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RYCV was founded as the Port Phillip Yacht Club in May 1853 and remains one of the oldest yacht clubs in Australia. Situated in Williamstown, Victoria just 13km away from Melbourne the club enjoys stunning views of the city skyline and is steeped in decades of yachting history and tradition.

RYCV has around 800+ members and over 200 yachts on the register making it an ideal home for sailors of 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. We're delighted to announce, we are home of the 2020 World Cadet Championships

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 for dinner seven days a week and for breakfast on the weekends. The atmosphere and location of the Club makes it an ideal venue for weddings and functions. Learn to sail and become a member at Royals to join our tight-knit sailing community.


Max Peters

JOINT STATEMENT FROM SANDRINGHAM YACHT CLUB & ROYAL YACHT CLUB OF VICTORIA It is with deep regret that we share the tragic news of the death of Max Peters whilst ... read more

Advertise your business

Have your business advertised in the 2017-2018 Royals Yearbook! The Royals Yearbook  is a full colour hard copy book published annually, sharing articles and stories about the Club, its members ... read more

Submit your story for the Royals Yearbook

The Communications Sub-committee at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria is currently seeking contributions to the 2017-18 edition of the Royals Yearbook. The Committee is looking for contributions from our members ... read more

Marley Point Overnight Yacht Race

The crew of the Royals based Thompson 7 Anger Management participated in the 50th edition of this famous race with over two hundred and twenty other yachts that included Trailer ... read more

Advertise in the RYCV Brochure

We are doing a membership and functions push this year for the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria and we are putting together the yacht club’s Official Corporate Brochure and wanted ... read more


**update- Family Film Night 19 April-Cancelled

This event has been cancelled out of respect for family ... read more

Mother’s Day Lunch 13 May 2018

Spoil your mother and important female figures in your life, ... read more

Presentation Night 2018

It will be held on Saturday 21 July at RYCV ... read more

High Tea-16 September

Due to the short timing, the Alannah & Madeline Foundation ... read more

Working Bee 2018

Make a note – Sunday 30th September 2018 (yes the ... read more

Opening Day 6 October 2018

More details to follow closer to the time – for ... read more

Thanks To Our Partners

Thanks to our Platinum Sponsors 'Penfold Motors' for their continued support in the 2017/18 season
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