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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 SAILING AUSTRALIA.
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-How To Get There

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 more than 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.

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

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The club conducts races on Port Phillip Bay most Saturdays from early October to late April.
Visitors are welcome to participate in our races as competitors or as volunteer crew.
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 and an excellent club for newcomers who want to progress to more serious competition.

Some members' boats are kept on the Parks Victoria controlled moorings in Swan Bay.
Other boats are kept in pens at the re-developed Queenscliff Harbour and marina.
The Club is grateful to the Harbour for its generous support: a home and maintenance for Swan Rescue.
Just up the road is the informative and helpful Maritime Museum .
There is a double boat ramp at the north end of Hesse Street.
The pontoon at which trailable yachts might safely rig was located nearby, on the east side of the bridge to Swan Island, but has been removed

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Try Sailing

Sunday dinghy sailing

During the warmer months the club encourages dinghy sailing/training, and fun on the water

The Club owns a number of fully equipped dinghies and paddle boards, these dinghies and paddle boards are available
for members to use.
Friday Evening Sailing and canoeing. Look here.

Novice or experienced sailors are always welcome to
Go to and follow the links under the heading CALENDARS
(or see the SAILING PROGRAM for the when and where).
Please visit our facebook page
for news of Swan Bay activities
and for more pictures.


Keelboat Crew = (Almost) FREE Sailing.

The Club welcomes new members and visitors.
If you would like to participate in our races,
or sail on a racing keel boat, please make contact by coming to the briefing outside
THE QUEENSCLIFF HARBOUR OFFICE Queenscliff Harbour ABOUT 10 MINUTES before the advertised time (usually 12 NOON SATURDAY).

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.
INSURANCE - don't forget it.
Or you can make arrangements by telephone to the Club Captain IAN CAMPBELL Ph 0143 962 663.
Or complete this FORM.

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