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Lion Venture

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Published 09:31 on 1 Feb 2019

The Woolverstone Project were delighted to be invited by the Royal Harwich YC to be a part of the visit by HRH The Princess Royal to the club celebrating their 175th Anniversary. The celebrations included the release of an Illustrated History Book of the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, 1843 - 2018. Her Royal Highness was presented with a copy of the book and signed a copy for the RHYC library and archive collection.

During her visit, The Princess Royal named a new RS Venture for the project. The boat was named Lion Venture in honour of RHYC's "Rampant Lion", part of its identity since being given an admiralty warrant in 1845 when Her Majesty The Dowager Queen Adelaide became its first Royal Patron. The Project was founded as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations for the club and became a separate charity two years later.

Despite its illustrious history and Royal connections, the Royal Harwich Yacht Club is now a diverse, lively and inclusive club that offers a wide range of sailing, including RYA approved sail training courses and social activities for all ages and welcomes new members. Marking the 175th celebration with a commemorative book and the Royal Visit is testament to the amount of work and dedication of all involved in the development of the Club over its 175 years.

Last updated 11:47 on 16 August 2019

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