Commodore's report
While most of us were enjoying the blustery Easter weekend indoors, six intrepid boats started the trip to Port Fairy with four finishing the "character building" race. Congratulations to all crews and especially to the RBYC crew on Jaffa - links to reports and results are further down in this newsletter. Fortunately, the cutting wind didn’t stop the music at …

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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.

Up Coming Racing

Saturday 15th - Brighton Championship
Wednesday 19th - Hearnes Heroes
Saturday 22nd - Brighton Championships
Saturday 29th - Cerberus trophy

Cerberus Trophy 29 April

This annual race takes the RBYC fleet down to the Cerebus Wreck and back. This is followed by a BYO BBQ party on the hardstand.
Sailing Instructions

Jaffa, the first boat to finish.

Congratulations to Jaffa, skippered by Andrew Neeson taking line honours in the 2023 Port Fairy Yacht Race, finishing the race at 2:50:54 on Saturday 8th April.
Check the ORCV website and Facebook page for photos and coverage.

Training News

RBYC Training is expanding it's offering to now provide Keelboat training. We have purchased an X79, which arrived at the club a week ago. It will be undergoing commissioning over the next few weeks with the plan to start courses late June. We will be offering all the Australian Sailing Keelboat programs which include Crew, Helm, Spinnaker and race training. This will now see RBYC as one of the premier training centers on the bay and offering a full training program from kids to youth and through to adult. Courses will be posted on the website soon so keep an eye out.
Use the below link to express your interest

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Cruising News

Friday 21st April: Guest Speaker Dinner.
In 2020, Christiaan de Beukelaur spent much of the year at sea, aboard the century old schooner Avontuur, carting cargo across the Atlantic. The Avontuur set sail from Elsfleth, Germany, to show that wind propulsion offers an alternative to heavily polluting cargo ships. Christiaan’s voyage was meant to be a three-week stint of fieldwork. He wanted to find out if it’s really as …

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In Other News

Hi everyone,
We have just returned from a really fabulous cruise through the Patagonian fjords of southern Chile. As many friends are asking to see a sample of photos, please click the link below if you are interested.
On the field:
Brisbane handed Collingwood their first loss of the season with a solid 33-point victory last Thursday night. Adelaide defeated Freo by 39 points at the Adelaide oval and Carlton kept their undefeated run intact with a 23-point win over North Melbourne. The Western Bulldogs surprised Richmond and won a close one over the Tiges at the MCG. Port Adelaide also won a tight game by 2 points over the Swans in Sydney - the Swans had a chance to win the game as time expired, but the kick after the siren was punched through for a behind. Essendon defeated GWS by 13 points, while Melbourne trounced the Eagles by 63 points.
St Kilda's resurgence under Ross Lyon continued as they comfortably disposed of the Gold Coast Suns by 53 points to remain on top of the ladder. Geelong finally got on the winner's list when they clobbered Hawthorn by 82 points in the annual Easter Monday clash at the MCG. After four rounds, each team has at least one win and we look to have a pretty even competition.
Congratulations to the Grumpy Swimmer and Barney2, who led all tipsters this week with an excellent score of 8. Very well done, gents. Grumpy's hot tipping form this year has seen him regain the outright lead in our competition, just ahead of Maggies23. Below are our tipping leaders after 4 rounds.
Grumpy Swimmer 27
Maggies23 26
Lynchey 24
Had A Gut Full 24
Kylie1004 24
The city of Adelaide will host the Gather Round of footy this weekend, with all 9 matches being played across 3 venues in the City of Churches. The first game is on Thursday night, with the Crows hosting the Blues. Please place your tips!
Draw date: 7th April
No Draw
Next Draw Friday 14th April
Draw # 1 $1000
Draw # 2 $50
Date Change: 14th April
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