Homestay Program

The Homestay Program provides bed and breakfast accommodation in the homes of local residents for sailors competing in the regatta as an alternative to staying in a hotel or motel. Costs are usually very reasonable and accommodation is located close to the yacht club.

For Sailors

 If you are a sailor competing in the 2014 Melges 24 World Championships and wish to stay with a local resident in their private home please email

For Hosts

Do you have a spare room, bungalow or maybe a unit near Royal Geelong Yacht Club that would be available for one or two weeks in late January to early December.  RGYC is seeking host families for international competitors taking part in this world class sailing event.

If you are interested then please email We will give you every level of support to make it run very easily, we’ll come and chat with you beforehand, we’ll give you the opportunity to contact the sailors before they arrive and we’ll give you the paper work to secure the arrangements. If you have any questions then please contact us and explain how things work.