In The Press

The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria has a long history and a proud heritage. The Club and its members have achieved some great things and some of these have even made it to press!

If you see or know of an article about the Club or any of its members, send the link through to and we'll publish it on the website!


Australian Sailing News: May 2019
Vertigo takes IRC and AMS honours in Apollo Bay Race

Well done RYCV members Tim Olding

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Sail World: by Sam Ibbott 28 May 2018
Peter Allen and Ashton Rawstron, Spitfire - 2018 International Cadet World Championships

Aussie teams get ready for Cadet World Titles in Germany, 2018 - meet the team.

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Star Weekly: Ashton Rawstron Sails Into History
Goya Dmytryshehak, April  2018

Ashrawstron goes from Tackers to World Titles in under 2 years!

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Star Weekly: Australia Day honours: Warwick Norman AM
Goya Dmytryshehak, 30 January 2018

Congratulations to General Committee member Warwich Norman has been made a Member of the Order of Australia for service to international shipping

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Sydney Morning Herald: Flying solo around the world in sea plane lands Melbourne pilot Adventurer of the Year
Tony Wright, 27 October 2016

Past Commodore Michael 'Mike' Smith recently flew solo around the world in his 'sky boat' the Southern Sun. The extraordinary expedition has won for Michael Smith the 2016 Adventurer of the Year from the Australian Geographical Society, awarded at a ceremony in Sydney later in the year.

You can also listen to Mike's interview on ABC Radio.

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Herald Sun: Barman Syd stars as Manuel in the Fawlty Towers Stage Show
Sally Bennett, 3 June 2016

Did you know that Royals barman, Syd Brisbane, was cast as the bumbling waiter, Manuel, in the Fawlty Towers stage show? Members of the House & Social Committee organised a group of RYCV members to see the show on 29 September 2016 - they loved every moment of it!

Thank you to member Sally Bennett for writing and forwarding this clipping of her story from the Herald Sun.

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Clipper Round The World December 2016

Our member Catherine North took part in the Clipper Round The World Race.

Final overall Clipper 2017-2018 podium positions:
1st Sanya Serenity Coast – 143 points
2nd Visit Seattle – 139 points
3rd Qingdao – 135 points

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