Sailing / Yacht Club
Founded in 1815 as the Dee Yacht Club. It is the second oldest yacht club in the UK. On November1st, 1847 the Club was accorded Royal Patronage to become The Royal Dee YC. The Royal Dee has been involved with the organisation of many sailing events in the Irish Sea, often in collaboration with such organisations as ISORA and RORC. We have hosted a regatta in the Menai Strait for years, perhaps since before the turn of the last century or even earlier. Records exist of local regattas in the Menai Straits early in the 19th century - Town Regattas from 1830 and the Royal Welsh Yacht Club from the 1850s and there is reason to suppose that the Royal Dee, as a prominent yacht club of long standing in the wirral and North Wales area, would have also hosted its first regatta in the Strait around this period.