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Launch Service

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The Club launch will operate from the London Landing at weekends and Bank Holidays from 22 May to the end of October.

The Coxswain is Barry Elliott who is responsible for the launch at all times. The launch is a strictly No Smoking vessel.

Contact Royal London Yacht Club launch on VHF 37A or 07940 817 345

Launch Service Times:
- LS 1000 1700
- HS 0900 1900
Sundays & Bank Holidays:
- LS 1000 1600
- HS 0930 1600

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

Special Events:
Round the Island Race
- Saturday 3 July, (Extended 0500 1900 hours if requested by members to the office before 28 June 2021
Cowes Classics Week
- Monday 5 July 0930 1700
- Tuesday 6 - Friday 9 July 0830 1700
Cowes Week
- Friday 30 July 0900 2100
- Saturday 31 July - Saturday 7 August 0730 0100*
- Sunday 8 August 0800 1900

*Cowes Week Night Time Launch Service

The Club Launch is available after 0100 at the discretion of the Coxswain subject to receiving a booking by 2200 per night. Please arrange directly with the Coxswain on 07940 817 345 or email

The launch will not be available for trips to upriver pontoons in the hour prior to the start of the Solent Series racing (Saturday 1300 1400, Sundays and Bank Holidays 1200 1300) 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 11:20 on 17 December 2021

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