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Volunteering in sailing can give you some amazing experiences.
Over the holiday season I had the chance to volunteer for the 50th Melbourne to Hobart and also Sail Melbourne at Royal Brighton Yacht Club. Both were so rewarding in many ways.
I was able to assist The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria with media coverage of the 50th Melbourne to Hobart and in welcoming the boats when they arrived in Hobart. It was so exciting to be part of such an iconic event and experience the joy that competitors feel when they finish the race. Hobart made the yachties from both the Melbourne and the Sydney to Hobart boats very welcome and there was an atmosphere of celebration in the air.
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****Australia Day at RBYC****

RBYC will be operating under normal hours for this public holiday. We hosting the annual Great Australia Day Swim which does mean a slight disruption to access to the club, marina and car parking.
Parking access: On the 26th members will have vehicle access to the lower and upper carpark via the Jock Sturrock boom gate entrance until 8am. Between 8am - 1pm access will be available to the top car park via the Esplanade entrance. Normal access will be available from 1pm.
Marina access: Boat owners are reminded that there is no water access to the marina during the following hours. 9am - 10am & 11am - 12.45pm

Sailing Office News

Sail Melbourne Wrap up

Competitors, volunteers and Australian Sailing considered this to be a highly successful and enjoyable event. You can see some terrific video and photos on the Sail Melbourne Facebook page. Volunteers commented on the camaraderie between clubs and across race management teams.

As special shout out to the beach volunteers who put in a massive effort in hot/cold and challenging conditions . This great team of people was lead by our very own Commodore Niejse Hees who was seen many a time hauling trailers up the beach, not something you often see a Commodore doing, so please when you see her say thank you
“To the RBYC beach volunteers, I want to thank you hugely for all the help and dedication you displayed over Sail Melbourne. For an old sailor like me, the help with my Laser was enormous. The smiles and encouragement each day was uplifting. The club can be very proud of putting on a great regatta. I’m not sure who they were, but the pin boat team got to know me well also! Thank you again.” Nick Ede, Laser 220000.
lasers on the beach

Return to Sailing BBQ 4th Feb

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BYO food and drink barbecue on the hardstand – all members welcome. Gilligan’s Island theme –
From 4pm

Keelboat News

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BLiSS Regatta QE

Racing Recommences February

Wednesday 2nd Afternoon and Twilight racing 2023 commences
Saturday 4th Brighton Championship/Range Series (SYC) DIV1,2 &3
Ingenue Trophy (RBYC)
Sunday 5th PPWCS Jennifer Goldsmith Race (RMYS)

One Design News

VX One Nationals

Congratulations to the seven RBYC boats who travelled to Adelaide. Photos on the Facebook page. Here are the results.

VX One Vic State Titles

are now being held at RBYC 18th & 19th March

OTB News

RS100 Nationals

Another terrific one design regatta will be run at RBYC this coming weekend 27-29 January. Several RBYC boats are competing. Come along to the club to cheer them on.

Sailing Champions League: Geelong

RBYC is once again representing the club with a team in the Sailing Champions league during Geelong race week. The team this year consists of Thomas Holmes (Skipper) Phillip Cripsey, Anna Cripsey and Laura Thompson (Crew). We wish the all the best and their results can be seen HERE


Sunday racing restarts 5th Feb.
Thursday Sprint racing restarts 9th Feb

Training News

Term 1 2023 Promotional poster
Term 1 2023 Promotional poster (2)
As of the 5th of February we resume our usual school term programs, running (almost) every Sunday throughout term 1. Enrollments are now open on the website, with loads more information than what I can fit into this email. IN THE MORNINGS 9am to 12pm Tiny Tackers (5 and 6 years old) We are thrilled to announce that following a …

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Cruising News

Bass Strait Cruise

Other Club News

Members Draw 20th Jan

No Winner. Jackpots to $600
12ft Cadet celebration
Bookings are required by 3 Feb for RYCT catering
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