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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.

The Club has over members and more than 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. Recently we announced that RYCV will be the home of the 2020 Int. Cadet Class World Championships - so there are very exciting times ahead!

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.


Vale Brian Harvey

The Club is sad to advise the passing of Brian Harvey, a member since 1996. Brian won Tripe & Onions, once, sailing “Bronzewing”, a beautiful old wooden ketch. In a ... read more

Archives Revival

Last Friday and Saturday a group of volunteers, led by the Club’s Archive Committee Chairperson Ann Goodwin rolled up their sleeves and pulled out our Club archives. Their objective was ... read more

Boatyard Pricing Changes

1 June marked the start of a new pricing scheme and yard terms in the Royals boatyard. Previously our price list made little or no differentiation in vessel size, resulting ... 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

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


Opening Day 6 October 2018

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

Upcoming Sailing Events

Make sure you get your entries in for the upcoming ... read more

Working Bee – 30 September 2018

The Club Working Bee will be taking place from 9am Sunday, 30 ... read more

Annual General Meeting – 8 September 2018

The next Annual General Meeting of members of the Royal ... read more

High Tea – 16 September

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

Happy Hour and Pasta Nights

On Monday nights, Pier 41 will be offering a special: ... read more

Thanks To Our Sponsor

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

Thanks To Our Partners