“It is my very great pleasure as Commodore of Royal Brighton Yacht Club to invite and welcome Member and Visitor alike to our Club on the shores of Port Phillip.”


 It is my very great pleasure as Commodore of Royal Brighton Yacht Club to invite and welcome member and visitor alike to our Club on the shores of Port Phillip.  Royal Brighton Yacht Club has a long and distinguished history going back to 1875, growing from a small lean-to shed on the beach here in Brighton to the large modern facility you see now.

Our passion for the sport of sailing has remained undiminished.  The style of yachts may have changed, but the wind in our sails, friendly competition and adventurous cruising further afield, continue to attract countless Melburnians and visitors to our Club on the water.

 We have an extensive sailing program, which provides opportunities for young and old, male and female, racer and cruiser to go sailing. For those new to sailing there is children’s or adult learn to sail, while for the more experienced there is racing, or cruising, or a combination of both. Besides our active keelboat and one-design fleets, I am pleased to report that our dinghy classes are strongly re-establishing themselves.

 Many members also find great satisfaction in volunteering in the wide range of roles on and off the water, and we recruit and mentor new volunteers at all times, should you be interested in such a rewarding role.

 The Club’s online calendar provides an overview of what is on offer this season. Some prefer the Club’s active social program with numerous functions and live musical entertainment without venturing out on the water, whilst our Iceberger members have found a home here for their daily swims.

 May I also recommend our catering and hospitality to you – we have a beautiful Members Lounge and a stylish function room with views over the water upstairs to suit all your wedding, dining, party and conferencing requirements.  Early in the New Year we will also open our redeveloped forecourt, deck and brand new kitchen downstairs, and I trust this will become a wonderful new social hub for the Club for all Members and their guests and visitors.

 I welcome you all, and invite you to take full advantage of everything our friendly and welcoming Club and Marina have to offer you.

 Yours in Sailing,

 Paul Pascoe


About The Club

Club History

It is said to have all begun as a result of a chance race challenge between two gentlemen cleaning their boats on the beach at Middle Brighton in August 1875. One month later, the Brighton Sailing Club was established with fifteen members.

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Objectives of the Club

The objects of the Club shall be the promotion and encouragement of the sport of yachting generally, and racing between sailing yachts in particular, and the doing of all things incidental to or not inconsistent with the foregoing.

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Royal Warrant

By Dispatch

Dated 9th. April, 1924, His Majesty King George V has been graciously pleased to bestow the title “Royal” upon the Royal Brighton Yacht Club.

By Warrant

Dated 27th. March, 1924, under the Seal of the Office of the Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Members of the Royal Brighton Yacht Club are permitted to wear on board their respective vessels the Blue Ensign of His Majesty’s Fleet (now Her Majesty’s Fleet) on certain conditions and laid down in said Warrant.