General News

Marina Closures 26th Jan

Reflections from the Stonehaven Cup regatta - From Commodore

January has been regatta month, with three terrific regattas so far, and one more to go (the 2.4 Nationals). Ray Smith has written an excellent article about the Stonehaven Cup and the Cadet Centenary Regatta (you can still find it on our website) - I also wanted to share some of my personal experiences.My role during the Stonehaven Cup was …

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Reflections from the Stonehaven Cup regatta

Keel Boat News

Club Racing Starting Again 31st Jan

31/1 - Wednesday Afternoon: Hearnes Heroes 3 - Fleet 1330
31/1 - Summer Twilight: Fleet 1805, Pursuit 1815
3/2 - Keelboats Passage Race & One Design - From 1300
4/2 - OTB Racing - 1400

Last Chance - Sail Measurement for Festival of Sails

In continuing efforts to support our members, if you are doing Festival of Sails in the AMS division, and would like your sails remeasured pre-event, please contact Peter Coleman 0418 332 375 ASAP. This will be done on the hardstand.  Peter will revise your rating if they have shrunk.  

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Sail Measurement for Festival of Sails
Best of luck to all the RBYC boats and crews competing in the Festival of Sails at Geelong.

Training News

Youth Term 1 Sail & Race Training

These programs are for those sailors still progressing through their sail training. These programs will get sailors to the required skill level to then be able to join the racing squads. There is a cost associated for each course but you do not need to be a member of RBYC
These programs are for those sailors who have completed Tackers 3 or OutThere 3 (or have equivalent experience). The focus is on gaining skills for club racing and getting ready for regattas and events. Anyone wanting to join the racing squads must be a Youth member of RBYC.

Upcoming Adult Learn to Sail Courses

Keelboat Crew/Helm (2 day)
February - 10th & 17th - FULL
March 2nd & 9th or 16th & 23rd
Keelboat Spinnaker (2 day)
March 17th & 24th
Dinghy Sailing
(4 Saturdays)
Level 1, 2 & 3
Jan 20th, 27th, Feb 3rd & 10th

One Design News

VX ONE National Wrap Up

Six in a row for Mack One at Nash Advisory VX One Nationals 2024 The formidable AUS332 Mack One crew of Ben Franklin, Alan Moffat and Josh Franklin have claimed a sixth straight national title at Royal Brighton Yacht Club. They clinched the win by four points over AUS330 Pipeline Drillers, skippered by Brett Whitbread, after racing was abandoned on …

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VX ONE National Wrap Up

2.4 Australian Championships

The 2.4 Nationals is running 26 - 28th Jan. we are still looking for some extra volunteers to help in Rhibs as crew or drivers. If you are able to help can you please contact Colin on [email protected]

Dragons and Etchells Regattas at Metung

Good luck to Charles "Chas" Stanton and Amazing Grace who is competing in the Dragon Nationals Prince Philip Cup at Metung from 22- 28 January.
Dragon Nationals Prince Philip Cup Jan 22-28 2024 | Metung Yacht Club.
Over the long weekend 26-28 January four RBYC boats will be competing in the Etchells Vic States; Christian Boillot on Taam Ha Taam, Peter Stubbings on Men’s Shirts, Peter Robson on Playing Around 3 and Niesje Hees on Quandong.
VIC Etchells State Championships 25-28 Jan 2024 | Metung Yacht Club

Cruising Group News

2024 BIRTHDAY CRUISE to RYCV and More Williamstown: A great turnout of around 50 members and friends enjoyed the annual RBYC Cruising Group Birthday Cruise to the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria last Sunday. Several boats sailed over, however, with the BOM posting “Strong Wind Warning” for the Bay, others decided to opt for the comfort of car cruising to Williamstown. After …
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Cruising Group Update

Club News

Proposed New Members

Thinus Keeve Senior
Nick Broadley Senior
Liam Nagle Crew
Bruno Ferreira Crew
Susan Hooper Social
Paul Braddock Social
Draw Date:19 Jan 2024
No Winner

Next draw 26 Jan jackpots to

Diarise: 2 Feb for Icebergers Induction - An important annual event