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Royal London Yacht Club (United Kingdom)

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[Royal Londn Yacht Club ensign] image by Clay Moss, 24 September 2007

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Flag of Royal London Yacht Club

I have seen the badge placement illustrated in the center of the fly on RLYC's ensign and have seen it illustrated more toward the lower fly quarter.

The history of the club is provided on the club website at

The Royal London Yacht Club was founded in London in 1838. Its first meeting place was the Coal Hole Tavern in Fountain Court on the Strand. Racing commenced on the [River] Thames. It obtained its Royal Warrant from the dowager Queen Adelaide in 1849. Now the Royal London Yacht Club has its House located in the centre of Cowes [Isle of Wight] waterfront, on a site that it has occupied since 1882. The club has a long history in British yachting. Its members have ranked among the most colourful personalities in the yachting scene. It was the first popular yacht club to bring the sport to Cowes . In its early days it fostered racing innovations and was instrumental in establishing a universal set of rules and system of measurement. Concern with the past is now balanced by an active and progressive membership with interests in all forms of yachting and a very active social calendar. Membership is limited to 500 members.
Clay Moss, 24 September 2007

Variant with lower badge

[Royal Londn Yacht Club ensign] image by Clay Moss, 24 September 2007


[Royal London Yacht Club burgee] image by Clay Moss, 24 September 2007