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The Royal London Yacht Club has an active and rapidly growing Under 45 Younger Member (YM) section which runs their own YM events in addition to hosting YM tables at the 7 formal Club-wide dinners each year including the Royal London Ball in Cowes Week.

The principle YM events each year are the Spring and Autumn Younger Member residential weekends, which involve drinks on the Friday, a formal dinner on the Saturday and a range of sailing and racing on both Saturday and Sunday (S&S Swans, Darings, Fairey Swordsmans, charter yachts, etc.). In 2018 an average of 40 YMs and guests attended each weekend.

In addition, the YMs hold informal drinks evenings in London at the East India Club and Royal Thames Yacht Club (both RLYC reciprocals), turn out in force for the Arundel Dinner (held in London at a different venue every year in March), and help run and lead the singing in the annual RLYC Burns Night in Cowes.

YMs can generally be found at the Club most weekends – either racing on Darings (3-4 man classic 32ft 2 tonne one-design keelboats) against members from the RYS, RORC and RTYC, or taking advantage of the Club's pontoons off the Parade in Cowes to stop in for a spot of lunch or a comfortable on-shore bed for the evening when out cruising in the Solent.

If you're in London – or you plan to be in Cowes – and would like to meet up with the YMs for a drink as a guest, or learn more about crewing opportunities (social, Solent keelboat or cross-channel racing), please email

Key Dates:

YM Weekend - 4th & 5th May 2019

Cowes-Deauville Race - 24th to 26th May 2019

RLYC Cowes Week – 10th to 17th August 2019

YM Autumn Meeting – 31st August & 1st September 2019

YM Trip to Inter-Club Dinner (Barcelona) – 20th to 22nd September 2019

Last updated 15:02 on 1 December 2020

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