Yacht Training Victoria is based at the traditional port of Williamstown on Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia. We operate from the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, Australia’s most senior yacht club, steeped in decades of history and tradition. We also offer some courses based from Royal Geelong Yacht Club.
Principal and Chief instructor Tony Johnson-Sneddon is a true mariner, having been associated with ocean sailing and the maritime industry for many years. Tony is a fully accredited RYA instructor. He is also a long-term yacht owner and understands the joys (and trials!) of the pastime.
RYA Cruising Instructor Alastair Donaldson will join us late in 2019 to assist Tony in the provision of practical courses.
Our Training Vessel
Our training vessel “storm” is a 40ft Beneteau First . She is fast, has impeccable sailing manners, and is well equipped for training or chartering including latest electronic navigation aids . Below decks she is beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable. You will be treated like a VIP!
Solid GRP hull, balsa/GRP sandwich deck/cabin
Length Water Line
75 square metres
Six (one double berth forward and two after cabins each with twin berths) plus two settee berth in the main cabin
One with showers (hot and cold water) and marine toilet
Yanmar 3 cyl diesel 40hp