Royal lymington Yacht Club
Lymington, hampshire, United Kingdom
"Successful on the water, friendly and welcoming ashore"
Organised sailing started in Lymington in 1914 with the formation of the Lymington River Sailing Club which raced Lymington Prams. However, with the onset of the first World War the club was unable to continue. The club was re-created in 1922, was re-named the Lymington Yacht Club in 1926 and received its Royal Warrant in 1938 to become the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. Today we have about 2,400 members.
Today we run something over 200 days of organised sailing events each year, we start over 400 races and run a dozen or so open events which attract over 800 entrants. Our keel-boats and dinghies compete at national and international level and our members are regular prize winners in individual classes at Cowes Week and in the Round the Island Race. Fleets of XODs, J80s and Nordic Folkboats are the principal one design fleets and together with IRC and Cruiser/Racers they compete regularly on Thursday evenings and at weekends when up to 80 boats can take part. Dinghy racing takes place on Monday evenings when over 130 dinghies have competed during the course of the season, the largest fleet being the Lymington River Scows with 65 entrants.
We have had representatives at every
Olympic Games since 1948 who have won many medals.
The Cruising Division host a whole
range of events for motor and sailing yachts throughout the year. Our burgee is
flown round the world by Members cruising in South America, Australia, the
Baltic, the North Sea coasts of Scotland and Scandinavia, Atlantic Spain and
the Mediterranean as well as the cruising grounds closer to home.
Our many Junior & Youth sailors
enjoy high quality coaching & training in our nationally and
internationally successful fleets of Optimists, 29ers, Teras, Fevas, Lasers
& 420s, which set exceptional standards of performance and development. Many
of our young sailors are selected to RYA training squads and go on to take part
in World & European championships. We also train our young members to take
part in junior power boat racing with many successes at national level. Our
Wednesday Junior Sailing programme, run by volunteers from the Club, has
trained thousands of children from the local community for over 30 years and
introduced them to the joys of sailing.
Clubhouse is beautifully situated and a social hub for our Members. The view from the balcony as the sun goes
down on a summer evening is magnificent.
Our new pontoon has considerably enhanced our waterside facilities and
is very popular with our Members
Receiving the ICOYC Membership Plaque - February 2020
Roger Garlick (left) and Vice Commodore Robin Taunt (right) presenting the
ICOYC Frame at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club AGM.
Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2020