Festival Of Sails

Royal Geelong Yacht Club

Established in 1859, Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) is one of the oldest sailing clubs in Australia and situated in the premier position in the heart of the City of Geelong. RGYC is located on the land of the Wadawurrung people, who have inhabited it for over 25,000 years.

RGYC’s exquisite setting and world-class facilities ensure members and visitors alike can enjoy the club, the location, and all the entertainment, restaurants, accommodation, supermarkets and specialty shops that are conveniently within 200m walking distance.

RGYC is a leader in regatta and event management, hosting Festival of Sails annually as well as the biennial Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong. RGYC has also hosted several World, National and State Championships at the club.

From major events, social activity and action both on and off water, RGYC has something for everyone to enjoy. The onsite Cafe & Catering Operators – The Yot – also offer fine food for your enjoyment. Tailored function bookings are also available via The Yot.

Notably, RGYC was named the 2020 Australian Sailing Club of the Year and in 2021, achieved a 4 Gold Anchor rating in the Marina Industries Association Gold Anchor International Rating Scheme.