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Dear MembersBeing involved with the sailing and cruising committees, I will put a slight ‘cruising’ slant in my note to you this week.Seeing so many people down at the club last Friday night was fantastic. The Cruising Group held the annual Progressive Dinner with our best turnout for a social event in recent times. Nearly 40 participants braved the elements …

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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


These signs have been spotted around the bay. We advise all members to check the EPA website for further information before heading to the water.


Sailing Office News

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

Hearnes Heroes
1st - Pizazzz
Twilight Fleet
1st - Playing around 3
Twilight Pursuit
1st - Reliance
Brighton Championship Series PHS
DIV 1 R1- Martini Racing
DIV 1 R2 - Reverie
DIV 2 R1 - Flying Fox
DIV 2 R2 - True Colours
DIV C - Andalucia
One Design
1st - Etchells - Triad 2020
1st - Dragons - Amazing Grace
1st - 2.4mR - Australia II.IV

OTB Racing
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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]

OTB Racing - Sunday

On Sunday the OTB boats had a challenging but exhilarating day in winds ranging from 10 knots to 25 knots. 6 boats from the Opti Green fleet braved the conditions early on, and then 11 Lasers made the most of the freshening breeze. They were joined by a couple of RS100’s and a few others as well. At the end of the day all sailors looked exhausted but happy

One Design News

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Saturday’s impossibly wet start to the day was followed by an afternoon of brilliant sailing conditions for the one design fleets; VX Ones, 2.4s, Dragons and Etchells. The Etchells were thrilled to welcome John Bertrand back to the fleet. John has been sailing up in Sydney but is back with us ahead of the Adelaide Nationals. We look forward to tight racing each week after a break this coming weekend.

Cruising Group News

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

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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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

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 21th October
No Winner

Next Draw: 28st October

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


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Matt Blakey Senior
Ryan Epstein Senior
Simon Saint-John Senior
Raymond Holt Senior
Grant Hailes Crew
Chris Kenny Gym
Corey O'Gorman Gym
Charlie Dowling Intermediate
Archie Emiris-Cohen Intermediate

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