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PMYC aims to be a leading club for off-the-beach sailing on Port Phillip Bay, and relies on its members to contribute to the continuing development and operation of the Club. This involvement promotes the friendly culture of the Club and ensures responsiveness to members’needs. The Club has been operating on the foreshore of Port Melbourne since 1889 with a new clubhouse built to replace one destroyed by fire in 1990.

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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, details of which will be sent to you by Yachting Victoria

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Learning to Sail at PMYC

Learn to sail

PMYC is a Yachting Australia 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.

We have specific programs for adults learning to sail, juniors learning to sail and a junior development squad. We offer bespoke coaching for individuals and groups – usually by class or type of boat.For information of course dates and further information please contact training@pmyc.asn.au

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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. Club members are often looking for people to crew with them in Saturday racing.

The best way to get a crew place is to come to the Club about 1230h on a racing Saturday and ask the Officer of the Day to notify members of your availability at the race briefing. There are also club-owned Pacers and small catamarans available upon application for use by members who can satisfy the Sailing School Coordinator of their sailing competency.

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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.

The Saturday race briefing occurs at 1300h with racing commencing at approximately 1400h.

Trophies are presented for all classes with 5 or more boats. For miscellaneous mono-hulls and catamarans the VYC yardstick handicap method is used. The Club also presents trophies according to individual boat handicaps, calculated for each crew that has recorded three or more results. This Club handicap competition allows every crew to be in contention for a weekly trophy.

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Classes of Boats Sailed at PMYC

The main classes of monohull boats sailed at PMYC include: Pacer; Laser, Sabot 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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Boat Storage

PMYC Storage Shed

All members (except Social 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 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 for 2013/14 : (fees include GST)

Catamarans ($470), Mono-hulls ($420), Outside Mono Rack ($310), Sabot ($70), Other (sailboards canoes etc) ($135) 

The current storage situation can be ascertained by contacting the appropriate Storage Manager, Tony Peterson 9690 8852 hm for lasers and outside racks, Steve Owens 0414 814 100 for catamarans.

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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