Vice Commodore’s Report

During the weekend just past, the Club ran the Big Boat Day for OTB sailors. Originally developed by the RBYC Cruising Group, the Big Boat Day gives OTB sailors of all ages and their parents the opportunity to experience sailing on a keelboat. This year 7 skippers kindly donated their yachts and crew allowing 50 young and not so young …
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Vice Commodore’s Report


Olympic Restaurant & Deck
Good Friday - CLOSED
Sat 30th - 7.30am - 9pm
Sun 31st - 7.30am - 5pm
Mon 1st - CLOSED
Members Bar
Good Friday - CLOSED
Sat 30th - 3pm - 9 pm
Sun 31st - 12 pm - 8 pm
(No food after 5 pm)
Mon 1st - CLOSED

Sailing Office News

Upcoming Racing

Wednesday 27th
Hearnes Heroes Fleet 1330
Twilight Fleet 1800
Twilight Pursuit 1815
Easter Weekend
No Club racing Saturday or Sunday

Keelboat News

Save the date 5th May 2024.

Click image for full details of both the regatta nd the BLiSS Experience

Training News

Youth Big Boat Day

Thank you to the following boats for giving up their time on Sunday to allow our youth sailors the opportunity to experience keelboat sailing. Cyan Moon, Sakima, Reliance, Schuss, Moana, Its A privilege, Reverie, Caledonia and She's Apples II. We will be holding this event again at the end of March 2025 so we hope even more boats can get involved so more youth can go out. Below is the team on Schuss under the watch eye of Chloe Fisher and Dennis McConnell.

Upcoming Adult Courses

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

One Design News

RBYC members excellent adventure to Middle Harbour Yacht Club

Eight RBYC members will be journeying to Middle Harbour Yacht Club for the Inclusive Classes Regatta.
In the 2.4 Meter Class we have Ray Smith, Mark Seager, Glenn Norton, Gary Bunyard, Mal Ware and GC member Pete Coleman.
In the Hansa Liberty class we have Ailson Weatherly and Sean Hogan.
Patrick Purcell will be assisting on the MHYC Start Boat.
We wish them a wonderful regatta!

Commodore visit to WA Yacht Clubs

While in Freo as part of the measurement team for the 2024 Etchells Worlds, Commodore Niesje Hees had the pleasure of visiting the three yacht clubs jointly hosting the event; Fremantle Sailing Club, Royal Freshwater Bay Sailing Club and Royal Perth Yacht Club. No need to exchange burgees as that had already been done years ago. The photo shows Niesje with RPYC Commodore Dr Janet Hornbuckle, under the RBYC burgee at Royal Perth Yacht Club.

Cruising Group News

MEMBER NEWS: A large contingent of Cruising Group members spent several days this past week “land cruising” to Halls Gap and exploring the Grampians. By all accounts, a grand time was had by all. At the same time Rear Commodore Peter Gebhardt and Alison have abandoned Melbourne for the warm climes of Queensland and were last seen cruising in the Whitsundays. …
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Cruising News

Club News

Vale Andrew Plympton AM

Andrew started his sailing career at RBYC in the 1960’s aboard the 12 foot cadet dinghies. Andrew “The Admiral” Plympton went on to a stellar career in sport and business both as a world class performer and organiser. As a sailor Andrew won many yacht races and regattas with the crowning achievement of a World E22 title. As an organiser …
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Vale Andrew Plympton AM
Draw Date: 22 March
No Winner

Next draw 5th April jackpots to
Rick Buscombe Senior
Con Livissianos Senior Family
James Davie Senior Family
Tamara Hemingway Senior Family
Mac Lemon Crew Plus

Ramon Lopez Social
Jack Darmody Intermediate
Luke DiPietrantonio Intermediate
Tess & Elise Nutter Junior family
Ava Livissianos Junior family
On the field: there were no close games this week, which was disappointing. The closest one was the Collingwood vs. St Kilda game on Thursday night - the Saints controlled this game after halftime and with two early fourth-quarter goals, the Sainters were never going to be headed. Season 2024 is not the worst start to a premiership defense for …

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Picture of the week - Paul Pascoe

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


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
Tickets are complimentary for ORCV & RBYC members, all non-members are welcome and pay $10. Booking here
The last of the ocean season races are now open for entries. The ever-popular sail in company along the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay and the last of the Coastal Sprint series. After this, we will return to the bay to hone everyone's skills in longer passage races. Congratulations to RBYC members Tim Hosking from French Bred, together with Jonathon Wood Freeman off Shooting the Breeze on completing the King Island after completing the ORCV Beyond the Bay course.

Coming up on the ORCV Calendar

April 20th West Offshore Products Coastal Sprints. Enjoy some Category 3 races with the short format. 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

May 19 (Sunday) - Double Handed & Teams Racing. Try Double Handed Sailing, along a longer leg course on the bay. Teams (any combination) are welcome. Entries here

May 25th – Apollo Bay. Sail in company in the Great Ocean Road “Sail” to Apollo Bay. A daylight start, 52nm and category 3 where you can stay overnight in Apollo Bay. Entries are open