Royal Southern Yacht Club – UK
Established since 1837, the Royal Southern Yacht Club is internationally recognised as a top yacht racing club, with modern facilities and over 1,700 members owning over 600 boats. They are based in the centre of Hamble village, on the waterfront of the river Hamble, being the centre of yachting in the UK. This location is easy to reach from all parts of the UK and is close to the Central Solent, providing a base for racing and cruising in the Solent and beyond. Club members and visiting yachtsmen and women are able to enjoy the sailing and shore facilities that are the highest quality available in the South of England.
The Royal Southern Clubhouse was opened in 1846 and it was, and is still, a truly splendid building on Town Quay, exactly opposite the entrance to Southampton’s Royal Pier. It has been described as the most beautiful Victorian building in the City.
The clubhouse itself has 12 en-suite bedrooms available as well as various meeting rooms, the River Room restaurant, the Upper Bar with unparalleled views of the Hamble River, the coveted and cosy original Member’s Bar and a large function room for bigger functions. On weekdays and particularly during the winter, the Club makes their extensive facilities available for Corporate Sailing Days, conferences, board meetings, weddings and other social occasions.
Check out their website for an interesting read on their history – https://www.royal-southern.co.uk
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