Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club
WILLIAMSTOWN • EST 1904 • AUSTRALIA
37° 51.618S - 144° 54.224E +61.3.9393.2888
Welcome to the Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club - the RVMYC is the first founded motor yacht club in the world, beginning in the Port Phillip Hotel in Melbourne in 1904.
Perched on the waters edge in Williamstown the club has expansive views of Melbourne, the club has occupied this position in the historical port since 1936.
Our new clubhouse boasts a large outdoor dining area, function room, undercover BBQ facilities and our Member's restaurant and bar on the first floor.
View of Port Phillip from Clubhouse balcony by Simon Milligan
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*Boating Events **RVMYC Boating Events
Members will be notified of additional club events that will be arranged during the year according to demand and interest shown by the members. Any member suggestions are always welcome - please contact Jarmila with details on 9393 2888.
The RVMYC has an extensive program of boating events throughout the year from social cruising to Nav Rally events and our junior training program.
The RVMYC was formed to provide an avenue for people with an interest in boating to gather and enjoy boating activities.
Today, the Club offers many and varied activities and functions at which Members and Guests may enjoy the friendship of interesting people from all walks of life, and with whom they can share the pleasure of boating and social activities.
Becoming a member of the RVMYC offers a number of advantages to the boating person. The Club offers all Members a forum to get together and make new friends with similar boating interests.
However, our activities are not limited to this. Our social activities include, Winery Tours, Shows, Excursions, Dinners, Trivia nights, and Christmas in July. Although many members have boats ranging from small to large cruisers, we try to cater for all pedigrees, ranging from trips to Heron Island and the Maribyrnong River to cruising various destinations around the bay and far afield.
Regular events in the annual program include:
• Season Opening Day
• Mothers Day And Fathers Day lunches
• Christmas and New Year functions
• River Discovery Cruises
• Portalington Day Cruise
• Easter Weekend Cruise
• Annual Gala Presentation and Awards Night
• Annual 3 Day Fishing Competition with local fishing clubs
See the events calendar and start planning your trips.
• Cirrus - a tuft or filament (e.g. of hair)
• Cumulus - a heap or pile
• Stratus - a layer
• Nimbus - rain bearing
• Cirrus - white filaments
• Cirrocumulus - small rippled elements
• Cirrostratus - transparent sheet, often with a halo
• Altocumulus - layered, rippled elements, generally white with some shading
• Altostratus - thin layer, grey, allows sun to appear as if through ground glass
• Nimbostratus - thick layer, low base, dark. Rain or snow falling from it may sometimes be heavy
• Stratocumulus - layered, series of rounded rolls, generally white with some shading
• Stratus - layered, uniform base, grey
• Cumulus - individual cells, vertical rolls or towers, flat base
• Cumulonimbus - large cauliflower-shaped towers, often 'anvil tops', sometimes giving thunderstorms or showers of rain or snow
• Latitude - warmer closer to the equator and cooler moving away towards the poles
• Altitude - getting colder as the land gets higher
• Distance from the sea - temperatures inland are higher than the coast during the summer and lower than the coast during winter. This is because land heats up and cools down more quickly than the sea
• North-facing slopes in the southern hemisphere and south-facing slopes in the northern hemisphere receive more sunlight than the opposite slopes and are warmer
• Wind - generally makes the air feel cooler
• Cold front
• Warm front
• Occluded front (also called an occlusion)
• The presence of a cold front means cold air is advancing and pushing underneath warmer air. This is because the cold air is 'heavier' or denser, than the warmer air. Cold air is thus replacing warm air at the surface. The symbols on the front indicate the direction the front is moving.
• The passage of a cold front is normally marked at the earth's surface by a rise of pressure, a fall of temperature and dew point, and a veer of wind (in the northern hemisphere). Rain occurs in association with most cold fronts and may extend some 100 to 200 km ahead of or behind the front. Some cold fronts give only a shower at the front, while others give no precipitation. Thunder may occur at a cold front.
• The presence of a warm front means warm air is advancing and rising up over cold air. This is because the warm air is 'lighter' or less dense, than the colder air. Warm air is thus replacing cold air at the surface. The symbols on the front indicate the direction the front is moving.
• As a warm front approaches, temperature and dew-point within the cold air gradually rise and pressure falls at an increasing rate. Precipitation usually occurs within a wide belt some 400 km in advance of the front. Passage of the front is usually marked by a steadying of the barometer, a jump in temperature and dew point, a veer of wind (in the northern hemisphere), and a cessation or near cessation of precipitation.
• These are more complex than cold or warm fronts. An occlusion is formed when a cold front catches up with a warm front
• When a cold front catches up with a warm front the warm air in the warm sector is forced up from the surface
• On a synoptic chart an occluded front appears purple
• Occluded front illustration
• Northerly winds tend to bring relatively cold air from polar regions to the British Isles. Similarly, southerly winds tend to bring relatively warm air from the tropics
• As cold polar air moves southwards over an increasingly warm sea, the heating of the air by the sea causes cumulus clouds to form. These clouds may grow sufficiently for showers to develop and, consequently, winds from the north-west, north or north-east usually bring cold, showery weather to the British Isles
• Warm air from the tropics moving northwards over the sea is cooled from below. Sometimes the cooling is sufficient for sea fog or a thin layer of stratus to form. The cloud can become thick enough for drizzle, especially on windward coasts and over high ground. In general, winds from the west or south-west are associated with overcast, wet weather
• Winds from the south and south-east mainly occur in summer and these bring warm, dry weather. However, southerly winds can sometimes bring hot, thundery weather
• Easterly winds in winter bring very cold air to the British Isles. The characteristics and path of the air determine whether it is cloudy (with perhaps rain, sleet or snow) or fine and sunny. In summer, an easterly wind will mean it is cool on the east coast but warm elsewhere, usually with clear skies
Past Series Events
Doug Jarvis - Melbourne Waterways
Wednesday 29 October;
Doug Jarvis, Melbourne Waterways Manager (and board member for Superyacht Australia) will speak about Docklands and the new and exciting developments happening there.
Darren Wloch - WSFGC
Wednesday 05 November; Darren Wloch from Williamstown Sports Fishing and Game Club (WSFGC) will share his secrets on how to catch snapper in Port Phillip Bay.
Also on this night we will have members from WSFGC visiting and we will announce new rules for the forthcoming Ian Dougall Memorial Fishing Challenge to be held on 14-16 November. This year new rules will apply, so its very important for participants for the Fishing Challenge to come on this night.
Wednesday 19 November;
Brian Wilson General Manager, Communications - Port of Melbourne Corporation Untangling the Webb – what redeveloping Webb Dock means for Melbourne & the Bay. An insight and a presentation on the Webb Dock redevelopment.
Ted Williams - BOM
Wednesday 10 December;
Ted Williams from the BOM to talk about "Weather Events in Port Phillip and Bass Strait".
ROYAL VICTORIAN MOTOR YACHT CLUB
260 Nelson Place
Williamstown, Victoria 3016
Phone: +61 3 9393 2888
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