Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary – The Spirit of Yachting

Rolex World of Yachting – The Royal Yacht Squadron celebrated its bicentenary in 2015, coinciding with the 46th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race. Exclusive video of the bicentennial celebrations and interviews with the squadron’s Commodore, Christopher Sharples, among others, bring to life one of the biggest yachting events in this influential club’s 200 year history. The pioneering story of the RYS began in St James’s, London, in 1815. Today, from its base at Cowes Castle on the Isle of Wight, this prestigious club maintains the highest standards, safeguarding its exclusive traditions while working to develop yachting.

 

 

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