Rye Yacht Club – Friendly, Informal, Welcoming

The sailing season at Rye Yacht Club commences early in October and finishes in mid to late April. Most Club racing is on Sundays.  The Club also supports and encourages social sailing for people not wishing to compete in the racing program.
For those new to sailing, Club members are always willing to provide friendly assistance and advice on request.
Rye Yacht Club welcomes women to be involved in all aspects of the Club. If you would like to be involved, please let us know.
We also welcome non-sailing members who would like to avail themselves of the fantastic Club facilities on the Rye foreshore.

Australian Sailing Victoria – 2023 Rye Yacht Club Sailing School of the Year and Victorian and Australian 2023 Instructor of the Year.

Congratulations to Bob Cooper for being awarded the 2023 Australian Sailing Instructor of the Year for Victoria and for the 2023 Discover Sailing Centre of the Year for the Sailing School.


Learn to Stand Up Paddle at Rye Yacht Club Sailing School

Learn to Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board, the world’s fastest growing water sport, at the beautiful bay-side Rye Beach.  To book a lesson, please email info@ryeyachtclub.org.au.


Saving our Oceans

As a sailing club we have a moral responsibility to care for the waters that we love and enjoy so much. Plastic pollution is a widespread problem affecting the marine environment. Microplastics have been found in tap water, beer, salt and are present in all samples collected in the world’s oceans, including the Arctic.  RYC members can donate to support to this group via the Canteen.



The Sailing School now has 12 sets of snorkelling gear; these include masks, snorkels and flippers.
Karl and Mandy Robertson have offered their expertise to help members understand and enjoy snorkelling at Rye.  We are very fortunate to have them available to us. If you are interested, please contact Peter Kinsman.


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