Following a very successful book launch on 29 October, “A History of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club 1871-2012” by Andrew Pool is available to purchase for £30.00 (plus P&P £3.50 to UK). Copies are available from the bar or the admin office. If you are one of the Members who subscribed for an advance copy, then please contact the office to arrange collection or delivery.
The book charts the history of the Club in detail, from its founding in 1871, through the World Wars, to 2012, and includes many fascinating chapters such as those recording the Royal Patronage and Notable Members, and many more besides. The book is 288 pages, with approximately 400 illustrations/images.
Some comments received so far:-
I returned from the supper last night and took your history into the sitting room to give it the once-over. Experienced in reading these things, I was expecting a catalogue of dates, events and winners. Two hours after taking up the sofa I tore myself away from the book; it is a triumph. I can easily see why it took so long to complete. TW
I picked up my copy and am amazed at the depth of research you undertook! It is a fascinating volume……. CONGRATULATIONS!!! EG
I must compliment you on the excellent result of all your labours. Clearly you spent many hours researching and talking to many people to gather all the background information. Having done all that you had to compile it into the resulting compelling history of the club. RH
I have just completed reading your book from cover to cover – my congratulations on a fine piece of work which members will treasure. NA
I must take this opportunity to congratulate you on a superb publication! HH
… thank you so very much for the wonderful book you have produced. My family and I are having hours of pleasure reading it. ET
Your book arrived this morning and I haven’t been able to put it down. Although I was never a member of the RCYC I remember many of the members from my childhood and more recently met a number of them when I competed in three Dragon regattas. DC