Commodores

2018 -  John Woo  
2016-2018 Robert Stoneley KPMG. Rowing Captain (2003-5).
2014-2016 Mark Whitehead (  - 2018) Lawyer. Jardine Matheson & Co.; Schindler Lifts; Hong Kong Land; Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (2010-18).
2012-2014 Hans Joachim Isler Managing Director, H.D. Isler & Co. Ltd.
2010-2012 Ambrose H.Y. Lo (1957- )  Chief Operating Officer (2000 - 2005) of a multinational IT company.  Founder and President (1980-82), University of Toronto Alumni Association (Hong Kong).  Founding Chairman (1991-93), Market Research Society of Hong Kong.  Member (2008-2014), Local Vessels Advisory Committee of HKSAR Government.  Chairman, RHKYC Charity Foundation (2012- ).  Board Member (2010- ) of various charitable NGOs.  
2008-2010   Warwick B. Downes (1950- ) Managing Director of own companies. President, Hong Kong Sailing Federation (2014-15); Arranged a Volvo Ocean Race stopover (2018). Founding member: Hong Kong Water Sports Council (2013-15).
2006-2008   Harald F. Dudok van Heel Managing Director, Vanheel Management Ltd.
2004-2006   Inge Strompf-Jepsen Architect & Interior Designer, Jepsen Designs.
2002-2004   Alan K.L. Lau  
2000-2002   John Andrew Harry Leigh Lawyer. Director of Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Ltd., CLP Holdings Ltd. and Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Ltd.
1998-2000   Lowell G.U.W. Chang (1943-  ) Executive, family business. With HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark, co-founded the Royal Silver Cup Interport (1988). President, Hong Kong Yachting Association (1992). Founding chairman, Around the Island Race (2003). Amateur boat builder whose boat won Dragon World Championship (1987).
1996-1998   David C.L. Kong (1954-  ) Executive, family business.  Retained ‘Royal’ in the RHKYC name and registered the Chinese name (香港遊艇會) for the Club (1997). Founded the Premier Cruising Class.
1994-1996   Anthony (Tony) R. Scott, ISO (1939-2013) Director of Corruption Prevention, Independent Commission Against Corruption.
1992-1994   Victor (Vic) Locke (1938-2013) Teacher, King George V School; Trombonist; Founder, San Fernando Race (1976). Founder, San Fernando Race Foundation (1987).
1990-1992   Colin Graham Jackson (1945-  ) High Court Judge.
1989-1990   Frank F. Pong, BSc., J.P. Graduate, University of Birmingham, England; Director, Shiu Wing Steel Ltd.; Chairman, UK Sailmakers (HK) Ltd.; Adviser, China Cup; Hon. Voting Member, Hong Kong Jockey Club.
1986-1989   Jeremy (Jerry) Philips  
1984-1986   Michael (Mike) W. Philips  
1980-1984   Keith C. Mowser Sky International.
1978-1980   Robert (Bob) Lawrence Wilson, MH (1938-  ) Insurance Agent. Rowing Captain (1967-71). Founding member and President: Hong Kong, China Rowing Association (1978-2015); President, International Dragon Boat Federation (1991-93); Founding member and Chairman: Hong Kong Water Sports Council (2013-15).
1976-1978   Brian Dennis Keep, OBE, JP (1930-2016) Director of Civil Aviation, Hong Kong Civil Aviation Dept. Airports Advisor, Swire Pacific. Yachts raced: Enterprise, 505, Ruffian, Quarter Ton.
1974-1976   Anne Cornelis Willem (Bill ) Blaauw (1922-97) Managing Director, John Cowie & Co. Chairman of the Europe Area Committee, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.
1973-1974   A. Reginald (Reg) Maynard (1928-2005) United Africa Company. Founded sailing clubs in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Japan. Founding member of Hong Kong Yachting Association (1976) and Hong Kong Sail Training Association. ISAF International Judge.
1971-1973   Jhr. Constantijn (Connie) Leopold Carel Van Kretschmar (1925-2009) Royal Interocean Lines, Managing Director Outside Europe.
1969-1971   John Montague-Ebbs (  -1972)
1966-1969   Geoffrey (Geoff) J. Edmonds  
1965-1966   Lt. Cdr. Kenneth Milburn, OBE, RNR (1915-2006) Director of Marine
1964-1965   Cdr. H. Spencer Cooper, RN (Ret’d) (  -1972)
1963-1964   Lt. Cdr. Kenneth Milburn, OBE, RNR (1915-2006) Director of Marine
1957-1963   Prof. Francis Edgar Stock, CBE (1914-1997) Professor of Surgery, University of Hong Kong (1948-63)
1955-1957   Cdr. H. Spencer Cooper, R.N. (Ret’d) (  -1972)
1954-1955   Adam Gray Dalziel (1910-1961) Dairy Farm Co., Blair & Co. RHKYC Rowing Captain (1934-36 & 1946-50). Interned at Stanley Prisoner of War Camp.
1950-1953   F. S. Coote Far East Divisional Manager, Cable & Wireless. Interned at Shanghai Prisoner of War Camp.
1941-1949   Noel Victor Amor Croucher, JP (1891-1980) Stockbroker, Croucher & Co.; Interned at Stanley Prisoner of War Camp. Philanthropist and director of Green Island Cement and Hong Kong & China Gas.
1937-1940   Edward Cock, MBE, JP President, Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Co. Co-designed ‘Tai Mo Shan’(1933). President, Hong Kong Scout Association (1934).
1936-1937   H. S. Rouse, JP RHKYC Committee 1917. General Secretary and Liaison Officer, Public Works Department. Amateur yacht designer. Co-designed ‘Tai Mo Shan’(1933).
1932-1936   Andrew Lusk Shields, JP (1882-1944). Partner, Shewan, Tomes & Co.; Legislative Councillor; Chairman of HSBC; Interned at Stanley Prisoner of War Camp where he died on 24 July 1944.
1929-1932   Edgar William Carpenter, OBE, JP Architect. Director of Public Works.
1927-1928   Andrew Lusk Shields (1882-1944). Chairman of HSBC. Member of the Legislative Council. Interned at Stanley Prisoner of War Camp where he died on 24 July 1944.
1925-1926   Edgar William Carpenter, OBE, JP Architect. Assistant Engineer Public Works Department (1912). RHKYC Committee 1917.
1919-1921   Frank Smyth (1866-1924) Share and General Broker, Vernon & Smyth.
1916-1917   Hon. Sir Claude Severn, KBE, CMG (1869-1933) Colonial Secretary (1912-25). Severn Road in Hong Kong was named after him.
1913-1915   Frank Smyth (1866-1924) Share and General Broker, Vernon & Smyth.
1911-1912   Albert Denison Civil Engineer, Danby & Leigh; Denison, Ram & Gibbs. Yacht designer.
1906-1907   Sir Francis Henry May, GCMG (1860-1922) Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong (1902-1911). Governor of Hong Kong (1912-1918).
1896-1904   Sir Francis Henry May, GCMG (1860-1922) Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong (1902-1911). Governor of Hong Kong (1912-1918).
1924   Capt. Thomas Arthur Goddard & Douglas
1923   David Keay Blair Lowe, Bingham & Mathews (1911). Secretary of HK General Chamber of Commerce. Retired due to ill health (1924).
1922   Arthur Rylands Lowe, JP (1873-1924) Founder of Lowe, Bingham & Mathews. Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council. Secretary of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Died of typhoid at the Peak Hospital.
1920   Corinthian Yacht Club merged with Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
1918   Robert Sutherland, OBE Senior Manager, Jardine Matheson. RHKYC Committee (1917). Chieftain, HK St. Andrew’s Society (1923-1924)
1910   Henry Keswick (1870-1928), British Taipan of Jardine Matheson & Co and Member of Parliament.
1909   Albert Denison Civil Engineer. Danby & Leigh; Denison, Ram & Gibbs. Yacht designer.
1908   Hon. Sir Henry Edward Pollock, QC, JP (1864-1953) Senior Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council (1917-1941), Senior Unofficial Member of the Executive Council (1926-1941).
1905   Hon. Sir Henry Edward Pollock, QC, JP (1864-1953) Senior Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council (1917–1941), Senior Unofficial Member of the Executive Council (1926-1941).
1905   Amalgamation with the Hong Kong Boat Club added rowing as a club objective
1895   Commodore Sir George Thomas Henry Boyes, RN (1842-1910) Entered Royal Navy 1854; Crimea and Turkish Medals, Sebastopol Clasp; Commodore and Naval Officer in Charge, Hong Kong (1893-1896); Director of Transports, Admiralty; retired 1901. Publication: “The Salvage of H.M.S. Howe”.
1894   Club renamed Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
1893   Major John Hope Wynne-Eyton (1852-1911) 53rd Regiment, Shropshire Light Infantry. A recognized authority on trout hatching.
1892   Capt. James Edward Clifford Goodrich, RN, MVO, KCVO (1851-1925) Commander of the Victor Emmanuel receiving ship at Hong Kong (1890). Promoted to Admiral (1913)
1891   Commodore Edmund John Church, RN (1842-1904) Commodore in Charge, Hong Kong (1888). Promoted to Admiral (1904).
1890   Montague Beart (1857-1919) Butterfield & Swire. Elected HKCSC President.
1889/90   Hong Kong Corinthian Sailing Club established