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News From GC: 23 May
The 22/23 sailing season has almost come to a close. Many thanks to our amazing race management team for all their efforts throughout the season, it has been a long one, with many weekends & regattas. A super job! All the Brighton Championships winners for the season have been decided. The May series has seen some excellent conditions. Get out …

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Skipper Forums

*********KEELBOAT THIS WEDNESDAY 24th MAY*******
Club Captain and Sailing Committee invite all sailors to join the sailing forum for their fleets. This is an opportunity to reflect on the last calendar and discuss any possible changes for the 2023-2024 season calendar which will be published in June
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Keelboat News

Alan Robinson Trophy Race -10th June 2023

The Alan Robinson Trophy is an annual race from RBYC to QCYC. This is a separate entry race requires boats to have a Cat 5 safety declaration which must be provided to the sailing office no later than 7th June. Use the below link to enter.

Apollo Bay Race

Good luck to all boats and crews competing in the Melbourne to Apollo Bay race this weekend. RBYC boats are
Another Chapter - Greg Clinnick
Blue Water Tracks - Grant Dunoon
Jaffa - Andrew Neeson
French Bred - Tim Hosking

OTB News.

Sailing Championship League Final

Over the weekend RBYC competed in the 2023 Sailing Champions League at RPAYC. Our team of Thomas Holmes (Skipper),Laura Thompson, Anna Cripsey and Phillip Cripsey travel to NSW after winning the right to compete in this after their success at VIC finals at the Festival of Sails. The competition, from around the country ,was tough and in the words of Laura " We struggled a little keeping up with some of the teams who sail together all the time" but they did the club proud, with respectable finish but also as importantly showed off RBYC at its best.

Commodores Challenge - SYC

On Sunday 28th, SYC are holding the Commodores Challenge. Part of their Women in Sailing this is a race between clubs on the bay nominating a team of 5 females to represent their clubs. RBYC , who has had success in the past, is entering the team of Chloe Fisher (Skipper), Eliza Ewart, Alex McDonald, Lallie Leckey & Charlotte Wormald. We wish them all the best.

Sunday Racing

Due to a unpleasant forecast the OTB fleet made the call not to race this week. The next race is planned for June 4th

Training News

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Cruising News

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Where are they? Follow the fleet

As of Monday 22nd May, RBYC Cruisers were where?:
• It’s a Privilege: (Peter Strain) – Last seen, Bundaberg, Queensland
• Caprice: (Leanne and Gordon) – Hamilton Island, Queensland
• Saffron: (Geoff Brewster and Barbara Burns) – en-route, Coffs Harbour to Noumea, New Caledonia.
• Chakana: (Brenton and Robina Smith) – en-route, Sydney to Noumea, New Caledonia
• Aquacadabra: (Rob Hurrell) – en route, Sydney to Noumea, New Caledonia
• Lena: (Anthony Baird with Peter Demura) –Reykjavik, Iceland, en-route to Newport Rhode Island, USA via St Johns Newfoundland.

Iceberger News

The Iceberger Calendar
7.00 for 7.30pm Friday 26th May 2023
Trivia Night. Phone 9592 3092 for bookings. $20pp. - Don Warner
6.00pm Thursday 22nd June 2023
Winter Solstice Swim followed by dinner at RBYC. - Sam Paynter.

Other News

Draw Date: 19 May
Next Draw: 26 May
Jackpot $50
David Grealish Senior
Donna Osbourne Social
Jeremy Emrose Intermediate
Tyler Emrose Intermediate
Harrison Boys Intermediate
Hi everyone,
Three teams adopted 'in language' club names for the Doug Nicholls round which is spread over Weeks 10 & 11. Fremantle adopted the name 'Wallayup,' Melbourne adopted 'Narrm' and Port Adelaide adopted 'Yartapuulti' - just for the indigenous round. All 18 teams wore/will wear a special indigenous round 'strip' to mark the occasion.
On the field: there were a few very close games this week. Port Adelaide (Yartapuulti) narrowly defeated Melbourne (Narrm) by 4 points on Friday night. This game had numerous lead changes before Connor Rozee kicked a late goal to get the Power over the line. It was Port's seventh straight win. Essendon scored a dramatic come-from-behind one-point win over Richmond to win their first Dreamtime game in a decade. The Tigers had a slight lead for most of the second half. Still, the Bombers kept at it and were ultimately rewarded after a mark and set shot with 7 seconds left (Richmond's Rhyan Mansell missed everything from a set shot with 3 minutes left - a blunder that loomed large in the final result). Sydney barely defeated lowly North Melbourne, 93-90 and only then under controversial circumstances. With North ahead by 3 points and under a minute to play, the Kangaroos were penalized for an interchange infringement, which gifted the Swans the go-ahead goal from point-blank range. Sydney broke a four-game losing streak with the win.
The Western Bulldogs played Adelaide in Ballarat on Saturday and struggled to find the 'big sticks.' Normally a team will be punished for kicking 11-19, but their opposition was far worse and the Crows managed only 5 goals for the entire game - the Bulldogs won by 45 points. Freo was at home this week and played exciting footy against last year's premier Geelong to comfortably win by 29 points. In Queensland's 'Q Clash' Brisbane easily accounted for the Gold Coast by 43 points.
In the Sunday games, Hawthorn won the battle of the cellar dwellers vs West Coast by an astonishing margin of 116 points. WCE has had numerous injuries this season but this loss to a team that has also been struggling is embarrassing. Football's biggest rivalry between Carlton-Collingwood continued at the MCG on Sunday. The Magpies quickly gained ascendancy during the first quarter (kicking 5 goals to 1) and cruised to victory. For the massive crowd (80,000) hoping to see a good contest, this game didn't deliver. Collingwood converts their opportunities better, use the corridor better and is playing far more confidently than Carlton. The game plan for the Blues really needs to be revamped. In the late game, GWS hosted St Kilda at Giants' stadium. The Sainters needed to stand up after losing three of their previous 5 games. They had Max King back in the line-up to give them a target up forward but were made to work very hard to get the 4 points... the Saints prevailed by 2 goals.
Tipping: scores ranged between 3-9 this week. Big congratulations to Andrew0711 and Lynchey both of whom tipped a perfect round 9/9 (both are keen Essendon supporters and were elated with the Bombers' last-gasp victory). What a top effort on a tricky week that featured a number of very close games. Andrew wins the $20.00 dining credit at the club for being closer on the margin game than Lynchey. Our leaderboard remains tightly bunched and the Grumpy Swimmer still has his nose in front.
Leaderboard after 10 Rounds
Grumpy Swimmer 68 tips
Don Warner 67
Lynchey 65
Croc Junior 65
GPD49er 65
Andy Mul 65
LamboM 65
Big D 64
St Lindsay 64
Luke Capt Awesome 64
Romney J 64
Janb100 64


Discount Yachting Winter Series 4 longer passage races incorporating the 2 popular destination races to Blairgowrie & Geelong. Starting with an on-water distress drill before race 1 on June 24th. Only those who enter the series or race 1 can participate in the drill. Entries are open for the series and race 1 here
ORCV Training – Winter is a great time to build your skills and increase your knowledge. There’s a range of courses on: Navionics, Fundamentals of Navigation, Weather for Sailors, Bowman Essentials, Practical hands-on radio Workshop through to the Safety and Sea Survival course. Click out the options here

Safety & Sea Survival Course – Next Course Sunday June 4th.
For all those anticipating being an active member on the water, this course is a must. Complete the eLearning and then attend the in-person day on June 4th to complete your theory and practical. Full course and refresher options possible with bookings essential
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