Where are the courses held?
Most RYA theory courses are held at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, located at 120 Nelson Place, Williamstown, Melbourne. Courses may be arranged at other suitable venues (We will advise if an alternative venue is proposed.)

The Instructor will meet you on the first day of the course at the entrance to the Club and direct you to the training room.

Trains, planes and automobiles: How do I get there?

Why not relax and catch the train? Williamstown  train station is a 5 minute walk from RYCV. The trip takes about 25 mins from Flinders Street or Southern Cross Station (you may need to change trains at Newport on non direct services). It’s a very stress-free way rather than fight the traffic over the bridge!

If you drive, there is parking available at the Club.

What time do the courses start?

Day courses start at 09.00 and finish at 16.30. Please aim to arrive at least 15 minutes early.

Evening courses start at 18.30 and finish at 2130. Again, please be early and be ready to start at 1830.

What do I need to bring?

The School provides course materials as defined for the specific course on this website. Lunch is available locally.

You should bring:

  • Notepad
  • Pens/pencils
  • Rubber
  • You will generally be given course notes and exercises, but you should bring any pre-course reading material
  • Many courses have a navigation component so you will need to bring along your navigating tools – course plotter, dividers, 2B pencils, eraser and drawing compass ( some courses provide a course plotter as part of the course pack , please refer to specific website course notes.
  • Exercise charts where required  are included in the course pack
  • Bring along any reference book purchased, for example, navigation, day skipper course notes, etc.