This weekend the club hosted the Etchells Victorian State titles. We were blessed with the weather and had 3 great days of racing. Many thanks to our race management team, jury and staff for all their hard work ensuring the regatta was a success both on and off the water. There was terrific feedback from competitors – looking forward to the Etchells Worlds in 2025.
Many of our keelboats raced to King Island – well done to all RBYC boats and crews and especially to Another Chapter for their excellent results, winning the regatta overall!
Our junior and youth program has grown steadily under the guidance of Laura. This weekend we had 6 Optimist dinghies representing the club in the green fleet at the state titles. Great to see participation growing – a strong youth program will lead to a strong club.
Our busy March continues with regattas for the VXOne States next weekend and the George Mac regatta the week after. An exciting time of year for sailing at RBYC.

Office News

Carparking Restriction 19th March

As part of our aim to support the local community we are hosting the Recycled Regatta which is run by Brighton North Rotary on the 19th March. The parking area in front of the Sturrock Building will be closed from 5pm Saturday 19th until 5pm Sunday 19th to accommodate this event. Barriers will be in place and we kindly ask that all vehicles have been moved by 5pm Saturday. The undercover and top carparks will still be avavibale.

40 Year Member – Jan Ferguson

At the half yearly General Meeting, three female club members will receive their 40 year medallions, the first women to be awarded this recognition; Mary-Alice Tedstone, Jan Ferguson, and Past Commodore Wendy Luck. The following reflections are from Jan Ferguson. …
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40 Year Member – Jan Ferguson

The sailing office is losing two of its staff this weekend.

Chad Humphrey (Sailing Coordinator) is moving on to a role with ORCV help run their racing. We wish Chad all the best. We know he will appreciate the opportunity to go sailing on weekends and we will see him around the club.

Laura Thompson (OTB Coordinator) is heading to Sydney to follow her dream of one day representing Australia in the Olympics. We look forward to following her progress! Laura will always be welcome at the club both on and off the water.

We are currently recruiting for both of these positions.

Etchells States Review

RBYC hosted the Etchells VIC States over the weekend and it was a terrific regatta. Overall Prizes 1st Mark Roberts, Ben Lamb and Jake Newman, AUS1473 Fumanchu2 2nd John Bertrand, Lewis Brake and George Richardson, AUS1478 Triad2020 3rd Robin Deussen, Jesse Mitton, David Snoad, AUS1395 Shoulda Gone Left Corinthian 1st Robin Deussen, Jesse Mitton, David Snoad, AUS1395 Shoulda Gone Left …
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Etchells Sates Review

Keelboat News

Another Chapter wins at King Island

Another Chapter, Neil Sargeant’s Beneteau 44.7, has won the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s slow and fluctuating Melbourne to King Island Yacht Race, while Paul Buchholz’s Extasea took line honours.
Neil can breathe easy now after an extremely close race between the top three overall, decided under AMS. Just 11 seconds decided the winner from Scarlet Runner (Rob Date) and Solera (Stuart Richardson), which placed second and third respectively.
Sargeant, who was surprised when told Another Chapter had won, gave a good synopsis of the 114 nautical mile race that started off Queenscliff at 5pm on Friday, “The worst of it was bobbing up and down going nowhere – and backwards - for eight hours,” he said.
“The best part was coming into Grassy (where the race finishes) on the wind in a nice breeze. The crew was on the rail, we were fully powered up and going like a dream. We finished while it was still daylight (at 7.12pm).”
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Training News

Easter School holiday Programs

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One Design News

VX One Vic State Titles 18 & 19th March

This weekend RBYC are hosting the VXOnes state titles. 2 days of racing and lots of fun at the club.
Follow results here

OTB News

This years event is now open for entry HERE

Opti State Titles

This weekend we had 6 Optimist dinghies representing the club in the green fleet at the state titles. They represented the club in an excellent manner and all had a great time both on and off the water.

Cruising News

April Guest Speaker Dinner
Friday, 21st April 2023

May Guest Speaker Dinner
Friday, 19th May 2023
Contact reception for bookings 9592 3092 or [email protected]

In Other News

Prize Value $900 Draw date: 10th March 2
No Winner
Draw next week increases to $950
The AFL season starts this week and the club invites any interested footy tipsters to join the fun of trying to predict the winners of the weekly games. There is no charge to enter and there will be prizes on offer to our top tipsters in the form of dining credits to be redeemed at the club. To join our competition please visit:
The password for new tipsters to join our competition is sticks
There is no charge to participate.


ORCV Rip Tour of Port Phillip Heads – New Date
“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. Learn more and book here https://www.orcv.org.au/training/rip-tour-of-port-phillip-heads

Port Fairy Race – Good Friday, April 7th starting 3.30 pm
Meet your family and friends over Easter, where you can all enjoy the hospitality of the Port Fairy Yacht Club Saturday night dinner and live music on the banks of the Moyne River.
There’s a 40-year race record to strive to break, Quasimodo completing the 135nm race in 14h 26m 20s. Learn more about the race or enter here https://www.orcv.org.au/index.php/port-fairy-about-the-race

70th Anniversary Apollo Bay – Saturday, May 27th starting 6 am
Sail in company along the Great Ocean Road on the 52nm to Apollo Bay. Always a popular category 3 race that closes out the ocean season. Check out what’s required to join the category 3 race and enter the race here https://www.orcv.org.au/apollo-bay-about-the-race
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