Half Yearly Meeting Tonight 21/3/2023- 7 pm

Reports can be viewed by members HERE
It's my turn to write a few words. Over half of the season has gone, and the half yearly meeting is Tuesday evening - I hope you find it informative. As Treasurer, I'm ably assisted by a Finance team. We meet prior to the monthly General Committee meeting and look at the financial results for the month to identify trends …

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Office News

Parking Restriction: Jock Sturrock area only.

Beach Crew Needed: Sat 25th & Sun 26th

We are looking for beach crew for both days of the George Mac Regatta to help launch and retrieve the OTB boats. If you can do one or both days please contact Colin in the sailing office. 9592 3092
Day 1: Be on the beach by 12.30 pm. Day 2: Be on the beach 11.30 am.

40 Year Member –Wendy Luck

On 21 March 2023, 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 Wendy Luck On 21 March, at the half yearly General Meeting, three female club members will receive their …
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40 Year Member – Wendy Luck

Sailing Lifts Your Spirits season wrap up 2022/2023

Sailing Lifts Your Spirits season wrap up 2022/2023
We are a start up charity who take healthcare workers and first responders out for 2hr sailing experiences - to help boost their mental wellbeing. Our pilot program has been successfully running out of RBYC on Thursday evenings for 3 seasons now. Last Thursday was the final sailing event for this season and we reached our goal of 100 guests …

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Keelboat News

Call out to all Skippers

The Junior Big Boat Day is a major event in the youth calendar.
This successful events allows our junior sailors the opportunity to experience sailing a keel boat and what's involved.
The event can only be held with the support of boat owners willing to put up their boat and time.
Its a great way to help the club ,as the youth of today are the crew of tomorrow.
If you are able to help then please use the below link to register you vessel

Association Cup

This annual event between the clubs on the bay took place on Sunday. Clubs represented were SYC (host) HBYC, RMYS, RYCV and RBYC
The RBYC team consisted of AMS Division: True Colours & BKT Jamhu. ORC Division: Moana & Martini Racing 34. It was a challenging day of racing in very light winds but our team proudly represented the club and we congratulate and thank them for stepping up.

Training News

End of term training

Sunday saw the final day of junior term training. The youngers ones in the morning and then our racing fleets in the afternoon. Over 45 youth sailors are now graduates of the sailing school and looking forward to taking on their next level of training.

Easter School holiday Programs

Week 1 - 11th - 14th April

Now open. BOOK HERE

Week 2 - 17th - 21st April

Now open. BOOK HERE

One Design News

VX One Vic State Titles Review

Day one had to be abandoned due to a Gale Warning. Day 2 kicked of a bit earlier to help get a few extra races in with a much more pleasant wind strength of 8-10 knots. The earlier start must have tricked 2 of the boats as they missed the first race but in what ended up a prefect day 6 races were completed making it a great day of racing.
The winners were Silas Nolan, Shane Hughes and Catherine Nolan from Adelaide Sailing Club. Second place were RBYC sailors Linus Talacko, Finn McMann and Cameron Berry (pictured).
Follow results here

OTB News

RBYC Lasers

Six members of the RBYC Laser Squadron travelled to Port Stephens last weekend for the ILCA Masters Nationals, with 147 competitors.
Great results for all six RBYC boats and many interstate sailors were commenting about the success of the RBYC program driven by a strong team spirit and racing on Sundays and Thursdays nights at RBYC .
- Matt Blakely - 1st in ILCA 7 Apprentice Division
- Owen McMahon - 1st in ILCA 6 Master Division
- Michael O'Brien - 4th in ILCA 6 Grand Master Division
- Damon Cook - 5th in ILCA 6 Grand Master Division
- Nick Ede - 6th in ILCA 6 Grand Master Division
- Tony McPhail - 3rd in ILCA 6 Great Grand Master Division

Here is a link to the event wrap https://www.auslasernationals.com.au/ and a link to the results https://www.auslasernationals.com.au/results/. Great action photos from Jon West.

The Laser Squadron is welcoming and supportive of any sailors who would like to join in the fun!

New RS100 joins the fleet

Triple Australian Champion David Williamson has bought a new boat! This is the 1st boat out of the new RS100 mould, direct from the UK via Tom Pierce of RS. Watch David at the George Mac regatta 25 & 26 March.

Victorian Opti State Championships

For the first time in what seems like a while, we are proud to be able to report on our junior representatives who attended their very first state championships over the long weekend in Mornington! RBYC sent off 7 brave sailors and parents into the wild that was the 78-boat regatta, with 1 sailor in the intermediate fleet, and 6 …
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Victorian Opti State Championships 

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: 17th March 2
No Winner
Draw next week increases to $1000
Hi everyone, On the field: both the Thursday and Friday night games to start season 2023 were enthralling. The Blues and Tigers played a closely fought game that either team could have won, so it was probably befitting that the game ended in a draw. Carlton probably had the better of the play for 3 of the 4 quarters and …

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St Patrick's Day @ RBYC

The enthusiasm of our Irish members was infectious on St Patrick’s day. The flags were hoisted and from them on a wonderful evening was had by all.


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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