The Clubhouse as it was in 1992 •
The year was 1969 when a group of boating and sailing
enthusiasts were looking for a suitable location to establish a yacht
club while the Anglo Oriental Company had just completed construction of
a large dredge at the present Club site in Port Klang. Soon, with the
co-operation and assistance from the Port Authority, the site was formed
into a yacht club.
The Club was first registered as "Port Swettenham
Yacht Club" in July 1969. In the early years, the Club members
invested in building a 20-ton slipway, serving hundreds of members and visitors
over the years.
In 1972, the Club's name was changed to "Selangor
Yacht Club". Further investment was made on the pontoon system
imported from Sweden, allowing members and their guests to board in
comfort and safety.
• HRH the Sultan of Selangor and
Commodore, Gordon Lang.
On its 20th anniversary, March 1989, the "Royal
Selangor Yacht Club" was officially opened and given its new name by
the Patron, His Royal Highness the Sultan of Selangor. His Royal Highness
was a frequent visitor to the Club with his family members, thus awarded
the Club his warrant.
However, year 1992 witnessed a fire that spread from the
adjacent commercial fuel jetty, destroying the Clubhouse. The staff
managed to rescue the vital administrative records and continued in
business in temporary offices in the present Yard Office whilst the new
Clubhouse was being constructed. The new Clubhouse was completed and
opened in 1996.
Today, with over 1,000 members, a moored fleet of 90 (30
keelboats and 60 powerboats), and a further 130 boats on the Club's
handstand, the RSYC is the largest and most active yacht club in the