The Royal Mersey Yacht Club was founded in 1844 in the reign of Queen Victoria who
was its first patron. For over 160 years the Club has promoted yacht racing on the
River Mersey and adjoining waters.
The Club focuses on one design keel-boat racing and enjoys what is virtually the
only stretch of sheltered deep water between Scotland and North Wales. There is an
intensive programme of racing from May to October focusing on weekday evening races.
The Club also holds handicap racing for cruisers and organises or participates in
regattas and other events including the Menai Strait's fortnight.
The Club House is located at Rock
Ferry on the Wirral and is a few yards
from the jetty that is used by the Club
for access to the River. A short
distance from the Mersey Tunnel and
with fast links to the M56 and M53
motorways, the Club is within easy
access to members in Lancashire,
Cheshire, Greater Manchester and beyond as well as to local members on Merseyside.
There is a very active social programme centred in the Club House. From the regular
dinners and suppers that are served after racing to the formal dinners and balls,
the Club offers members many occasions to invite guests to social events. The Club
House is also available for private functions.
Deep water moorings are organised by the club for class boats. A fleet of safety
boats operates a
boarding service from the jetty on all race days. Winter storage is available for
members' boats in
the Club boat-yard.
Experienced yachtsmen and interested novices are particularly welcome at The Royal
Mersey. Visitors normally sail with a member for a few occasions before being invited
to apply for membership.
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RMYC International Squib and Mersey Mylne sailing off Rock Ferry