Rare boating blazer memorabilia with matching cap, probably Guard's Boating Club, late 19th century, labelled Farrell & Sons, Camberley

The first gentlemen’s boat clubs were those formed by the schools of Eton and Westminster in the late eighteenth century…… The ad hoc arrangements at the schools became organised into school boat clubs in 1813 at Westminster and 1816 at Eton College, but past pupils had already formed the Funny Club and most likely the Guards Club for Officers.