News From GC

Debbie Jonker – General Committee The boating lifestyle attracts me because no experience on any day on the water or in a marina is ever the same! The water changes colour or temperature, the wind changes far too regularly too. In Victoria at Wilson’s Prom we were so cold last June that we jumped into beds early , fully clothed …
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News From GC

Sailing Office News

Upcoming Racing

Racing 20 March

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

Racing 23 March

Keelboats - Brighton Championship DIV 1 & 2
One Design - Center Course from 1330

Racing 24 March

OTB - 1400

Keelboat News

Save the date 5th May 2024.

Click image for full details of both the regatta nd the BLiSS Experience
One of the pioneers and greatest enthusiasts in women’s sailing Rosie Colahan will be speaking at RBYC on April 12 after the members draw at 7pm.
Please join us to celebrate the history of women’s sailing at the club as we look forward to this year’s Bliss Regatta scheduled for May 5.

Training News

Upcoming AdultCourses

Keelboat Crew/Helm (2 day)
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

11 WAZSPS come to RBYC to compete in the Vic Championships. The weather was fantastic for going to the beach but not so great for foiling. Day 1 finally got underway just after 1330 when the sea breeze finally arrived, but still very light so foiling was tricky. Pau Pascoe (RO) did however managed to get in 4 races for the day. Day was even lighter and after two no foiling races the boats were sent back to the beach where the fleet decide to call it quits. All the sailors had a great time both on and off the water.

One Design News

Womens Sportsboat Regatta

RBYC members Vanessa Twigg and Cath Hurley along with skipper katie Holroyd from Cowes Yacht Club and Maria Vasardani from SYC placed third in this year’s Women’s Sportsboat Regatta.

Cath Hurley says “The Winners were a Blairgowrie team Skippered by Laura Harding who’s currently coming fourth in the World’s in the 49ers in Lanzarote. In second place was a Sydney team including Vanessa Dudley who’s completed 25 Sydney to Hobarts. So we were very happy to come in with a third place”.

Watch some of the action here.

Etchells Worlds in Fremantle

Watch this terrific video with words from Race Officer Ross Wilson and terrific footage of the event.
(20+) Facebook
Four more days of racing to go. Here is a link to the event website.

Cruising Group News

Last Friday evening, an excellent turnout of around sixty diners turned out to hear Past Commodore Peter Strain give an overview of his last winter’s cruise with his son Richard 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. Peter showed a short movie that he had created, showing some amazing sequences of underwater reef life, others of pods of whales, some surfacing right alongside It’s a Privilege, and aerial drone shots of their boat amongst the myriad of isolated reefs. Many of the locations they visited were little frequented, which made for an unforgettable experience of sailing, diving and fishing in Australia's greatest marine environment. A very enjoyable evening, and most came away from it feeling somewhat envious. Thanks Peter.

Club News

St Patrick's Day at the Club

Irish singing and dancing and everything else you’d want St Patrick’s Day to be – a terrific event in the member’s bar.
Draw Date: 15 March
No Winner

Next draw 22 March jackpots to

RBYC History

The Cerberus Picnic This is the first in a series of short snippets about our club's history, which we will periodically share with readers in the Tuesday newsletter. If you know of some interesting club history, please let us know. Did you know that between 1903 and 1918, our club had a branch at Half Moon Bay, Black Rock? It proved a …
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RBYC History
On the field: in this week's Thursday night clash, Richmond hit back hard versus Carlton (as expected) after their first half-capitulation last week against the Suns. The game was close all night with ten lead changes. The Blues had a slightly better final quarter to emerge with a five-point win. On Friday night, the Sydney Swans toyed with Collingwood at …

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Snooker/Billiards Competition

Well folks, the three competitions have finally concluded, starting in July 2023 and concluding this week. A note from the convenor, if you are intending to enter competitions, can you please play your next round promptly, it will save multitudinous texts and emails!
A big congratulations to the winners and runners up as follows : -
Event Winner Runner Up
R O Lewin Perpetual Trophy Adrian (Tex) Seymour Glenn Norton
Scratch Snooker
Handicap Snooker Trophy Chad Humphrey Glenn Ferguson
Billiards Trophy Graeme Cooper Glenn Norton
The next event on the calendar is the singles and doubles Pool, entry chart will be on the board shortly.
Glenn Norton
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


Join the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) in partnership with the Royal Brighton Yacht Club (RBYC) for an evening of inspiration and adventure as we delve into the world of solo circumnavigation with Jeanne Socrates. more
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