Cath hurley
Having recently returned from sailing from Townsville down to Airlie Beach I’ve been reflecting about just how much enjoyment we get from our club in a variety of ways. I would never have had the courage to become part of the boat owning syndicate for Rampallion if not for the friendship and advice I’ve received from fellow club members. It …

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Volunteers Needed

Registration for volunteers is now open for Sail Melbourne 2023. 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 this link to register

Sailing Office News

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)

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

Race Results

Twilight Fleet & Pursuit

Peter Taylor Trophy
One Design

OTB Racing
No Racing

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]

Cruising Group News

Friday 21st Oct: Annual Progressive Dinner
Last chance to sign up to join this year’s Annual Progressive Dinner, hosted on members' boats in the marina, which will be held this Friday October 21st. Please contact Pam Merritt ([email protected]) prior to Wednesday evening, October 19th if you wish to participate (see club website for details)
Saturday 29th Oct - Tuesday 1st Nov : Melbourne Cup Long Weekend Cruise
Destination: Mornington, and or Martha Cove, depending on the weather. Save the date. Coordinator: Peter Gebhardt ([email protected])
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

RBYC Discover Sailing Center : Sail Training

Adult Learn to Sail

Foil Lab

Junior/Youth Sailing

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Junior Youth
Foil labs are coming to RBYC.

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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Yachtmaster School: Up coming Dates

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

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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Pool Comp QR
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Last Draw: Friday 14th October
No Winner

Next Draw: 21st October

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


Anita Kalnina Senior Family
James Walker Senior Family
Juan Vargas Crew
Hayden Spencer Gym
James Lie Aquatic
Deena Zraicat Social Spouse

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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