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RYCV was initially founded as the Port Phillip Yacht Club in May 1853 and remains to be one of the oldest yacht clubs in Australia. The club is situated in Williamstown, Victoria just 13km away from Melbourne with a stunning view of the city skyline and is steeped in decades of yachting history and tradition.

Today RYCV boasts more than 900 members and over 300 yachts on the register making it an ideal club for sailors with all levels of experience. Sailors can enjoy reliable and steady breezes with little or no current - a perfect stretch of water for club sailing, or state, national and international regattas.

RYCV is well connected by road, rail and sea and our clubhouse facilities include a large dining room, bar, outdoor decking and lawn area. The dining room is open to the general public for dinner most Friday nights in addition to breakfast and lunch each weekend. The atmosphere and location of the Club makes it an ideal location for weddings and functions. Learn to sail and become a member at Royals to join our tight-knit sailing community.


House & Social Sub-Committee seeking new members

The House & Social Sub-Committee is seeking 2 club members to join and be part of an exciting time in re-establishing member use of the house and bar services coupled to ... read more

Communications Sub-Committee seeking new members

The Communications Sub-Committee is looking for new members! Share your ideas and help to shape the Club’s communications to our members and the public, and record the stories of our ... read more

Bluebird Intergalactic Championships Wrap Up

With Race 7 of the fourth and final day of the State Championships completed, the Bluebird fleet met once again on the grassy knoll to eat some very well-cooked chicken wings and ... read more

Club Marine Range Series

It’s all over for another year and Royals yachts ended up blitzing the fleet in Division 2 of the 2016-2017 Club Marine Range Series. Executive Decision and Top Gun came 2nd and 3rd respectively ... read more

ORCV Port Fairy Race-updated

The ORCV Port Fairy Race was held last Easter weekend, starting in the wee hours of the morning on Good Friday and enjoying reasonable conditions before all yachts crossed the finish line the ... read more


Lipton Cup Regatta – 17-19 November 2017

The Lipton Cup Regatta: a fun, affordable weekend of sailing ... read more

Opening Day – Sunday, 1 October 2017

Join us for the opening ceremony of the 2017-2018 summer ... read more

New Year’s Eve – Sunday, 31 December 2017

Bring in the New Year in style with your fellow ... read more

Working Bee – Sunday, 24 September 2017

Lend a helping hand and make a contribution to the ... read more

Annual General Meeting – Saturday, 23 September 2017

Hear the latest reports from the committees and our Flag ... read more