public school challenge, only one crew per school may enter. This year, for one reason or…


OPYC take part in Arrow Trophy 2015

Old Pangbournian entry to the Arrow Trophy 2015 Held on 2nd/3rd/4th October 2015 Report by Peter Kewish (89) “The weekend started on the Friday afternoon, under a clear blue Port Solent sky where the 11 crew met up to collect our boat, a Benetteau F40 Match provided by SunSail. With all kit on board we…


Anthony Clifford (75-82)

                  Anthony Clifford (75-82) is having a mid-life crisis and departs at the end of August on a five-month break from his work in the financial services sector in London to take part as a crew member on several legs of the Round-The-World Clipper race. He writes:…