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Our Centenary

Join us in celebrating 100 years in 2022!

Our Centenary

Join us in celebrating 100 years in 2022!

Royal Lymington Yacht Club Centenary 1922 to 2022

1922 to 2022: Our Centenary Year

Celebrating 100 Years of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club


2022 will be an incredibly special year, the club will be celebrating 100 years since its foundation in 1922. The Centenary Year will launch at our New Year's Eve party on 31 December 2021. We are planning a year of celebrations, building on our existing successful annual events on and off the water including a Centenary Regatta Day and Apres Sail Festival, and a spectacular Centenary Party. Check back regularly for more details about our Centenary events!

Key dates for your diary!


New Year's Eve at Royal Lymington Yacht Club

31 December 2021: New Year's Eve Party

Join us for the countdown to 2022! Celebrate New Year's Eve in style at Royal Lymington Yacht Club, with a black tie Mosimann's dinner followed by music and dancing. More details to follow soon!
 



16, 18, 19 February 2022: Celebration Centenary Lunches

Celebration lunches in our Mosimann's restaurant, for members with 50 years+ of membership on Wednesday 16 February, 25-50 years' membership on Friday 18 February and under 25 years' membership on Saturday 19 February.
 

Centenary celebration dinner at Royal Lymington Yacht Club

19 March 2022: 1922 Celebration Dinner

A celebration black-tie dinner with Champagne on arrival before exquisite 4-course Mosimann's menu of seasonal food sourced from local produced. Followed by our guest speaker, the inspirational Vendée Globe Skipper, Pip Hare.


​26 March 2022: Centenary Open Day

An opportunity for our local community to come and celebrate 100 years of Royal Lymington Yacht Club, with refreshments, demonstrations and entertainment for all.



8 April 2022: Centenary Afternoon Tea

Back in the 1920’s the Club was famous for its afternoon teas. Come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon gathering and cream tea while appreciating the new Club garden in all its glory.
3pm-5pm.



7 May 2022: Vintage and Classics Exhibition

A display of vintage vehicles including cars, motorcycles, bicycles and of course dinghies outside the club. If you have an early/classic vehicle you would be prepared to show, or if you have a classic dinghy (such as a wooden scow, Lymington Pram, Oxey bird, Finn, Firefly, 14ft International) please can you get in touch with Tom McEwen on 01590-675397 or email: tandbmcewen@gmail.com
RLymYC regatta day


18 June 2022: Regatta Day and Apres Sail Festival

A day not to be missed! We'd love to see every member out on the water in whatever boat you like, for a mix of racing and fun together as we take over the river and the Solent in a cloud of sail; followed by a vibrant festival ashore in and around the clubhouse for all the family.

On the water regatta

  • Racing for all keelboat, dinghy and junior/youth classes
  • Solent and River courses
  • Nautical adventures for all power and paddle craft
  • A once in a lifetime chance to win The Centenary Cup

Apres-sail festival

The clubhouse and surrounding area will be buzzing as sailors return from the water until well into the evening, with:
  • The Royal Rocks the River live music tent – sure to get the party going!
  • Family fun – games and entertainment for all ages
  • Street food stalls serving up fast food for hungry sailors
  • Mosimann’s for seated dining and ice creams
  • The 1922 Bar and Beer Tent



27 July 2022: Centenary Youth Party

Big disco party night during the 2022 Youth Week – strictly no adults allowed!
For all our Junior and Youth Fleet sailors, the Mariners and Wednesday Junior Sailors. 

Centenary party at Royal Lymington Yacht Club

3 September 2022: Centenary Party

Party like it's 1922! Join us for Roaring 20's fun for a late night full of fun, cocktails, fine food and dancing. Come as you are, straight off a boat or dress the part ... Glamorous Flapper, Gatsby Black Tie or lazy summer day Boater and Striped Blazer…  

On arrival choose between a bespoke Mosimann's at RLymYC Cocktail or a mouth-watering range of mocktails. While Clarence Birdseye might have invented ‘freezing food for freshness’ in 1922 your dining will be distinctively Mosimann. You’ll be spoilt for choice with seven food stations each offering a different taste experience. No party is complete without dancing …to live music or our silent disco. 7.30pm - 2am


Shipmates Centenary Party

9 September 2022: Shipmates Party

Barbecue and ice cream for the Shipmates and their parents.  There’s sure to be lots of games too.

Centenary art exhibition at Royal Lymington Yacht Club

2 November 2022: Centenary Art Exhibition

The 2022 Art Exhibition will include a display of Club historic artefacts and memorabilia. Join the preview evening and enjoy canapés, cheese and biscuits and a glass or two of wine.  

Many more fantastic events to be announced... watch this space!

Our History



Explore the history of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club since its foundation in 1922 at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club History website.

The archives of Royal Lymington Yacht Club were largely lost in the great flood of 1989 when much of Bath Road and both clubs were inundated. An attempt was made to save them and they languished in a container outside the club until they were rediscovered. An official Club Archivist was appointed to oversee their preservation.
 

Can you help?

Our Centenary events will be even more special if they can be brought to life by historic club memorabilia, pictures and stories. Please contact the club office if you are able to help.

The Centenary Logo


The club's Centenary Logo is based on the winning logo design by club member Suzanne Judah.

Royal Lymington Yacht Club Centenary Logo