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TUESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2022, 7pm.
The 147th Annual General Meeting of Members will
be held in the Clubrooms on Tuesday 20th September
2022 at 7pm.
We Look forward to seeing you at the Annual General meeting
HM Image
All the images from the 2022 Presentation night have been uploaded to the HM Photos secure website .To view & purchase your photos on-line in the days following the event please use the below login details and code to get digital images at 40% discount
Password: RBYC050822
Special Offer: 40% off digital images
Should you have any queries do not hesitate to contact HM Photos on 9421 5668.

Sailing Office News

Equipment Audits

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Australian Sailing now require club's to undertake independent safety audits of vessels undertaking club racing. As Skippers you will still need to do a self audit and then arrange for a RBYC Auditor to come to you boat and check that audit. Please use the below link for full details

Crew Matching

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Looking for crew ? Or are you looking to be crew? We want to help skippers and sailors get connected allowing more boats to sail and more sailors to get on the water . Our Race Results system has a crew matching feature that will help make this happen.
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Boat Weighing Day

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Sunday 18 September 2022 from 9am at Sandringham Yacht Club for boats that wish to obtain or update their measurement rating certificates – AMS, ORCc endorsed and IRC. Please call Lowa on 0408 400 278 or email us at [email protected] if there are any queries or if you wish to make a booking.
Should you have any queries do not hesitate to contact HM Photos on 9421 5668.

This Weeks Race Results


Wednesday 10th
Hearnes Heroes 5
Ted Masur Pizazzz B407
Phil Bedlington BKT JAMHU B2
Andy Holmes Serendipity B440
Saturday 13th
Blizzard series PHS
Margaret Neeson Wild Child B310 Murray Erwin Sun Kiss B911
Peter Dee Rampant B3600
Full results HERE




17th Hearnes Heroes 6 Pursuit
20th ORCV - Geelong
20th Costello Series/ One Design Winter Series
24th Hearnes Heroes 5 Fleet
27th Blizzard Fleet Series
31st Hearnes Heroes 6 Pursuit



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

OTB News

OTB Working Bee: 11th September 9 am - 12 pm - Help Needed

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The working bee to tidy up the yard, undercroft and the Jock Sturrock building is coming soon. To date we do not have anyone form the OTB fleets signed up to help. This is an important date to get the club ready for the new season. Please email Colin on [email protected]

One Design News

Try your hand at Etchells Sailing

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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Keith Storey Trophy - A long history of the Dragon Class at RBYC

This attractive half model is the trophy for the Dragon Class Season’s aggregate. It was first awarded to Lyla (Arthur Woodland) in 1972/73.
Congratulations to 176 Amazing Grace (Charles Stanton) who won it for the 2021/ 22 season. Unfortunately, the trophy couldn’t be found in time for Presentation Night, but it has since been located, and will occupy a safe place back in the trophy cabinet.
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Meet the Fleet - Etchells



V for Vendetta – AUS1079
James Bacon
How did you get into sailing?
Sailing started for me with my family in a trailer sailor on the Gippsland lakes. Later progressing through to Sabots from age 7, ...more

Training News

Training Update

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Welcome out of winter! After a cold and wet winter, we are finally able to look forward to some warmth and sunshine as we plan for the summer months. As the calendar comes together this season is looking to be one of our biggest yet! SEPTEMBER HOLIDAY PROGRAM We will have two separate weeks of learn to …

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Up Coming Programs

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Dates for September School holiday and Term 4 Junior and Youth weekend training courses are now posted on the RBYC website. Courses for all levels and ages 7 - 18 are available and will fill up fast.
School holiday dates: Week 1 - 19 -22nd , Week 2 - 26 -30th
Weekend Courses Term 4: Start 9/10

Full details under Training on our website
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Adult dinghy learn to sail courses and 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 under Training on our website

Cruising Group News

For this August’s third Friday Dinner, we will be holding a fun, nautically themed Kahoot Trivia / Quiz night, with our very own Bryan Drummond as Quizmaster. Come along and enjoy a 2 course dinner in the Bayview Room, to be followed by a fun, nautically themed, Kahoot Quiz night, hosted by the Cruising Group. Questions are put up on the big screen, along …
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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 12th August

Next Draw: 19th August

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


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Last Chance 4th September
Sunday Jazz
mango Juice Combo Sep 11
OAKS Day Luncheon 3 Nov

Around The Bay

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September 17th - West Offshore Product Coastal Sprint 1
For those considering some ocean sailing, these short courses, category 3 start in daylight are a great way to test your crew and boat. You can enjoy a different style of racing which can have you home that night. A great option for those considering a longer passage to Devonport or Hobart. Entries are open here
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Passage Race to Geelong, August 20th & 21st Return Race
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Safety & Sea Survival Courses, Sept 11th and November 20th
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On the field: Brisbane won a close game over St Kilda on Friday night at Marvel Stadium by 15 points. The Saints made the game interesting with 4 late goals in the third term to take a 5 point lead at the final change, but could not manage a major score in the final term as the Lions steadied. On Saturday the Western Bulldogs kept their finals' hopes alive with a very narrow win over GWS by 5 points. North Melbourne fought very hard in Ben Cunnington's return match but Adelaide piled on the pressure in the final term to record a 29-point win. Fremantle beat their crosstown rivals WCE by 4 goals and Geelong locked up the top spot on the ladder with a solid 60-point win over Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.

The Saturday night match between Melbourne-Carlton at the MCG was an absorbing contest. A win for the Blues would have assured them a finals' berth for the first time in a decade and when they held an 8-point lead beyond the 30-minute mark in the final term they looked to be home. It wasn't to be, however, as Melbourne got out of jail late with 2 goals in the final two minutes of the game to snatch a 5-point victory. Carlton players and supporters were crestfallen. If the Bulldogs defeat Hawthorn next week and the Blues lose to arch-rivals Collingwood, Carlton's season will be over - having been in the top 8 and sometimes the top 4 for the entire season, that will be a bitter pill. (Note: in 1977 Carlton was in the top 5 all season but 2 losses to finish the home-away matches saw them drop back to 6th and miss the finals that season).

In the Sunday games, Richmond assured themselves a spot in this year's finals with a thumping 61-point win over Hawthorn. Collingwood's 11-game winning streak ended when they lost to the Sydney Swans at the SCG by 27 points. While the Swans played really well, the 'Pies were missing both Jordan de Goey and Jack Ginnivan in this game. The Swans moved up to second place on the ladder with this win. Port Adelaide recorded a huge 84-point win over Essendon in the late game. The Power set up their win by kicking 7 goals to nil in the second quarter.

Tipping: scores were very high this weekend. Congratulations to John Naughton, Rockinghorseroad, Roy Boys 12, Romney J, Sean Hogan, The_Urq, Botony, K2Health and CD Saint all of whom managed 9 winners this week. Very well done. We have 2 winners of a $20.00 dining credit at RBYC to be awarded to John Naughton and Rockinghorseroad - both these tipsters were equal closest on the margin amongst those who tipped 9 winners. Great work gents.

John Naughton retains the top spot on the overall leaderboard with 140 total tips. Here are our top 10 tipsters with just one round remaining - wishing all of you who are still in contention a great round of tipping next week.:

John Naughton 140
Roy Boys 12 138
Sean Hogan 136
Lambo73 136
Rockinghorseroad 136
Glocka 136
Thrice Winner Hullsy 136
Pies London Fan 135
Kylie 1004 135
Andrew0711 134

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