New RYS sculpture unveiled on the rocks

A new sculpture has been unveiled to mark the completion of the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Jubilee Haven in Cowes. The Mermaid, which was sculpted by Belgravia-based Jonathan Wylder, was presented to the members of the Royal Yacht Squadron by the Commodore to in memory of Lord Grantham who, on lst June 1815, presided over the first meeting of The Yacht Club, as the Squadron was known at the time of its formation, and whose yacht was called “Mermaid”.

On 3rd May, the Mermaid was unveiled by Sharron Davies, the Olympic Silver and Commonwealth Gold medal swimmer, on whom she was modelled. The sculpture languishes on the rocks on the elbow of the breakwater on the seaward side.