Join Us


Established in 1956, the City Livery Yacht Club is for Liverymen and Freemen who enjoy the water and mixing with nautical people.

Application Form

Social events are organised throughout the year (see our Programme of Events) at some of the country’s most prestigious venues such as The Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes and The Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge. Events are geared towards Livery members and their families who enjoy being afloat, simply messing about with boats and social conviviality.

Members enjoy:

    • Permission to fly a ‘Defaced Blue Ensign’ (Application details here)
    • A programme of events to engage all the family
    • Sailing, dining and socialising opportunities in some exclusive venues
    • Wearing the Club’s very own Mess Dress for formal occasions
    • An electronic membership card with associated offers
    • A modest annual subscription of £120 (payable on joining and then each February)

Club Dinners

    • Fitting Out Dinner each Spring
    • Presentation Dinner in Cowes each May
    • Commodore’s Dinner at the Royal Yacht Squadron each September
    • Laying Up Dinner each Autumn

Regattas and Rallies

    • Cowes Inter-Livery Regatta – May
    • Commodore’s Special Event – September
    • Cross Channel Cruise-in-Company
    • Solent Cruise-in-Company

Royal London Yacht Club Affiliation

    • Use of the Cowes Clubhouse including bar and dining facilities
    • Bookable overnight accommodation
    • Access to RLYC events
    • Mooring (advanced booking essential)