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
During the eight races, held in a variety of conditions, three teams led during the regatta. Peter Duncan won the first two races, but Lawrie Smith fought back, and was top of the leaderboard after six races. Going into the last race, Ante Razmilovic was leading by a single point, with all three teams vying for the European title. Click here for full report .
Published 09:09 on 11 Sep 2018
Organised by the Royal London Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Cowes Etchells Fleet. Nineteen teams representing nine yacht clubs from around the world will compete at the 2018 Etchells European Championship, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club in conjunction with the Cowes Etchells Fleet. Over the Bank Holiday weekend, 24-27 August, up to eight races are scheduled in the Central Solent to decide the Open and Corinthian 2018 Etchells European champions.
Published 15:52 on 22 Aug 2018
Royal London Yacht Club had the privilege to welcome the Club's Admiral Princess Anne and Sir Tim Laurence on Monday 6 August during Lendy Cowes Week 2018. Princess Anne's launch moored at London Landing with the Commodore waiting to greet them both. The Princess was introduced to Sea Cadets and several of the Club's Younger Members, Montel Fagan- Gorden and Amelia Hickmott before enjoying the Champagne Reception with the RLYC's Members and distinguished
Published 15:30 on 14 Aug 2018
To celebrate the Club's 180th anniversary year, we are returning to the glamour and elegance of the Ball as a standalone event. Ball is £85.00 per person and this gives you the following: Champagne will be served in the London Room from 2100 Dancing to the Dark Blues Band from 2130 Free-flowing Champagne, selected fine wines and beers all evening Cocktail bar with
Published 15:15 on 2 Aug 2018
Cowes Classics Week 2018 racing and social events are based on the feedback that we receive each year from the competitors and we plan that this 11th edition of the regatta will be the best yet. New for this year is a very special evening at Cowes Classic Boat Museum. The 2018 Notice of Race is available and is open for entries . "We look forward to
Published 18:07 on 6 Jun 2018