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News From GC - June
The summer sailing season has ended, but there is still a lot of activity at the club. It was terrific to see so many in the members bar on Friday night. The 2.4s educated us about their class, with the help of Ray Smith's models. At the end of July three club members will be competing in the 2.4 Meter …

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General News

New Marina Gate

The new marina gate has been installed and looking great. As before access is via your FOB for the gate to slide open for pedestrian access and vehicle access while you silver member key will open the pedestrian gate. A new feature is the self closing hinges on the pedestrian gate and extra safety sensors, but we advise that you always check that the gate has closed correctly.

What's in a Name

The following observations by Terry Spasevski have inspired us to create a boat profile page for the website. We encourage you to complete this online form with information about your boat to be shared with other members. Once we have a few submissions we’ll set up the website page.
The tradition and significance of boat naming is a rich and fascinating topic that has evolved throughout history. Boat naming can be traced back to ancient Egyptian boats to modern day yachts and establish an emotional connection to the boat. During the middle-ages boat naming was for wealthy merchants and nobility to showcase their wealth and status. In more modern times boats are given names for identification and registration purposes.
Whether your boat is named to bring good luck or protection to the boat and crew, or there may be an emotional connection to make it feel like part of the family, the name of the boat should be celebrated as a ritual of passage. A boat name can reflect the boat owner’s personality, culture and history. It’s a way to connect with loved ones, places and experiences.
As a boat owner, here we invite you to share the significance of your boat name and wish you, a continued safe boating experience.

Nominations are being called for

• J Herlein Award for Yachts Person of the Year
• Phil Bedlington Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sailing at National & International Level
• Adam Stevenson Memorial Youth Encouragement Award (under 18)
• John Crosbie Memorial Trophy for Club Person of the Year
If you know of someone who is deserving of these awards please send your nomination in via the below button
Closing date is 7th June

Past Newsletters.

You can now view past newsletters on the RBYC website. From the home page hover over The Club so drop down menu appears and select Past Newsletters. They are shown in date order with the most current at the top.

Keelboat News

Good luck to all RBYC boats and members taking part in sailing this weekend in either the Alan Robinson Trophy or Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta (AWKR) regatta at RMYS.

Alan Robinson Trophy Race -10th June 2023

One Design News.

2.4mR Presentation

Mark Seger leads a presentation about the 2.4 fleet which was well received by a packed out members bar.


Good luck to John Bertrand (Triad 2020) and Christian Boillot (Tamm Ha Tamm) competing in the Australasian Championships in Mooloolaba. Follow the racing via the Regatta Page

Training News

September School Holidays & Term Training- Book Now

The program for September school holidays will be available on the RBYC website in the next couple of weeks. Sailing for all levels will be avavibale.
Also our popular Sunday term Training will also be avavibale to book you spots in. These fill up fast so be in quick. Details can be found using the below links

Cruising News

Click here for Full Details on all upcoming event

Icebergers News

Not long now until the shortest day of the year swim ! Thursday 22nd June
Bookings for dinner are essential and can be made now with Caroline
at RBYC 9592 3092 or email [email protected]
Swim Briefing: 5.45pm
Fire Show 5.55pm
Bagpipe Start 6pm
Dinner serving starts 7pm
Wave start in groups of 8
Two Courses:
1. Triangle
2. Channel Triangle
(Non Swimming Dippers are welcome)
It will be Night Swim in the Dark at 6pm!
All swimmers must have a
flashing light!

Around The club

Draw Date: 2 June
No Winner
Next Draw: 9 June
Jackpot $150

Friday Chef Challenge

This weeks Fridays Chef Challenge has been put together from our Chef Kevin from Sri Lankan.
His Dish is: Fragrant Yellow Rice. Topped with cashews & raisins. Served alongside lamb curry & onion jam.

Kevin comment:
From the paradise island to the table.
Sri Lankan food has got a vivid array of sweet and spicy combination of flavours.
When I was growing up it was my Grandma that introduced me to the robust flavours profiles.
By making this dish, I’m sharing a childhood favourite of mine.
This was the first of the 3 bye rounds, with only 7 games played.

The first game was a total fizzer, with Carlton and Melbourne making too many mistakes. There was one intercept mark after another in this game (by both teams), a mere 14 goals scored by both teams for the entire game, and the Blues again showed that their play does not particularly deserve a prime time slot. Melbourne won by 17 points. Geelong ended a 3-game losing streak by storming home in the final quarter to defeat the Western Bulldogs by 22 points at Marvel. The Doggies were wasteful in front of goal (not for the first time this season) and had looked a little better for the first three quarters. The Gold Coast made it two victories in a row at Darwin's TIO Stadium by defeating the favored Adelaide Crows by 25 points. Adelaide was dominant until the 10-minute mark of the second quarter. At that point, they led by 35 points, but the Suns fought back and booted the next 9 goals (similar to what they did versus the Bulldogs a week earlier). The Crows rallied and briefly regained the lead early in the final term, only to see Gold Coast push them aside in the latter stages of the game. We may see Gold Coast play finals footy this season for the first time in their history.



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
Navionics & Fundamentals of Navigation, 2 courses. Navigation has changed a lot in the past few years. Learn how to use Navionics and learn the fundamentals of navigation by joining the 2 upcoming courses. Learn more here

Weather for Sailors – Robin Hewitt will once again be sharing his detailed knowledge on Weather for Sailors with module 1, the Fundamentals. Over 3 nights via an online platform. Learn more here
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