Club Capt report
First up thanks to the new Commodore - Niesje - for organising spectacular weather for Opening Day. It was great to see such a variety of boats out for the sail past, lead by keel boats of all sizes. Special mention to Elegance for their Viking sails and Joan Ellen for the crowd of legitimate Vikings and many others who …

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Opening Day Review 2022

Opening Day - completely according to script The fabulous weather for Opening Day was a wonderful way to start the season. The General Committee greeted the honoured guests in the members bar for coffee, to the wonderful sound of George Henderson's bagpipes, and then the formalities were held on the back deck. Commodore Niesje Hees pointed out that sailing is …

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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

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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Man Overboard (MOB) seminar 13th Oct

MOB seminar
Skipper and crew are invited to attend a MOB seminar we are holding at the club. This will be a highly informative evening with speakers from ORCV sharing their Knowledge and Experience. So whether your are seasoned sailor or new to the sport we hope you can join us for what will be a fantastic evening. There will be time for Q&A so get prepared
Please register using the below link

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.


Yes, I’m sure you have heard horror stories where things didn’t work out but let me share my experience : I joined RBYC purely by chance about 7 years ago when I purchased my Hanse 445 (Mersea) and the broker just happened to have it moored at the club for the final inspection prior to purchase. Everything then just seemed …

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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]

Sunday Racing

Sunday 3 oct
The OTB fleet enjoyed stunning conditions for Sunday's sprint racing session. 11 sailors from the Laser and RS100 fleets took part. The fleet size is growing as the weather warms and we are expecting a strong turn out next week for our first official Sunday Club Aggregate Series.
Reminder: With daylight saving back, Thursday night Social Racing also resumes (racing from 5:30pm).
New OTB sailors of all ages are welcome to join in!

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: 7th October

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

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]
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Around The Bay

ORCV - Navigation Challenge

Under the stars, a navigation challenge Last weekend a fleet of 15 entrants sailed all night in the ORCV Overnight Challenge on Port Phillip Bay. “A race that offered a bit of everything, in perfect conditions” commented Andrew Neeson, skipper of Runnalls 39 “Jaffa and overall winner. As we head into the next offshore sailing season, the Overnight Challenge provided a training platform for skippers and crew in the ORCV ‘Beyond …
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