GC Report

Staying alive in winter! I recently attended an excellent winter safety briefing organised by our Iceberger members in the lead up to winter. There was a reminder about the risks of hypothermia and how to detect it in others and the need to swim, sail or kayak with others, and ensure someone knows you’re going out. It’s a long time …
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From the 13th May access to the club will change while we renovate the facade and driveway
Pedestrian access: This will be either from the beach or via the vehicle entrance at the council car park . Then make your way to the doors past the Gym.
Vehicle Access. Entry and exit will be via the boom gate at the council car park. All vehicles entering must head up the ramp (access to lower car parks will be via the upper car park). To exit there is a button mounted to the wall of the sturrock building which will lift the boom gate. Exiting vehicles must give way to entering vehicles and pedestrians

Also a big thank you to David Williamson for installing a handrail on the carpark wall to assist pedestrian access.

Kevin Wilson - 80-year member and Honorary Life Member

On Monday our most recent Honorary Life Member Kevin Wilson was presented with his HLM Medallion as well as his 80-year membership pin. In attendance were close family, Commodore Niesje Hees, Vice Commodore Peter Demura, Past Commodore Ron Davies and long-term club member David Dyring (Porge). It was a lovely celebration with Ron introducing proceedings, and Niesje letting everyone know about …
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Kevin Wilson - 80-year member and Honorary Life Member

Marina/Sailing Office News

RBYC is putting on 4 information session for those RBYC yacht owners who would like to get into the club racing but are unsure how and have little or no experience in racing.
These free programs are open to everyone, family, friends, aspiring sailors and more experienced sailors aimed at progressing sailing and racing skills in a relaxed and fun environment. This is a great way to get started in sailing and into club life, meet fellow sailors and become part of the onboard team... more

Pursuit Race Starts

A reminder to all competitors who sail in Pursuit races that there are restrictions on crossing the start line prior to each boat's start time. The reason for this is that the RO in the Tower must check each boat as it crosses the line to ensure that they have started at their correct start time, and this is difficult enough with a larger fleet, but even more difficult if boats are "practicing" their start. The relevant Sailing Instruction states:
12.3. Boats racing in ‘Pursuit’ race shall not cross the start line between the Warning Signal and one (1) minute prior to their start time. Boats that fail to comply may be scored DNS without a hearing.
And for the purposes of pursuit races, you should have your engine turned off 4 minutes prior to your start time. Although the rules state that the engine should be turned off from the "Warning Signal", it is generally understood that a pseudo "Warning Signal" for each boat is four minutes prior to their actual start time, not four minutes prior to the first boat's start time.

Hard Stand clean up

The club will be disposing of any unclaimed aluminum from the hard stand. It you have anything out there, EG booms and masts, either behind the containers or hanging on rails and you want to keep them you need to contact Colin in the sailing office before the 22nd May.

Alan Robinson Trophy - 8th June

The annual race to QCYC for the Alan Robinson Trophy is Saturday 8th June. This is a separate entry event and full details of the event can be found on the RBYC website. Online entry can also be done via the results app or click image
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Alan Robinson Trophy

Commodores Challenge

On Sunday 19th the annual regatta between clubs, The Commodores Challenge, will be held at SYC. This all female one design regatta commenced in 2016 and is closely contested each year. This year our team is Chloe Fisher, Anna Cripsey, Lallie Lecky, Elizabeth (Beth) Tedstone and Claire Pritchard. In 2023 RBYC was the winner so we will be defending out title and we wish our team all the best.
Marnie Irving (Club Captain)

Upcoming Sailing

Racing 15 May

Hearnes Heroes Series 4 -
Fleet Start

Racing 18 May

Keelboat - May Series
1300 - Tower start/finish
One Design - May Series
From 1330 -Boat start/finish

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Training News

1 - 22nd June

18th May

25th & 26th May

Cruising Group Dinner 17th May

16 Months Sailing Solo Around Tasmania Allan Haddow solo circumnavigation on a Compass 29’ yacht of Tassie started at Launceston on 09-02-2020 and ended at RBYC on 17-06-2021 at 9:15am.After a heart attack while walking to a medical clinic at Launceston (1 stent & 5 days in hospital) one day after arriving from King Island on 09-12-2019 & spending Xmas …
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Club News

Last Draw
Friday 10 May
No Winner

Next Draw
Friday 17 May

Catherine Dawson Senior
Thomas McMahon Senior
Elena Kasimov Crew Plus
Daniel Wallace Gym
Douglas Picken Social
Aviva Quick Intermediate
Callum Sargentson Intermediate
Myles Burchell Youth

Pool Competition 2024

Well folks, the draw for the 2024 Pot Black Trophy singles pool and 2024 Doubles Pool Trophy is on the board! Please ensure you play your match promptly to avoid institutionalization of the convenor?
There are still a few places available if you are yet to enter? Another round of fun times around the table awaits.

Glenn Norton
Greetings from Cheela Plains in WA's Pilbara region, about a quarter of the way between Tom Price and Exmouth. We've just spent 4 days in the spectacular Karajini National Park visiting gorgeous gorges (Dales, Knox, Kalamina, Joffre) and climbing Mt Bruce & Mt Nameless. Many great memories of a beautiful part of our great country. On the …

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Whats On

Around The Bay


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 https://www.orcv.org.au/club-blog/5548-2024expo