Club History

Since its establishment in 1946, Maylands Yacht Club has developed a rich history of producing State, National and International sailing champions.  This tradition of sailing development continues through the training fleeets, designed for people who want to learn to sail so they can race, or just have fun on boats with family and friends.

Maylands has the distinction of being at the "top" of the Swan River.  Its history dates back to the 1940s when its members' needs were served by a corrugated-iron shed on the river bank. Some army barracks buildings came on the market and under the leadership of foundation Commodore Wally Gaunt, a successful fundraising drive resulted in the purchase of a building that was transported and erected adjacent to the Maylands jetty.

The Maylands Yacht Club was established on the foreshore in 1946. MYC is the home of the "Mudlark", a class of boat for juniors designed and built by Wally Gaunt, father of Terry Gaunt senior who was Club Patron for many years.

For a broader history of sailing at MYC, download our HISTORY.
To read how it all began at the East Perth Sailing Club, click HERE.

Read about our past champions:
Cliff Burton
Terry Gaunt Snr
Rob OSullivan
Brian Plumb

A book has been published covering the history of sailing at Maylands, called "Top of the River".  Grab a copy for $20 at the bar on Sundays.
Pictured below are the book's authors Chris Holyday and Terry Gaunt Snr.