A Miscellany of Memories

Scroll down to see some of the memories of the Club and Lymington we have collected. 

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Light vs Heavy debate for cruisers

In 1998 in conjunction with Yachting World, the Club held a debate on the most desirable  characteristics for a cruising boat.  Chaired by Bob Fisher, the speakers were Tony Castro, Ed Dubois, Tom Cunliffe and Nigel Irens.

Snippets of 20th Century Royal Lymington Yacht Club History


When did we become a “Royal” Club?

How did Prince Henry become our first Patron?

How did the name of our most prestigeous trophy, “The Royal Lymington Cup” come about? An amusing story.

Musings by Eileen Calcutt about helpers

“Lady Laceholes” and her brush with the mud by Annie Littejohn


Mike Thoyts memories of his early days in Lymington

A specially written article by this senior Club member.

He particularly remembers Ibis, his father’s Harrison-Butler Sloop

Founder Member Rev Logan's personal memories 1900 to 1968

Some Notes about the Lymington River and Yachting With rather Special References to what is now The Royal Lymington Yacht Club 1914 -1968

Hunt’s Yachting Magazine 1860

it seems that Lymington way back in 1860, according to Hunt’s Yachting Magazine 1860, was a favourite stop over before sailing down the West Country. Inman’s Boatyard being one of the attractions.

Times Gone By 1929 and 1932

Articles by James Horsfall and Richard Head leading to the story of the cutter Alarm built at Inman’s Yard on the Lymington River