Maison Saint AIX and the Royal Yacht Squadron Members’ Regatta 2019
While magnums of 2018 AIX Rosé rested in ice buckets, flags fluttered in the wind on the ramparts of The Royal Yacht Squadron, one of the most prestigious and exclusive yacht clubs in the world. Originally named The Yacht Club, it was founded in 1815 by a group of gentleman yachting enthusiasts. King George IV supplemented the club’s title with Royal five years later before King William IV renamed the club the Royal Yacht Squadron in 1833.
The Royal Yacht Squadron clubhouse is known to most sailors as the centre of the action at Cowes Week, however the middle of June sees it host the Members’ Regatta (13th-16th June). Maison Saint AIX is incredibly proud to have been able to sponsor the opening reception on the Thursday and is looking forward to continuing this new partnership with the Royal Yacht Squadron. Sir Ben Ainslee, the most successful sailor in history with four Olympic gold medals and an America’s Cup win to his name in 2013, spoke the evening before the racing commenced as did Jaap Sonnemans from AIX and Bertie Bicket from the Royal Yacht Squadron.
Friday morning through to Sunday afternoon saw the Royal Yacht Squadron race officers looking down from the starting platform, and the mighty brass cannon marking the start of each race with their booming voices. Jaap and Mentzendorff Sales Director Justin Liddle, went out sailing with Yacht Juno in Class 1, the team looking resplendent in their AIX polo shirts and placing 4th after the six races. The racing was of course then followed by the prize giving with Jeroboams given to 1st and Magnums to 2nd and 3rd places. To the victors belong the spoils!