Laura Hampton

The Royal Dee Yacht Club was founded in 1815 as the Dee Yacht Club and is the second oldest yacht club in the UK. On November 1st 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.

2015 saw the 200th anniversary celebrations spread across the year and included a formal dinner at Eaton Park, Cheshire and a more casual cocktail party at Cadnant Gardens on Anglesey during the Menai Strait Regattas.

We also support the Volvo Dun Laoghaire regattas, the Menai Strait regattas and the Welsh IRC championship. More recently we have launched our Sailing trust that is supporting young sailors in the North West of England, North Wales and Ireland. Click the Sailing Trust link above for more information.



The latest beneficiary of the Royal Dee Sailing trust, receiving help and support, is Laura Hampton (pictured left). Within the Clubs aim to get young people into Offshore sailing, we are helping her in her quest to race around the Globe aboard "UNICEF", one of the entrants in the Clipper Round the World Race.

Laura will be periodically sending us snippets from her adventure as her journey around the globe continues.

Follow the links above to more information about the trust and to read more about Lauras' adventure.







Laura Hampton and skipper Dan Body aboard the Clipper Round the World race yacht 'UNICEF' deploying one of the eight drifter buoys during Race 5.

These buoys have been provided by Australia's Bureau of Meteorology and are designed to provide data such as ocean temperature, currents and air pressure to aid forecasting and other research. The buoys have been launched at predetermined locations from various Clipper boats during the Race.

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