The Royal Burnham Yacht Club (RBYC) was founded in 1895, and boasts a rich history and royal patronage, with Olympic gold winners and world champions among its past members.
It has a particularly fine fleet of one-design, 20 ft Bermudan Sloops known as Royal Burnham One Designs, which in the summer sailing season (generally spring to autumn) are moored in a group in front of the club. They were designed by local marine architect Norman ‘Dally’ Dallimore and built in town to be ready for the 1933 season.
Its members also own and race larger yachts. Famously, if unsuccessfully, the club was the UK’s America’s Cup challenger in 1983 with Victory of Burnham.
The Royal Burnham has a strong youth section, called The Cadets.