Commodores Report
Now that the result of the incoming committee is resolved, without the need for an election, my time as Commodore and on General Committee is at an end. I hand over the responsibility to Niesje Hees and the incoming committee and I am very confident that your Club is in good hands. Those that know Niesje know that she is conscientious and hard working. Supported by the new Vice Commodore Peter Demura who has done a remarkable job as Treasurer. I thank the outgoing committee for their efforts, we have worked well together and come out of the last few tumultuous years in good shape. Thanks to retiring Vice Commodore John Mooney for his contribution and his experience not only on the sailing front but also building development and maintenance and also retiring Kalpana Raghunathan for her great support in resolving contentious issues. It is pleasing to see the new members Neil Sargeant and Nick Barber put their hands up to join General Committee and support the Club. The return of Peter Coleman and the continuing support of Peter Gebhardt, Murray Cowdell, Cath Hurley, Marnie Irving and Club Captain Brett Heath we should be grateful they are putting their time in for RBYC. With the ongoing negotiations with Parks Victoria over the seabed lease and the further need for urgent dredging within that marina, I will continue to remain available to make sure these issues are resolved. Also planning to stay on the Assets Sub-Committee with the longer-term planning of marina attenuator replacement and marina extension, plus the planned forecourt redevelopment with a circular driveway which should improve delivery safety, Club access for taxis, rideshare, elderly amenity and weddings.
I encourage all members join us at the Annual General Meeting on 20th September even though you all should get full details of the Club in the Annual Report out soon.

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting
Documentation for the AGM is now available to be viewed on line via the below link

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RBYC Opening Day

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On Saturday 1 October, RBYC Members and their guests are invite to celebrate the opening of our sailing season. This year the theme is Viking. This year to help with the arrangements and planning for both on an off water, we are requesting that you register your attendance... MORE

Sailing Office News

2022-2023 Calendar

The RBYC calendar for the new season is now online. It is presented in a new format on the website so please take a look.
Each Fleet has a link at the top, to their calendar and a link to a printable spreadsheet below.
The new format also allows you to download the calendars to your devices .
When you are in a calendar you can select a month and year and move to other calendars
Click on an event to expand for more details.
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****Notice for the owners of kayaks, paddle boards and surf skis****

There are still a number of owners of kayaks, paddle boards and surf ski owners that need to come forward and let us know what property is theirs so that they can be issued a tag. Kayaks etc without tags will be getting moved in the coming weeks so those who do not claim their equipment will no longer have easy access. Please contact the Sailing Office to confirm if this applies to you.

This Weeks Race Results

RBYC Wednesday 31st
Hearnes Heroes 6
Geoff Adams True Colours 6731
Geoff Perks Foxy Lady B126
David Morrrell Just Chillin B888
RBYC Saturday 3rd
Costello Pursuit
Geoff Perks Foxy Lady B126
David Bingham Mirrabooka
Geoff Adams True Colours 6731
One Design Sat 3rd
Agg of Race 5 & 6
Peter Coleman - AUSTRALIA II.IV
John Collingwood
Neil Patterson
Agg of Race 5 & 6
Brendan Jukes
Niejse Hees
Ian Crisp
Agg of Race 5 & 6
Brett Bowden
David Williamson
Ross Wyatt
Full results HERE




3rd Costello Series/One design Series
7th Hearnes Heroes 5
10th Blizzard Series
14th Hearnes Heroes 6
17th Costello Series/One Design Series
21st Hearnes Heroes 5



5th Hearnes Heroes 1 Fleet & Spring Twilights
8th Centre Course racing Div 1 & 2 and One Design. Div C Medium Passage
12th Hearnes Heroes 2 Pursuit & Spring Twilights
15th Peter Taylor Trophy
19th Hearnes Heroes 1 Fleet & Spring Twilights
22nd Div 1/2 & C Brighton Champ
26th Hearnes Heroes 2 Pursuit & Spring Twilights
29th Artemis Pursuit

OTB News

OTB Working Bee: This Sunday 11th

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Please arrive by 9am and meet outside of the Jock Sturrock building and we will allocate jobs.

OTB Race Management Volunteers needed

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The new season brings a regular racing calendar for the OTB fleets. For this to happen we need race management volunteers to help out. Roles include Mark Laying, Timers, Recorders, Flags and boat drivers. So whether you are already volunteering or you would like to join, please contact Chad in the sailing Office for details [email protected]

One Design News

Winter Series Race 4: 17th September

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RBYC Laser Squadron members represented the club

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Three RBYC Laser Squadron members represented the club at Sail Mordi Aug 27th & 28th. Four light races 5-7knts on Saturday. Four medium races 12-18knts on Sunday. A well run regatta with 47 dinghies across several classes including 13 Lasers. The Laser fleet young guns showed off there class with several recently returning from Europe and US. They have definitely jumped in speed since last season and looking like a very competitive force this year. Amongst the Laser Radials James Lucas narrowly edged out Hamish Gilsenan for the win and closely followed by RBYCs Tony Mcphail in third! It was really tight racing and Tony sailed superbly to take it to the young guns. Well done! RBYCs Nick Ede and Damon Cook also performed competitively in a great pre-season hit out!
The Laser Squadron has a busy season planned out including Club sailing on Sundays and Thursday nights and numerous competitive and social regattas. If you are interested in getting involved just let the sailing office know.

Etchells News

The 2022 Etchells Worlds is in Cowes in a few week's time - meanwhile the Etchells Europeans provided handy practice for Chris Hampton's Tango, which achieved a great result, reaching the podium. See link to full results here

Etchells Sailing at RBYC

The Etchells fleet is keen to get more crew involved. Some boats are looking for permanent crew – but to begin with, why not come and try sailing on an Etchells during our Winter series (remaining racing days are 20 August, 3 September and 17 September). You do need some sailing experience, but keelboat or dinghy experience is fine – …

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Training News

Up Coming Training: Book now

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School Holiday Dates:
Week 1: 19 -22nd, Week 2: 26 -30th
Holiday Tackers (5-11 years)
Holiday OutThere(12-18 years)
Weekend Courses Term 4:
Start 9/10
Junior and Youth Programs

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Adult dinghy learn to sail courses are available to book online. From beginner to those looking to fine tune their skills we have an option for you. Courses run on Saturday mornings 9 am - 12.30 and run over 4 weeks

Full details and bookings visit our website

Cruising Group News

Save the dates:

Friday, September 16th, Guest Speaker Dinner. Geoff Brewster and Barbara Burns, Kimberly Coast Cruise
Friday, October 21st, Annual Progressive Dinner on boats in the marina (looking for volunteer hosts)
Our next coordinated on water event will be the Grand Final Weekend Cruise, Friday, September 23rd to 25th, destination TBA. However, we do encourage members to utilise the new RBYC Cruising WhatsApp Group to arrange their own ad-hoc "cruises in company" at any time. (to join the WhatsApp group if you haven't already done so, please message Sue Drummond on 0492 816 279 .

Club News & Events


Last Draw: Friday 2nd September

Next Draw: 9th September

Drawn at 7pm in the Members Bar you must be onsite to win


Kieren Lewis Gym
Irene Waters Aquatic
Anthony Brown Social
Graeme Robinson Social
Donald Fensom Social
Peter McDougall Social
Brie Bartlett Junior Family


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Around The Bay

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SuperSail - 17th & 18th September 2022
SSSC Courses, Sept 11th and November 20th

BYS Women's Sports boat Regatta
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