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Launch Service


The Club launch will operate from the Trinity Landing at weekends and Bank Holidays from April to 22 October in 2017. Times of operation to be updated later in the year. The coxswain is Barry Elliott who is responsible for the launch at all times. Administration of the launch is by the Sailing Secretary. The launch is a strictly No Smoking vessel.

Contact Royal London Yacht Club launch on VHF 37A or 07708 347 028

Launch Service Times:
LS 1000 – 1700
HS 0900 – 1900

Sundays & Bank Holidays:
LS 1000 – 1600
HS 0930 – 1600

Low Season (LS) is April, May, June, September and October
High Season (HS) is July and August

Special Events:
Round the Island Race
Saturday 1 July, (Extended 0600 – 1900 hours if requested by members to Sailing Sec before 25 June 2017)

Cowes Classics Week
Monday 17 July 0930 – 1700
Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 July 0830 – 1700

Cowes Week
Friday 29 July 0900 – 0000
Saturday 30 Sunday 31 July and, 0730 – 0100
Monday 1, Friday 5 August
Tuesday 1, Thursday 3, Saturday 5 August 0730 – 0000
Wednesday 2 August 0730 – 0200
Sunday 6 August 0900 – 1900

The launch will not be available for trips to upriver pontoons in the hour prior to the start of the Solent Series racing (Saturday 1200 – 1300, Sundays and Bank Holidays 1100 – 1200) and for 40 minutes after the first Daring finishes and returns to her mooring (approx. 2½ to 3 hours later) and is ready to disembark. Outside these times the launch will be available to all Members on a first-come, first-served basis.

On RLYC Regatta days the Race Committee has priority use of the launch if required. The launch general operating area is bounded by Medina Wharf south of the RLYC upriver pontoons to No.2 Harbour Buoy. This area may be extended to respond to emergencies or at the request of a Flag Officer, the Chief Race Officer or the Sailing Secretary.

Members may use the nominated Water Taxi providers below directly between a mooring or upriver pontoon and the Trinity Landing upon production of their Club membership card, on Fridays evenings and weekends outside the above hours of the Club launch. The Member can redeem the fare with a valid receipt at the Club Office within 7 days.

Friday Evenings between 1800 & 2300
Saturday & Bank Holiday Sundays 0800 & 2300
Any other Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 0800 & 1900

Cowes Harbour Taxi VHF 77 call sign "Cowes Harbour Taxis" or 07855 767 918

Last updated 15:32 on 24 April 2017

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