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Annual Events

Burns’ Night (± 25 January)

Hosted worldwide as a toast to Scottish bard, Robert Burns. Burns’ poem Address To A Haggis is recited and those brave enough dig into a traditional haggis.

At RNYC, we incorporate an auction and fundraiser into the traditional events of the evening. The event is well received and sees many joyous attendees, especially while the piper plays and the whiskey flows.

Commodore’s High Tea (May)

An exclusive lady only event, hosted by the Club Commodore. The day sees all our lovely ladies in formal dress and flawless fascinators enjoying a selection of fine pastries and exotic teas.

Black Tot Day (31 July)

Celebrated around the globe as a salute to the last of the rum rations of the Navy. On 31 July 1970, sailors in the Royal Navy were issued their final daily ration of rum, ending a tradition of more than 300 years.

Club Members gather at the Lowerdeck bar and are led by the Yeoman of Signals in a salute at 11h00 sharp to “Up Spirits” and toss back a dram of rum.

Opening Cruise (1st or 2nd Saturday in September)

This event marks the opening of the sailing season, which typically runs from September to the following July.

Royal Natal Regatta (Heritage Weekend – September)

A fun-filled 4-day event packed with land-based and water-based competitions. The most anticipated social and sailing event of the season! Sailing, karaoke, live music, cooking competitions – anything is possible. Serious sailing, awesome fun!

The Trafalgar Dinner (± 21 October)

This traditional gentlemen-only dinner sees the gents dressed to the nines and ready for some unforgettable banter over scrumptious food and ever-flowing drinks. The evening is held globally as a tribute to Lord Horatio Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. This dinner is the highlight of the year for the gentlemen of the Club.

Christmas Eve Lunch (24 December)

A special carvery lunch hosted in the Britannia Room just for Christmas!