An evolution from an expatriate club to a Singaporean social institution

Our roots stemmed from as early as 1826

1826-27 › The Singapore Yacht Club (SYC) was initiated and active.
1882

The beginning of the road

His Excellency the Governor, Sir Frederick Weld, was the Patron of the SYC; W.H. Read was the Commodore of the Club.

1897-1919

Walter Nutt, President of the Club

1897: The members of the SYC became honorary members of the Singapore Rowing Club; the SYC became inactive.

1919: The SYC was revived; Walter Nutt was elected President of the Club.

1920-1923

Officially named Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC)

1920: The clubhouse in Trafalgar Street, Tanjong Pagar was opened by His Excellency the Governor, Sir Laurence Guillemard.

1921: The Singapore Rowing Club combined with the SYC.

1922: His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) became the Patron of the Club, which changed its name to the Royal Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC).

1923: Sir Thomas Lipton presented the Lipton Challenge Cup to the RSYC.

1937-1945

Brave through the Japanese Occupation

1937: His Majesty King George VI became the Patron of the RSYC.

1942-1945: Singapore was invaded and occupied by the Japanese.

1952Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II became the Patron of the RSYC.

1956 - 1967

Members of RSYC participated in Olympic games

1966: Official opening of Jalan Buroh Clubhouse by First President Yusof Ishak
1967: RSYC changed its name to the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club after President Yusof bin Ishak became a patron

1970s - 1999

Active Sailing & Boating Community

1970s: Active Sailing & Boating Community
1997: President Ong Teng Cheong became patron of RSYC
1999: RSYC moved to its present premises in Aug 1999 at West Coast Ferry Road, which was officially opened by then President of Singapore Ong Teng Cheong

2000 - present

Acknowledged as a heritage site by National Heritage Board

2000: RSYC was acknowledged as a heritage site by National Heritage Board
2001: RSYC club house was awarded design award in the recreational building catergory
From 2000 – present: Active in local sailing & organizes annual signature event – RSYC Regatta

2003 - 2006

President SR Nathan became patron of RSYC

2003: President SR Nathan became patron of RSYC
2004: Royal visit by King Harald V of Norway
2005: Royal visit by Prince Albert II of Monaco
2006: Visit by Sec-Gen of United Nations Mr Ban Ki Moon
2006: Visit by Iconic Sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur & Her Team

2009 - 2014

President SR Nathan was guest of honour at RSYC’s Charity Golf

2009: President SR Nathan was guest of honour at RSYC’s Charity Golf
2010: President SR Nathan graced the launch of RSYC Heritage Book, “Three Burgees”
2012: Formal President SR Nathan officiated the opening of a 5-storey dry stack
2014: Opened the extension wing of the Marina Lodge

2016 - 2018

Competed the building of breakwater with much fanfare

2016: Opened its newest facility – Rooftop Tennis Court
2018: Completed the building of breakwater with much fanfare

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