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Royal London Yacht Club

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The Royal London Yacht Club is one of the oldest and most prestigious yacht clubs in the world, having first met on the Strand in London in 1838, and in 2013 celebrated its 175th Anniversary. The Club flourished on the Thames in the mid-19th Century where its activities gained widespread support. From this foundation the Royal London became the first popular yacht club to bring the sport to Cowes, a prized venue which had previously been the exclusive haunt of the aristocracy!

The Royal London Yacht Club is located in an elegant pair of Regency houses on The Parade in the centre of Cowes waterfront, on a site that it has occupied since 1882, with the view from the Drawing Room balcony one of the best in the town.

The Club has a remarkable maritime art collection, historic Naval memorabilia including a cannon reputed to have belonged to Nelson, and an important collection of trophies dating back to early Victorian times.

The members enjoy a varied programme of events on and off the water. The social highlight is the Cowes Week Ball. The Club organises a full programme of racing for local competitors, and for classes from all over the country. Notably, since 2008, the Club has organised Cowes Classics Week, now with a title sponsor in Charles Stanley, and which is the fastest growing regatta in the country. The event brings 170 boats and 600 people to the town each July, to race their classic boats in the complex waters of the Solent. All the boats are based on traditional designs, most of them constructed from wood, and with the majority being over 50 years old. It is a sight pleasing on the eye when the fleet comes to town.

The Club can be made available for lunches, dinners and parties for local people and businesses so that everyone can take in the beauty of the environment and savour the culinary delights prepared by our Michelin trained chef.

Royal London Yacht Club
The Parade
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QS
United Kingdom

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