Frostbite Regatta

The Frostbite Regatta is the annual challenge that has been conducted between a team of senior sailors representing the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron and Royal Brighton Yacht Club since 1965. The winning team led by the Commodore takes home the highly sought-after “Wee Drap O’ Yarra” – and that is literally a bottle full of muddy water.  The regatta was deferred from the usual June date due to unsuitable weather conditions and was sailed last Sunday instead. It wasn’t terribly “frosty” but no one complained. Well done to the youth teams who sail first to show us how it is done, followed by the members of the two General Committees. RBYC lost the trophy but we look forward to winning it back next year when RMYS hosts the regatta.