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Needles Relief

2023 Needles Relief

Saturday 9th December

This traditional festive charity event will be held at the Royal Solent Yacht Club on Saturday 9th December. All Club members and their guests are welcome to sail or motor, race or cruise or take the ferry to this well-supported fun festive event organised by RLymYC and RSolYC 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.

Key timings

There will be a staggered start for racers from the Royal Lymington Yacht Club line, warning signal at 0925hrs; finish at the Royal Solent Yacht Club 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.

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.

Please note that the harbour will not charge any mooring fees providing you have either a race or cruise ticket.

Lunch at Royal Solent Yacht Club

Lunch should be booked in advance at the Club Office or online.

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 RSolYC. 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

We ask also that cruisers and those travelling by ferry please complete the attendance form displayed on the noticeboard in the Club foyer.

Event Messaging System

In addition to the Official Notice Board, the Organising Authority may send messages to
competitors and support persons via the Event Messaging System, Telegram.
Telegram is similar to WhatsApp but has better privacy (phone numbers are not public), does not limit groups to 150 people and allows new arrivals to see existing messages.
Please download Telegram for your Smart Phone and/or Laptop prior to the event from the links on
Then join the groups for the Thursday Evening Keelboats Series below by following the links:
Broadcast: Messages from the Organising Authority and Race Committee:

Join Here


Online Notice Board