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Just having returned from the Club after sailing in the first race of the season, it was wonderful to see members and visiting sailors participating in a large number of events. There was something for everyone with keelboats, Etchells, Dragons, 2.4s VxOnes, and WASZPs racing on a number of different courses on a frustrating day characterised by large wind shifts …

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Peter Taylor Trophy

Race 1 is being held this Saturday by RBYC. An annual event between RBYC and SYC for keel boats it draws a large fleet from both clubs. A two race series over the season with each club hosting a race.
2nd Race: 10th December
Entry is via the Top Yacht entry system: You will need to know your Top Yacht password.
SSI's will be posted Thursday 12th October on RBYC website
Peter Taylor

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

Sailing Office News

Race Results

Twilight Fleet & Pursuit

PHS - 1st Rush
One Design
Etchells - 1st Mid Gybe Crisis
Dragons - 1st Dejoka
VXones - 1st Victoria's Other Secret
2.4 - 1st Australia II.IV

OTB Racing
Laser - 1st Owen McMahon
RS100 - 1st Peter Milne
Foils - Philip Cripsey


RBYC hosted its first regatta of the season being the WAZSP Slalom regatta over the weekend. A fleet of 19 boats came from as far afield as NSW to compete . The two day event consisted of 6 qualifying races on day one and 4 on day two. Then the top ten boats from this were put into the finals. …
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Attention Keelboat skippers - SailPass

We all understand the benefits of attracting new crew members to the club. Are you happy to take one or two novice crew for twilight or Saturday racing? Twilight racing in particular is a great opportunity to showcase the benefits of crewing on a keelboat – the pleasure of the racing itself and the camaraderie afterwards.
Contact the sailing office if you are happy to welcome novice crew onto your boat. Your reward will be the smiles of people enjoying themselves on the day and a greater pool of experienced crew into the future.

Thanks, Niesje (Commodore)

Have you won a World Championship as an RBYC member?

As part of completing our documented history, we would like to compile a list of all RBYC members who have been part of a World Championship winning crew. There is an honour board in the hallway upstairs in the club listing some of the famous names who have done well overseas, but we know it isn’t complete.
If you have sailed on a winning boat in a world championship and were an RBYC member at the time (or know anyone who else who has) can you please provide the following details to Commodore Niesje Hees at [email protected]
  • Name and year of Championship
  • Name of boat
  • Your position on the boat
  • Name of skipper and other crew if available


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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 first of the official season racing to place on Sunday and we had a great turn out. The weather was kind and the race Management team got 3 races in which was fantastic

The fleet consisted of
10 x Lasers
4 x RS100
4 x Foils

We have a break next week for Sail Sandy
Next racing is 23/10/2022
Not to late to enter. Contact the office

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

Club News & Events

Back at RBYC

The Melbourne Etchells Fleet is thrilled that John Bertrand has brought his Etchells back to RBYC and we look forward to seeing Triad 2020 on the water. Many of you have now see the Netflix special Untold: The Race of the Century – all sailors will also be very much entertained by the Shirley Robertson two part interview with John. Here is a link – well worth a listen.

Cleaner Sailing Committee

As we are setting up our boats and sailing equipment for the new sailing season, let’s remember to make as little impact on the environment as possible. Include the following in your new sailing season checklist: Old lifejackets? Send to the Life Jacket Recycling Program ‘LifeBags’ for re-purposing into shoulder bags. Please place your donated life jackets in the red …
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Summer Pool Competition

The summer pool competition entries are now open. All members welcome and free of charge. There are two competitions Singles Pool Pot Black Trophy Doubles Pool Doubles Pool Trophy
The emphasis is on having fun and meeting new friends at the Yacht Club. Even if you are not a regular player, a good half hour beckons. Get your name …

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Last Draw: Friday 7th October
No Winner

Next Draw: 14th October

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


Vivek Mathew Crew
Elias Zraicat Gym
Jennifer Baker Social
Kerry Minihan Social
Helen Aberdeen Social
Nina Anastasiou Social
Domenic Lynch Intermediate
Ben Paynter Intermediate
Cecilia Lynch Youth
Gracie Lynch Youth

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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