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Old Pangbournian Yacht Club

About Us


The Old Pangbournian Yacht Club was founded in January 2012 and is open to all OPs - the club offers sailing, cruising rallies, yacht racing and social events annually.

The OP Yacht Club's chosen charity - named in honor of one of our OPs - is the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.

*Please note that this page is still under construction - check back soon for more updates!


View our Yacht Club Gallery

OPYC Contact List

OPYC Membership Application Form


Upcoming Events


  • Saturday 28 July: Bembridge Family weekend rally.  4 boats booked so far. Jeremy Owen has taken over the organisation from Charlotte Butterworth for this event.

  • Friday 7 September: RORC (Royal Ocean Racing Club) Cherbourg Race (75 miles)

  • Saturday 29 September: ISC (Island Sailing Club) Nab Tower Race

  • Friday 12 October: Arrow Trophy sailing weekend

  • Sunday 25 November: The Atlantic Race for Cruisers leaves Las Palmas for St. Lucia; Our Vice Commodore, Jeremy Owen is taking part on board the 60ft Whitbread/Volvo Yacht “Challenger”. Jeremy has promised to keep a daily Blog for feedback on the OPYC’s Facebook page, and possibly the OP Website/next issue of The Pangbournian.



  • April (Date TBC):  A “Folly Jolly” rally to Cowes

  • April (Date TBC):  Royal Thames YC Belvidere Cup inter-schools racing at Queen Mary Reservoir

  • Saturday 4 May: RORC Cervantes Trophy, Cowes to Le Havre (110-150 miles) in case the Fastnet Team don’t complete Cherbourg

  • Saturday 25 May: RORC Myth of Malham, Cowes/Eddystone (256 miles)

  • Saturday 15 June: Three peaks Race. Andy Roy and “Troubadour” entering with 5 crew.

  • Saturday 29 June:  Round The Island Race

  • July: A two/three week rally to the Channel Islands and northern France

  • Sunday 18 August:  The 2019 RORC Fastnet Race (600  miles) - more details can be found here. Andy Roy has entered Troubadour for this exacting race and asked the OPYC to help form his crew. The Race finishes at Plymouth and we are planning a Rally to welcome Andy home.

  • 11/12 Sept:  Merrick Rayner advised that there will be an OP/OW event at the Royal Yacht Squadron’s ‘Haven’ that weekend.

  • Wednesday 26 December: Sydney Hobart Race. Still in the planning stage.



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