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Royal Solent Yacht Club


Needles Relief 2023

Saturday 9 December 2023

This traditional festive charity event will be held at the Royal Solent Yacht Club on Saturday 9th December. RLymYC & RSYC members and guests are welcome to participate in this well-supported fun festive event organised by RLymYC and RSYC in aid of the Lymington and Yarmouth Lifeboats. We encourage all who take part in Club racing or cruising, either regularly or occasionally, to participate


Please click here for the Notice of Race


Please click here for the Sailing Instructions 


Please click here to enter the Needles Relief 2023

Closing deadline to book for lunch Friday 1st December 

Closing deadline to book for the racing Thursday 7th December  




Communication is via messaging platform

Please click here to join the Needles Relief Telegram group




Key timings

There will be a staggered start for racers from the Royal Lymington Yacht Club line, warning signal at 0925hrs (earlier if lots of entries). Finish at the Royal Solent Yacht Club balcony line at the latest 1145hrs, before the lifeboats arrive.

If you plan to cruise, meet in the Royal Solent Yacht Club before the start of the Lifeboat demonstration (subject to weather and operational requirements) at approximately 1200hrs.

Many thanks to Yarmouth Harbour for complimentary berthing for all boats; in return all crew members are asked to donate at least £1 per head ‘landing fee’ for the RNLI at the exit gate to the pontoons, as are those travelling by ferry - a box will be located at the entrance to the RSYC.

Lunch at Royal Solent Yacht Club

Lunch should be booked in advance at the Club Office or please click here

Presentation at the Royal Solent Yacht Club

There will be a presentation of prizes to the race winners, to commence at approximately 1300hrs. All crews are encouraged to attend, even if not lunching at the RSYC. Gifts to the Yarmouth and Lymington RNLI crews and the Yarmouth Harbour Master will follow the presentation of the race prizes.

Booking and costs

All entry fees and the landing fee, both racing and cruising, form a direct contribution to our local Lifeboats in Lymington and Yarmouth.
The entry fee for both Racers and Cruisers is £20.00.



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