Restoring the Yachting World Diamond

Corsair 111 Diamond Project – 50 Years On By Ian Reichelt Maybe Diamonds can be forever! This was put to the test by putting a plywood built Yachting World Diamond back into sailing order after it was put in storage in a sail loft for over ten years. Sailmaker Doug Tannahill and RYCV cruising coordinator […]

Wrap up from the Cadet World Championships

  The International Cadet World Championships in Bodstedt, Germany turned out to be the best one of the three that we have now attended, especially for the surprisingly beautiful location and people in this out-of-the-way part of Eastern Germany. Perhaps the best outcome for RYCV was that skipper Peter Allen and crew Ashton Rawstron placed […]

Sailing in the Whitsundays

It is the time of year when some of our fortunate club members head north for racing in the idyllic Whitsundays. Each year there is a migration to the warmer climes rewarded with some spectacular scenery and sailing. The Queensland yacht clubs run a series of races that have proven popular with many Royals boats […]

Keelboat Boot Camp

Have you ever wanted to learn how to crew on a racing keelboat?  It can look like a complex process compared to sailing a two-man dinghy, but it is a great exercise in teamwork.  Expressions of interest are invited from RYCV members to participate in a program of activities to give you confidence to join […]

Communications Sub-Committee seeking new members

  The Communications Sub-Committee is looking for new members! Share your ideas and help to shape the Club’s communications to our members and the public, and record the stories of our time for the Club’s future record books. The committee is looking specifically looking for passionate and committed volunteers, with skills and/or experience in writing, […]

Friday Night Drinks & Draw

Every Friday night from 6pm (unless advised otherwise) you can join us in the members bar at RYCV for some casual drinks and our weekly Members’ Draw. The bar is open to late and there are lots of prizes to be won so it’s a great opportunity to spend some quality time socialising with your fellow […]

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 an incredible network we have. Grab your RYCV Burgee (or buy one from the office) and carry it with you as you travel locally, interstate […]