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Royal Yacht Squadron (United Kingdom)

Last modified: 2019-06-04 by rob raeside
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[UK naval ensign] image by Martin Grieve

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Flag of Royal Yacht Squadron

Grand Larousse Encyclopédique du XXe siècle (1928) says that the Royal Yacht Squadron is the oldest yacht club in the world. It was founded in 1812 and has its seat in Cowes, Isle of Wight. The King granted its members the special privilege to use the White Ensign.
Ivan Sache, 25 December 2005

Perrin (p.137) gives the date of the Yacht Squadron's foundation (in Cowes) as 1815 rather than 1812, and cites the close of the long war with France as the spur. He goes on to say that the club's first flag (unofficially adopted) was a plain White Ensign without a Cross of St George in the fly, however, following official objections this was withdrawn and the club flew an undefaced Red Ensign between 1821 and 1829. In 1829 a permission to fly the "St George's or White Ensign" was granted, which the club still flies.
Christopher Southworth, 25 December 2005

RYS may be the world's *first* yacht club measured socially, but not chronologically. That honour goes to the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Ireland, founded 1720. It's not even the oldest in England--that would be, I believe, the Royal Thames Yacht Club (1775).
Joe McMillan, 25 December 2005

It is probably more accurate to say that the Royal Yacht Squadron has continuously used the word "yacht" in its name for longer than any other club. The seal of the club has the date 1812, but the club was not formed until 1 June 1815.


Burgee

[Royal Yacht Squadron burgee]image by Clay Moss, 27 May 2007

Lloyd's Register of Shipping, London [UK], 1961(?) shows the Royal Yacht Squadron (United Kingdom). Since this publication is from later times, it shows a St. George white ensign. And it shows the same burgee as on above, except for one detail: The crown is different. Comparing with gb-crown.html, I'd say the crown looks like a Tudor Crown. I would even go so far as to say that that would make sense, for a burgee of a club of that age. But I'm not an expert on the matter, so I have to ask whether it would still make sense to use that crown 1961-ish. And then of course, comes the question of the change to the current style.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 2 October 2014

A circa 1910 version of this burgee at https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/212316.html uses a Tudor crown.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 3 May 2019


First flags of Royal Yacht Squadron

[first Royal Yacht Squadron ensign] image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg and Antonio Martins, 2 October 2014

[UK civil ensign] image by Martin Grieve, 10 July 2007

Perrin (p.137) reports that the club's first flag (unofficially adopted) was a plain White Ensign without a Cross of St George in the fly, however, following official objections this was withdrawn and the club flew an undefaced Red Ensign between 1821 and 1829. In 1829 a permission to fly the "St George's or White Ensign" was granted, which the club still flies.
Christopher Southworth, 25 December 2005


 
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