Through the Royals Training Centre, the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria aims to become the premier Sailing School in Melbourne and offers a range of training options for everyone that is interested in Sailing or Boating. Teaching sailing has been an intrinsic part of our history since 1872. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, whether you wish to race or cruise, if you have a yacht, powerboat or Off the Beach Dinghy we can tailor your training to suit.  We offer training in Off the Beach Dinghy's, keelboats and Powerboats, as well as various shout courses such as first aid and diesel maintenance. Click on each tab for more information on the courses provided at the Royals Training Centre or contact our Sail Training Development Manager on (03) 9391 1277 for more information.

School Programs

The Royals Training Centre offers programs for school sports, holidays, after school, youth regattas and outdoor education classes. Our school programs incorporate a progressive learning syllabus, teaching a wide variety of valuable sailing and life skills including:

  • Team work
  • Boat handling
  • Safety procedures (including man overboard)
  • Basic meteorology
  • Yacht maintenance
  • Sailing terminology,
  • Knots and other rope work

For further information and to book, contact our Sail Training Development Manager on (03) 9391 1277 or at

Elliott Boat Hire

If you are looking for a cheap way to skipper without having to own your boat you can hire one of the club Elliotts. The Elliotts are fast, exciting, highly maneuverable keelboats for a skipper and two crew. They can be used for casual sailing or to join in one of our many racing series with your crew. To hire an Elliott, contact Ian Fox on (03) 9391 1277 to get pre-approval – this is to check that you are competent, have a crane operating license etc. Ian will provide you with all of the necessary paperwork to complete the hire process. The cost of hiring an Elliot is $30 per race, or $60 if you are just taking it out for a leisurely sail.

Pacer Dinghy Hire

Pacer dinghies are also available for hire. Join in our Off the Beach racing or simply go out for a leisurely sail with a friend. For more information, contact Ian Fox on (03) 9391 1277 or at