News from GC
March has been an extremely busy month at the club both on and off the water and it’s been fun to get involved. On the water I’ve had the chance to get out on a rescue boat during the VX! Regatta, help bring boats in off the beach for the George Mac, as well as some particularly beautiful twilight races …

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Member Profile

Members have enjoyed the member profiles we've provided over the past few weeks. Here is a piece from Miriam Cherry, owner and skipper of the yacht Lena. When we came to Australia in 1968, the only clubs that would accept women members were Hastings YC and Hobsons Bay YC, so we sailed our 24ft Endeavour between the two. Then when …

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Member Profile

Office News

Keelboat News

Bliss Entry now open

Sunday 30th April is race 5 of the PPWCS regatta. It is also Bliss Regatta which traditionally is a great day of racing. Entry is now open and the NOR's and Entry can be viewed using the above link. Its only a few weeks away so get your entry in fast so as not to miss out. After racing we hold a magnificent social presentation with a complimentary glass of Pommery and a special Bliss menu.

Malta Cup - ORC Passage Race

A small but dedicated fleet took to the water on Saturday to compete for the Malta Cup. The other Divisions were G E Duncan Trophy (AMS) & Les Foxy Trophy (PHS)
Malta Cup
1st - Phil Bedlington BKT JAMHU B2
2nd - John Paterson Rush B45
3rd - Andrew Neeson Jaffa R39
All Results HERE

Val Hodge Trophy

Serious Yahoo and the PPWCS
On Sunday 2 April, Serious Yahoo joined 15 other boats to race in the Val Hodge trophy in challenging light conditions. This was race 4 of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series. Race 5 will be the BLISS regatta at RBYC. Get your entries in!

Good Luck !!

This weekend two RBYC boats are competing in the ORCV race to Port Fairy. The boats are Jaffa and Another Chapter who will be flying the club flag. Good luck and safe sailing

One Design News

Chris Hampton and crew (Tango) is off to the Etchells Worlds in Miami. They will be competing in a fleet of 63 boats. We wish him all the best!

Training News

Big Boat Day

Sunday was the annual Big Boat Day for our youth members. We had a good turn out of kids and parents who took to the water to experience sailing keelboats. After a season on OTB this was a great way to see what sailing may lie ahead for them. They took to the water and departed for RYCV for a lunch break and then sail home. A special thanks goes to Joan Ellen, Reliance and CoCo for lending their time and boats

Easter School holiday Programs

Week 2 - 17th - 21st April

Now open. BOOK HERE

OTB News

Last twilight racing

The last of the OTB twilight racing was held last week. Its been a great season this year and special shout out to the laser fleet for making it such a success and the team that put in on each week. We look forward to the 23-24 summer.

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

March 2023 at RBYC - Race Management Team extraordinaire

March was a huge month at RBYC. This included running three regattas over three weekends in a row, the Etchells VIC States, The VXOne States and the George Mac. Our newest 40 year members are regulars on the start boat and an integral part of the Race Management Team. Well done to the Race Management Team, Volunteers and Sailing Office for these terrific regattas.

New Menus (click image to enlarge)

Draw date: 31st March
No Winner draw 1. Winner Draw 2
Next Draw Friday 14th April
Draw # 1 $1000
Draw # 2 $50
Andrew Snowdon Senior
Natallia Shymko Senior
Cameron & Francesca Sherrard Snr Family
Kayoko Iemura Aquatic
Samantha Cross Social
Date Change: 14th April


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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