Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club

WILLIAMSTOWN  •  EST 1904  •  AUSTRALIA

37° 51.618S - 144° 54.224E    +61.3.9393.2888

2020 Events

JANUARY

Sat 11th - Sun 12th - Portarlington Weekend Cruise

FEBRUARY

Sunday 2nd - *SYC Cup - click here for information

Sunday 16th - *Oslo Cup - enter Navrally below

Sunday 23rd - Big Bay Swim

Sunday 23rd - *BMYS Commodore's Rally

Friday 28th - Sunday 1st - Williamstown Seaport Festival

Friday 28th - Babba in Concert

Saturday 29th  - Leap Year Dinner with Adrian Richardson

MARCH

Sunday 1st - Groove on the Balcony with Joe Mandica

Sunday 1st - *Lonsdale Cup

Sunday 15th - **Williamstown Cup Handicapped

Wednesday 18th - QGM - postponed

Sunday 22nd - *Whalley Cup SYC

Sunday 29th - *Isle of Mordialloc - postponed

APRIL

Sunday 19th - **RVMYC Regatta Cup

Sunday 26th - **Marconi Cup

MAY

Saturday 9th - RVMYC Gala Ball

Sunday 10th - Mother's Day Luncheon

JUNE

Wednesday 3rd - Annual General Meeting

*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.

 

Enter Navrally

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 ‘maneuvering’ 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’.

We have been fortunate enough to secure sponsorship from Australia’s largest marine insurer, Club Marine and Victoria’s leading luxury boat retailer R Marine Jacksons. The program will be known as the Club Marine RVMYC Youth RIB Program run by the Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club. The sponsorship has enabled us to purchase a 4.2m RIB fitted with a ‘Jockey Style’ centre console and a 40hp Outboard complete with trailer and all of the course hardware, (rope, reels, buoys etc.).

We have also had discussions with TS Voyager Naval Cadets who will take part in the program and their officers will participate in the running of the program. Once trials are completed for the program, we will formalise a start date which will be open to members children (and grandchildren) aged 8 years to 16 years. No previous boat handling experience is necessary and the only prerequisite is that children must be able to swim at least 25 metres.

If you have children or grandchildren aged 8 – 12 years that you think may be interested in participating in this fun program please register as we intend to hold an information evening for interested parents and children at the club. You can register by emailing admin@rvmyc.com.au or call the RVMYC office on 9393 2888.

We are still looking for additional sponsors for the program and we’ve put together a number of Sponsorship Packages for varying amounts from $1k - $5k. If you, or any organisation you know is interested in more details about the benefits of sponsoring this fabulous and worthwhile program  (with excellent advertising opportunities for sponsors), please give Commodore Paul Doherty a call on 0411 747 774 for more details.

 

 

Training Sponsors

RVMYC Social activities

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

• Spring Fashion Lunch

• Christmas and New Year functions

• River Discovery Cruises

• Portarlington Day Cruise

• Easter Weekend Cruise

• Annual Gala Presentation and Awards Night

• Annual Fishing Competition

 

See the Events Calendar and start planning your trips.

 

Shadowfax Winery Tour

Adrian Richardson Dinner

BABBA in Concert

ROYAL VICTORIAN MOTOR YACHT CLUB

260 Nelson Place

Williamstown, Victoria 3016

Phone: +61 3 9393 2888

 

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