The Royal Selangor Yacht Club Celebrates 50 golden years graced by the club’s Patron and Life Commodore, HRH the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah with the unveiling of a commemorate plaque and a gala dinner.
The Sultan of Selangor was joined by HH the Raja Muda Selangor, Tengku Amir Shah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, who is the RSYC Honorary Life Commodore. Also present were Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari, RSYC Commodore Jeffrey Voon and members of the RSYC committee.
“The Royal Selangor Yacht Club celebrates a significant milestone and we would like to extend our great appreciation to our Patron, HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, for his support and guidance over the years where the Sultan of Selangor has been our bedrock and anchor,” said Commodore Voon.
“We would also like to thank our members and past committees for their support. They have helped shape the Club into what it is today. The RSYC looks forward to the next 50 years – the best is yet to come,” he added.
RSYC started out as the Port Swettenham Yacht Club in 1969 and has undergone two name changes since then. The first was in 1972 when the name was changed to Selangor Yacht Club, and the second in 1989 when the late Sultan of Selangor, HRH Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, officially named it the “Royal Selangor Yacht Club”.
Throughout its 50-year journey, RSYC has had many eventful days . Its many activities include providing swimming and sailing lessons, organising dinghy and keelboat sailing events as well as fishing activities and competition.
RSYC has also collaborated with corporate partners and sponsors on many sailing activities including the RSYC-Westports Community Sailing Programme and the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta (RMSIR). The sailing programme provides students who would not be able to afford being involved in sailing activities with the opportunity to learn about the sport.
Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta (RMSIR) was established in 1990 by the Sultan of Selangor (who was then Raja Muda Selangor) together with Dato’ Johan Ariff and Jonathon Muhiudeen.
The 30th RMSIR which will run from 15 to 23 November 2019 will see participating boats push onwards from the start point at Port Klang and make their way – via the Straits of Malacca – to the various checkpoints at the islands of Pangkor, Penang and Langkawi in an attempt to win the prestigious Raja Muda Cup, among other prizes.
The RMSIR provides excitement for even the most experienced of sailors as they will have to cope with the unpredictable weather, changing tactics and heavy shipping traffic in the Straits of Malacca, all of which make the regatta a matchless experience.
The RSYC’s strategic location close to the mouth of the Klang River in Port Klang makes it a premier venue for competitive yachting, sailboat training, power boating, sea fishing and water sports in the Klang Valley. The traditionally styled clubhouse and terrace boasts magnificent river views as well as the sight of yachts both big and small moored at its jetty, and is a favourite spot for weddings, parties and corporate functions.
Today, RSYC’s facilities include a bar pool, sunset cabin, members’ deck, swimming pool and WiFi connectivity throughout its premises. It also has comprehensive facilities for boat storage boat maintenance, launching and mooring on the water pontoons.