Newsletter Header August 2, 2022


Annual General Meeting

In accordance with the provisions of the Rules of Royal Brighton Yacht Club, nominations for
Election to the General Committee closed at 6.00pm on Friday 19th August 2022.

As the number of Nominations is equal to or less than the number of vacancies there is no requirement for an election or ballot.


Postal Ballots will now not be required. Full details of AGM can be found by clicking link below.

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Annual General Meeting

Sailing Office News

Race Start Sheets

Start sheets for each race are now published on the Sign on App. This shows who is entered and what time you start. Especially important for Pursuit races For races starting after 12 noon these will be posted at 10am on the day. Races starting before 12 noon will be posted by 5pm the night prior. If you cant see …
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Boats for sale

Fever for sale
Open Bics for sale
The club is selling a RS Fever and 2 x Open BIC's that are no longer being used. All boats are in great condition and come ready to sail (including beach trolley) . These are great options for youth looking at getting into their own boat . For more information please contact Colin in the Sailing Office 9592 3092

News from Airlie Beach Race Week

Racing for 2022 Airlie Beach Race week has concluded. We had a few boats representing RBYC in this years Airlie Beach Race week and from all accounts they had a great time with good racing and onshore fun had by all.
Rampallion (B408)- Geoff Adams :- Performance Cruising Div 4
Cyan Moon (B47) - Wayne Seaward:- Performance Cruising Div 2
CoCo (B360) - Lindsay Cormie: - Performance Cruising Div 3
MartiniRacing 26 (B26) - Tony Cuschieri:- Trailable Div 1
Results for racing can be found HERE

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.

Untold Race of the Century

Netflix special no yachtie should miss On 6 September Netflix is releasing “Untold – The Race of the Century”. The Australia II yacht crew looks back on the motivation, dedication and innovation that led to their historic victory at the 1983 America's Cup. It features interviews with members of the crew including John Bertrand AO, and is advertised as delving …
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This Weeks Race Results


RBYC Wednesday 17th
Hearnes Heroes 5
Andy Holmes - Serendipity B440
RBYC Saturday 20th
Costello Pursuit
Paul Jenkins Snr Caledonia B818
David Bingham Mirrabooka B429
Peter Dee Rampant B3600


Race 3
Brendon Jukes Jukes of Hazzard
Ian Crisp That’s Life Stuart Bloom Black Knight
Race 4
Brendon Jukes Jukes of Hazzard
Stuart Bloom Black Knight Brett Heath Walk on water
Race 3
David Williamson Vxcine Peter Jackson One For All
Race 4
David Williamson Vxcine Peter Jackson One For All
Race 3
Neil Patterson Digger John Collingwood Joey Peter Coleman AUSTRALIA II.IV
Race 4
John Collingwood Joey Neil Patterson Digger
Full results HERE


Great results for RBYC boats
Another Chapter B71 won the Winter Series on both AMS & PHS
Blue Water Tracks B1 was 2nd in the 2 hander division to Geelong
Serious Yahoo B9 was 2nd in the Novice Skippers race on Sunday
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47 yachts from around the bay at the start Photo Dave Hewison (002)




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

****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.

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]

IQ Foil Youth Games

A story by Philip Cripsey I’ve just wrapped up my first Europe Wind foiling trip. I had a great time training in England and Italy followed by competing in the International Youth and Junior games in Lake Garda in the U19 division. It was great to get some training in with the British squad in Rutland and then to compete …
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IQ Foil Youth Games

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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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

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 19th August

Next Draw: 26th August

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


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mango Juice Combo Sep 11

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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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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