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3 Rosserdale Crescent, Mt Eliza, Victoria 3930

Welcome to the Ranelagh Yacht Squadron


Ranelagh Yacht Squadron welcomes aspiring sailors, kayakers, paddle boarders, swimmers, dolphin spotters, snorkelers, windsurfers, fishermen, safety boat drivers and beach lovers of all ages.
Whether you've sailed all your life, or have never been on a boat, you're welcome to join us at Ranelagh Beach for sailing courses and social activities.

During summer, the squadron hosts accredited sailing courses for all ages and abilities.  These popular courses develop leadership skills and confidence on the water.

If you are interested in Sailing Courses for any level of experience - please contact the office on 9787 0265 or email the sailing manager at



Holiday Programs


Key Calander DatesRacing 
Learn To Sail at RYS Discover Sailing Day

Opportunities within the Club

Not all our members within the club are competitive sailors. We have a variety of opportunities for our club members to engage without the need to own a boat or go sailing.  Our club relies on volunteers who assist us with;

Race management,                            Canteen assistance
Safety Boat driving,                            Discover Sailing Instructing
Social event planning                          



If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on Fridays and Sundays in the office 9787 0265.






Frequently asked questions


Do you have to be a member of Ranelagh to participate in sailing?


Yes, membership is required to sail at Ranelagh. However, to allow non-members to participate we have a number of affordable options available.


Do I need my own boat?


No, we supply the boats, as well as instructors, PFD’s, rescue craft and a great time.


Do you have to be able to swim to participate in a discover sailing program?


Yes, minimal swimming ability is required however you will be wearing PFD’s at all times.



What to bring:


  • Bathers (including a rash vest or t-shirt)
  • Towel
  • Wetsuit (if available)
  • Thermal underclothes if available
  • Woollen or thermal jumpers for cold days
  • Windproof and waterproof jacket
  • Old runners or wetsuit booties

Sailing at RYS

Ranelagh Yacht Squadron encourages both Social Sailing and Club Racing.


Racing is conducted for all classes of Off the Beach (OTB) boats and runs every 2nd Sunday in the afternoons from November till March.


Club Racing is designed to encourage members to increase their skills and confidence on the water while competing in a racing environment.


Social Sailing is encouraged during racing and participation days. Races have been designed to encourage all members to participate and enjoy their time on the water. Members are encouraged to bring families and friends to participate in club activities. 


A copy of the Sailing Calander can be found here

A copy of the Sailing Instructions can be found here