About Us

PMYC is one of the leading clubs for off-the-beach sailing on Port Phillip Bay.  The Club has been operating on the Port Melbourne foreshore since 1889 with its iconic club house replacing one destroyed by fire in 1990.  The Club offers racing, sailing school, boat storage and recreational sailing at the top of the bay with the stunning backdrop of the city skyline and easy access via public transport.

The Club relies on members to contribute to the operation and ongoing development of the Club. Our team of dedicated volunteers manages club races during the racing season. This involvement promotes the friendly culture of the Club and ensures responsiveness to member and volunteer needs. 

New members and volunteers are very welcome.  For membership enquiries or to submit application forms, please email: membership@pmyc.asn.au.  For volunteering opportunities, please refer to the Volunteer  page.

Membership Information and 2017-2018 Fees 
Membership Application Form

The Club Events Room has magnificent views over the bay and is available for hire through the Peter Rowlands Catering company.  Refer to the Venue Hire page.

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Season 2017-18 Racing

The PMYC Aggregate Series races will commence on Saturday 7 October 2017, the opening day for the 2017-18 Season. Season Sailing Calendar

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are now available via the Sailing/Race Notices page.

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Learning to Sail at PMYC

Learn to sail

PMYC is an Australian Sailing Discover Sailing Centre. Our fully qualified Coaches and Instructors teach a range of courses that can take you from your first experience of sailing through to racing and on to competing at a national or international level.

Please go to the Training page for more information about the PMYC sailing school including types of courses, dates and how to enrol.

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Classes of Boats Sailed at PMYC

The main classes of monohull boats sailed at PMYC include: Pacer; Laser, RS Aero, Musto Skiffs and the classic 18 ft. Jolly Boat.
The main classes of catamarans include: Taipan, Hobie Cat, Viper, F18 and C2.
Even if you have a different class boat you can sail in races and compete in the Club handicap events. The Club prides itself on its friendly and competitive sailing.

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PMYC Competition Sailing

The Club holds races on most Saturdays during the season from October to May. Some special  events are also held on Sundays and a Spring Season is held in September.

Visiting sailors are welcome to bring their own yachts and race for a small fee to cover insurance of $20 or $10 for members of other sailing clubs.

Please visit the Sailing section of this website for details about racing including the Sailing Calendar, the Race Notices page for Race Notices and Racing Instructions, and the Race Signon page for instructions for entering races.

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Crewing & Club Boats

If you don’t have your own boat there are a number of alternatives that would enable you to sail including crewing one of the boats in Saturday racing and hiring or borrowing one of the club boats.

For crewing, it is recommended to place your name and a contact number on the whiteboard in the club house, and come to the club house late Saturday mornings and ask if the race manager about crewing in the afternoon racing.

For boat hire/borrowing, please email the training manager on sailing-school@pmyc.asn.au

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Boat Storage

PMYC Storage Shed

All members (except Social/Associate Members) are eligible to apply for boat storage, which is available for mono-hull dinghies, catamarans and sailboards. Storage spaces are allocated annually at the storage working-bee (19 July) held prior to the start of the summer sailing season.

There is usually a waiting list for storage and priority is given to boats of members who are active in club sailing and who have fulfilled all the requirements for storage allocation. To be placed on the waiting list you must be a member of the Club (excluding Social).

Annual Storage Fees : (fees include GST, and are subject to change)

Catamarans ($470), Mono-hulls ($440), Outside Mono Rack ($345), Sabot ($70), Other (sailboards canoes etc) ($175) 

The current storage situation can be ascertained by contacting the Boat Storage Manager via storage@pmyc.asn.au

If you require storage, complete a Boat Registration / Storage Application when you apply for membership. Once your storage application is approved, and upon confirmation of a place, payment of the storage fee is required prior to you bringing your boat to the club.

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Yachting Australia Affiliation

Yachting Australia

PMYC is affiliated with Yachting Australia (YA) through membership of Yachting Victoria (YV).

Your YA and YV affiliation is incorporated in your membership fee. This provides you with the Yachting Australia Silver Card Membership, access to YV MySailor and race mamagement remote sign-on.

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2017-2018 Club Committee

For details of the PMYC Committee please visit the Contact page.

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Race Results

Notice Board

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