Two YODs left the Class in the early years and two sank during racing, leaving nine surviving when the Class was disbanded in 1970. Most of them stayed in the Solent area and thanks to the enthusiasm and perseverance of their present owners over a period of several years, they have all returned to the Royal Solent Yacht Club. This group of highly dedicated YOD owners, now led by their Class Captain, naval architect Chris Temple, is using the Centenary to help further promote the Class and to ensure that all the existing YODs are cared for and raced from late April to late September on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.
|The YOD Class has a very active social side and the highlight of the year is the annual party held in August to raise money for charity. This takes place in the gardens of the Towers next door to the Royal Solent YC, with live music, dancing, fireworks, food and drink. The event is open to all, with tickets on sale at the door. Last year’s party raised £12,000 for Prostate UK. The date for this year’s event is Saturday August 20th
Newcomers are always welcome to the Class and anyone interested in sailing a YOD should, in the first instance, contact the Class Captain