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Honorary & Life Members

Honorary & Life Members of the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria have made significant contributions to the Club, and we sincerely thank them for their efforts.

Honorary Life Members

As per Appendix A Rule 1.6, A person who has given substantial services to the encouragement of yachting or in promoting the interests of the Club maybe nominated and seconded by two full members for Honorary Life Member of the Club to the Committee. The Committee must vote unanimous on the nomination for an Honorary Life Membership to be approved of such a status. An Honorary Life Member shall be entitled to the same privileges as a Full Member without payment of an annual subscription but in all other respects shall be subject to these Rules.

The Club is proud to have the following current Honorary Life Members:


Mr Colin Anderson Ms Terri Johnston Mr Dennis Whiteley
Mr Douglas Anderson* Mr Geoff Klestadt Mr John Wreford*
Mr John Bertrand PC Jon Klestadt
Mr Peter Botica Mr Vincent Lauwers
Mr John Boyle PC Bob McGregor
Mr Archibald Burns Mr Peter McIntyre AO
Mr Lindsay Butler Mr Bruce Moran
Dr Bernard Case Mr Warren Neale
Mr Lyle Close Mr Kenneth Richardson
Mr James Conway Mr Des Ryan
Mr Peter Digby PC Douglas Shields
Mr Robert Hick PC Robert Spencer
Mr Geoff Hope Mr Frank Tate
Mr Leslie Joel Mr Michael Vanderwarker
PC Colin Johnston Mr David Wallace


Life Members

As per Appendix A Rule 1.10, a Member of the age of 18 years or over may, if the Committee thinks fit, be elected as a Life Member. A Life Member shall be entitled to all of the privileges of the Club without payment of an annual subscription. They shall be liable to pay a levy or call approved by a General Meeting of Members and any other charges in respect of slipping, marinas, lockers or affiliation fees. A Life Member shall be amenable to Part 3 of the Rules and may cease to be a Member in the same manner as any other Member except for non-payment of an annual subscription.


The Club is proud to have the following Life Members:


  1. Mr Kenneth Harrison*
  2. Mr Tom Hillenaar
  3. Mr William Pepper
  4. Mr Greg Snowball
  5. PC Bruce Taylor
  6. Mr Michael Clancy
  7. Mr Cyril Curtain
  8. PC Mr Arthur Hodge
  9. Mr Barry Horsfall
  10. Mr Andrew Johnston
  11. Mr Robin Kerr
  12. Mr Peter Lumb
  13. Mr Tony Spencer

* Member now deceased