Our Club

Royal Brighton Yacht Club is one of Australia’s premier yacht clubs, offering a wide range of sailing events and activites year-round, including junior and youth off-the-beach sailing and training, world-class Etchells and Dragons one design racing, keelboat racing and cruising.

Our modern marina offers berthing for sailing and motor yachts up to 60ft in length. Royal Brighton Yacht Club was recently awarded Victorian Yacht Club of the Year and is one of Melbourne’s favourite venues to enjoy Port Phillip Bay’s incredible views.

The Olympic Restaurant and Bar is open to the public every day serving breakfast and lunch Monday to Sunday and dinner Wednesday to Sunday. During summer, there is live entertainment on hand every Friday evening on our spacious beach facing deck in the form of ‘Fabulous Fridays’. Offering great live music, champagne and oysters, and of course, the beautiful Brighton sunset.

Upstairs is our Members’ Bar as well as our brilliant Bayview room which offers stunning views of Port Philip Bay and is available for private functions and events, such as weddings, christenings and corporate conferences.

Commodore’s Welcome


It is my very great pleasure as Commodore of Royal Brighton Yacht Club to invite and welcome member and visitor alike to our Club on the shores of Port Phillip.  Royal Brighton Yacht Club has a long and distinguished history going back to 1875, growing from a small lean-to shed on the beach here in Brighton to the large modern facility you see now.

Our passion for the sport of sailing has remained undiminished. The style of yachts may have changed, but the wind in our sails, friendly competition and adventurous cruising further afield, continue to attract countless Melburnians and visitors to our Club on the water.

We have an extensive sailing program, which provides opportunities for young and old, male and female, racer and cruiser to go sailing. For those new to sailing there is children’s or adult learn to sail, while for the more experienced there is racing, or cruising, or a combination of both. Besides our active keelboat and one-design fleets, I am pleased to report that our dinghy classes are strongly re-establishing themselves.

Many members also find great satisfaction in volunteering in the wide range of roles on and off the water, and we recruit and mentor new volunteers at all times, should you be interested in such a rewarding role.

The Club’s online calendar provides an overview of what is on offer this season. Some prefer the Club’s active social program with numerous functions and live musical entertainment without venturing out on the water, whilst our Iceberger members have found a home here for their daily swims.

May I also recommend our catering and hospitality to you – we have a beautiful Members Lounge and a stylish function room with views over the water upstairs to suit all your wedding, dining, party and conferencing requirements.

I welcome you all, and invite you to take full advantage of everything our friendly and welcoming Club and Marina have to offer you.

Yours in Sailing,

Peter Strain
Commodore of RBYC