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OP Yacht Club

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The Old Pangbournian Yacht Club was founded in January 2012 and membership is open to all OPs and members of the wider Pangbournian community.

The OPYC was founded to enable Old Pangbournians with a love of the sea to sail together and to foster and grow the interest in sailing amongst not just Old Pangbournians but the wider Pangbournian community globally. The Club organises, takes part in and promotes social, cruising, sail training and inter-public school racing events. Over time it will become the only surviving Yacht Club of the three Nautical Colleges (Worcester, Conway and Pangbourne) and will seek to support matters nautical, and in particular sailing, at Pangbourne College. Old Pangbournian owners of motor boats are also encouraged to join.

The OP Yacht Club's chosen charity - named in honour of one of our Olympic Gold Medal winning OPs - is the Andrew Simpson Foundation - read below to find out more

Andrew Simpson Foundation

The Andrew Simpson Foundation gives thousands of young people the opportunity to enjoy and benefit from the life changing challenges of sailing. Participating in sailing and watersports builds self-confidence, develops essential life skills and enhances young people’s wellbeing.

The Andrew Simpson Foundation believes that every single young person deserves to feel confident, be healthy, and know their worth. We’re passionate about making sailing available to every child, teenager, and young adult because it can do all of this and much more.

Key Contacts

Jeremy Owen


James Minter


for any membership enquiries

Rohan Batra


to contact the Treasurer

Arrow Trophy

Pangbourne College is delighted that the representatives from Pangbourne's alumni will be acting as Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer of the Arrow Trophy yacht Racing Association Managing Committee for the Arrow Trophy in 2022, 2023 and 2024.

The Arrow Trophy Yacht Racing Association sponsors a sailing competition between Independent Schools, raced as an annual weekend regatta, normally in one-design yachts crewed by former pupils.

The event normally takes place on the challenging waters of the Solent, in yachts chartered especially for the event.

The Organising Authority is the Royal London Yacht Club and the race format is short fleet racing on Saturday, finishing up in Cowes late afternoon, followed by a very social Arrow Trophy Dinner for all crews in the evening.

The top four teams from the fleet races then go into a series of match races on Sunday to determine the overall winner, for the Arrow Trophy, whilst the remaining competitors race to determine the winner of the Charterhouse Bowl. In total, there are five trophies to be won.

To find our more about the Arrow Trophy please click here.

Upcoming Events 2024

The following events are planned for 2024. For these events to run successfully members will need to let their committee know whether they would wish to join any/all events. Do please let us know if you can join in with any/all these proposals ASAP.

Friday 15th March:  AGM and Fitting out Dinner: Royal Southern, Hamble le Rice. Rooms may be booked.

Saturday / Sunday 27th 28th April: Belvedere Cup: Match Racing at Queen Mary Sailing Club

Friday 10th May: Solent based ‘Charter’ Weekend: for those who would like to Crew or join in with their own boats.

Saturday 25th May: East Coast Meet, day sail on Thalatta and Dinner

Saturday 15th June: Round the Island Race, Cowes: Crew needed for Troubadour

Monday 8th – 14th July: Solent based Rally between Chichester and Yarmouth with a Rally Dinner.

Mid August: Solent Rally to be arranged. Would interested parties get in touch with

Charlotte Butterworth.

September: 6th – 8th: Bembridge Rally with Duver Marina booked, BBQ and Dinner as last year.

Solent Racing (Nab Tower?)

Saturday October 5th /6th:  Arrow Trophy Racing and OPYC Supporters Rally, Cowes IOW

Friday 22nd November: Laying up Dinner: Chichester Yacht Club.


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