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Inside the Royal Yacht Squadron – we get a rare view of this most exclusive club

  • Belinda Bird
  • May 18, 2015

Sarah Norbury jumps at a rare chance to see inside the Royal Yacht Squadron, that unique and intriguing yacht club at the centre of Cowes, in its 200th anniversary year

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The Royal Yacht Squadron’s Castle clubhouse is best known to most sailors as the centre of the action at Cowes Week. Puffs of smoke in the aftermath of the bangs waft across the water towards the fleets of yachts, their crews’ faces pinched with concentration as they plan their beat up the rocky Island shore.

No first-timer to Cowes Week can fail to be awestruck by the Castle. Competitors mill around before their starts, staring at the flags and course-boards, getting a sight down the startline straight into the windows.

Looking is as near as most sailors ever get to this most aristocratic of clubs. Members will repair to the Squadron after racing, taking tea on the lawn, before entering the Castle for cocktails before a party or the fabulous Squadron Ball, but for the rest, the Castle itself, built by Henry VIII to repel the French, is a visual symbol of the club’s exclusivity.

The Platform, from where Cowes Week starts are signalled. Photo: YPS/Boat Exclusive

The Platform, from where Cowes Week starts are signalled. Photo: YPS/Boat Exclusive

The most prestigious club in Britain, possibly the world, is wreathed in mystique. The only way to join this club of Kings, Lords, Hons and Sirs is to be invited by a member and be subject to a secret ballot. The fact that the membership list reads like Debretts is an indication of most sailors’ chances of being invited.

It’s said that wealthy tea merchant Sir Thomas Lipton was blackballed for being ‘in trade’, which is why his 1898 bid for the America’s Cup was sponsored by the Royal Ulster YC. He was allowed in eventually, but died just two years later so scarcely had time to enjoy the Castle’s delights.

Some accept a blackballing with grace, others kick up a stink, like the owner of a 150-ton schooner who, the story goes, sent a message to the club that he was anchored within close range and would commence shelling unless he received a personal apology from Percy Shelley, son of the famous poet, who had blackballed him.

Flying the white ensign

The appeal of being a member is obvious. Who wouldn’t want to fly the white ensign from their stern? The Squadron is the only yacht club with a Royal Navy warrant to do so, granted in 1829. And who wouldn’t want to walk boldly in to meet and drink with the great and the good?

I asked the current commodore, the Hon Christopher Sharples why, when a number of royal clubs are struggling to find new members, the Squadron has a healthy waiting list. “It’s a very fine club,” he responded. “People enjoy the standards and the tremendous history. Members treat the Castle as a much-loved country home.”

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RYS commodore, the Hon Christopher Sharples

Originally named The Yacht Club, it was founded on 1 June 1815 by a group of 42 gentleman yachting enthusiasts. Five years later, member King George IV conferred the Royal in the club’s title and in 1833 King William IV renamed the club the Royal Yacht Squadron. Members met in the Thatched House Tavern in St James’s, London, and in Cowes twice a year for dinner.

Today there are 535 members and dinner is served in the magnificent Members’ Dining Room, under the painted gaze of illustrious past admirals and commodores. The room is adorned with silver trophies and scenes of the high seas, and waiters bring course after course from the kitchens and wine cellars below. There are bedrooms for overnight stays, a room for members to keep their ‘mess kit’ or black tie, which is required dress on Saturday nights, and even gun lockers for shooting parties.

But sailing is the club’s raision d’être and neither a title nor a fortune are a guarantee of entry. The club professes that “any gentleman or lady actively interested in yachting” is eligible for nomination.

The Library, a peaceful sanctuary as well as an important archive. Photo: YPS/Boat Exclusive

The Library, a peaceful sanctuary as well as an important archive. Photo: YPS/Boat Exclusive

The Squadron was where yacht racing was born. In the early 1800s the aristocracy came to Cowes to socialise and cruise in their boats. The first races were duels between the yachts of the day, then rules for fleet racing were drawn up. The first club regatta, later to become Cowes Week, was in 1826. For more than a century the reigning monarch would be there to present the King’s or Queen’s trophy.

Some of history’s greatest yachtsmen are on the Squadron’s membership roll: Sir Thomas Sopwith, John Illingworth, Sir Francis Chichester, Sir Alec Rose, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. Ties with the Navy are strong and some of British maritime history’s most famous names have been Squadron members, not least Nelson’s vice-admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy who commanded HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, Admiral Lord Cochrane who was the inspriation for C.S. Forester’s Hornblower novels and Admiral Sir Jeremy Black, captain of the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible during the Falklands War.

The public's more usual view

The public’s more usual view

Perhaps the club is still best known around the world for hosting the race around the Isle of Wight in 1851 won by the schooner America , which took home what became known as the America’s Cup. The Squadron donated the Cup itself in 1851 and mounted a number of challenges to win it back.

More than 160 years later the America’s Cup has still never been won by a British challenger, but now the commodore believes the Royal Yacht Squadron has “the best chance we have ever had” with its sponsorship of Ben Ainslie Racing as official British challenger for the 2017 Cup.

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Located on the waterfront of Brisbane’s eastern Bayside suburb Manly, Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is home to one of this State’s oldest and most prestigious sailing and cruising clubs. Formed in 1885, the Squadron has a long history of supporting and encouraging sailing as a sport that continues today. Sailors at all levels – from beginners in Optimists or Sabots and juniors in a variety of dinghies through to our elite sailors competing with distinction in class championships at International and Olympic events – come to RQYS to enjoy sailing on Moreton Bay. The Squadron itself hosts regular Club Championship races for our Members, along with State, National and International regattas.

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Royal melbourne yacht squadron, once st kilda yacht club, is situated in the heart of vibrant st kilda and only twenty minutes from melbourne’s cbd., with the st kilda pier and boardwalk on our front steps, the squadron is beautifully positioned with all st kilda has to offer., our floating marina features 250-pens to host your boat., we are the friendliest club on the bay. you can come find out for yourself by getting your feet wet with our training courses., if you’re keen on an adventure on port phillip, you can use a sail pass and become a member for a day., with sail pass, we’ll put you on a friendly boat and give you the experience of racing a yacht., recreational boating, stonehaven cup, the royal melbourne yacht squadron, once st kilda yacht club, is situated in the heart of vibrant st kilda and only twenty minutes from melbourne’s cbd., with the st kilda pier and boardwalk on our front steps, the squadron is beautifully positioned with all st kilda has to offer. our floating marina features 250-pens to host your boat., we are the friendliest club on the bay. you can come find out for yourself by getting your feet wet with our training courses. if you’re keen on an adventure on port phillip, you can use a sail pass and become a member for a day. with sail pass, we’ll put you on a friendly boat and give you the experience of racing a yacht., australian womens keelboat regatta, join us for a drink or a meal..

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Auckland’s hills and shores wrap around the sparkling Waitemata Harbour, making it a natural venue for boating of all types. The foundations of the city were laid in 1840 and the occasion was immediately marked by a regatta on the harbour. It was an appropriate portent of things to come as yachting and boating flourished on the harbour and ultimately grew to enjoy an international reputation.

Eleven years later, a small group of yachtsmen made the first attempt to establish an Auckland Yacht Club. It was shortlived, as were several subsequent efforts at getting a club off the ground.

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron traces its origin back to the 1871 incarnation of the Auckland Yacht Club, with 30 yachts and 120 members on its register.

By then, the city had grown from a scattering of tents and shacks into a much more substantial and thriving venture, with the harbour playing a central role in its progress.

By the turn of the century, yacht racing was a thriving sport, attracting crowds of spectators and detailed reports in the local newspapers. Under the leadership of some of the city’s prominent captains of industry and commerce, the AYC showed continued growth.

A tremendous rivalry between the Logan and Bailey boatbuilding families spurred the growth of an outstanding fleet of racing yachts, most of which joined the AYC fleet.

In 1901, the AYC changed its name to the New Zealand Yacht Squadron. The following year the Squadron celebrated a major milestone when it received a warrant in the name of King Edward VII elevating its status to a Royal club.

With this recognition membership numbers almost doubled from 157 in 1901 to 300 in 1903.

During both world wars, yacht racing was largely suspended in Auckland. Members of the RNZYS served in all theatres of both wars and in all the armed services. A number of members who owned launches and were not able to serve abroad, were involved in harbour defence and patrol duties.

To accommodate steady growth, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron moved through a succession of rented premises in the city until in 1955 it bought a handsome two-storey brick house in Parliament Street with sweeping views over the Waitemata Harbour. A decade later, the RNZYS acquired its current premises at Westhaven, first as a lease and subsequently as a purhase.

From the 1960s, the RNZYS was at the forefront of a steady rise in international competition. In 1966, James Davern sailed his yacht Fidelis across the Tasman Sea and swept to line honours victory in the grueling 630 mile Sydney-Hobart Race. Fidelis set a new race record and the 17-hour margin between 1 st and 2 nd still stands as the longest in the race’s history.

Three years later, Chris Bouzaid and a RNZYS crew took on the elite of international yacht racing. Travelling to Heligoland, Germany, Bouzaid and his Rainbow II crew won the prestigious One Ton Cup against a line up of seasoned competitors from the USA, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Holland and Switzerland.

On the foundations laid by these successes, the RNZYS trophy cabinets have played host to some of the biggest prizes in world yachting including the Half, One and Two-Ton Cups, the Admiral’s Cup, the Kenwood Cup, the Champagne Mumm World Cup, the Whitbread Round the World Trophy, the Louis Vuitton Trophy and the America’s Cup.

Carrying the RNZYS burgee into battle, Team New Zealand won the America’s Cup in San Diego in 1995, then successfully defended it on the Hauraki Gulf in 2000.

After losing to Switzerland in 2003, the RNZYS became the only yacht club in the world to challenge and win the America’s Cup twice when Emirates Team New Zealand scored a 7-1 victory over Oracle Team USA in Bermuda in 2017.

Coinciding with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s 150th sesquicentenary in 2021, Emirates Team New Zealand successfully defended the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland, defeating Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli 7-3 in the America’s Cup Match and ensuring the RNZYS remains the Home of the America’s Cup.

By agreement between the RNZYS and Emirates Team New Zealand, the 2024 defence of the America’s Cup will take place in Barcelona, Spain. The Challenger of Record is the Royal Yacht Squadron.

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1871 – 1880 – Aitken, W – Daphne 1880 – 1882 – Kissling, G S – Toroa & Daphne 1882 – 1887 – Street C H – Muritai 1887 – 1888 – Stone, C B – Matangi 1888 – 1890 – Waymouth, J – Mapu 1890 – 1894 – Wiseman, J – Matangi 1894 – 1896 – Bloomfield, J L R – Viking 1896 – 1898 – Henderson, T – Volunteer 1901 – 1907 – Murdock, C P – Ida 1907 – 1918 – Bloomfield, J L R – Thelma 1918 – 1920 – Blomfield, E C – Pastime 1920 – 1922 – Johnston, J B – Waitangi 1922 – 1924 – Burt, A – Waitangi 1924 – 1926 – Gifford, A E – Rawene 1926 – 1928 – Frater, J W – Waitangi 1928 – 1930 – Endean, W P – Prize 1930 – 1932 – Macky, N L – Ariki 1932 – 1934 – Frater, J H – Waitangi 1934 – 1935 – Northcroft, E H – Ilex 1935 – 1937 – Gifford, A E – Rawene 1937 – 1939 – George, H J C – Victory 1939 – 1942 – Draffin, M K – Kotuku 1942 – 1944 – Macky, Dr F – Medina 1944 – 1946 – Tewsley, C S – Waitangi 1946 – 1947 – George, H J C – Victory 1947 – 1949 – Wilson, W S – Tawera 1949 – 1951 – Mitchelson, E J – Little Jim 1951 – 1953 – Miller, A S – Moana                                                               1953 – 1955 – Gifford, J – Rawene 1955 – 1957 – Angel, A A – Ariki 1957 – 1959 – Ellis, J S – Anthea II 1959 – 1961 – Faire, J F – Katrina

1961 – 1963 – Speight, G D – Waiomo 1963 – 1965 – Duder, A N – Spray 1965 – 1967 – Colville, S – Kahurangi                                                          1967 – 1969 – Marler, B M – Rawhiti 1969 – 1971 – Brooke, J B OBE – Kiariki 1971 – 1973 – Thompson, B B – Prize 1973 – 1975 – Beckett, W G – Panui 1975 – 1976 – McKenzie, J W – Sirius 1976 – 1978 – Littler, H A – Northerner 1978 – 1979 – White, W N – Charlemagne 1979 – 1981 – Stanton, R W – Pampero 1981 – 1983 – McDell, R M – Sunset 1983 – 1985 – Green, R H – Strategy 1985 – 1987 – Alison, D J – Eldaroma II 1987 – 1989 – Brooke, D E – Favourite 1989 – 1991 – Kerr-Taylor, E V – Amnesty 1991 – 1992 – Endean, R J – Ariel 1992 – 1994 – Maples, B L – Capella V 1994 – 1996 – Hay, P B – Zamzamah 1996 – 1998 – Heise, W J – Sambuca 1998 – 2000 – Kingston, P S – Mahia 2000 – 2002 – Taylor, P B – Seahawk 2002 – 2004 – Endean, W A – Go 2004 – 2006 – Charlesworth, D A – Oki Max 2006 – 2008 – Crawford, J C – Krystle 2008 – 2010 – Colebrook, S W – Accord 2010 – 2012 – Masters, R A – Outrageous 2012 – 2014 – Burrett, J S – V 2014 – 2016 – Anderson, A – Sure Thing 2016 – 2018 – Mair, S M – Clockwork 2018 – 2020 – Cook, I M – Ranger                                                                   2020 – 2022 – Young, A R – Checkmate

Images of each of our Past Commodores and their boats are hung in the Committee Room.

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is New Zealand’s leading yacht club, with an illustrious history dating back to our formation in 1871. The RNZYS is still the official home of the America’s Cup after Emirates Team New Zealand, representing the RNZYS, defended the oldest sporting trophy in the world at the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland in 2021. The RNZYS has a wide range of events taking place to mark this momentous occasion. With thousands of races per calendar year, many social events and a Members Bar open seven days a week, we invite you to join us and enjoy what we have to offer.

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    Royal Squadron Yacht Club, 578 Royal Esplanade, Manly QLD 4179 Adults $20 | Concession $10 | Under 12s free. Date Sunday 16 June 2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10) Location. Get directions. Royal Squadron Yacht Club 578 Royal Esplanade, Manly QLD 4179. Contact Event Organiser Join wait list

  23. The Squadron

    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron traces its origin back to the 1871 incarnation of the Auckland Yacht Club, with 30 yachts and 120 members on its register. By then, the city had grown from a scattering of tents and shacks into a much more substantial and thriving venture, with the harbour playing a central role in its progress.

  24. 2468 ROUND THE ISLAND RACE

    A full description of the race is available from the Island Sailing Club (www.roundtheisland.org.uk). ... The start line extends from the Island shore at the Royal Yacht Squadron to an outer distance mark adjacent to the Williams Shipping Buoy. b. Due to the number of competitors taking part, the various class starting times will be staggered ...

  25. Accommodation

    All rooms and apartments are decorated with nautical memorabilia and international yacht club burgees. Members and their guests can enjoy full use of the Squadron's services and facilities. To make a reservation, please contact Reception at [email protected] or Tel: +61 2 9955 7171. Apartment Brochure. Guest Room Brochure.