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Royal Northern Yacht Club (United Kingdom)

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[Royal Northern Yacht Club] image by Clay Moss, 11 July 2014

The Dumpy Book of Ships and the Sea (1957) shows the burgee blue with a large anchor (fouled with rope) surmounted by a crown.
James Dignan, 12 February 2008

This club continues merged as Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 11 April 2013

The Northern Yacht Club apparently assumed the title ‘royal’ because King William IV, when Duke of Clarence, had been a patron of the club. Royal patronage did not entitle a club to call itself ‘royal’, and in any case the patronage was withdrawn when the Duke became King. The club’s title ‘royal’ was not officially authorised until 1909. [National Archives HO 44/21 and HO 144/1060/188871]
The first club to be granted the title ‘royal’, after the Yacht Club (later Yacht Squadron) in 1820, was the Irish Yacht Club in 1831.
David Prothero, 14 April 2013