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The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria - Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rabbitto
S 37° 51.805 E 144° 54.358
55H E 315798 N 5807272
Quick Description: The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 5/22/2010 6:35:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM8WPE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member sailor_dave
Views: 13

Long Description:
The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria was founded in May 1853 as the Port Phillip Yacht Club. Records show that the Club is undoubtedly Australia's senior yacht club and as such is steeped in decades of yachting history and tradition.


In 1872, the Club was granted the privilege of flying the Blue Ensign of the Colony of Victoria. Queen Victoria, in 1887, granted to the Club the privileges of a royal club and the Admiralty granted a Full Warrant to fly the Blue Ensign of Her Majesty's Fleet. The Club added the name 'Royal' to its name and since 1887 has been known as the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria.

In 1873, the Club moved to its present site at 120 Nelson Place, Williamstown, just across the Westgate Bridge, on the banks of the picturesque Port Phillip. The Royal Yacht Club of Victora has more than 900 members and 300 yachts on its register. The Club has a long and proud history of bay and ocean racing, as well as long distance cruising.

Many past members of the Club are linked with the development of yachting in Victoria.
Facility Rating:

Address of Facility:
120 Nelson Place
Williamstown, Victoria Australia
3016


Fees: 170.00 (listed in local currency)

Public/Private: Private?

Clear overhead clearance at ramp for mast: yes

Good trailer/rig parking: yes

Good dock alongside of ramp: yes

Overnight docking available: yes

Good staging area for rigging boat: yes

Clubhouse facilities: yes

Racing committee at facility: yes

"On the hard" trailer/boat storage: yes

Website of Club: [Web Link]

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