Royal Geelong Yacht Club
Local Clubs - Geelong, VIC
Royal Geelong Yacht Club is a family club, ideally located on the city's award-winning waterfront and within a very short stroll to the Geelong CBD. The club provides lounge, bar and cafe and more.
Royal Geelong Yacht Club is a family club, ideally located on the city's award-winning waterfront and within a very short stroll to the Geelong CBD. Established in 1854, it is one of few Australian yacht clubs with a royal charter. The club is based on tradition and is dedicated to fostering the love of sailing throughout the community.
RGYC offers a comprehensive sailing program throughout the year for juniors and adults. Don't know how to sail, but would love to learn? RGYC holds a number of different FREE and inexpensive options, which will help you to get started. If you're an hold hand, the club also offers courses to enhance your sailing skills.
The club offers ample opportunities for corporate networking - most notably its Wednesday twilight sailing events throughout the summer months.
Friday night is club member night - a good night for members to unwind, prepare for the weekend and have a drink at the "Yachtie". There are also a number of different social functions held throughout the year, which are designed for members to connect with each other.
RGYC has a number of sailing regattas throughout the year, in particular the Festival of Sails (held over the Australia Day weekend) which is the largest regatta in the Southern Hemisphere. It also has the Wooden Boat Festival, and frequently hosts elite sailing events including national and world titles. In 2015, RGYC hosted the i14 World Championships. All of the club's events and the sailing program that runs throughout the year wouldn't happen without its amazing volunteers, whom the club values highly.