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
Royal London Yacht Club new pontoon is near completion. The Flag Officers are looking forward to opening it to the Members.
Published 17:04 on 6 Jul 2017
Celebrating its 10 th anniversary, Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week is being held on17-21 July. Already the entries are over 160 boats bringing the regatta in line with last years entries. There are still a few days left to enter the event for some spectacular Solent racing. The social programme this year is full of drink receptions and ticketed events across the Cowes sailing clubs each evening with
Published 19:22 on 5 Jul 2017
We are delighted to welcome Alex Thomson to the Royal London Yacht Club. Alex is one of the worlds most talented offshore yachtsman. Throughout his career he has broken multiple records and continued to cement his reputation as one of the UK's most exciting sporting talents. The youngest skipper ever to win a round the world yacht race, Alex also holds the British solo, unassisted round the world record, which he set earlier this year
Published 13:27 on 23 Jun 2017
A new committee boat called Cowes United was launched at the weekend from Trinity Landing. The High Sheriff Ben Rouse was part of the celebration. Royal London member David Franks donated Cowes United and wishes it to be used by all the Clubs in Cowes. He has asked RLYC to manage the committee boat. It has been fully kitted out and has the backing of CCCA.
Published 12:43 on 17 May 2017
Premium British marine and lifestyle clothing brand, Henri Lloyd, are delighted to announce their partnership with the Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week. Henri Lloyd will join the family of day sponsors and also become the Official Technical Clothing Partner to this prestigious event. As part of the sponsorship, Henri Lloyd will be working alongside the regatta organisers to provide a bespoke crew kit package of Henri Lloyd's latest inshore race
Published 09:54 on 4 May 2017
Cowes to Deauville Race is celebrating it's 55th year. This 102 mile event is jointly organised by the Royal London Yacht Club, Royal Southern Yacht Club , Yacht Club de France and Deauville Yacht Club . Royal London Yacht Club is organising a Club Rally to run alongside the race. There is a Pre-Deauville Dinner at the Club on Thursday 25 May. To enter click here or
Published 00:00 on 2 May 2017
RLYC is pleased to announce that Charles Stanley Direct will be the title sponsor for Cowes Classics Week 2017. To enter or view the Notice of Race, please click on the link here . To celebrate the Chairman of Cowes Classics Week, Sir Richard Ottaway, presented Magnus Wheatley, Managing Director of Charles Stanley Direct, with the Club's burgee at the Cocktail Party held on 10 January at the Royal Thames YC.
Published 09:14 on 14 Mar 2017
Alex Thomson, an Honorary Member of RLYC, completed the 2016-17 Vendee Globe round-the-world single-handed yacht race in second place despite breaking his starboard foil. Alex crossed the line 15 hours, 59 minutes after the winner, Armel le Cleac'h, who set a record time of 74 days, three hrs, 35 minutes. The 42-year-old Gosport-based Thomson's boat Hugo Boss broke the world record for the most miles sailed in a 24 period being 536.8 nms.
Published 13:39 on 23 Jan 2017
This week incredible footage was captured by the helicopter from the frigate, Nivôse, showing member Alex Thomson flying the Union Jack. Despite his starboard foil being ripped off by a submerged object in the Atlantic Ocean last week, a collision which he estimates is costing him roughly 20 per cent of his boat's potential he remains confident that he can become the first British skipper to win the
Published 18:17 on 5 Dec 2016