RBYC celebrates 175 years with sail past

  • Sail past: Lovitta Foggo. the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sport, and John Rankin, the Governor, join the celebrations yesterday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Sail past: Lovitta Foggo. the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sport, and John Rankin, the Governor, join the celebrations yesterday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Royal Bermuda Yacht Club 175th anniversary (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Royal Bermuda Yacht Club 175th anniversary (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Royal Bermuda Yacht Club 175th anniversary (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Royal Bermuda Yacht Club 175th anniversary (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club 175th anniversary (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club 175th anniversary (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Royal Bermuda Yacht Club 175th anniversary (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Royal Bermuda Yacht Club 175th anniversary (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Royal Bermuda Yacht Club 175th anniversary (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Royal Bermuda Yacht Club 175th anniversary (Photograph by Akil Simmons)


The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club celebrated 175 years of operation in style yesterday.

The event started, fittingly, with a sail past the club’s home on Albouy’s Point.

Commodore Jonathan Corless was joined for the occasion by Lovitta Foggo, the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sport, Craig Cannonier, Leader of the Opposition, and John Rankin, the Governor.

David Furtado, general manager of the club, said organisers had been concerned that high winds might force them to give up on the planned sail past, but the weather held out just long enough.

Mr Furtado said: “It was the perfect way to celebrate this major milestone for the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

“It was a beautiful day, from the co-operation of the weather, which held long enough for the sail past to the support of the membership.

“The weather held out just long enough for us to get out on the water, and it all went extremely well.”

The RBYC was formally started on November 1, 1844 by a mix of British Army officers and Bermudian sailors.

The next year, Prince Albert agreed to become a patron of the club and in 1846 the club received its Royal Charter, making it the 20th royal yacht club in the world and the third oldest outside of the UK.

The RBYC moved to its home at Albouy’s Point in 1933.

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Published Nov 18, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Nov 18, 2019 at 1:29 pm)

RBYC celebrates 175 years with sail past

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