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Yacht Club

 

a sports organization that promotes sailing and, less often, rowing and other aquatic sports. The facilities of a yacht club include a boathouse, workshops, berths and booms at which yachts can be moored and docked, and mechanisms for raising and lowering vessels; the club’s marina is usually situated on a bay or at the mouth of a river.

The first yacht club was founded in Cork, Ireland, in 1720. The first yacht club in Russia was founded on Lake Onega during the reign of Peter I; similar organizations were established in St. Petersburg and Moscow in the mid-19th century.

In the USSR, yacht clubs organize educational and training activities in sailing. In 1978 there were more than 120 yacht clubs, attached to such organizations as physical education groups and sports societies.

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Once again, the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia are working together in the planning, organising, running and finishing of the Rolex Sydney Hobart.
The members of Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DMYC) basked in the sailor s favourite combination of sunshine and fair winds for the club s recent Regatta.
Boating members of the Dubai Marina Yacht Club will adorn their boats in UAE-themed decorations, with the parade set to be held from 2pm to 4pm, from the West Bay to the East Bay - the entire length of the Dubai Marina canal.
The proceedings were interrupted for a buffet lunch between 1-2pm then at 5pm guests were offered a hot meal in the Cardiff Yacht Club Lounge.
FOR MORE INFORMATION about junior and adult sailing courses or to learn more about annual regattas and races, visit one of the following yacht club websites:
Victor International, a US-based real estate company, has announced a new partnership with Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), to construct a new yacht club and marina - YCCS Virgin Gorda.
The Lake Balboa boaters compete against the Orange County Model Yacht Club, one of the nation's oldest programs, Evens said, and the San Diego Argonauts, one of the largest, with a membership of more than 100.
Some yacht clubs can only provide about 20 berths, while some are able to offer hundreds of berths.
For the 69th consecutive year, the Royal Yacht Club Tasmania and its members are delighted to be involved in the finish of what we believe is the greatest ocean yacht race in the world, the Rolex Sydney Hobart.
The club is another of our country's oldest yacht clubs and according to Clark, it has seen its share of loss and recovery cycles.
It takes an up-close look at China's major yacht clubs giving their contact details, reviews existing investment opportunities of yacht clubs.
The fleet was made up of host club the New York Yacht Club (NYYC), 2011 defending champion the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, 15 invited international clubs that included three Australian teams: the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club and Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, and three American yacht clubs determined by a qualification series.