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 email the sailing manager at

Holiday Programs

KidSail will run in the first week of January

6-10 Jan 2020

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Key Calandar Dates

  • Try Sailing Day – 13 October 2019
  • Season Opening Day – 20 October 2019
  • Bring a Friend Day – 27 October 2019

 Ranelagh Yacht Squadron Sailing Calendar 2019 -2020 S


2019 Sailing Skills Program

Thumbs Away Series Race 1 & 2 – 10 November 

Thumbs Away Series Race 3 & 4 – 17 November 

Tumbs Away Series Race 5 & 6 – 24 November 

Sailing Skills Racing 2 Races – 1 December 

Race Skills 1 & 2 – 8 December 

Learn To Sail at RYS

Learning to sail is a great way to increase life skills such as communication, self-reliance, teamwork, problem-solving and self-confidence.

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Discover Sailing Day

11th November 
11 am – 3pm

Discover Sailing Day is designed to attract new participants to the sport of Sailing. You will gain an opportunity to go for a sail and have a look around your local Sailing Club.


Stay up to date on all the latest sailing information. See the results, upcoming events and photos from the Ranelagh Sailing Squadron.


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 Sunday in the afternoons from November till April.

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.

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
  • Woolen or thermal jumpers for cold days
  • Windproof and waterproof jacket
  • Old runners or wetsuit booties

Mornington Peninsula's Slice of Paradise


Ranelagh Club is a little slice of paradise located in the Ranelagh Estate in Mt Eliza. With private access to the beach and club house, there is a little something for everyone at the Ranelagh Club!