From GC Member Nick BarberAt the half yearly meeting on 21 March it was interesting to hear the sub-committee reports, with a lot of progressive and diverse activity in flight at the club. This work all blends to make it an enjoyable, safe, fun, and inclusive environment which imbues a welcoming and positive culture for all members. It was also …

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Office News

Keelboat News

Victorian Championships

Saturday was the last of the Victorian Championships (Range Series). It had a great turn out with approx 18 boats in each division. RBYC was represented. Reverie, Cartouche, Rush, BKT Jamhu, Another Chapter & Jaffa in DIV 1. Caledonia, True Colours, Foxy, Wild child and Flying Fox in DIV 3

Last twilight race this Wednesday

This Wednesday is the end of our twilight racing season. To help celebrate the end of the season we not only invite boat owners to join in the racing but invite all members to come to the club for dinner.

Training News

Welcome Mohamad

We welcome Mohamad to the role of OTB coordinator. Mohamad will be looking after the DSC training and OTB activities with the departure of Laura . Mohamad comes to us after working as the administrator/Instructor at the Boat Shed and instructing with clubs around the bay. Mohamad is from Sweden where he spent over 5 years teaching and running a variety of water sports at summer camps. Mohmand is an AS qualified Instructor of Dinghy and keelboat training . We look forward to him helping to continue the growth in youth sailing and OTB racing as well as adults learn to sail programs. Please say hi when you see him around the club and make him welcome.

Easter School holiday Programs

Week 1 - 11th - 14th April

Now open. BOOK HERE

Week 2 - 17th - 21st April

Now open. BOOK HERE

OTB News

George Mac Regatta Wrap up

Two completely different but equally challenging days – with the wind gusting to 20 knots for the final race on day 1, and a steady 4-7 knots on days 2, with lots of shifts in direction. The cream still rose to the top and the race management team was up to the challenge. It was wonderful to see competitors and support teams from so many different clubs. Three classes ran their States in conjunction with the regatta, the Aero’s, RS100s and 2.4s, while the Lasers also enjoyed terrific racing with a strong fleet. The Race Management Team, volunteers and the Sailing Office are to be congratulated for three successful regattas over three consecutive weekends. Here is a link to the George Mac results. Congratulations to all competitors, and especially RBYC winners Michael O’Brien (Aero 6), David Williamson (RS100) and Neil Patterson (2.4).
Youth Sail Vic 2023 Coaching Clinic and Regatta to our young sailors who may be interested in participating. This event is a great opportunity for young sailors to receive expert coaching and compete in exciting regattas.
The clinic offers a unique opportunity for young sailors to develop their skills and technique under the guidance of experienced coaches. We have a range of classes available, including Opti, Minnow, LT Windsurfer, Techno, 293, Wind Foil, Wing Foil, Open Skiff, ILCA, International 420, and 29er, so there's something for everyone.
The regattas will be held in the beautiful waters of Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club and will provide an excellent opportunity for young sailors to compete against other sailors of their age group and skill level. The Australian Sailing event promises to be a fun and exciting experience that your members won't want to miss.
Please feel free to share this invitation with your members and encourage them to register for Youth Sail Vic 2023 Coaching Clinic and Regatta. You can find more information and registration details on our website https://www.sailingyouth.org.au/victoria-youth-state-championship/.

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

Date Change: 14th April

Prize Value $950 Draw date: 24th March
No Winner
Draw next week
Draw # 1 $1000
Draw # 2 $50
Efim Thatcher Senior
Karin Davids Senior
Andrew Wood Aquatic
Graeme Croft Social
Bruce Hodgson Social
Jannie Hodgson Social
Lucy Davis Intermediate
Elias Ramsay Youth
Donna Osbourne Social Extra
Hi everyone
It was great to make it to the southern tip of South America yesterday without problems. No swimming (yet!) but the hiking opportunities are excellent here prior to the start of the cruise on Tuesday.
Tipping: very big congratulations to my good friend the Grumpy Swimmer, who blitzed it this week, tipping all 9 games correctly! That's no mean feat on a week when the average score was 4.8. Grumpy's hot tipping has vaulted him to the top of our overall leaderboard on 15 points, equal with Maggie's 23 and one point ahead of Super Gilly. Grumpy is the first winner this season of a $20.00 club dining credit.
On the field: the Blue Baggers are back in town (for now at least) after their hard fought win over reigning premiers Geelong last Thursday night. The Lions bounced back from their heavy opening round loss to surprise the Dees by 11 points. North Melbourne made it 2 wins straight over the Perth teams, narrowly beating Freo by a single point at Perth Stadium, after beating WCE a week ago.
Comfortable wins were secured by Collingwood, Sydney, Essendon and Richmond over Port, Hawthorn, Gold Coast and Adelaide respectively.
St Kilda surprised a lot of people by easily defeating the Western Bulldogs.West Coast showed that they will do better in season 23, when they beat the visiting GWS Giants for their first win.
Few of us would have predicted that the Cats & Bulldogs would be winless after 2 rounds.

2023 VICTORY CUP – Annual Combined Yacht Clubs Golf Day.

Please advise Mandy at RBYC 9592 3092 or [email protected] if you would like to add your name to play golf at Rosebud Country Club, North Course on Thursday 6th April, briefing 12.30pm start 1pm.
Cost $90 per head inc. finger food.
ALL members are welcome, also Royal Brighton members will be playing for the prestigious J A Douglas Cup.


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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