Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club

WILLIAMSTOWN  •  EST 1904  •  AUSTRALIA

37° 51.618S - 144° 54.224E    +61.3.9393.2888

From the Commodore

I would like to welcome members and guests to the Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club. Our Club, with its new club rooms and unsurpassed views of the city of Melbourne, is proud to be the oldest continuously operating motor boat club in the world. With such a rich history, we continue to look to the future and are committed to promote and educate the community on responsible power boating. I look forward to welcoming both boat owners and non-boat owners as new additions to our membership.

Chris Ackerman

RVMYC Commodore

The Club was first called the Victorian Launch Club founded in 1904, this was later changed to the Victorian Motor Boat Club.

The club met for many years at the Port Phillip Club Hotel, until new premises were acquired at a site near the current Ferry Terminal at Princes Bridge Wharf.

By 1937 the Club was formally given permission to use the prefix 'Royal' for services rendered.

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The club is made up of boating enthusiasts whether they cruise, race in NavRallys or enjoy the water, we have a strong social culture and a commitment to the local boating community.

With over 300 members, the club has many boat owners, ranging from small timber classics to larger vessels. Guests are always welcome to join in with members on scheduled social boating events.

Weather

Perched on the waters edge in Williamstown the club has expansive views of Melbourne, if you are a kindred club member, book a temporary berth or just come and enjoy a meal or drink in our clubhouse and then explore the historical port of Williamstown.

The Members Bar is open to club members, their guests and kindred club members only. Members are asked to book early to avoid disappointment.

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The Club's Official Opening

Opening of our new clubhouse by His Excellency the Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC, Governor of Victoria, on Friday 22 May.

A great day, with an attendance of over 200 people, with representatives from kindred clubs, police, navy and the Federal Member for Gellibrand, Mr Tim Watts MP.

Members may be aware that the Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club (RVMYC) has, for some time, being working on developing an exciting new fun boating program for kids.

The program, based on one being run successfully by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) in the UK, aims to introduce children to the joys of boating and the boating lifestyle, while at the same time providing children with education and skills in proper and safe powerboat handling. The program is meant to be educational but presented in a practical, fun and interesting way in the form of a skills-based competition where the children spend the maximum time out on the water.

After some basic training, the children, aged 8 – 16, take part in the competition in the form of a series of time trials driving a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) around a set of marks followed by ‘rescue’ and ‘manoeuvring’ exercises. The slalom buoys used in the time trials are set 12.5m apart so that skill and control, and not necessarily speed, are the most important factors. A strict safety protocol is in place and a competent adult instructor is in the boat with the children at all times. It is envisioned that each ‘series’ would run for around 4 – 6 weeks and we would run a number of series each year culminating in a ‘final’.

Congratulations to all the winners and participants at the RVMYC Awards Night, especially to Peter Rodger, who took out this years coveted title.

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    Bar and Restaurant

    Wednesday
    Open 5pm. Dinner from 6.30pm to 9.00pm bar snacks also available until closing time (approx 10.00pm)

    Friday
    Open 5pm. Dinner from 6.30pm to 9.00pm bar snacks also available until closing time (approx 10.00pm)

    Saturday
    Lunch and dinner 12pm til 9pm bar snacks available all day until closing (approx 10.00pm)

    Sunday
    Breakfast and lunch 8.30am to 2.30 pm. bar snacks available all day until closing (approx 8.30pm)

     

    Office:

    Mon-Friday 9am - 4pm

    Jarmila Dakic

    Administration Manager

    Telephone: 03 9393 2888

    Email: admin@rvmyc.com.au

     

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ROYAL VICTORIAN MOTOR YACHT CLUB

260 Nelson Place

Williamstown, Victoria 3016

Phone: +61 3 9393 2888

 

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