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Next Newsletter 24th January 2023

Christmas Hours
Please note the club will not be open Boxing Day so if you are heading down to do the Cock of the Bay race make sure you grab a coffee on the way, as the café and clubhouse will be closed. Fair Winds.
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Last Friday I had the privilege of assisting the Commodore farewell RBYC and visiting boats competing in the Sydney to Hobart and Melbourne to Hobart ocean races. Those present received a RBYC burgee, which hopefully will be flown with pride when the yachts safely reach Hobart. Royal Brighton has a long and proud tradition of ocean racing and blue water …

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Season Greetings From General Committee

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Special Arrangements for Sail Melbourne

Please read this article in regards to boat storage and parking during the Sail Melbourne Regatta and how it will affect members...

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Lighthouse Foundation
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Lighthouse Foundation Wishing Tree (use attached photo)
Club Captain Brett Heath recently welcomed Timika from the Lighthouse Foundation to Friday night in the members’ bar. This year, RBYC has partnered with the Lighthouse Foundation to raise money for young people experiencing homelessness or trauma. The Lighthouse Foundation model works by uniting foster carers around a central ‘Hub Home’ where trained therapeutic carers offer regular respite, access to trauma informed support and advice to the entire foster family.
Making a donation is easy using the QR code on the posters in the members bar or simply head straight to the fundraising page.
Even a small donation will make a big difference.

Save the date

4 February Return to Sailing hardstand party after racing
BYO barbecue on the hardstand – all members welcome.
Gilligan’s Island theme –Put it in your diary
More information closer to the event.
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Sail Sydney Review

RBYC had a strong team of young sailors attend Sail Sydney from the 15th to the 18th of December. The club was represented across almost all classes with results to be proud of! The event was wild and windy with 3 out of the 4 days recording gusts well beyond the 30-knot mark.
Sophie Jackson -1st
James Jackson and Lily Richardson – 3rd
Tess Lloyd – 1st
Chloe Fisher and Laura Thomson – 5th (3rd Aus)
Tom Holmes – 19th
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Phillip Cripsey – 1st
Charlotte Wormald – 1st Female
Harriet Wormald – 3rd Female
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Jack Marquardt – 6th

Well done to everyone – enjoy the Christmas break to mend those bruises and get on the boat work!
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Sailing Office News

BLiSS Regatta - Quest Experience Book Now

The annual RBYC BLiSS regatta will be held on 30 April 2023 and is the last of the five Race Days of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS). This year we are offering a TRAINING DAY for competitors ahead of the regatta, in the Club’s Quest sailing dinghies for a nominal fee. This is made possible with the generous …

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Etchells Nationals in Adelaide 7-12 Jan 2023
The Etchells Melbourne Fleet has five teams competing – we wish them well!
AUS865 Taam Ha Tamm – Christian Boillot
AUS1141 Men’s Shirts Short Skirts – Peter Stubbings
AUS1444 Playing Around 3 – Peter Robson
AUS1466 Tango – Chris Hampton
AUS1478 Triad2020 – John Bertrand
Here is a link to the regatta page…
2023 Australian Etchells Championships - CYCSA
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While in Adelaide the team will be promoting RBYC as the venue for the 2023 Vic State titles and the 2025 Worlds.

January Calendar

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Training News

January School Holiday Programs - Open for bookings

Week 3 – January Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th (9am to 1pm)
Week 4 – January Monday 9th to Thursday 12th (9am to 1pm)
Week 5 – January Monday 23rd to Friday 27 (EXCLUDING 26th) (9am to 1pm)
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Adult Learn to Sail - January

Adult Dinghy Start Sailing 1 - January
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Adult Dinghy Start Sailing 2 - January
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Adult Dinghy Better Sailing Course (L3) - January
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Club News & Events

Laguna Yacht Club visit

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We love having visitors from other clubs around the World, and even better if there is the opportunity to exchange burgees. On Saturday we were pleased to received a burgee from members of Laguna Yacht Club in Nagoya Japan. .


Last Draw: Friday 2nd December
No Winner

Next Draw: 23rd December

Drawn at 7pm in the Members Bar you must be onsite to win
First draw in 2023: Jan 6th

New Members

Julien Reipert Senior Family
Eliza Newton Senior Family
Dylan Shaw Crew Plus
Edward Bourke Social
Geoff Tempest Social
Abeed Mohaimin Intermediate
Zack Wang Intermediate
Mischa Reipert Junior Family
Florence Reipert Junior Family

Melbourne to Hobart Fleet Ready to Set a Cracking Pace to Hobart

Melbourne to Hobart Fleet Ready to Set a Cracking Pace to Hobart 
Media Release 19 December 2022 Melbourne to Hobart Fleet Ready to Set a Cracking Pace to HobartSkippers and crews from the near 50 boat fleet are counting down the days to the start of the 50th anniversary of the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s (ORCV) Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race and as final preparations are made, several boats are in …

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Ocean Sailing Events
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This year the Cock of the Bay race will run from Port Melbourne and will finish at Mornington. With already 70 entries into the race, we do expect this year to be a big fleet with interstate crews joining the race before they head off on the 50th Melbourne to Hobart the next day. Please note, entries close on December 16th.
The shorter distance will allow those not entered in the Hobart race or joining the Petersville regatta to enjoy a great day out on the water to work off those excesses of Christmas and allow time to sail home or to another location (other than BYS) in time for sunset drinks.
ORCV Rip Tour of Port Phillip Heads
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“The Rip” is the narrow entrance to Port Phillip, where underwater reefs limit the navigable entrance to just 0.6nm and provides a restricted tidal flow between the ocean and Port Phillip, where over 4,000 commercial vessels transit annually. Once a year, the ORCV runs an on-water tour from a large ferry looking at the navigation aids, tides, how to and which channels to use, radio protocols etc for a safe transit of the heads. The tour runs inside the bay but travels around the head's region, and offers not only an educational experience but a great day on the water. A great Christmas gift, learn more and book here
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