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I look forward to the opening of the sailing season next Saturday, and invite all members to participate whether you be sailors or not. There are events throughout the day including a celebration in the club after sailing, from around 3:00 pm onwards, with a terrific band and great company. All are welcome and you can find more details on …

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RBYC Opening Day : This Saturday -Register NOW

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The big day is nearly here. So get your best Viking outfits out of the cupboard (we know you have one) and if you have not already done so can you please register you intent to attend. This will help us organise on and off water events.. REGISTER. All members be it sailing or non are welcome.

First Friday of the Month Lunch

First Friday of the Month Lunch
A long running tradition at RBYC is the First Friday of the Month members lunch. Open to all RBYC members its a chance to get together and catch up, meet some new faces and chat with old friends. Held in the members bar we are offering the full a la carte menu along with Member Specials. Its a great way …

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Sailing Office News

Pre Season Skippers Briefing: 29th September

Pre Season Skippers Briefing
We will be holding a pre season skippers briefing in the Members Bar on the 29th September 7pm. We ask all skippers to attend. Topics we are covering are : NOR's & SI's (Significant changes from previous season),Sign on and Results system (Review/ Q&A on how to use the app and its features, Crew finder/Sign on, Start Times, etc..)Safety Compliance …

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2022 - 23 Season Starts 5th October. Enter Now

Skippers, you can enter a series or multiply series via the Race Results app on your mobile device or PC. When you sign in choose the green Enter a Series button and then chose which series you want to enter. I f you don't think you will be doing much of a series then you can just do a race entry only 7 days out from the race in question. Please note if you are the registered skipper of multiple boats they will also on the series selection page. Be careful which boat you are entering. Helpful hint. Rotate mobile device to Landscape view
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Twilight Racing Starts

Twilight Racing

Want to get on a boat but no experience?

Each week many of our Keelboat skippers/Owners are looking for crew to help out on race days. With racing every Wednesday and Saturday on our calendar there is always the opportunity to get on the water. What if you don't have any or much experience? That is fine, most skippers at RBYC are keen to help out and help show you the ropes as you go. But what we recommend is to look at doing one of the training courses we offer at the club. There are two options depending on what you feel comfortable with.
Option 1: Adult Learn to Sail (18+). Run through our Discovery Sailing Center on site these are ideal for anyone with no or little experience. Gaining skills through the Australia Sailing Adult learn to sailing in our fleet of Quest Dinghies. You will come out knowing the basics of sailing and be a useful crew member. View details HERE
Option 2: Introductory Sailing Course. This course is run my Yachtmaster Training and offers sail training on larger boats. Again ideal for those with no or little experience you will gain the knowledge of sailing a bigger boat and also become a useful crew member for race days. View details HERE

You can also call the Sailing office to discuss these options and how to get yourself on a boat.

This Weeks Race Results

RBYC Wednesday 21th
Hearnes Heroes 5
Abandoned due to no wind
RBYC Saturday 24th
No Racing

OTB Sunday 25th
Casual Racing
No racing held

Full results HERE


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OTB News

OTB Race Management Volunteers needed

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]

Up coming Events

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One Design News

Meet the Fleet: Etchells

Gary Bunyard
Etchells 747 - Zephyr
How did you get into sailing?
I grew up in Hobart within a short distance of Bellerive Beach and Bellerive Yacht Club. All my friends sailed but I never did. Then many years later, when I lived in Melbourne, my father-in-law Arthur Woodland needed crew for his Jubilee and said “you’ll do”. After five years he said “time for you to get your own boat” – so I did, and sailed a Jubilee for over 20 years..MORE

Training News

RBYC Discover Sailing Center

Junior Youth

Yachtmaster School: Up coming Dates

Coastal Navigation $500 plus equipment
Weekends – 2 days (8.30am-5.00pm)
Extra materials required, order online:
15-16 October
RYA Day Skipper Theory bridging $600
Prerequisite: Coastal Navigation course,
Weekends – 2 days (8.30am-5.30pm) PLUS an evening exam (6pm–9pm):
22-23 October exam TBA
RYA Yachtmaster Theory $1200
– 5 days classroom theory
7-11 November PLUS Exam
Safety and Sea Survival $500
2 days (9.00am–5.00pm):
26-27 November
Marine Radio Operators $300
2 evenings (6.30pm–9.30pm):
17 & 24 October
RYA Diesel course $350
2 evenings (6.30pm–9.30pm):
11 & 25 October
Introductory Sailing Courses $520 2 days 17-18 Sep 15-16 Oct 12-13 Nov 26-27 Nov 3-4 Dec
For full details and bookings visit https://www.yachtmaster.com.au/

Cruising Group News

What's Coming Up:

Friday, October 21st, Annual Progressive Dinner on boats in the marina (looking for volunteer hosts)
Click here for full details

Club News & Events


Last Draw: Friday 9th September
No Winner

Next Draw: 9th September

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


Adam Wild Social
Robert Welch Social
Elizabeth Welch Social

RBYC Merchandise

bottle Towel
New Arrivals of water Bottles and Beach Towels are now available for purchase from reception
Bottle: $30.00
Towel $49.00
New stock of beanies is also available as of Wednesday 14th

See other items HERE

Learn how to ride a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)

The Coasting Sup program is about to commence its sixth Spring/Summer season out front of the RBYC. It has been successful in teaching many participants to learn how to SUP correctly and safely.
Sharon Bourke is an accredited, experienced, Surfing Australia SUP Instructor and will be with you all the way, guiding you through the correct techniques, having you paddling confidently throughout the summer and beyond. All premium Fanatic SUP equipment is supplied and each group lesson is held for 1 hour. If the provided dates on the website don’t suit, we can certainly arrange other dates. If you would like more information go to the website, call, text or email Sharon on
mobile: 0414531437
email: [email protected]

Bikes in Undercroft: Last chance to claim.

Two bikes have been in the undercroft and need to be moved to the bike storage area. If these are yours please can you call into the Marina Office and arrange a tag and have a storage spot allocated over the next week


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Lawrence Mooney UPDATE

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