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As a host of sport, cultural and social activities, the GYC has a name far beyond Gstaad. After all, who is a good host in Gstaad, will also be welcomed as a guest to many yacht clubs in the unique world of sailors and boat owners. With many of those yacht and sailing clubs more than friendly relations are established and the formal, mutually assured reciprocity agreements are signed.

CNSI | CLUB NÁUTICO SAN ISIDRO

ARGENTINA

Club Náutico San Isidro, founded in 1910, offers a variety of facilities: docking facilities, clay tennis courts, football, squash courts, volleyball courts, gymnastics facilities, beaches and an 18 hole golf course.

RMYS | ROYAL MELBOURNE YACHT SQUADRON

AUSTRALIA

The Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron with a history of over 140 years, is one of the oldest yacht clubs in Victoria located on the waterfront at St Kilda with the Melbourne’s newest marina. The Squadron was the control centre for the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games yachting events.

RQYS | ROYAL QUEENSLAND YACHT SQUADRON

AUSTRALIA

The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron was ‘born’ in 1885 when a group of gentlemen interested in water sports formed the Brisbane Sailing Club. Sailing quickly became the prominent sport of the new entity and within a few years competition with the sailors of Sydney had commenced with the inaugural inter-colonial sailing race in 22 Footers.

NYC | NASSAU YACHT CLUB

BAHAMAS

Founded in 1931, the Nassau Yacht Club is located just West of downtown Nassau, on East Bay Street, overlooking picturesque Montague Bay.

BRYC | BRUXELLES ROYAL YACHT CLUB

BELGIUM

The Bruxelles Royal Yacht Club, founded in 1906, located in the heart of Brussels close to the Royal Château of Laeken is the largest yachting club in French-speaking Belgium endowed with new ultra-modern premises for the sailing school. The clubhouse, with a quality restaurant, faces the canal linking Brussels to the sea.

RBYC | ROYAL BERMUDA YACHT CLUB

BERMUDA

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club is one of the oldest Royal Clubs in the world and holds some of the richest maritime history of the Atlantic. RBYC was established on November 1, 1844 by a party of thirty gentlemen, consisting of British Army officers and local Bermudian Sailors who realized there was a need for a club.

ICS | IATE CLUBE DE SANTOS

BRAZIL

Iate Clube de Santos, founded in 1947, has facilities in São Paulo, Guaruja, Ilhabela, Paraty and Angra dos Reis with the swimming pool, tennis and multi-discipline courts, a fully-equipped gym and several restaurants.

ICRJ | IATE CLUBE DO RIO DE JANEIRO

BRAZIL

The club occupies prime forshore at the head of the Botafogo Bay.
Its swimming pool and social headquarters are world famous. Rio hosted the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

RDYC | ROYAL DANISH YACHT CLUB

DENMARK

The Royal Danish Yacht Club (RDYC) was founded on 3 July 1866 after a regatta in Nyborg (Funen), and was originally named the Danish Association for Pleasure Sailing (Dansk Forening for Lystsejlads). Ever since then, the Club has worked to promote sailing in Denmark and to support its members in their favourite sport.

YCDC | YACHT CLUB DE CANNES

FRANCE

The entire world knows Cannes for its film festival and for the famous Régates Royales, its competitive sailing school and its dynamic Yacht Club to which its members always welcome visitors with great pleasure and hospitality.

YCF | YACHT CLUB DE FRANCE

FRANCE

Enthusiasts who share the same approach to the sea. Combining tradition and modernity, initiative and innovation, this approach carries the traditional values of the sailor: competence, responsibility, respect, solidarity, humility, know-how, including in racing or regatta. It was the approach of Virginie Hériot, Jean-Baptiste Charcot and Eric Tabarly who were, along with others, prominent members. This is always the approach that the Yacht Club de France and its allied clubs strive to promote to all those who practice boating in its broadest sense: sailing as well as motoring, on board traditional boats as well as flagships of technology that today fly on the water. The Yacht Club de France has entered the 21st century with the ambition displayed by its founders almost one hundred and fifty years ago: to share convictions and transmit values. Its members, with their own sensibility, have never ceased to promote principles and customs without respect for the sea, an exceptional space of freedom.

NRV | NORDDEUTSCHER REGATTA VEREIN

GERMANY

Norddeutscher Regatta Verein is one of the oldest and with currently about 2,000 members also one of the largest sailing clubs in Germany. Founded in 1868 the club is committed to regatta sailing and especially supports young people in their sailing ambitions.

YCG | YACHT CLUB OF GREECE

GREECE

The Yacht Club of Greece, founded in 1933, lies in Piraeus Peninsula in the historical military Port of Ancient Athens called MOUNICHIA with the main club house positioned on the top of a hill with a unique view of the Phaleron Bay, the Saronic Gulf and the city of Athens. The Clubhouse has lounges, restaurants, bars and reception rooms.

RHKYC | ROYAL HONG KONG YACHT CLUB

HONG KONG

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is one of the oldest sports clubs in Hong Kong. The Club is a hive of activity year-round and has three Clubhouses: Kellett Island in Causeway Bay is the Club’s principal base and acts as parent site to the two smaller branches of the Club at Middle Island in Repulse Bay and Shelter Cove near Sai Kung.

RCYC | ROYAL CORK YACHT CLUB

IRELAND

Sometime in the early 1600s, the idea of sailing for private pleasure started to take root in the Netherlands. Later that century, during the Cromwellian years, King Charles II of England was in exile in the Netherlands and while there he became aware of this new and exciting pastime.

YCCS | YACHT CLUB COSTA SMERALDA

ITALY

The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda was founded in 1967. The  completely renovated Clubhouse, considered to be one of the most beautifully functional structures of its kind in existence. It covers 5,800 m2 and hosts a panoramic pool terrace, a restaurant, Members’ lounge, wellness centre, bar, as well as 24 suites.

YCPR | YACHT CLUB PORTO ROTONDO

ITALY

The Yacht Club Porto Rotondo was founded in 1985 by a group of people who were passionate about the sea and about Porto Rotondo and, right from its first year of operation, has been located in the beautiful larch-wood building created by the Venetian architect Malgaretto.

CYA | CLUB DE YATES DE ACAPULCO

MEXICO

Club de Yates de Acapulco, founded in 1955 and located in Acapulco, Mexico. The club served as host of the sailing events for the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Its facilities operate year round and include an excellent restaurant, bar, picnic areas, swimming pool, sauna and tennis court.

YCM | YACHT CLUB DE MONACO

MONACO

The Yacht Club de Monaco, founded in 1953 by Prince Rainier and presided over by H.S.H. Prince Sovereign Albert II since 1984. The new impressive clubhouse was opened in 2014.

PMYC | PORTO MONTENEGRO YACHT CLUB

MONTENEGRO

The Club is structured into distinct squadrons for sailing, motor yachting and rowing each with its own Captain to drive its competitive and informal leisure activity programme, allowing like-minded individuals, couples, families and friends to enjoy a rich mixture of entertainment afloat and ashore through a flexibly system of membership.

KNS | ROYAL NORWEGIAN YACHT CLUB

NORWAY

The Kongelig Norsk Seilforening, or Royal Norwegian Yacht Club, was established in Oslo 1883.The club has more than 4,000 members, mainly located in the Oslo area, and is by far the largest yacht club in Norway.

YCP | YACHT CLUB PERUANO

PERU

Situated in the La Punta District in Lima 1.5 km south of the entrance to the port of Callao, the Yacht Club Peruano offers a pleasant Environments for various meetings and hosts a ship yard of about 2’000 sqm. The club restaurant with space over two levels reaches into the sea – dominated by the view of the bay and can host up to of 300 guests.

CNC | CLUBE NAVAL DE CASCAIS

PORTUGAL

The Clube Naval de Cascais, founded in 1938, from its very beginning took on a vital role in the development of nautical sports in Portugal, with a special emphasis on sailing. In 2007 the Club established the Centre for High Performance Sailing which permits the club to receive and support any major sailing competition.

SPYC | SAINT-PETERSBURG YACHT CLUB

RUSSIA

The Saint Petersburg Yacht Club aims to maintain the ideals of nautical ethics on land and sea and to develop nautical sports, mainly sailing. The philosophy of the yacht club is to cherish the heritage of the nautical culture and the naval history of Russia and the whole world, as well as to pass them on to the next generations.

RSYC | ROYAL SWEDISH YACHT CLUB

SWEDEN

Founded in 1830 the KSSS is one of the oldest and most popular Clubs in Sweden. Located in Saltsjöbaden, close to Stockholm, the club offers great facilities for its 5000 active members and their guests.

RTYC | ROYAL THAMES YACHT CLUB

UNITED KINGDOM 

Founded in 1775, the Club, based in centre of London, is the oldest continuously operating yacht club in the world and the oldest royal yacht club. It has two bars, reading and meeting rooms, a fine collection of half models, an excellent restaurant and comfortable accommodation. There are excellent shops nearby including Harrods and Harvey Nicholls.

RCYC | ROYAL CAPE YACHT CLUB

SOUTH AFRICA

The Club was founded as the Table Bay Yacht Club in 1905 and commenced operation as such in a waterside boatshed located some 50 to 60 metres northward of the foot of Loop Street. Surviving early vicissitudes, the club’s name was changed in 1914 to the Cape Yacht Club which incorporated the Alfred Rowing Club and shortly after we received the Royal Charter to become the Royal Cape Yacht Club.

YCPDE | YACHT CLUB PUNTA DEL ESTE

URUGUAY

The Yacht Club Punta del Este, was born in 1924 and is the best Yacht Club in Uruguay in one of the most spectacular places in Latin America. The nautical club activities include regattas, club boats, a sailing school and fishing as well as a restaurant.

PBYC | PALM BEACH YACHT CLUB

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Having originally been founded in Palm Beach in 1890, the Palm Beach Yacht Club was re-chartered in 1911. It is currently the oldest established business in West Palm Beach, Florida. Initially organized for boat racing and “promoting camaraderie among yachtsmen on the Intracoastal Waterway,” the Club has evolved over the years to become the most active private club in the Palm Beach area.

RBYC | ROYAL BERMUDA YACHT CLUB

BERMUDA

The club was founded in 1844, boasts a large marina, luxurious guest rooms and a range of fine dining options and operates the whole year round. Why not come and try famous Royal Bermuda (Yacht Club) Cocktail. As Bermuda hosts the Americas Cup 2017 it might give a great chance to visit.

SNST | SOCIÉTÉ NAUTIQUE DE SAINT-TROPEZ

FRANCE

The Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez located in the Port de Saint-Tropez is the organiser of the annual regatta Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez.

BYC | BAYERISCHER YACHT CLUB

GERMANY

Founded in 1888 the Bayerischer Yacht Club has uniquely beautiful club area on the northern bay of Lake Starnberg. Throughout the sailing season the Casino Restaurant serves the implementation of club events and also serves as the center of community life.

ESC | EAGLE SKI CLUB

SWITZERLAND

Eagle Ski Cub, founded in Gstaad in 1957 by 81 founding members who decided to create a private club reserved for guests of the region, eager to ski and meet in a friendly club house. The visitor right is given only for the summer season. 

SNG | SOCIÉTÉ NAUTIQUE DE GENÈVE

SWITZERLAND

The facilites of the Société Nautique de Genève covers 53,000 m2. They include a port 600 places, dedicated equipment (pontoons equipped with water and electricity, crane, slip, fuel pump, equipment rooms and storage, sails dryer etc.), restaurant, meeting rooms and fitness training.

TYC | THUNERSEE YACHT CLUB

SWITZERLAND

The Thunersee Yacht Club was founded in 1920 and located at the lower end of Lake Thun. The Club has a marina with 4 slip facilities, a big boat park and a clubhouse, which was renovated in spring 2000, and has excellent amenities, including a restaurant.

RYS | ROYAL YACHT SQUADRON

UNITED KINGDOM 

The club founded in 1815, remains one of the most preeminent yacht clubs in the world after 200 years. The club’s patron is Queen Elizabeth II and the club’s Admiral is Prince Philip. In 1851 the club hosted the annual 100 Guinea Cup race round the Isle of Wight which was won by the first overseas yacht ‘America’ and thus the Americas’ cup was born.

STFYC | ST. FRANCIS YACHT CLUB

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

St. Francis Yacht Club is a private, non-profit club. Since 1927 the Club offers its 2400 members a wide spectrum of sailing and boating activities as well as cruising activities. Located on the shores of San Francisco Bay, the Clubhouse offers fine and casual dining, and ample areas to unwind.