The Royal Cornwall Yacht Club

It's traditions, values and history

Situated in an idyllic waterfront setting of the Greenbank area in Falmouth, the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club (RCYC) was formed in in 1871, and is the 15th oldest “Royal” yacht club in England. The first patrons of the club were Queen Victoria and the Duke of Cornwall (the future King Edward VII). The current patron is HRH Prince Charles who succeeded his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, in 1977.

Falmouth has long been a venue for major regattas, and the club has been instrumental in organising major sailing events since before the Second World War. Large yachts of the J-Class visited in the 1930s, and the Club was delighted to welcome them back in 2012.

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 The Falmouth Sunbeam  has sailed in Falmouth since 1924.  The fleet is thriving and the class which celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2013-2014, provides top class one design racing.