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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.


Burgee Challenge

Whether your travelling to Daylesford, Darwin or Dubai, we’d like to see what you’re up to. We want to see how far and wide our members explore and demonstrate what ... read more

Go Cruising

Interested in going cruising over the summer season?  Cruising is a great way to use your boat, explore the bay and spend some time with friends and family. New coordinator Ian ... read more

Social Membership

The club is now able to offer a limited number of social memberships at $125 per year + $25 membership card. If you want to join up then fill in ... read more

Louis’s Off to New Zealand

In 2016 the RNZYS developed a new pathway for youth sailors into professional multihull sailing with its ‘Performance Programme’. This programme was developed to take the top sailors from various ... read more

Eastern Crane and Twilights

Whilst the western crane is out of action for its 10/25 year service we are down to operating with just the (newly refurbished) Eastern Crane. As was clearly demonstrated last ... read more


Discover Sailing Day – Sunday, 3 December 2017

Sunday, 3 December (10am-2pm), is the Royal Yacht Club of ... read more

Lipton Cup Regatta – 17-19 November 2017

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

New Year’s Eve – Sunday, 31 December 2017

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

Members’ Christmas Dinner & Ocean Racers Farewell Dinner – Friday 15 December 2017

Enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner with your fellow members and ... read more

Final Wednesday Twilight of 2017 – Wednesday 13 December 2017

Have a meal in the dining room or on the ... read more