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The Club

Located in the historic Borough of Queenscliffe, beside Swan Bay (you can see our location on the map), QLYC is a family friendly sailing club. Club members and visitors sail a variety of craft: dinghies, trailer sailers, small and large keelboats, and couta boats.
The club has some highly experienced racing sailors, who are enthusiastic and very encouraging to new members. QLYC is affiliated to Yachting Victoria and club races are conducted according to Australian Sailing rules.
Read through our Brochure for a more detailed description of the club.

The Club House

The QLYC club house and storage facility is beside Swan Bay. Turn off Nankervis Parade, (near the intersection with King Street) onto an un-named public road and follow it, crossing the railway, till you reach the club's site. (see Google Map above) The club has had facilities on this site for nearly ninety years. The club house enjoys a scenic location and has a fully equipped kitchen. Club members are welcome to use the facilities and may use the club house for private functions. For private club member use of the club house and for dinghy storage please follow this link.


The club conducts races on Port Phillip Bay most Saturdays from early October to late April.
This year the season will begin with a SHAKEDOWN CRUISE on Saturday October the Eighth. As well as warmer season racing the club conducts a series of winter races.
Have a look at the video clips above and below: Club racing here is serious but friendly; this is a great place for social sailing and racing.
QLYC is an excellent club for newcomers who want to progress to class racing fleets at clubs like Royal Geelong, or Indented Head Yacht Club . Some members' boats are kept on the Parks Victoria controlled moorings in Swan Bay near the Cruising Yacht Club. Other boats are kept in pens at the re-developed Queenscliff Harbour. The Club is grateful to the Harbour for its generous support. Just up the road is the informative and helpful Maritime Museum .
There is a double boat ramp at the north end of Hesse Street.
A pontoon at which trailable yachts may safely rig is located nearby, on the east side of the bridge to Swan Island.
Here is the homepage of the Geelong Trailable Yacht Club, and here is the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club.
Here is another informative site for trailer sailors.

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Posted by David Rowe on Monday, February 15, 2016

Try Sailing

Sunday dinghy sailing

During the warmer months the club encourages dinghy sailing/training, and fun on the water.
THE NEXT TRY SAILING DAY will be held some time in OCTOBER 2018.
The use of all boards, canoes, kayaks, and dinghies is free, a gold coin BBQ lunch will be available.

March! Keep your eyes peeled for signs of club convviviality and of dinghy sailing.
Please visit our facebook page for news of Swan Bay activities
and for more pictures.


Contact Us!

We welcome new members and visitors,
We invite anyone who is interested in competing in our races,
crewing on racing keel boat,
or just having a sail on one of our boats to contact us by
completing this FORM,
telephoning the mobile number below,
or coming to briefing ouside the harbour office in the boat harbour
before the advertised time (usually noon Saturday).

Please be 10 minutes early and identify yourself as wishing to sail.
Wear/bring warm (it is always cool on the water) and comfortable clothes,
a sun hat, and a waterproof coat.
Bring something to eat and something to drink and a life jacket if you have one;
if you don't have a lifejacket, one will be provided.
Cost Of Activity = $2.00.
Club Captain Steve Lee Ph 0438686151.

Members, please use this FORM to inquire about private use of the club house, or about storing vessels, or                               

For more information please choose from the links on the next page.