On 13th May the builders come on site to start work on the forecourt redevelopment. This will cause some disruption for 16 weeks, but we are doing everything we can to minimise the impact to members and patrons of the club’s facilities. A reminder that the forecourt redevelopment is the next stage of the Club’s master plan, building a circular …

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phil hall

Marina/Sailing Office News

Hardstand Cranes

Over the last two days the hardstand cranes have had a major overhaul. All new lifting mechanisms have been fitted and crane #3 (pond) is now operated using a remote the same as crane #2. Please familiarise yourself on how these work using this link
There is also a copy of these instructions in the boxes on the crane.

Cerberus Race 2024 - Last year winner pipped at the post

The traditional end of summer racing, the Cerberus Trophy, was held on Saturday in magnificent conditions. 14 boats took to the water in a 5-10 knt SW a perfectly flat sea and full sun which made it a beautiful day to be on the water. The trophy is awarded for the Performance Handicap winner JAMHU, who pipped last year’s winner …
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Cerberus Race 2024

Upcoming Sailing

Racing 1 May

Hearnes Heroes Series 4 - Fleet 1330

Racing 4 May

Keelboat - May Series

Racing 5 May

BliSS Regatta - Fleet


The last race in the PPWCS series is the BLiSS regatta at RBYC. This is a great day both on and off the water so we hope you will get involved

***Date Change***

Please note we have changed the dates for the forums. If you have registered already there is nothing to do. If you can't make the new dates please contact the sailing office

BLiSS Experience 2024 - Review

For the second year RBYC run a BLiSS Experience to allow women sailing in the BLiSS Regatta to get some extra tuition on keelboat racing. Below is a brief review from Bronwyn Mcllveen Firstly, it was very educational and fun and thank-fully we had good weather with sunshine over the two weeks and we appreciate the generous sponsorship for this …

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BLiSS Experience 2024

Training News

Keelboat Crew/Helm (2 day)

11th & 18th May

Safety Boat Handling

Dinghy Sailing (4 Saturdays) May 4-25 Levels 1 , 2 & 3

Cruising Group News

Our April Cruising event saw about 25 keen sailors sail to or motor by car around to Queenscliff to enjoy a lovely weekend and especially the Saturday night. We boarded the Blues Train around 6.30pm and disembarked at 11.15pm. The evening saw us all enjoying a meal aboard before heading out to listen to wonderful blues music. It involved moving to the various 4 carriages to enjoy solo muso’s and 2 different blues bands.
Our next cruising dinner is on Friday 17th May when Allan Haddow will be sharing more of his around Australia sailing trip. This particular segment will focus on his travels around Tasmania.
Save the date now and let Mandy know for catering purposes.
Rob Hurrell

Iceberger News

Sunday 5th May - Members Lounge - Health and Safety/Cold Water Briefing 8:45 am
Please come along as your participation and contribution makes for a much richer dialogue as we can learn from the experiences of some of our wonderful Iceberger Community

Last chance for orders for the men's icebergers bathers - email Tony Ryan on [email protected] . Number & Size & either Standard or Funky design !


Club News

ANZAC Day 2024

There was good turnout this year at the annual ANZAC Day service at the club. Pictured are Oliver Martin and Francesca Wewer who laid the wreaths.

Hay Run – Need for Feed

Over the four-day Anzac Day weekend, while many of us were out enjoying the Cerberus race, club members Shane Cahill and Past Commodore Paul Pascoe joined other volunteers on a "hay run" to the York Peninsula in South Australia and back. They supported a charity organisation called Need for Feed who provide emergency hay to farmers in need, whether it be due to floods, fire or drought. They collect donations of hay from generous farmers and then volunteer truckers pick up the hay and deliver to farmers in need. This particular run was to collect eleven semi-trailer loads of hay from a single farm (4000 acres of farm!) in the York Peninsula in South Australia and deliver them to the charity's depot in Cobram where the hay is stored ready to be dispatched at a moments notice. The depot was almost cleared out in recent months trucking hay to farmers affected by the fires to the west of Ballarat. The next recipients will be farmers on King Island which is suffering the worst drought in over 100 years requiring logistics of trucks, drivers and ships.
Shane's company runs a fleet of trucks and Shane donated his truck (an 18 speed Kenworth), fuel and time to spend four days driving to and from the York Peninsula, a total of 2241 km, sharing the driving with Paul.

RBYC Trivia Night 26th April

The Bayview Room was buzzing last Friday night as 13 teams assembled to enjoy the annual trivia night hosted by Don and Carolyn Warner. This year, there were five quiz categories: Famous Faces, Miscellaneous, Entertainment/Sport, and Identify that Song. The fifth category was an Australia-New Zealand series of questions with an ANZAC slant. Interaction with teammates is always so much fun on this night as people confer to determine ‘who is that, what are the next few words to this song, where is Mt Ruapehu located on this map,’ etc. Answer sheets were exchanged between tables and marked right after each round. A random prize draw was conducted as Carolyn tallied up the final scores. Congratulations to our prize winners, namely, Jan Ferguson, Janelle Hunt, Patrick Purcell, Gaille Walton, Jane Zacharin, Emma Chesneau, John Oliver, Greg Wallace, Helen Cvjetan, Lisa Gulikers, Tim Hille, Joe Wilding, Steve Reynolds.
The Sea Horse I team won the title, narrowly edging out last year’s winners, The Dreamers. Congratulations to our winners, who are pictured below.
Draw Date: 27th April
No Winner

Next draw 3 May April jackpots to

Stop Press: The 150th Anniversary Committee will launch the 150th logo - in the members bar ahead of the Members Draw.

Hi everyone, On the field, the opening match on ANZAC Eve pitted Melbourne and Richmond.The AFL introduced this fixture in 2021, and the Dees made it four straight winsover the Tigers in this particular game with a decisive win last Wednesday. There were two ANZAC Day games, one of them a thriller! Essendon and Collingwood played an exciting draw in front …

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Whats On

2nd June 5pm BOOK HERE

Around The Bay


June 2 (Sunday), Safety & Sea Survival Course. Check your and your crews certification and book into the refresher course or full course on Sunday 2 nd June. This course will book out as winter is a great time to top up your knowledge. Book here to either June, September or December but remember places are limited.

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

May 25th (Saturday) – 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

July 21st (Sunday) - SAVE THE DATE: Dive into the inaugural ORCV and Sandringham Yacht Club Marine Safety Expo 2024!

The Marine Safety Expo is a must-attend for all water enthusiasts! Join us at Sandringham Yacht Club on July 21 for a diverse range of activities, including safety insights, product demos, guest speakers, and more. Learn from experts, explore stands, and don't miss our exciting treasure hunt with amazing prizes!

Admission is free, but spots are limited, so secure your spot now at