Anyone over the age of 18 can crew. Whether you are an experienced sailors or complete beginner, all are welcome to the Squadron.
What to Wear? A waterproof jacket and comfortable clothes are recommended. Non-marking white soft soled shoes are essential. Gloves may be useful. Life-vests will be supplied.
When and What Time?
Wednesdays: Arrive 12.30pm in Winter (April – September)
Arrive 4.30pm in Summer (October – March)
Twilight racing on Wednesday’s during daylight savings is very popular. It’s down to the Squadron straight after work for a quick pursuit race starting from 1800hrs, followed by dinner, sunset views and a drink among friends – the perfect way to break up the monotony of the working week.
In winter it’s the return of the Midweek Mariners on Wednesday, starting at 1400hrs for those able to escape for the afternoon.
Saturdays: Generally arrive 12:00pm Note – throughout the year start times and locations can vary.
Please check our club calendar and contact the office 03 9534 0227 if you need advice.
The Squadron is renowned for its racing quality and professionalism. Most Saturdays of the year RMYS boats can be seen battling with each other and the elements of Port Phillip. It looks spectacular from the shore; and even better from the water!
With many yachts needing crews of two (or more) there are always owners on the lookout for reliable crew, so this is a cost effective pathway into sailing as a sport for those who don’t own their own boat. You can begin by simply visiting the club at purchasing a sailpass for just $20, and we will connect you with an owner seeking crew.
Squadron Sundays Once a month (generally the last Sunday of the calendar month) we run Squadron Sundays. An easy event for members to bring along their family and friends and enjoy a relaxed pursuit morning race from 1100hrs, followed by a casual A-La-Carte lunch and live music in the Olympic Bar. Members of RMYS will generally invite friends and family down and will advise guests time to arrive. Sailing is free on Squadron Sundays!