A vibrant club, set in a prime location in Port Phillip
It is my very great pleasure as Commodore of Royal Brighton Yacht Club to invite and welcome member and visitor alike to our Club on the shores of Port Phillip. Royal Brighton Yacht Club has a long and distinguished history going back to 1875, growing from a small lean-to shed on the beach here in Brighton to the large modern facility you see now.
Our passion for the sport of sailing has remained undiminished. The style of yachts may have changed, but the wind in our sails, friendly competition and adventurous cruising further afield, continue to attract countless Melburnians and visitors to our Club on the water.
We have an extensive sailing program, which provides opportunities for young and old, male and female, racer and cruiser to go sailing. For those new to sailing there is children’s or adult learn to sail, while for the more experienced there is racing, or cruising, or a combination of both. Besides our active keelboat and one-design fleets, I am pleased to report that our dinghy classes are strongly re-establishing themselves.
Many members also find great satisfaction in volunteering in the wide range of roles on and off the water, and we recruit and mentor new volunteers at all times, should you be interested in such a rewarding role.
The Club’s online calendar provides an overview of what is on offer this season. Some prefer the Club’s active social program with numerous functions and live musical entertainment without venturing out on the water, whilst our Iceberger members have found a home here for their daily swims.
May I also recommend our catering and hospitality to you – we have a beautiful Members Lounge and a stylish function room with views over the water upstairs to suit all your wedding, dining, party and conferencing requirements. Early in the New Year we will also open our redeveloped forecourt, deck and brand new kitchen downstairs, and I trust this will become a wonderful new social hub for the Club for all Members and their guests and visitors.
I welcome you all, and invite you to take full advantage of everything our friendly and welcoming Club and Marina have to offer you.
Yours in Sailing,
Commodore of RBYC