Two Royal Victoria Yacht Clubs, both with Royal designation,
One in Canada, one in the UK, both with a rich history and reputation.
The Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Canada is known for Swiftsure, the ocean sailing race. In the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia this is sailing’s showcase.
The UK club was formed by Prince Albert to give Queen Victoria a yacht club she could enter and granting royal status made it even better.
Cowes Week, the oldest and largest sailing regatta in the world, has a rich history spanning over two centuries. Here are some notable moments and milestones in the history of Cowes Week: 1788 – Sea bathing became popular at West Cowes and early sailing matches took place. 1794 – Report that the harbour was full…
In fair London town, on a canal boat born,
A journey to Bristol, a city adorned.
A modern trip, with sights to see,
From London to Bristol, a journey to be.