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Coordinates: 51°37′25″N 0°49′15″E / 51.6236°N 0.8208°E / 51.6236; 0.8208

Royal Corinthian Yacht Club
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club Burnham-on-Crouch.jpg
The Burnham-on-Crouch Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, designed by Joseph Emberton in 1931.
Founded at Erith, Kent 1872
Clubhouse Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, and at Cowes, Isle of Wight
Country  United Kingdom

The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club was founded at Erith, Kent in 1872 and moved to Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex in 1892.[1] The Club provided the crew for the Endeavour in Thomas Sopwith's America's Cup Challenge in 1934 after a strike of Sopwith's professional crew.



In 1931 Tiny Mitchell became Commodore of the club where he was responsible for completing the new clubhouse at Burnham-on-Crouch.[2] The Grade II* listed building was designed by Joseph Emberton and represented Britain's contribution to the International Exhibition of Modern Architecture held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1932.[3] The building is one of the few examples of the International style of architecture in Britain.[4][5]


In 1948, the club established its southern branch at Cowes in the present clubhouse. It was operated by Rosa Lewis, a hotelier from London to provide a retreat and entertainment for gentlemen visiting the Royal Yacht Squadron.[6]

In 1988 the clubhouse was sold to commercial interests.[6] However the buyer went into receivership in 1991.[6] In 1993 the clubhouse was re-purchased from the receiver by a small group of members for the benefit of the club.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Royal Corinthian Yacht Club". Sail Clubs. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  2. ^ "History". Corinthian Otters. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  3. ^ Joseph Emberton, Architect. 1889-1956. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
  4. ^ Bettley, James & Pevsner, Nikolaus. (2007). Essex: Essex since 1914. (p. 69). Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-11614-4.
  5. ^ University of Brighton. Design Archives: Joseph Emberton Archive. Retrieved 2008-05-20.
  6. ^ a b c d "Yacht club celebrates return voyage: Royal Corinthian has gone back to its spiritual home on the Solent. Stuart Alexander reports". The Independent. 8 May 1993. Retrieved 29 January 2019.

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