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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.

Today RYCV has around 900 members and over 300 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.

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.


New blood (and an old hand)

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce two key appointments to the Royals team. Taking up the role of Waterfront Manager is Ryan Blackstock. Ryan has ... read more

Magical Mystery Tour

Updated 25 January 2018: All boats Arrived with 3 hours of each other at Refuge Cove, fortunately the temperature had dropped to around 18 degrees from that of 43 degrees ... read more

Wednesday Twilight Racing – S.I. 9 Obstructions

A number of competitors in the Wednesday Twilight series are falling foul of S.I. 9 – Obstructions. The chartlet below shows the area that is defined as an obstruction in ... read more

Clipper Race Sydney Hobart Leg 4

    The Clipper fleet has arrived in Airlie Beach after leaving Hobart and the crews are enjoying a short break before continuing the leg to China. In the following ... 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


Val Hodge Trophy – 4 March 2018

The RYCV Val Hodge Trophy keelboat race is coming soon ... read more

Half Yearly General Meeting – 3 March 2018

Save the date for the Half Yearly General Meeting, taking ... read more

Tackers Holiday Program – 3-9 April 2018

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

Friday Twilight Series – 9 February to 30 March 2018

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

Ron Holland Talk – 22 February 2018

For the first ‘Club Night’ we are privileged to announce ... read more

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