Royal London Member, British Round the World record breaking sailor Mr. Alex Thomson, has been named the 2017 Yachtsman of the Year for his remarkable performance in last year's Vendee Globe. Described as a Welshman from Hampshire by the Press, Alex joins an elite group of yachtsman that include Sir Francis Chichester, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Dame Ellen MacArthur and Sir Ben Ainslie. Montel Fagan-Jordan is a 17 year old from Tottenham, London and has
Published 11:16 on 19 Jan 2018
The Commodore of the Royal London Yacht Club invites you to the Arundel Dinner on Thursday 1 March at the East India Club in London. The East India Club, in the heart of London's clubland, has a long tradition as a gentlemen's home from home. Founded in the middle of the 19th century, its original members were 'the servants of the East India Company and Commissioned Officers of Her Majesty's Army and Navy' .
Published 14:22 on 17 Jan 2018
Thank you all who have supported RLYC events during 2017, the bulletin attached gives you details of all our up and coming events. The Club looks forward to seeing you in 2018.
Published 13:44 on 17 Jan 2018
Good things are happening at our Club!
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Published 13:46 on 6 Dec 2017
The Commodore is delighted to confirm that the General Committee has appointed the first lady Rear Commodore in the history of the Club, Gill Smith. Gill was previously Captain of Racing and is a Race Officer of international repute and also Principal Race Officer of Cowes Classics Week. Clive Blount has been appointed Captain of Racing at RLYC. Newly appointed Vice Commodore HH Judge Nick Jones, has taken on the responsibility of Reciprocal
Published 11:59 on 9 Nov 2017
The 2017 Cowes Small Ships Race will take place on Saturday 7th October 2017. This annual event is a popular end to the Sail Training season, with around 25 boats taking part each year. Each of the boats are crewed by young and disabled people, many of whom have never sailed before. While the race is highly competitive, prizes are also awarded for the best dressed crew and the Spirit of the Race. There
Published 16:01 on 19 Sep 2017
On the Monday of Cowes Week, the Commodore Peter Taylor, was delighted to welcome our Admiral HRH The Princess Royal to the Club for a drinks reception before the Annual Dinner in the presence of seventy Members. It is always very special to have the honour of a visit from our Admiral.
Published 15:52 on 19 Sep 2017
One for the future is the new 'Boules Evening' the brainchild of David Dyer. Some 30 Members and guests turned up for the first game on the lawn at the rear of the Club. With the playing surface still recovering from the effects of the marquee skill was at a premium. An inpromptu cheese and pork pie party followed, with the London room bar open it could become a regular feature for Summer evenings. The
Published 13:15 on 29 Aug 2017
CSDCCW, now in its 10th year, and well-established as one of the major regattas within the Solent calendar. This year led by Chairman Sir Richard Ottaway and Principal Race Officer Gill Smith, around 170 entries, 700 sailors and, with grateful thanks from us all, over 90 volunteers without whose efforts and commitment the racing and the social programme filling every evening of the Regatta, would not be possible. On Monday we ran the Flying
Published 12:33 on 22 Jul 2017
We were very excited that Member Alex Thomson was able to open the London Landing prior to speaking on his experiences in the Vendee Globe 16/17, in which he finished second and broke the 24 hour distance record. This was a wonderful Royal London evening. A great speaker; an amazing story; Alex brought his adventures and challenges to life so vividly that all attending were immersed and felt they experienced them. Auction
Published 12:18 on 22 Jul 2017