Whether you’re travelling interstate or from overseas, Victoria has a multitude of transport options to get you here – by air, bus, train, car or boat.
Flights, accommodation, care hire and activities can be booked through a web portal established by Wotif and the Australian Sports Foundation who are helping the VLA.
By booking through this portal you are assisting us put on great events for you. Bookings don’t have to be only for the Laser events. Any bookings will assist us run regatta’s that:
- Ensure the events are world class, and memorable for all the sailors and spectators.
- Raise awareness of the impact of human activity on the world’s ocean through our association with www.sailorsforthesea.org
For every travel booking you make at www.wotif.com/sport – whether it’s for your own leisure travel, your team’s travel, or even a family member or friend’s business travel – a small percentage of your booking will go to the Australian Sports Foundation and to the Victorian Laser Association. To use wotif.com/sport:
- Make sure www.wotif.com/sport is the last page you’re on before you click through to the checkout page.
- If you don’t see a club code field or the Australian Sports Foundation logo above, refresh your search by visiting www.wotif.com/sport.
- Make sure you enter the Club Code ASF044059 when prompted on checkout.
- Remember that funds will not be received by us if you cancel the booking.
Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport (IATA: MEL, ICAO: YMML), colloquially known as Tullamarine Airport, is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne, and the second busiest airport in Australia. It is located 23 kilometres (14 miles) north of the city centre, adjacent to the suburb of Tullamarine and operates without any curfew 24/7.
The airport features direct flights to 33 domestic destinations and to destinations in the Pacific, Europe, Asia, North America and South America.
Avalon Airport (IATA: AVV, ICAO: YMAV) is located in Avalon, Victoria 50 kilometres (30 mi) south-west of the state capital Melbourne and 15 km (9 mi) north-east of the city of Geelong. Avalon is currently served by passenger airline Jetstar Airways, which began domestic flights in 2004. AirAsia will commence flights direct flights between Avalon Airport and Kuala Lumpur at the end of 2018.
From Airport to Sandringham
Cost effective – catch the SkyBus (Peninsula Express) from Melbourne Airport to Southland Shopping Centre and then a local bus to Sandringham Railway Station. The yacht club is a short taxi ride from there or a 10 min walk. Alternatively (or if arriving at Avalon Airport) catch the SkyBus to Melbourne City (Southern Cross Railway Station) and then the local train to Sandringham Railway Station (30 minutes journey time, 10 minutes frequency in peak hours and 20 minutes off peak).
Buy Skybus tickets on-line at https://www.skybus.com.au/ or at Melbourne Airport.
Timetable for the Sandringham Train Line can be found here: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/linemain/12
You will need a “Myki” card to use the train system and suburban bus network. These can be purchased at hundreds of retail outlets and most railway stations across metropolitan and regional Victoria, including all 7-Eleven stores.
Fastest – catch a taxi or an Uber from Melbourne or Avalon Airports direct to the yacht club. Approximate cost AUD $100 / $140 respectively.
Interstate buses arrive in Melbourne at Southern Cross Station located in the Melbourne central business district. From there connections can be made to the Melbourne Metro Train network including the Sandringham Train (30 minutes journey time, 10 minutes frequency in peak hours and 20 minutes off peak), or taxi or Uber.
The SYC street address is: Jetty Road, Sandringham, Victoria, 3191.
Latitude, Longitude: -37.945591, 144.996978
Google Maps Plus Code: 3X3W+J8 Sandringham, Victoria, Australia
Car parking arrangements will be advised in the Notice of Race.
Passenger ships dock at Port Melbourne. This includes all cruise liners and the “Spirit of Tasmania” car/passenger ferry which shuttles between Melbourne and Davenport.
Connections from Port Melbourne can be made via Taxi, Uber and a light rail system to the Melbourne central business district.
Melbourne has an extensive public transport system and road network.
Melbourne’s train system, Melbourne Metro, operates a frequent rail service between Flinders Street station in the Melbourne central business district and Sandringham via Hampton.
A number of bus services stop at the Sandringham railway station. These provide access to both Southland and Chadstone regional shopping centres.
Bicycles can be hired, Taxis are available and Uber ride sharing is active throughout Melbourne.
Looking to get around on a Bike?
BikeNow have a huge range of bikes available whether you are looking for an easy form of transport to and from the Club or an advanced bike to explore the famous Beach Road and free up those hiking muscles. Helmet included in hire rate (helmets are compulsory in Victoria).
Check the bike hire rates here: http://bit.ly/bikenowrates
Book your bike here: http://bit.ly/BikeNowBookNow
Option 1 – Book online and pick up your Bike from BikeNow Headquarters, 240 Kings Way, South Melbourne VIC 3205.
Option 2 – Book online and pick up your bike from the Sandringham Yacht Club on Thursday, January 2nd between 10am and 12 Noon.
Bike returns – return to BikeNow HQ or return at the Sandringham Yacht Club on Wednesday, Jan 8th between 10am and 12 noon.