Royal Yacht Club of Victoria
Royal Yacht Club of Victoria has a long and proud history being one of the oldest clubs in Australia founded in May 1853 as the Port Phillip Yacht Club. In 1872 the club was granted the privilege of flying the Blue Ensign of the Colony of Victoria.
Queen Victoria, in 1886 granted the club the privileges of a royal club and the Admiralty granted a Full Warrant to fly the Blue Ensign of Her Majesty's Fleet.
The Club added the name 'Royal' to its name and it has since been known as the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria.
In 2013 the club celebrated its 160th year with a formal evening at one of Melbourne's biggest icons, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Today, the club is continually looking to explore every opportunity to improve and further the experience of sailing for members.
Royal Yacht club caters for all types of yachtspeople, with organised events for cruising, mixed keelboat racing, ocean racing and class racing including off-the-beach racing.
Class racing within the club includes:
- International Cadets,
- YW Diamonds,
- Adams 10s and
- Elliot 7s
For further information about the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, please visit: Club website