NAUTI – Australia Day Fun Weekend

To celebrate boating on the Bay, the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron is hosting an event-filled Australia Day weekend of fun activities for all.  Both on and off water events will take place around Port Philip, which will be inclusive of all boats and involve multiple Clubs from around the Bay. With open invitations to keelboats, dinghies, multihulls, motorboats and more, for sailors, their families and friends of all skill levels, there will be something for everyone including after parties at RMYS each evening! Activities will be happening all weekend for you to choose from, including free on-water fun, culminating in an on-water spectacle including boats of all types joining a Flotilla around the Bay.  

SATURDAY 23 January 2021: Meet in the Middle – Buoy O Buoy
An open invitation to rendezvous in the middle of Port Phillip at 1pm with skippers and crew from around the bay at Centre Buoy, M1! Grab your family and friends – a great opportunity to catch up and have some Nauti fun.
Event Details

Paella Marina Party
After you have sailed to the Middle of the Bay, come and Party on the RMYS Marina! The main action will be on the Main arm centred around William Patterson. We will be kicking off festivities about 4pm and partying until 8pm. The club will be providing Paella for partygoers, with sausages for those who would like another option.  David the DJ will be entertaining us from about 4pm.


SUNDAY 24 January 2021: Hunt for the Bounty
Ahoy! What treasures will you find as you scavenge in this hunt for clues and points? All invited to traverse the seven seas (of northern Port Phillip) in this scavenger hunt!
Event Details

Sausage Sizzle
The RMYS Juniors will be sailing out of the club most of the day and the Charity Racers will be coming back to the club after their event. Sausages will be available and Music will be providing atmosphere in the Yard

Monday, 25 January 2021: Charity Yacht Race
Time to get serious for the Charity Yacht Race, but watch your back as the windward / leeward course may not be what they seem. A sneaky donation to Sailors with Disabilities may sway handicaps. No sails no harm – if you can’t race you can still participate in the on water photography competition!
Event Details

Club Party
David the DJ will be playing in the Harbour Room with Food and Beverage available for purchase. Join us enjoying all the good things RMYS has to offer in the clubhouse.


Tuesday, 26 January 2021 Australia Day Spectacle
On-water spectacle including boats of all types – Join the all clubs flotilla to showcase sailing and boating on the Bay that promises to be spectacular!
Event Details

Marina BBQ
After the Sail Parade we will be partying on the Marina again. Ron Kingston will be entertaining us from about 3pm. He will be playing his entertaining mix from the back of William Patterson, which will be tied up near row D on the Main Arm.  This is a BYO event,  so we encourage you to bring a hamper and some snags if you would like (we will have a BBQ on the marina).