Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club

WILLIAMSTOWN  •  EST 1904  •  AUSTRALIA

37° 51.618S - 144° 54.224E    +61.3.9393.2888

2018/2019  Events

SEPTEMBER

Sunday 16th - Portarlington Ferry Trip and Winery Tour

Sunday 23rd - Maribyrnong River Cruise - BBQ Canning Reserve

Tuesday 25th - Pink Breakfast

Friday 28th -  Public Holiday: RVMYC Office Closed

Saturday 29th - Grand Final Day Working Bee & Grand Final Afternoon

OCTOBER

Saturday 6th - Opening Day Boat Season

Sunday 14th** - RVMYC Miss Australia Cup Navrally

Friday 19th -  Spring Fashion Parade & Fundraiser

Sunday 28th** -RVMYC Regatta Navrally - Open event

NOVEMBER

Sunday 18th** - RVMYC Centenary Trophy Navrally

Saturday 24th** - RVMYC Fishing Competition - POSTPONED until further notice

DECEMBER

Sunday 2nd - Community Open Day

Sunday 9th - RVMYC Christmas Party

JANUARY

Saturday 12th - Portarlington Weekend Cruise

FEBRUARY

Sunday 3rd* - Henley Cup Navrally

Sunday 10th* - SYC Cup/CUB Trophy Navrally

Sunday 24th - Big Bay Swim

Sunday 24th - New Members Boating Day

MARCH

Sunday 3rd** - RVMYC Lonsdale Cup Navrally

Sunday 10th** - RVMYC/GYC Oslo Cup Navrally

Sunday 17th* - Whalley Cup - RVMYC/BMYC/MMYC Navrally

Sunday 24th* - Isle of Mordialloc Navrally

APRIL

Sunday 14th** - RVMYC Williamstown Cup Handicap Navrally

Sunday 21st** - RVMYC Marconi Cup Navrally

MAY

Saturday 11th - Gala Ball and Presentation Night

Sunday 19th* - Ricketts Point Regatta Navrally

 

 

*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

THE RVMYC fishing competition has been postponed due to inclement weather. A new date will be announced soon.

Training Sponsors

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’.

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 John Zammit a call on 0418 587 799 for more details.

 

 

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 3 Day Fishing Competition with local fishing clubs

 

See the Events Calendar and start planning your trips.

 

 

ROYAL VICTORIAN MOTOR YACHT CLUB

260 Nelson Place

Williamstown, Victoria 3016

Phone: +61 3 9393 2888

 

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