Sailing / Yacht Club
Cowes Yacht Club is located on Phillip Island with a majestic north facing beach. The Cowes Yacht Club overlooks the Westernport Bay towards the Mornington Peninsula. Cowes Yacht Club is home to a variety of sailing events for off the beach boats as well as trailer yachts. New members are always welcome and this season is set to be most enjoyable on the water and off. Come down and enjoy some of the best sailing, views and company on Phillip Island. Social members are most welcome.
The Cowes Yacht Club formed in November 1957 by a group of motor boating enthusiasts. Families involved in picnics, fishing and water skiing with boats launched over the beach on removable board mats. Crown Land on a low lying area subject to flooding was obtained on a "permissive occupancy" arrangement from the Victorian Government Department of Lands, with the support of the Phillip Island Council. Members built up the yard area with general land fill and rubble, fencing off with Cyclone wire and providing gate access to the beach and Osbourne Avenue.