Everyone is welcome, from experienced sailors to interested novices, and we run a series of taster & training events to establish and develop new members within the club. 

There is a very active social programme – from the regular suppers that are served after racing to the formal dinners and balls, the Club offers members ample opportunity for post-race relaxation and many occasions for inviting guests to social events. 

We focus on one-design keelboat racing, with fleets of Etchells, Squibs and the iconic classic boat the Mersey Mylne, designed specifically for the Club. 

There is an active programme of racing from April to September offering both weekday evening races and events at weekends and Bank Holidays.

The Royal Mersey Yacht Club was given its Royal Charter by Queen Victoria in 1844, making it one of the longest established Yacht Clubs in the UK. 

Latest News

After an enforced break, we were delighted to be able to host our prizegiving once again on Friday evening and to see so many people at the club.  The most since 2019. We enjoyed a splendid supper and then gathered for the ceremony itself.  With huge […]
On Saturday night, we attended a dinner hosted by Royal Anglesey Yacht Club.  It was held to celebrate the end of Covid restrictions (and they are more or less ended now  – even in Wales!) following the frustrating requirement to cancel the Menai Strait Regattas two […]
A dinner to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar was held at the Club on Friday 22 October. We were educated a little about the life of Nelson by Dominga Devitt and the Immortal Memory was proposed by the Hon. Commodore Chris Kay. Above all though we […]

Royal Mersey Yacht Club Limited

8 Bedford Road East, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead CH42 1LS

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