690 Point Nepean Road, McCrae
Phone: 03 5986 1361

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2018 Contender Worlds

McCrae Yacht Club is delighted to be hosting the 2018 International Contender Australian and World Championships

Daily program, NoR, Entries and more info Here including accommodation links.


VRsport TV daily updates 

Live sail racer GPS tracking - starts 20th Jan

2018 Contender Worlds Promotional video.

4 Jan 2018 Article on sailworld.com

20 Jan 2018 Australian Championships report on sailworld.com

The Contenders are coming to McCrae - January 2018

How good is this

Oct - Dec '17 & Jan - Apr '18 Duty Roster

The club relies on everybody to do their bit so we can all enjoy ourselves on and off the water.

Club Volunteer Duty roster is now available, download it here and put the dates in your diary.

It's your responsibility to find a replacement if you can't do your allocated duty


2017-18 Taipan Victorian States

Date: 10 - 12 March 2018


Notice of Race

Entry - Early entry discount prior to 9th Feb

Sponsored by  


Discover Sailing Centre Calendar

The full 2016/17 Discover Sailing Centre schedule is now available.

Please note that the schedule of programs may change without notice and that some courses which have minimum numbers may not run if these minimum numbers are not met. To register for most of these courses you must be a member of McCrae Yacht Club. Click here for information about our online booking system. Bookings for private coaching and individual/group lessons can be made at any time.

Course Dates

Session Times

Course Name *



October 2017

Oct 14  10:00 RIB Induction  Bookings Open
Oct 15  09:00 Responsible Serving of Alcohol Course  Bookings Open
Oct 28  09:00 RIB Induction  Bookings Open
Oct 28  10:00 Training Centre Induction for Instructors  

November 2017

Nov 4, 11, 18, 25  09:00 - 12:00  Sailing School

  Book for all 10 sessions or 6 sessions pre Xmas or 4 sessions post Xmas
 Bookings Now Open

Dec 2, 16    - Start Sailing (Kids)
Jan 27    - Better Sailing (Junior, youth & adults)
Feb 3, 10, 24    - Start Racing (Junior, youth & adults

 December 2017

Dec 2, 16   Sailing School continues  

January 2018

Jan 7 10:00

Discover Sailing Day


Mon-Fri  8-12 Jan

Mon-Fri 15-19 Jan

8:30am - 12:30pm

8:30am - 12:30pm

Tackers Holiday Program

Tackers Holiday Program


Bookings Closed

Jan 27  09:00 - 12:30

Sailing School continues. Option to book for 4 weeks

Bookings Open
 February 2018
 Feb 3, 10 and 24  09:00 - 12:30 Sailing School continues  
 Feb 4, 11, 18, 25  09:00 - 12:30 Adult Start Sailing  Bookings Open

April 2018


* Yachting Victoria also run a wide range of courses including: Assistant Instructor, Instructor, Club Race Officer, State/National Race Officer, State/National Judging as well as Powerboat and Safety boat courses. For further information go to the Yachting Victoria Training website - Click here


Online registration and payment

Alll registrations for our courses must be submitted and paid for online. Acceptance into a course is subject to approval by the Principal of the Training Centre based on requisite criteria. Most of our sail training courses require that those attending are full members of McCrae Yacht Club. Please confirm that your membership entitles you to access to our courses with the Yacht Club Administrator. Membership information and forms are available from the Membership Secretary or the Club Administrator at the Club Reception Desk on a Saturday morning.

Note: The Tackers Program is open to members of the public.

International Contender Class Australian & World Titles 2018

Worlds Notice of Race     08 August 2017 Historical Weather  Location Yacht Club Webcam
World Championships Sailing Instructions Current Weather Club Facilities Accomodation
  Course Location Parking & Trailer   
Results     Local Attractions
    Sponsors Visitor Information
Competitor Booklet   Photos Things to do at McCrae


Day Sponsor
Event Sponsor
Mon 15th Jan Registration Welcome drinks & BBQ (BYO food)   
Tue 16th Jan Registration / Aus Champs Racing PM  Snags & Jetty Road Beers after racing Alatonero Rastaurant
Wed 17th Jan Australian Championships PM  Main Ridge Cider & Nibbles after racing Main Ridge Cider
Thu 18th Jan Australian Championships PM   Party Night O'Brien Advisors and Accountants
    Presentation on the lawn
  • Jetty Road Brewery
  • Tequila Tromba
  • Burn City Smokers
Fri 19th Jan Measuremant Welcome Dinner @ Alatonero    
Sat 20th Jan Measurement / Practice Race    
Sun 21th Jan Worrld Championships PM  Snags & Jetty Road beers after racing  CPM Australia
Mon 22nd Jan  World Championships PM   Skewers & Jetty Road beers after racing  CST Composites 
Tue 23rd Jan  World Championships PM   Aussie night; Main Ridge Cider, Jetty Road Brewery Jetty Road Brewery
Wed 24th Jan Wolrd Championships PM   Finger food & liquids after racing  Ronstan
Thu 25th Jan Wolrd Championships AM   Bar Open after racing  Selleys 
    Presentation on the Lawn Presentation Dinner @ Alatonero Restaurant and party back at club  

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 Race Day Sponsors


 Event Product Sponsors

 *Contender Specials                                                                         Insurance needs
If you need insurance for these events, please contact our exclusive boating insurer, Club Marine.
"Boating's just better with Club Marine"
Call Club Marine on 1300 00 CLUB (2582) to speak with one of their team regarding your insurance needs - noting that like any insurer we have guidelines regarding what they will insure.


video and photography

Tracking technology sponsored by CST Composites

Australian Contender Association International Contender Association




2018 Tackers School Holiday Program:

January 8 - 12  8:30am - 12:30pm - Fully Booked

January 15 - 19 8:30am - 12:30pm - Bookings Closed

Tackers Programs are a great way of introducing your child to sailing.  The emphasis is on fun :) and skill development.

Each level of Tackers Program involves 20 hours of participation structured as a 5 day holiday program.

Kids receive a Tackers kit at the start of each Level and a certificate of achievement at the end.

Program duration

Five sessions of 4 hours.

Cost to participate

$345 - Non members
$285 - Club member discounted price

Cost includes:  Provision of OziOpti boat, use of a PFD1 and course tuition as well as the Tackers kit.

This program is for - Juniors Aged 7-12.


Tackers 1 - Having Fun

What you will learn

This course is designed especially for children and aims to provide a fun focused safe and enjoyable introduction to small boats. The course includes an introduction to fundamental boat handling skills and essential safety knowledge along with a lot of fun and games.

Using the McCrae OziOpti training boats, this course provides an introduction to fun sailing, confidence on water and encourages an interest in sailing.

The prerequisites

Must be an adequate swimmer and comfortable in deep water.


Tackers 2 - Tricks & Techniques

If kids are confident, they can sail a boat on their own with lots of support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor and Assistant Instructors.

The prerequisites

Must have completed Tackers 1 or equivalent.


Tackers 3 - Sailing Fast!

The chance for kids to sail a boat on their own, learning how to make the boat go faster and playing more games all with the support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor and Assistant Instructors.

The prerequisites

Must have completed Tackers 2 or equivalent.


Any questions?? Please contact Jane Moffat, McCrae Yacht Club Tackers Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0425 715 812




Social Events

Australia Day

Lunch orders need to be in by noon 25th Jan

Orders   Best value Pie & Lamington $8

Upcoming Events

Tue Jan 23 @ 9:00AM - 12:00AM
International Contender Worlds 2018
Wed Jan 24 @ 9:00AM - 12:00AM
International Contender Worlds 2018
Thu Jan 25 @ 9:00AM - 12:00AM
International Contender Worlds 2018
Fri Jan 26 @12:00PM -
Australia Day - Penninsula Point Plumbing Trophy
Fri Feb 02 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
General Committee Meeting
Sat Feb 03 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Sailing Committee Meeting
Sat Mar 03 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Sailing Committee Meeting
Fri Mar 16 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
General Committee Meeting
Fri Apr 20 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
General Committee Meeting
Fri May 04 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sailing Committee Meeting


McCYC is located at the south end of Port Phillip Bay on a beautiful sandy beach. McCYC has a committment to sailing & sail training. Family participation is encouraged as is excellence in sailing with success at state, national & international levels.   Learn More. Come and visit you will Find us Here

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