News from Club Captain

RBYC links us with the sea - we sail, we swim, we see the glory of the water. I have spent the last three weeks sailing from RBYC to southern Tasmania and back. This is a different experience from sailing in The Bay, although many of the same skills are needed. For me, the added joys and challenges include: Exiting …
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News from Club Captain

Sailing Office News

Race management volunteers needed

We are always looking to welcome 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. Training provided.

Upcoming Racing

Racing 13 March

Hearnes Heroes - Fleet 1330
Twilight - Fleet 1800
Pursuit 1815
(Last Twilight Race 3rd April)

Racing 16 March

Keelboats - Passage Race Combined Fleet. 1300 Boat/Tower
One Design - Center Course from 1330
WASZP - Day 1

Racing 17 March

WAZSP - Day 2
OTB - 1400

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Keelboat News

King Island Race
Congratulations to all the crews who raced in the 2024 King Island race. A race that offered many challenges where the leaderboard changed constantly throughout the race.
RBYC at Marlay Point
Ross Melville represented RBYC at the Marlay Point Overnight race on the Gippsland lakes in a Castle 650. Well done Ross!
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 image below for more detail.

Training News

Upcoming AdultCourses

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

RBYC compete in 29er State Championships

RBYC at 29er State Championships
From the 9th-11th of March, four RBYC junior sailors: Eddie Barron, Jenson Oldham, Oliver Martin, and I (Nathan Stanford) participated in the 29er state championships at the Sorento Sailing Couta Boat club. For all of us, this was our first time sailing a 29er regatta and it was such an amazing experience. On the first day, I had never sailed …

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RBYC Optimist sailors experience their first State Optimist Championships

RBYC Optimist sailors experience their first State Optimist Championships
Edward Jukes, Charlie Chidlow and Theo Altson represented RBYC over the long weekend participating in their first Optimist State Championships after progressing through the Tackers Program at RBYC and now sailing in the GreenFleet on Sunday afternoons building their skills and experience. There were 70 young Optimist Sailors that converged on Sandringham Yacht Club from clubs around Vicotria as well …
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WASZP Victorian Championship

Race management help needed. Saturday Mark laying/Rescue Rhib crew. Sunday Start Boat crew. If you are able to help out please contact the Sailing Office or email [email protected]

One Design News

Etchells Pre-Worlds
Several RBYC Etchells boats and sailors are gearing up for the 2024 Worlds in Fremantle. There are some great photos and video of the International Etchells facebook page
(20+) Facebook
-and keep an eye on SailWorld
2024 Etchells Bill Steele Regatta Day 1 (
Our Commodore has gone over to be part of the measurers volunteer team, and to see the preparations firsthand, ahead of the 2025 Worlds coming to RBYC.

Cruising Group News

MARCH GUEST SPEAKER DINNER: Friday March 15th, 2024 In the winter of 2023, Past Commodore Peter Strain and his son Richard cruised It’s a Privilege out on the Great Barrier Reef, visiting 25 reefs and 15 islands, from Lady Elliot Island in the south to just beyond Townsville and Magnetic Island in the north. An unforgettable experience of sailing, diving …
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Cruising News

Club News

Draw Date: 8 March
No Winner

Next draw 15 March jackpots to

I hope you are coping with this weekend's heatwave (Victorian tipsters). Undoubtedly, the AFL is happy they didn't schedule any games here in Victoria this weekend. Welcome: we have quite a few new tipsters to our competition, and I extend a big welcome to John Trajanovski, Deb Abraham, Sally McBriar, Kate McIntyre, David Tong, Jo O'Shaughnessy, Matt Blakey, Henry Mulholland, Sam Ticehurst, …

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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

Around The Bay


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
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.
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
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