The following facilities are available at the Royal Solent:
On the water
Normally the Club lays 45 moorings for the summer, more if required.
A dinghy park is sited next to the Club with space for approximately 30 dinghies; allocation is on a first come, first served, basis.
Club racing for all classes takes place every Wednesday evening. XOD and YOD racing also occurs on Saturdays and Sundays along with Folkboat racing on some Sundays. A purpose built race hut “Grants” is located about 200 metres to the east of the clubhouse. This can be used for racing if Countdown, the Club’s Committee Boat, is employed on other tasks. The Club has a mark-laying boat, used for club racing and regattas and a RIB and launch are also used in support of racing activities.
In addition to supporting RSYC racing events, the Club also hosts between eight and ten class regattas every year, sailing for which takes place in Christchurch Bay, weather permitting.
The clubhouse is located just to the east of Yarmouth Town Square. Large events may be held outside on the lawn where there is space for a marquee. The Club is fortunate in having a car park, with parking facilities for thirty cars. Limited garaging is available during the summer period when the boatsheds are vacated.
The Secretariat is located on the ground floor, along with washroom facilities.
On the first floor there are three function rooms and the kitchen. Located at the east end of the building, the Club’s dining room can be configured to suit the required occasion, accommodating 90 individuals comfortably, using round or long tables; more if a function needs to expand into the bar or onto the balcony or if a cosy atmosphere is required!
Lunch is available at the Club seven days a week during the summer and six during the winter. It is generally open for evening meals four days a week during the summer (although this increases to six days during July and August). During the winter period the Club is open for dinner two nights per week. The bar occupies the central part of the first floor with stunning Solent views. The West Room is the third room on the first floor. While this room is sometimes used for small functions it is very much the room where members can retire, especially if there is an outside event taking place elsewhere in the Club.