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Royal Solent Yacht Club

Other Club Activities

Other Club Activities

As well as an extensive sailing programme, there are a variety of onshore activities organised for members by the Club which take place throughout the year, though predominantly in the autumn & winter:

  • Backgammon
  • Bridge
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting (see below)
  • Film Nights
  • Golf
  • Pilates
  • Quizzes
  • Scottish Country Dancing (see below)
  • Scrabble
  • Talks
  • Themed Food Nights
  • Wine Society

For further information about any of the activities above, please contact the Royal Solent via email at or by phone on 01983 760256.


Clay Shooting

The Club normally hosts two clay shoots a year in the Spring and Autumn, with the shoot at at Top Targets, Tapnell followed by a lunch in the Club. They are enjoyable events and we are always keen to get more members to take part in the competition.  Ideally, you need to have your own gun and license, but we have managed to accommodate people in the past who have neither. If you want more information or to be added to the email distribution for future information, please let Tom Carlstedt-Duke know at
We also continue to try and schedule hosting the Southern Bowl competition – this is an inter-club challenge between a number of yacht clubs based around the Solent, both on the mainland and the Island. The Royal Solent retained the trophy in 2018, this being the last year the competition was run. Since then, the interest amongst other clubs has grown, and before Covid struck, we had interest from 11 other clubs to compete in 2020. With Covid restrictions gone, we are now faced with the challenge of finding an alternative location to the now closed Bowcombe View Shooting Ground that can host such a large number of teams in a single location. Once we have found that and decided a date, we will be looking for our best shots to step forward for selection in order to defend the trophy yet again.

Scottish Country Dancing

The RSYC Scottish Country Dancing Group meets weekly from 19:00 to 21:00 on Wednesday evenings from October to Easter, with a few additional parties and ceilidhs scattered over the year.

New members. New members are most welcome. Previous experience is not required. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Nick Measor by phone on 01983 760462 or via email at

Costs.  The charges for Wednesday evenings are £20 for the Autumn term (October to December) and £40 for the Winter (January to Easter), or £3.00 per session.

Comment from a recent recruit:  “We thoroughly enjoy all the time spent at Scottish Dancing.  We didn’t know a soul when we joined, but everyone was very welcoming and helped us through our first dances.  It is the best way to meet lots of people and the Scottish Country Dancing members must be the most friendly people we have met anywhere.”        


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