Royal Yacht Squadron
(1815-present)

place and yacht club

Aged 206

The Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) is a British yacht club. Its clubhouse is Cowes Castle on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom. Member yachts are given the Suffix RYS to their names, and permitted to wear the White Ensign of the Royal Navy rather than the merchant Red Ensign worn by the majority of other UK registered vessels. The club's patron is Queen Elizabeth II. The Royal Yacht Squadron has entered the 2021 America's Cup in Auckland, New Zealand, with the Ineos Team UK syndicate led by Sir Ben Ainslie. In March 2021, an entity associated with the RYS, called Royal Yacht Squadron Racing Ltd, was officially accepted as the Challenger of Record for the 37th America's Cup competition.

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Site of The Thatched House Tavern. On June 1st 1815 was formed The Royal Yacht Squadron as named in 1833 by order of His Majesty King William IV

78 St James's Street, London, United Kingdom where it was founded