The uniform of Rotary Yacht Squadron members at official functions is authorized in advance by the Commodore.The generally accepted and customary uniform is the traditional Navy style, recognized for yacht clubs in the United States and other countries. Summer "Whites" The summer uniform shall consist of a military style short-sleeve white shirt with two breast pockets and shoulder epaulets fitted with 4 gold buttons (with anchors).No tie.White slacks with white web belt with brass (military style) buckle, white socks and white laced boating shoes.
The summer uniform for "women members" shall consist of a military style short-sleeve white shirt with two breast pockets and shoulder epaulets fitted with 4 gold buttons (with anchors).No tie.White skirt or pants, white shoes, white or neutral stockings, and white belt. Bermuda length white shorts may be worn in place of slacks.
Blue/White “Salt and Pepper” for spring and fall The uniform is the same as Summer Whites, with navy blue blazer with club crest on the breast pocket, navy blue four-in-hand tie (alternative is black). Women members wear Navy style tie, white skirt or slacks. Winter “Blue/Black” Uniform
The Winter “Blue/Black” is the same as “Salt and Pepper”, except that gray slacks, black socks and black shoes are worn. Formal In traditional yacht club attire, men may wear bow ties in place of “four-in-hand” ties and women may wear long skirts. Insignia Etiquette The Rotary Yacht Squadron club pin may be worn by any member, always on the left collar of the summer uniform shirt.
Officer's Insignia:Worn by Commodore, Vice Commodore, and Rear Commodore, shall be worn on the right collar of the summer uniform shirt.Past Commodores wear silver insignia – same location as officer’s insignia.
Other Insignia:Fleet Captain, Secretary/Treasurer, Fleet Surgeon, and Chaplain -- same location as officer’s insignia.
Name Plates:Blue plastic material with white, block-style letters engraved on the plastic and a clutch-type fastener.Center name plate on (but not over) edge of right pocket of the summer uniform shirt.Center name plate above the right breast pocket of the blue blazer.
Head gear is not required for our uniform, but may be worn for visiting other clubs, i.e. opening day, and other celebrations when representing RYS.