It's pleasing to see sailors making the most of the terrific summer weather we've been having during the week, though some weekends have been blown out. While managing the club day to day the General Committee and subcommittees have been working with me and the rest of the management team to prepare the club for many sailing seasons to come. …

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Meet Club Member Ade Djajamihardja, Bayside’s Citizen of the Year

We have a large number of very talented club members. One of these is Ade, who was recently named Bayside’s Citizen of the Year.
Ade is a founder of AK2 media, and committed to Disability Advocacy, Representation, Dignity, Empowerment & Opportunity.
Several of us were watching the ABC morning breakfast and were fortunate enough to catch a terrific short video produced by Ade which gives an insight into his day-to-day life (with some great shots of the local area as well). For those who missed it, here is a link – well worth spending the 3 minutes to watch it.
Ade also shared with another of AK2’s videos, which is informative and entertaining.
Ade would be happy to talk to anyone interested in learning more about his advocacy. If you’d like to get in touch with Ade just let me know ([email protected]) and I’ll pass on his contact details.

Sailing and Office News

IMPORTANT -Bike Storage

Push Bike storage in the under cover carpark is for RBYC boat owners only with a boat in the marina or hardstand. Bikes must be stored in the allocated spots and have a RBYC registration tag attached. These tags are obtained from reception and you must attach them to your bike.
There any many bikes that are not being used and we have new members wishing to store their bikes. Any bike that does not have a tag by the end of February will be removed and given to charity.
To get your tag please pop into the main reception and they will procedure one for you. Please also remember bikes are stored at owners risk.

Vehicles on the Hard Stand

It has come to our attention that a few members are parking their vehicles on the hardstand while they are working on their boats. The hard stand does not have parking access and only service or contractor vehicles are allowed to park while they are attending a job. This is a working area with boats being moved so full and clear access around the boats and the cranes is required at all times. Members are welcome to use vehicles to drop off items but then relocate them to the club carpark. Please also not that are marked NO PARKING areas so please keep these clear at all times.

Keelboat News

Quest Experience

This year we are offering a TRAINING DAY for competitors ahead of the regatta, in the Club’s Quest sailing dinghies for a nominal fee. This is made possible with the generous support of the Yacht Racing Services Association (YRSA).
Keelboat sailors often say that the best way to hone your skills is in a one design dinghy.
This hands-on opportunity puts theory into practice.
Improve your sailing confidence as well as race tactics.

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BLiSS Regatta QE

One Design News

March will be busy for RBYC's One Design fleets.
  • 11-13 March - Etchells Vic State Championships
  • 18 - 19 March - VX One Vic State Titles
  • 25 - 26 March - 2.4 State Titles and RS100 State Titles (in conjunction with the George Mac).
If you are avavibale to help out with the Race Management Team then please contact Chad in the sailing office.

Cruising News

April Guest Speaker Dinner
Friday, 21st April 2023
May Guest Speaker Dinner
Friday, 19th May 2023

In Other News

Proposed New Members

Nadine Parkington Senior
Michael & Carol Hodgson Senior Family
Rebecca Wells Crew
George Rowlands Aquatic
Daniel Mitchell Intermediate
Charlee Tjepkema Intermediate
Patrick Bines Intermediate
Richard Craig Social
Diane Fuszard Social

K2 Health at RBYC

We congratulate Krystal Weir of K2 Health on the recent arrival of her little girl.
Frankie Ruinaldi - Weir Born 11/2/23
Also K2 Health is very excited to welcome Eran Gerstein to our Royal Brighton Yacht Club Team.
Canadian born with a passion for all sports including Sailing, we are super lucky to have him onboard!
He brings a wealth of experience to our club after graduating from Melbourne University with a doctorate in Physiotherapy. Eran will not only be helping to run physiotherapy, Pilates and strength & conditioning programs/ classes, he will also be running the Emerging Matildas Soccer program with Football Victoria & Bayside Hockey programs whilst Krystal is on maternity leave.
We congratulate Eran with his recent engagement to his fiancé Jemma & new puppy Kingsley. Everyone please make him feel welcome and a part of the RBYC family.

Cocktail Party - Sailing Lifts Your Spirts

Grab a friend and come along to show your support for the great work that the Sailing Lifts Your Spirits team have done over the summer season.
Sip your complimentary cocktail while watching the sunset from our beautiful Bayview Room.
Everybody can dance the night away to the fantastic live music by President Roots, an all time favourite band of The Mornington Peninsula.
You might win a sunset cruise or get a bargain on some of the products and experiences that our supporters have donated for the auction.
Only $129. Tickets available from slys.au
Book it in now so you don't miss out! We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Leanne, Gordo & the Sailing Lifts Your Spirits team

Doubles Pool

The Doubles Pool competition is getting exciting! On Friday Club Captain Brett Heath with partner Chad Humphries defeated the imposing team of Jeff Mansfield and Mark Seagar. Check out the sheet in the members bar for ongoing results.


Melbourne to King Island - Friday March 10th
This popular destination race provides crews the opportunity to experience category 2 ocean racing over 114nm. It's a special destination with amazing food, hospitality, and a deep safe harbour. Entries will be capped due to berthing and can be entered here https://www.orcv.org.au/sailing/races/king-island
ORCV Rip Tour of Port Phillip Heads - Sunday March 19th
“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
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