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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.


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

Vale PC Jeffrey Gray

The Club is sad to advise the passing of member Past Commodore Jeffrey Gray. Jeff was a member since 1977 and was recently made Honorary Life member in 2017. He served ... read more

Royals Caribbean Rally 2019

Ever wanted to go cruising in the Caribbean? Well now’s your chance! After successful “RYCV” rallies to Greece, Croatia, and more recently Tahiti, next year it’s off to the Caribbean ... read more


Friday Twilight Series – 9 February to 30 March 2018

In response to demand and to take advantage of the ... read more

Tackers Holiday Program – 3-9 April 2018

Do you know a child between 7-12 years old who ... read more

Family Film Night 19 April

Times, booking and film to be confirmed very soon – ... read more

Presentation Night 2018

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