Welcome to the British Classic Yacht Club
If you own a classic yacht, or are interested in getting involved in the classic yachting fraternity, then you should apply to join the British Classic Yacht Club
Friday November 15th
Report on News Page
29th November 2013 ***
New Classic Regatta
The BCYC, in conjunction with The Royal Dart YC, is preparing a new classic boat Regatta on the weekend of the 21st of June 2014
..some Boat News
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October 20th 2013
BCYC Quiz Night
31st August- 1st September
The 2013 BCYC Panerai Regatta was run in bright sunshine and light winds on a sparkling Solent. As ever on these tricky waters the strong tides and shifty winds created snakes and ladders for the unwary or unlucky sailors trying to read the conditions.
Saturday 20th July - Sunday 21st July
IRC Classic Class Results
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Britain has a rich heritage of beautiful classic yachts. Almost all are in private hands, which means that their preservation depends on the dedication and energy of individuals and their families, friends and crews.
Many of the most beautiful classic yachts were produced as one-designs or very small groups of sister yachts. They have not enjoyed the support of class associations and no club has responsibility of advancing the interests of this historic fleet of boats, The British Classic Yacht Club was formed in 2001 to fill this gap.
The BCYC fulfils its aims by providing a congenial enviroment for owners and other classic yacht enthusiasts to share experiences and enjoy each other's company, thus developing close, personal relationships between people involved with these beautiful boats. It creates opportunities for cruising in company and organises fair and exciting racing and to promote efficient development of the yachts. It also runs a lively programme of social events.
The membership of the BCYC now consists of more that 80 boats and numbers are rising fast. Its activities are thriving.
The flagship event is the highly succesful annual regatta, held in Cowes each July. There is a full programme of racing, cruising and social activities, mainly in the Solent and on the East Coast, including the popular East Coast Classic Regatta in early June. The season ends with the Laying-up Dinner held in London in November.
The BCYC is affiliated to the RYA, where it aims to represent the interests of classic yachts. It has developed good relationships with many leading yacht clubs in the UK and abroad and BCYC yachts participate in many important sailing events, including classic regattas in the Channel, Mediteranean and West Indies. One of the two BCYC boats entered in the 2008 Transat Classique took line honours on the first leg. The officers of the BCYC are actively involved in both national and international discussions about the future development of classic yachting.
In all these ways the BCYC has rapidly developed a unique, influential and important role in classic yachting in the U.K and abroad.