Bristol Channel Yacht Club
Founded 1875

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Post Second World War

His Grace the tenth Duke of Beaufort was elected to membership of the club in 1919. His 50 years of membership was marked at a special dinner, held in his honour in 1969. He was presented with a pair of gold cufflinks. In return His Grace, Mr H.D Bevan and R.S Whitson presented to the club a watercolour of the 1896 Regatta, by Charles Dixon.

His Grace was Commodore of the BCYC from 1933-1983.

Post war Sir Tasker Watkins V.C., Kinsley Amis, Winfred Vaughan Thomas, Emelyn Hooson M.P and Derek Scott were just a few of the notable members of the BCYC.

Many members of the BCYC. have been members also of the Mumbles Yacht Club and there developed, post war, a close association between the 2 clubs. Many local people converted ships lifeboats, or rowing boats, for sailing whist others, over the years purchased single class yachts and have sailed for pleasure, or competitively. A full account of racing in the different yacht classes in Swansea Bay is provided in the 50th anniversary year book of the MYC.

The Mumbles Yacht Club had a small hut on the promenade (pictured far left), which was a familiar sight for many years and accommodated equipment required by race officers.

Original photo by D Gwyn Johns 1958 courtesy of Mumbles Yacht Club