Lilydale Radio Yacht Club Inc.
Our Club is a non profit Organisation devoted to the hobby of building
and sailing model boats of all types. We offer a friendly, safe and fun
environment to practice our non-polluting hobby/sport.
As there are several Clubs in Melbourne area that cater for those
more serious “class” yachters, it was decided that our club would
cater for all comers, no matter what type of sailing vessel they
We do have yacht races but, these are all handicap type races,
based on the potential of the boat and the skill of the skipper.
This is based on a weekly performance.
The biggest and the fastest may get line honours but, the smaller
slower boats often get the handicap points.
The Racing rules of yachting are so complex that we thought to try
and apply them to our Members could cause too many protests…
so we have ammended the rules to suit our own needs.
We sail to Ladies and Gentlemens rules:
1. Round all the marks.
2. Give way when required.
3. Avoid Collisions.
Our Members that have power boats usually put those craft into
the water when all sailing has finished for the day
To Bring modellers together at an excellent venue.
To provide friendly pleasant company, for anyone wishing to
operate any type of model boat or ship.
(Except internal combustion engines , which are excluded by
Lillydale Lake Management).
To provide help and information to promote interction between
members, regarding design, construction and operation of models.
To provide handicap yacht racing… open to all types and classes for
those that wish to compete. (Our handicap system caters for all
standards and types of sailing boats).
To encourage the use of the Lillydale Lake Reserve and local
Our Club is a non-profit organisation devoted to the Hobby of building and sailing model boats of all types. We offer a safe, friendly, fun,
environment to practice our non-polluting Hobby/Sport.
Since our beginnings back in February 2000, the club has had a steady growth of Membership. It is always pleasing to see new faces at the Club.
This Hobby/Sport is not just for the retired, it can be a worthwhile and fulfilling hobby for the whole family. When COVID-19 is less restricted and
you feel that this Hobby/Sport maybe for you, please come down to the Club on any Saturday morning/afternoon, or on a Tuesday morning and
introduce yourself to any of the attending Members.
Who knows… maybe you will get to sail one of the boats on the day. But please be warned, this Hobby/Sport can be very addictive…
Our Club is a non-profit organisation devoted to the Hobby of building and sailing model boats of all types. We offer a
safe, friendly, fun, environement to practice our non-polluting Hobby/Sport.