Welcome to the RBYC

The Royal County of Berkshire Yacht Club is dedicated to helping our members enjoy sailing and improve their sailing skills, even though most of our members don't own a boat. 

We offer hands-on sailing trips on chartered boats for members most months of the year, organise & run training courses and hold monthly club meetings throughout the year.  More details on these are below and in the top menu Activities listing.

New members are welcome

We welcome new members with any level of sailing expertise - novice to expert.   Even if you not sure sailing is for you, you can come to a meeting just to ask what we do.   If you want to find out more please contact us. 

We have just held our 2024 AGM, but if you missed this the slides presented are on this website in the Members-only AGM Minutes section.

We hold a social meeting on the first Tuesday of every month at 8pm.  Guest speakers or other events will be announced here and shown in our Activities events listing.  Our next club meeting will be on Tuesday 5th March at the Binfield Club.  

Binfield Club, Roundabout Crossroads, Forest Rd and Terrace Rd, Binfield, Bracknell, RG42 4HP

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Cruising

Our charter-yacht cruises are good value as we usually get a club discount and do not have to pay for a skipper. The 2024 programme has been published - here's a link   Cruising Events 2024 v2.pdf

Each event is in the "Activities" listing (accessed from the top menu) where you can see more details and register.

Training Programme  for early 2024

We currently have five courses scheduled. 

We will be teaching the Essential Navigation , Day Skipper and Yachtmaster courses at the Island Barn Sailing Club (West London). 

RYA Day Skipper Theory starting on January 13th 2024 for 2 days for 3 weekends (total 6 days)

RYA Yacht Master Theory starting on 10th February 2024 for 2 days for 3 weekends (total 6 days)

Diesel Engine course a one day course on 13 January 2024 (in Southampton).

RYA First Aid Course 2024  a one day course on 3rd February 2024 (at Island Barn SC).

RYA VHF Course 2024 on-line study followed by an exam on 4th February 2024 (at Island Barn SC).

Regular Club Meetings

We hold regular meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at the Binfield Club, RG42 4HP.  New or prospective members are very welcome at these. Some meetings may just be social gatherings but we also have club members or invited guests  as speakers at other meetings.  See our "Activities" listing.

For members who aren't local or can't make our meetings we encourage them to communicate with each other via Facebook or email and sometimes we arrange zoom links to our club meetings.  

Your committee meets each month, usually before the club meeting, and publishes the meeting minutes.

For the latest info and pictures take a look at our Facebook Page 


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The John Mountain Cup 

We hold a seamanship competition each autumn when aspiring skippers, mates and crew can test & develop their skills under pressure over an autumn weekend in the Solent.  Challenges are set involving all participants whatever their level of experience.  We have prizes for Best Skipper and Best Boat.  Of course we also have a great meal out together on the Saturday night.


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