A message from the

Rear Commodore

The Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club is first and foremost a boating club. We offer an extensive range of both competitive, recreational and social boating activities.

Season Opening Day starts off our boating season in October each year, the club encourages all members, especially all boating members, to come along to Opening Day and take part in the sail past where all boats leave the marina to cruise past the dignitary’s vessel and receive the customary blessing of the fleet.

Our chosen competitive sport is Navrallying. Each boating season we run a calendar of navrally events with both internal club events and interclub open events. One of our regular navrally events is a navrally sponsored by the Navy League. This event is held to maintain and promote our club’s ties with the Royal Australian Navy. In 2021 we introduced a slightly different event called a time trial.

This is similar to our traditional navrallies but with slight differences that can help to reduce the amount of navigation equipment required and reduce the navigational expertise required. We hope time trials will become a permanent part of our boating calendar.

The club runs recreational boating events throughout the year. These range from picnic cruises up the Maribyrnong or Yarra rivers, BBQ and overnight cruises to Docklands, day cruises to Wyndham harbour, Sandringham, Portarlington or Beaumaris Bay. Across holiday weekends we may run multi night cruises to Geelong, Queenscliff or Portarlington.

During holiday season, groups of members often cruise to places such as Geelong, Queenscliff and Martha Cove for extended stays.

Some members venture further to Robe, the Gippsland lakes or longer cruises to places such as Tasmania, the Bass Straight islands, Refuge Cove and up the East Coast of Australia.

Whatever your motor boating tastes, the Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club can offer you sporting, recreational and social events in the company of others who enjoy all things boating.

Ben Koutoukidis Rear Commodore
Ben Koutoukidis