Why join?

Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron knows there is nothing better than finding a home away from home. A community of people, who like you are looking to get the most out of life – in their friendship and professional lives, through to the opportunity to be part of a crew on our race days and our vibrant social events. A family friendly environment in which you can relax and enjoy a beautiful meal overlooking the picturesque Port Phillip and Melbourne city.

So why not come down and join us? See for yourself why our members tell you “there is no place quite like RMYS”.

Membership Benefits
Our Table of Member Benefits compares benefits of the 3 main membership categories.

Membership Categories


Ideal for:
Boat Owners
Monthly payment: $99.28

Must be over 18 years of age. All boat owners must be a senior member. Member shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Squadron.
Annual Fee $1191.36


Ideal for:
Racing Sailors
Monthly payment:
$62.86

Must be over 18 years of age. Members shall be entitled to sail in all Squadron events.

Annual Fee $754.32


Ideal for:
Learning Sailors
Monthly payment:
$100

Unlimited access to Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy courses. Also grants full access to RMYS Facilities.
Annual fee $1200


Ideal for:
Social butterflies
Monthly payment:
$14.87

Must be over 18. With the exception of 3 squadron inter club / Twilight races per year, you cannot sail as crew on yachts in a squadron event.

Annual Fee $178.46


Ideal for:
Sailing Families
Monthly payment:
$129.18

The whole family. Comprises of one senior member, one associate member, their children and grandchildren between ages of 6 and 18. Same rights apply as senior, associate and junior member.
Annual fee $1550.16


Ideal for:
Young Sailors
Monthly payment:
$30.35

18-29 years of age. Members shall be entitled to sail in all Squadron events.
Annual Fee $364.20


Ideal for:
Part-time Sailors
Monthly payment $7.50

Must Provide proof of enrolment or current apprenticeship at time
of application. Annual verification required.

Annual Fee $90


Ideal for:
Spouses
Monthly payment:
$30.35

Must be over 18 and be the married/de facto partner of a senior member. Entitled to the same rights and privileges as a sailing member.
Annual Fee $364.20


Ideal for:
Kids
Monthly payment FREE

Allow that child to participate officially in RMYS events and races.
Must be between the ages of 6 and 18.
Annual fee $0.00

The Membership Process

All applications must be proposed and seconded by current Senior or Sailing Members, or be accompanied by a written character reference who has known you for more than 5 years.

Prospective members attend a membership meeting, where they will be given information about the club including their rights, responsibilities, and, if applicable, an access key fob. Once prospective members have submitted their completed application and nomination form, the office will let you know the date and time of the next membership meeting.

Please note: Junior and absentee members are not issued with an access fob.

Membership Benefits
Our Table of Member Benefits compares the benefits of the 3 main membership categories.