Head north-east out of Perth’s CBD through Highgate and Mount Lawley and within five minutes or so you’ll be able to turn off into a terrific little suburb called Maylands which, on a map, looks like a tooth carved out of the meandering Swan River, which provides three of Maylands’ boundaries. Old homes here are being demolished or revamped as the suburb continues to develop in line with its potential - with its high, commanding position so close to the city which offers such great views over the river and across to Belmont Park racecourse and the Burswood Casino complex. In fact, Maylands is so flash these days it even has its own yacht club - a friendly hideaway at the corner of Fourth Avenue and East Street. Club members sail a variety of classes, from single-handed Laser and Moth to two-handed Heron and Pacer. Sailing takes place on Sundays from October through to April and visitors can spend a pleasant afternoon watching the craft flitting about the river.