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Royal Yacht Squadron

One of the world’s most prestigious yacht clubs, the Royal Yacht Squadron, is based at the majestic Cowes Castle on the Isle of Wight. The club was founded in 1815. Its admiral is Prince Philip, a former club commodore, and its patron is Queen Elizabeth II.

Member yachts can add the suffix RYS to their name and can also fly the Royal Navy white ensign, rather than the merchant red ensign.

The Royal Yacht Squadron was instrumental in launching one of the oldest yachting trophies, the Americas Cup. In 1851, the club’s commodore visited the Great Exhibition for a race around the island, with the prize being £100 and a trophy. The winner was the schooner, America, from New York Yacht Club – hence the name of the competition.

Sir Thomas Croft designed The Pavilion, which opened in 2000 to provide shore facilities for club members and their families.

Crown Sports Lockers was commissioned to provide bespoke accessories for the Royal Yacht Squadron’s clubhouse. In keeping with the organisation’s nautical theme, we manufactured and installed a bespoke shelf unit and a shelf and end storage unit, both with rigging wires.

Please give us a call on 01803 555885 for more information on our wide range of lockers and other changing room furniture.