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Become A Member

Sailing is an enticing sport which caters for people from all backgrounds and abilities. Whether you are looking for an athletic and competitive outlet or simply a fun and social way to spend time with your friends and family, it is the perfect leisure activity. 

Membership at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (RYCV) will allow you to develop your passion for sailing with plenty of opportunities for both racing and cruising. Learn to Sail programs are available and our Members welcome new additions to their crew. Back onshore, the Club hosts a variety of social events utilising the dining area, bar, decking and lawn to our greatest advantage. The Membership Brochure will help to explain more about being a member at RYCV.

To become a member at RYCV:

1. Fill out and sign the relevant application form.

2. Return your completed form to the office.

3. Your forms will be passed onto our RYCV Membership Committee.

4. If your application is successful for nomination, your name will be placed on our noticeboard for a period of 14 days, and advertised in our weekly e-mail newsletter.

5. Your application will be reviewed by our General Committee.

6. If there are no objections to your application, you will receive a letter officially welcoming you to the Club. You will receive your membership card once your membership subscription has been paid.


Membership Categories

Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (RYCV) has a number of membership categories. Use the table below to determine which one is most suitable for you.

Category Requirement Voting generally
Nomination of candidate for office
Voting in election of office bearers
Eligible to hold office
Yacht on register
Car Parking
Participate in sailing activities from the Club
Discounted venue/room hire, discounted equipment hire
Full Member Over age 35 years

Young Full Member Between age 18 and 35 years

Family Member/s (Nominated)

Sailing Member Over age 18 years

Junior Member Under age 21 years X X X X

Honorary Life Member

Honorary Member   X X X X X
Social Member Over age 18 years

Non-Active Member  

Life Member  

Suspended Member   X X X X X X X X
Special Member   X X X X X

Day Member – SailPass   X X X X X X

Country Member   X


Corporate Member   X X X X


*Subject to availability

**A Family member is defined as a spouse/permanent companion/child or grandchild of a Full Member.  Children must be under the age of 21 or 25 if studying full time. Grandchildren must be under the age of 21.

***Eligibility criteria applies

Membership Fees

RYCV Membership fees can be paid on an annual or monthly basis. Direct debit is also available.

The Australian Sailing dues are an additional cost to your subscription, ranging between $50-$100, depending on your membership category.

There is an additional $25 fee for a new or replacement membership card, which grants you access to the Club and acts as proof of your membership.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

 For more information on the membership process, categories or fees, please contact Membership Coordinator on (03) 9397 1277 or by email at