During the mid-late 1960s, a number of sailing enthusiasts from the Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula area,got together for the purpose of establishing a sailing club.  As most of the people either camped in the Caravan Park at Indented Head, or had holiday houses in the area, it seemed appropriate for the club to be located at Indented Head.  The Indented Head Boat Club was already in existence and it followed that a sailing section was established within the boat club.

After several years of operation within the boat club, it was agreed that the sailing members should form their own club and the Indented Head Yacht Club was formed in the summer of 1971-72.  The club virtually operated from the beach, in the early days with timekeepers sitting under beach umbrellas, recording the finishing times for the competitors.

A few years later it was agreed that a clubhouse was required. A co-operative society was formed,to allow the club to obtain a loan to build the clubhouse.  With the manual labour supplied by the members, working bees were held and the building started to take shape.  Much to the delight of the members of the time, the clubhouse was completed and ready for opening.  Mr Phil Gude MLA for Geelong officially opened the clubhouse on the 30th April 1978.

During the years that followed the club has provided many members with safe sailing conditions for many years.  The club has two powerboats to assist with the conduct of races, and when necessary, rescue facilities.  The clubhouse has an area located upstairs for the continuous observation of competitors on the water.

The club has over the years established a reputation for having good, clear, and safe waters for sailing, whether experienced or beginning sailors.  Also, the club has proven very capable on conducting championship series/regattas and each year the club conducts State Championships for various Class Associations including off-the beach dinghies, catamarans and trailable yachts.