GC Report - Murray Cowdell

This coming weekend is the Labour Day long weekend and traditionally many members are away. There is a Pursuit race Saturday for those who are staying home and want to get out on the water to enjoy the terrific weather we have had. The ORCV is running the annual race to King Island, with RBYC boats Blue Water Tracks and …
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RBYC timeline - we need your help!

As part of their research for the 150th anniversary book, Don Warner and John Scanlon want to make sure they have key milestone dates covered. You’ll see a poster in the members bar which enables you to write in more key dates – or else you can enter them here. Include your name and phone number in case Don has more questions (include online entry capability for Date, Event and Name/ Phone number).

Fundraiser for aspiring Olympic Sailors

What it takes to mount an Olympic Campaign
On Friday night club members learned a lot about the hard work and commitment it takes to mount an Olympic campaign. Mark Turnbull OAM and 470 Gold Medallist introduced nine aspiring Olympians, who spoke of their plans leading up to future Olympics; Philip Cripsey (IQ Foil), Anna Cripsey (IQ Foil), Sophie Jackson (470), James Jackson (470), Tana Deyell (Formula Kite), Casey Imeneo (ILCA 6), Charlotte Wormald (IQ Foil), Lachie Weber (ILCA 7) and Jack Eickmeyer (ILCA 7).
The fundraising page will be open until the end of March to enable you to make a tax deductible donation to the campaigns of these hard working athletes. Here is a link.

Sailing Office News

Race management volunteers needed

We are looking for new people to join the team and get involved. We have spots in the Tower on Wednesday evening over twilight races and Saturday & Sunday afternoons, as well as regattas. It's a great way to get involved and help out the club racing fleets. If you would like to be involved please contact Colin at the sailing office for details.

Upcoming Racing

Racing 6 March

Hearnes Heroes - Pursuit 1330
Twilight - Fleet 1800
Pursuit 1815

Racing 8 March

ORCV - Melbourne to King Island

Racing 9 March

Keelboat - Tower/Tower 1300 Artemis Pursuit
One Design - No Racing

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Keelboat News

Serious Yahoo continues Port Phillip Women’s Championship series campaign in lively conditions
From crew member Cath Hurley after sailing at Sandringham last Sunday “bumpy day sailing in the Women In Sailing Challenge on Serious Yahoo. We got up to 11 knots surfing down the waves under kite at one stage. Such a fun crew to be part of. We were third on PHS and second on AMS.”
BLiSS Regatta Final race in the PPWCS will be held at RBYC and is the BLiSS Regatta on the 5th May. These is also the opportunity for sailors to get some coaching via our BLiSS Keelboat Experience (places are limited). Click on the images below

Training News

Upcoming Adult Learn to Sail Courses

Keelboat Crew/Helm (2 day)
16th & 23rd.(1 spot)
April 6th & 13th
Powerboat Handling
(1 day)
April 14th or 20th

Dinghy Sailing
(4 Saturdays)
Level 1, 2 & 3
6 April - 27 April

April School Holiday Programs

Week 1: April 2nd - 5th. Week 2 April 8th - 12th
Places are limited and fill fast so please book early

OTB News

WASZP Victorian Championship

RS Aero States Review

Over the 2nd/3rd March weekend, Royal Brighton Yacht Club hosted the RS Aero Victorian State Championships. Over the two days, the club ran a fantastic series, fitting in 6 races over two days. Most races were sailed in over 15 knots, testing the endurance & fitness of the RS Aero fleet. To offer some variety the club ran Windward/Leeward courses …

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RS Aero States Review

One Design News

Sometimes the regatta is just half of the adventure (use attached photo of Taam Ha Taam)
The crew of Taam Ha Taam have started the long road to Fremantle for the 2024 Etchells Worlds. All the best to the RBYC boats and sailors heading over, including Christian Boillot, Philippe Charat and Esteban Franco in Taam Ha Taam, John Bertrand and crew on Triad 2020, Chris Hampton and crew on Tango, and Peter Robson sailing on the WA boat Highlander.
HOME | Etchells Worlds 2024 (etchellsworldsfremantle.com)

Cruising Group News

2024 BASS STRAIT CRUISE in Company: As of yesterday, the 2024 Bass Strait Cruise in Company fleet were en-route back from Stanley, Tasmania, towards the Hunter Group Islands. They have enjoyed some “champagne sailing” on the cruise south from Queenscliff, with stopovers and shore excursions at Grassy, King Island, and Three Hummocks along the way. In the other direction “Why …
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Cruising Group News

Club News

Photo of the Month

RBYC has a marvellous views which is ever changing.
The social committee thought it might be nice to have a ‘photo of the month’ in the newsletter. Capturing our twilight shots.
The Social committee have set up an email address for you to send your marvelous photos to [email protected]
We are looking for sunrise or sunset or even a great day shot
Draw Date: 1 March
No Winner

Next draw 8 March jackpots to

Eamonn Hammer Senior
Geoff Dart Crew Plus
Robert Donald Crew Plus
Roger Dickeson Crew
Maggie Johnson Social
Peter Morley Social
Agnes Remay Social
Alex Henderson Intermediate
Please join us at our season celebration event to connect with our amazing community of healthcare workers and first responders, to thank our team of Volunteers and celebrate with you, our fellow RBYC members. Sailing Lifts Your Spirits is wrapping up after another fantastic season, we have welcomed over 600 Guests to events, o n 77 voyages across 12 RBYC …
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Sailing Lifts Your Spirts
The AFL season starts Thursday night in Sydney and features four 'Opening Round' games. RBYC has a tipping competition open to club members, their families, and friends. Entry is free, and everything is done online via the ESPN site. If you'd like to join the tipping fun, please click the following link and follow the prompts to join our competition.
The password to join our competition is sticks
Don Warner
Tipping administrator

Glee Club has landed at RBYC
Looking ahead they have:
March 3: Best of Broadway, April 7: Tina Turner, June 2: The Tony Awards
For bookings click HERE


There’s plenty more coming up to keep all enjoying that different style of racing, whether that be the destination races of Port Fairy or the category 3 Coastal sprint races on the ORCV Calendar https://www.orcv.org.au/calendar
March 24th - The annual trip tour of Port Phillip Heads is on Sunday, 24th March, departing Queenscliff at 10.00 am. The tour provides for well-planned and executed transits of the Heads, with an emphasis on doing so in low-powered vessels (like yachts) and provides information to participants on the numerous navigational aids and strict procedures required for safe passage through. For more information and to book. https://www.orcv.org.au/training/rip-tour-of-port-phillip-heads
March 29th – Port Fairy Race starts just after midday on Good Friday and is category 2. Crews will enjoy the hospitality of the Port Fairy Yacht club, and boats up to 2.8m draft will mooring in the Moyne River. Entries are open here https://www.orcv.org.au/port-fairy
April 20thEnjoy some category 3 races with the short format West Offshore Products Coastal Sprints. A daylight start and short course which is planned to have crews back home that night. Come try ocean sailing and join the fleet here https://www.orcv.org.au/coastal-sprints