Nieje Commodre
What a wild weekend. Crews scheduled to race to Devonport revised their plans when the race was cancelled, and boats owners were checking their lines to make sure all was secure. I had the pleasure of attending Opening Day at Queenscliff Cruising Yacht Club and was reminded of the close relationship between QCYC and RBYC. As part of their 60th …

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Regatta Volunteers Needed

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Registration for volunteers is now open for Sail Melbourne 2023 & RS100 Nationals . There are many options to be involved in from on water and on the beach. Its a great way to see what a international regatta is like and learn new skills.
Use these links to register
Sail Melbourne
RS 100 Nationals

Sailing Office News

Lady Nelson Trophy Race - November 19th

The Lady Nelson Trophy was donated by Past Commodore A. W. Finlay (1946/47) to encourage yachts on the RBYC register to compete in long-distance overnight racing around Port Phillip. In recent years the interest in this type of racing has greatly diminished. As a result, Sailing Committee is seeking to regenerate interest in racing for the trophy by introducing a race …

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Attention Keelboat skippers & Sailors - Crew finder system

Many of you are often looking for crew to help you get on the water for racing. With the club Sign On App we are able to help you connect with those looking to sail and boats looking for crew using a feature call Crew Matching. This feature allows crew and skippers to get directly in contact and discuss what they are after, then on the day they sign in as per usual using the QR code.

Crew Sign On: QR Codes

To help the process of signing new crew onto your boat we have QR codes available for skippers to collect from the Sailing Office that can be placed on you boats. This will allow you to sign new sailors as either regular or one off and allow them to use their own smart device. Please collect these QR codes from the Sailing Office

Become a RBYC Race Management Volunteer

RBYC runs a very busy racing program and for this to happy we relay on Volunteers. We are always looking for new members to join our team. There are many opportunities to be involved whether you are a novice or seasoned sailor, previous race management experience or just getting started. You will be kitted out with a race management shirt and cap (you keep) and a meal on the day that you help out is provided. Its a great way to meet the member's and form new friendships. Its fun and a lot can be learnt . On top of or regular club racing (Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday ) we also host many regattas that need a big team and is a great way to see how regatta racing is run and learn form the best in the business. So Join Now and get involved by clicking the below link for full details and registration https://rbyc.org.au/sailing/race-management-team/
Harry T

Race Results

HMAS Gorangai Memorial Race

Geelong,  - on Sunday-October- 30
2022. -(Photograph by Marcel Berens).
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After a blustery 40 knot plus Friday, the wind moderated for the start on Saturday to 17 knots W
at RBYC's tower. Jaffa, Ryujin and Alien were quick off the mark heading for the West Channel
pile 13. BKT Jamhu and Its A Privilege got in the groove as the wind increased to around 20-24
knots with a touch of North in the predominantly Westerly. Its a Privilege was first across the line
in just under 3 hours with BKT fairly close behind. Aquacadabra achieved a creditable 2nd on handicap.
QCYC would like to thank the RBYC sailing management Colin and Chad for organising the
Brighton side of the Annual Race with the towering assistance of Peter Austin and Murray Cowdell.
Full Results

November Calendar

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OTB News

OTB Race Management Volunteers needed

Winter OTB
We are seeking a regular team to ensure that we are able to deliver this racing. If you are able to spare a few Sundays to help out that would be appreciated. No experience needed just a willingness to learn So whether you are already volunteering or you would like to join, please contact Chad in the sailing Office for details [email protected]

Cruising Group News

Friday 18th Nov: Monthly Guest Speaker Dinner.
7:30pm, Bayview Room. Speaker TBA
Saturday 3rd December: Annual Hardstand Christmas Party.
2023 Bass Strait Cruise in Company.
  • Scheduled to take place from Saturday February 25th to Monday March 13th As usual, we plan to gather at Queenscliff on the first Saturday, before heading off.
  • Information Night for those who may be interested, to be held on Friday, December 9th, 2022.

Training News

Foil labs are coming to RBYC. Saturday 5th (9am -4pm)

RBYC is excited to welcome the introduction of Foil Labs to their registered training courses. Foil labs are a one-day introduction to the art of foiling. Designed for 14–23-year-olds, Foil labs provide a great opportunity for sailors at an intermediate level or higher to get a taste of what foiling is like, providing a great …

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Weekend Training Adults & Kids

Junior Youth

December/January School Holiday Programs - Open for bookings

Week 1 – Monday 12th to Friday 16th (9am to 12pm)
Week 2 – Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd (9am to 1pm)
Week 3 – Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th (9am to 1pm)
Week 4 – Monday 9th to Thursday 12th (9am to 1pm)
Week 5 – Monday 23rd to Friday 27 (EXCLUDING 26th) (9am to 1pm)
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Yachtmaster School: Up coming Dates

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
For full details and bookings visit https://www.yachtmaster.com.au/

Club News & Events

Friday Lunch November 3

Christmas Pudding Order - Close 7th November

Orders can be charged to your RBYC Membership Account
POST order form to:
RBYC Cleaner Sailing 253 Esplanade Brighton 3186 or
EMAIL order form to: [email protected]
Orders CLOSE: Monday, Nov 7.
For more information Phone: Mandy Jackson 0411 447 523
Order Form


Last Draw: Friday 28th October

Next Draw: 4th November

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

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