The Royal Southern Yacht Club
Founded in 1837, the Royal Southern Yacht club used the boathouse to launch their 175th anniversary celebrations. They chose a date in Cowes Week, exactly 175 days before their 175th Birthday.
They announced the programme of special events to be held during the year. There were displays giving credit and thanks to their sponsors. After the speeches a party followed. It was such a success that the Royal Southern have held their Cowes Week cocktail party in the boathouse ever since. They are welcome here on Thursday evenings.