The official report from ASTO. In between the thick fog and the gale-force winds the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO) managed to fit in its 15th annual Small Ships Race on Saturday. This Cowes based event, on the first Saturday every October, saw 22 sailing vessels crewed by 190 trainees aged between 12 and 24 race West from the Royal Yacht Squadron start line, down to Lymington, and back. Fresh North Westerly winds made
Published 11:20 on 11 Oct 2018
On the weekend of October 6 th /7 th , the British fleet took on their Irish and Dutch counterparts in a series of ferocious sea battles in the waters of Dublin Bay. No empires were at stake here, instead a large amount of pride and a coveted cannonball.The Cannonball Trophy is contested each year between teams from the RLYC, the Royal St. George Yacht Club from Dun Laoghhaire, Dublin and
Published 12:14 on 9 Oct 2018
At the beginning of September RLYC hosted our fourth Younger Members (YM) Weekend. This was terrific success, following a similar format to the previous events. The attendees arrived on the Friday evening, for an informal dinner at the Club. During the day on the Saturday and Sunday some members kindly took the YM and guests out on the water for some fabulous sailing experience. The boats used were "Why Not" with Philippe and Paola Wines,
Published 17:50 on 27 Sep 2018
The RLYC welcomed the Contessa 32 fleet, of six competitors, over the weekend of 15th and 16th September. We were blessed with a decent SW breeze on both days which made setting the races a very pleasant task. Saturday commenced with three laps of a windward leeward course with mile long legs which kept the crews busy, followed after a short break, by a less demanding navigational race to finish in Osborne Bay.
Published 09:45 on 20 Sep 2018
Recently, the Royal London Yacht Club supported a team from our Etchells Youth Academy - consisting of William Bedford, Fraser Woodley, William Birch-Tomlinson and Ella Bennett – at the Etchells North American Championships in Chicago. 8 races across three days of light winds sailing against some of the top Etchells sailors, including the current and several past World Champions, made for an extremely tough event. Highlights of the event included their posting excellent
Published 10:16 on 18 Sep 2018
Race format: Saturday 26th May and Sunday 27th May Race 1. Pursuit race with slower boats starting first Race 2 . Handicap race Race 3. Handicap race Race 4. Handicap race The regatta is part of the InterBank series and is open to all, regardless of experience, although the skipper of each yacht must understand the Racing Rules. Entry is in either IRC or Cruiser Class yachts that meet
Published 12:41 on 10 Apr 2018
The 2018 Cowes Classics Week website is now available for information and entries. The Royal London Yacht club is proud to organise the 11 th event which we expect to be even better with new ideas and social events. Competitors tell us that they particularly enjoy the first class race organisation and social events based at the Cowes yacht clubs. This year the regatta racing will start on Monday 23rd July delivering
Published 15:38 on 27 Mar 2018
Read about the best ever Burns Night at the Club. See what Chris Rashley is up to..... Click on the title to access the full February Bulletin
Published 10:46 on 27 Mar 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