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World’s oldest yacht clubs

The oldest yacht clubs in the world still in operation today.

1. Royal Cork Yacht Club, Cork, Ireland* – 1720

2. Lough Ree Yacht Club, Athlone, Ireland – 1770

3. Starcross Yacth Club, Powderham, UK – 1772

4. Royal Thames Yacht Club, London, UK – 1775

5. Royal Yact Squadron, London, UK – 1815

6. Singapre Yacht Club, Singapore – 1826

7. Royal Western Yacht Club, Plymouth, UK – 1827

8. Royal Gibraltar Yact Club, Gibraltar – 1829

9. Royal Swedish Yacht Club, Stockholm, Sweden – 1830

10. Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland – 1831

11. Lough Derg Yacht Club, Tipperary, Ireland – 1835

12. Royal Forth Yacht Club, Edinburgh, Scotland – 1835

13. Royal Malta Yacht Club, Ta’Xbeix, Malta – 1835

14. Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Halifax, Canada – 1837

15. Tamar Yacht Club, Tasmania, Australia – 1837

16. Royal St George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland – 1838

17. Royal Southern Yacht Club, Hamble, UK – 1838

18. Deben Yacht Club, UK, Woodbridge, UK – 1838

19. Royal St George Yacht Club, Ireland – 1838

20. Narragansett Boat Club, Rhode Island – 1838

21. Detroit Boat Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA – 1839

22. Societe des Regates du Havre, Le Havre, France – 1840

23. Royal Perth Yacht Club, Perth, Australia- 1841

24. Royal Harwich Yacht Club, Harwich, UK – 1843

25. Royal Mersey Yacht Club, Birkenhead, UK – 1844

26. Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Hamilton, Bermuda – 1844

27. New York Yacht Club, Newport, Rhode Island, USA* – 1844

28. Royal Bombay Yacht Club, Bombay, India – 1846

* Founded at Hoboken, New Jersey
*Note: Flotilla of the Neva club, St Peterburg, Russia was established in 1718 but is hardly in operation today.

HT: Yachting World & Classic Yacht Magazine

02/05/2010. Category: lists. Tags: .

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