Have you always had a yearning to sail on a yacht, or see what’s behind the doors of the prestigious Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron? Today’s Chisholm & Gamon blog reports on what will be both an interesting and entertaining day – the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron Open Day, Sunday 6th of November.
At over 120 years old, the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron is one of Victoria’s oldest sailing clubs.
Conceived in 1870 by local St Kilda fisherman and yacht enthusiasts, it gathered such popularity and quality race competition that by 1905 there was enough community support to open the now-famous clubhouse. To find out more about the history and growth of the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (including their petition to King George V to affix ‘Royal’ to the name of their club) click here.
You are now invited to the club on the 6th of the November to discover sailing for free! Sailing will begin at 10:00 am, and after all that ‘port’ and ‘stern’ talk you’ll certainly enjoy the courtesy BBQ and drinks once you’re back on solid land. Many locals from St Kilda haven’t ever experienced sailing or visited the club house – C&G encourage you to discover this local historic icon for yourself! Book early by calling 9534 0227. The Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron is currently focused on improving its facilities further, with a brand new Marina planned for construction in 2012.
If you prefer not to sail, but you enjoy the general ambiance of being by the sea you can come along to see The Titanics play on the roof patio this Sunday at the RMYS Open Day. Click here for more details on this fun afternoon by the water.