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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 Easter 2022 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 07984 656 571

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 25th June (Extended 0500 1900 hours if requested by members to the office before Monday 20th June 2022
Cowes Classics Week- Monday 27th June - Friday 1st July 2022 0830 1700
Cowes Week
Saturday 30 July - Friday 5th August 0900 2100
Saturday 6th August - Sunday 7th August 0900 1700

*Cowes Week Night Time Launch Service

The Club Launch is available after 2100 at the discretion of the Coxswain subject to receiving a booking by 1900 per night. Please arrange directly with the Coxswain on 07984 656 571 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.

Cowes Harbour Taxi VHF 77 call sign "Cowes Harbour Taxis" or 07855 767 918

Last updated 10:43 on 6 February 2024

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