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
22nd April 2013
2013 6th - 13th July
2014 12th - 19th July
2015 18th-25th July
14th March 2013
May Boat News.......
BCYC East Coast News
La Semaine du Golfe 2013
Regatta Cruising Programme
9th January 2013
Read update on Croix des Gardes
3rd June 2013
East Coast ClassicRegatta
15th January 2013
Dear BCYC members
I hope that by now you have all recovered from our splendid 10th Birthday Party which was a truly fabulous event.
Your committee is planning an expanded sailing program in 2013 with a new The new racing series in the Solent, in addition to our established Cowes Panerai Regatta. Also a range of social events across the year.
As the new year dawns I hope that you are all looking forward to the new sailing season and will join us both on and off the water.
Wishing you wonderful sailing in 2013.
2013 Events calendar
AGM and Dinner
Saturday 17th November
The fabled Painted Hall in the old Royal Naval College in Greenwich was the setting for the Club’s celebration Dinner on Saturday. In that most iconic of British maritime settings, 80 members and guests enjoyed a memorable evening. Earlier Ray Plant had bowled the first “classic” ball down the skittles alley to
provide a background gundeck rumble to the pre dinner drink conversation.
All agreed that the Hall made a wonderful venue for a celebration. The spectacular effect of the table lights below, and the floodlit ceilings above, provided a visual setting that is one of the most impressive in the country. Over the years the Painted Hall has been host to countless dinners marking important naval triumphs and memorable events, so where better to mark the first decade of the BCYC ?
David Murrin reminded us why our Club is unique and fun, and introduced the Club version of the Loyal Toast. Tim Blackman graciously accepted a lovely half model of Infanta, and recalled the early days of the Club. Olle Appleberg conveyed greetings from the Baltic Classic Clubs and exchanged Burgees, and Rufus introduced a new Club toast. The new Club decanters designed by Rollo were deployed for the first time and appeared to work well judging by the port consumption. All in all it is was a wonderful evening and following on from our very successful Regatta at Cowes, with over 80 entries, it provided a reminder of how far our Club has progressed from it’s first gathering in 2002.
A number of his stunning photos are on the BCYC web site. For details: contact>>>
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.