Roger is a keen fan of sailing and during his life he owned a couple of yachts.
In the 80s he owned a yacht called Gaga.
In the 90s he bought Tigerlily of Cornwall and he still owns it (2015).
- Year : 1990
- Length : 107 ft / 33 m
- Beam : 21.3ft / 6.5 m
- Draught : 10 ft / 2.80 m
- Naval Architect : Laurent Giles
- Stylist : Laurent Giles
- Builder: Cockeran Yachts
- Engine : 2x 225hp Perkins Sabre diesels
- Speed (max.) : 12 knots
- Refitted in: 1996, 1998, 2002
- Refitting by: Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth
(…) Roger Taylor’s Tiger Lily, reputed to be the only schooner in the world whose owner (drummer of Queen) managed to water-ski behind.
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She took part in 2009 Pug’s Club Regatta on shores of Ibiza and came first.
But Tiger Lily caught both Alexa and Bushido off-guard, racing off on an upwind beat, never challenged as she completed the windward leeward course in a record-setting two hours. (…) Thus ended the first Pug’s regatta, the beautiful silver trophy of two pugs awarded to Roger Taylor, followed by an extremely drunken lunch which finished at nine in the evening. Strains of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ could be heard throughout the night as thousands of Ibizans danced and celebrated. (…) One thing has to be said. Tiger Lily is among the fastest schooners around, and Tim Hoare’s seamanship a danger to all. But luck favours the brave, and the location for the defence of the cup now lies with Roger Taylor. If he chooses the Greek islands, Poseidon might throw me a crumb.
She took part in 2013 Pug’s Club Regatta in St Tropez and came second.
Tiger Lily is like an old girlfriend, comfortable, round, always welcoming, and deceptively fast. Her owner, the drummer of Queen, and her captain have a lot to do with her ability to keep snatching victory from faster-looking boats.
Quote source: http://www.spectator.co.uk/2013/06/high-life-i-may-have-lost-the-race-but-i-got-my-reward/
In 2002 he sponsored a 32ft yacht trip by Hannah White. The yacht was called We Will Rock You.
Hannah’s most recent nautical success was at Cowes Week 2002 when she made the headlines in a 32ft yacht sponsored by Queen’s Roger Taylor, Brian May and We Will Rock You writer Ben Elton – the yacht was naturally called We Will Rock You after the hugely successful stage musical. Hannah wrote to Queen musician Roger Taylor in the hope that he would be interested in sponsoring her team at the Skandia Life Cowes week. A keen yachtsman, Taylor did not hesitate in giving his support to Hannah and her crew who went on to become a creditable fifth out of 45 competing Class 6 boats.
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