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The Royal Yacht Squadron is the world's most prestigious yacht club and, like all great British institutions, its members take it very seriously indeed. Joining the club is quite a privilege and is not for the likes of any old yachtsman in his 36ft Beneteau. It's easier to get into Debrett's than the club's lavish Cowes headquarters, with members including dukes, barons, lords, judges, politicians and even the Aga Khan - though not the Queen, who was barred from joining due to her gender, despite being the club's patron! ...

Sailing in Eccentric Circles 2014, Featherstone, London

ISBN-13: 9781472912497


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