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Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron


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Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sydney, Australia  

Club History 

On July 8, 1862, nineteen yachtsmen met in the office of a merchant, the Honourable William Walker, in the Exchange Building and subscribed their names to a resolution. "We, the undersigned yacht owners, hereby constitute ourselves into a club to be termed the Australian Yacht Squadron." Within a year, the club was accorded Royal patronage by the Prince of Wales, under the name of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, in accordance with the recommendation of the Secretary of State for the Colonies, His Grace the Duke of Newcastle. The foundation of the Squadron resulted directly from the arrival in June 1862 of William Walker's yacht Chance, an iron-hulled schooner of 71 tons, registered with the Royal Thames Yacht Club. William Walker was the Squadron's first Commodore, from 1862-1867. The Squadron Burgee was hoisted at Carabella for the first time on January 24, 1903, on the present flagstaff. On January 21, 1972, Yacht Squadron Club House Limited changed its name to Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, a company limited by guarantee, and the unincorporated Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron merged into this renamed company.

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About The Team

Skipper: Guido Belgiorno-Nettis

RSYS skipper guido BNFormer Farr 40 world champion, Guido Belgiorno-Nettis will lead the Royal Sydney Yacht Club's first entry into the Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup. To choose their team for the Invitational Cup, the club had a group of interested members approach the club for its support The club has provided training opportunities for the team and helped and supported their preparations. Representing the Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Belgiorno-Nettis and his team were perhaps the biggest surprise of the 2015 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, winning three races and finishing fourth over all.  








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