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news - Royal Bavarian Yacht Club celebrates 125 anniversary

Aug 20 2013

On Saturday, August 17th, the 125-anniversary celebration of the Royal Bavarian Yacht Club (BYC) took place in a fantastic setting and equally fantastic weather conditions.

Approximately 600 invited guests gathered in the beautiful and traditional club premises of the BYC which are located at the Northern bay of Lake Starnberg. The historical royal house served as unique event location, offering a gorgeous view on the club house and the sceneries of the lake. After the official welcome that guided the guests over a long red carpet to their seats, Dr. Jean-Laurent Risterucci, president of the BYC, and Rolf Bähr, president of the German Sailing Federation, jointly addressed the guests with a brief speech.

Afterwards, a commemmorative speech about the history and tradition of the club as well as music, dance and vocals coupled with a delicious jubilee dinner put the atmosphere into a joyful mood. At midnight, the guests toasted to the 125 anniversary of the BYC that was indeed founded on August 18 in 1888.  However, the celebration went on until the early hours.

Marinepool and the BYC have been partners for decades, which is not least because of their proximity. Marinepool is one of the main sponsors of the club and supports various activities and events of the club and was thus especially happy to be part of the club’s anniversary and celebrate with a number of high profile guests and Marinepool partners, among them Vladimir Lubomirov, Commodore of the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club and the Russian top sailor and former Marketing and Sales Director of the Yacht Russia Ekaterina Skudina as well as Dr. Khalid al Zahed, WPPA Vice President, and CEO of Strategy and Development for the Government of Dubai and last but not least Arif Al Zaffain, Executive Director of the powerboat team “Team Victory” and 6fold Power Boat World Champion. In appreciation of the warm hospitality, Lubomirov personally presented the BYC president Risterucci a gift of the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club.

fantastic jubilee dinner

event location for the BYC 125 anniversary celebration

Ekaterina Skudina, Dr. Jean-Laurent Risterucci, Vladimir Lubomirov