General News

Winter is truly upon us, and sailing has slowed down but not stopped. Remember every Wednesday afternoon we have the Hearnes Heroes series and on Saturdays, we are running the Blizzard and Costello series alternative weekends. There is as always plenty going on in the office getting us ready for the new season. The 2023/2024 sailing calendar is being finalised …

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Last week we invited you to submit a profile of your boat for our website. This is easy to do – just click on the button which will explain everything….
ORVC Awards Night
RBYC well represented at ORCV Awards night. On Saturday night the ORCV presented awards for the past two seasons. MC for the evening was RBYC General Committee member Cath Hurley, and the event was attended by Commodore Niesje Hees as well as a number of other RBYC members. RBYC was well represented in the awards. Congratulations to all these boats and …

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End of Financial Year Tax deductible Donation

Some of our young elite sailors are training for the Olympics which requires a considerable cost outlay. The Australian Sports Foundation has provision for setting up fund raising pages for this purpose, which enable tack deductible donations.
Periodically we will provide links in this newsletter to the fund raising pages of club members. Please consider donating to help them on their sailing journey.

Club member Sophie Jackson has a fund raising page set up for her 470 Campaign with Angus Higgins.
AUS12 Australian Sports Foundation page for Tax deductible donations:
For RBYC members who have a ASF fund rasing page for their sailing campaign, then we would be happy to promote this via the club newsletter.

There are also other ASF projects set up if you wish to donate to the club , see below
Sailing Equipment Fund
Club Development
Sport Development Fund

Keelboat News

Saturday 17th Racing - Abandoned due to unsuitable weather.
Upcoming racing
Wednesday 21/6/23 - Hearnes Heroes Pursuit 1330 hrs
Saturday 24/6/23 - Blizzard Fleet 1300 hrs

America’s Cup News

John Bertrand AO is chair of the selection panel for the Australian Women’s Team, which will be racing in AC40s in September - October 2024. Here is a SailWorld article about the selection process for both the Youth and Women’s teams
and here is a link to the America’s Cup website providing information about the event.
YOUTH & Puig WOMEN’S AMERICA’S CUP - 37th America's Cup (

OTB News

Frostbite Regatta - Abandoned due to Strong Wind Warning. A new date will be scheduled soon.
Next OTB fleet racing : 2nd July

Training News

September School Holidays, Term Training & Keelboat- Book Now

The program for September school holidays is now available on the RBYC website. Sailing for all levels will be avavibale.
. Details can be found using the below links
Cost: $315 pp
Our popular Sunday term Training programs are avavibale to book . These fill up fast so be in quick.

Cost: $320
July Crew course FULL
July Spinnaker: 3 spots left
All are 2 day course running 9.30 am - 4.30pm each day.
Cost: $360 pp

August courses will be published soon

Cruising News

Click here for Full Details on all upcoming event

Icebergers News

Winter Solstice 2023 - Pre Swim Information
Arrive at RBYC 5.30pm
Swim briefing 5.45pm in the outside car park
Rug up for the briefing and fire show.
The club wheel barrows will be out to store your gear during the swim.
Swim Start 6pm
2 Swim Courses
Channel Triangle
Groups of 8-10 swimmers leaving approx 30 seconds apart
All swimmers must have flashing lights

Dinner service will start at 7pm

Bookings for dinner are essential and can be made now with Caroline at RBYC 9592 3092 or email [email protected]

Around The club

Draw Date:16 June
Next Draw: 23 June
Jackpot $50

Friday Chef Challenge

This week we have “Alina” creating a dish from Nepal.
Nepalese Momo’s – Inspired by the Tibetan dumpling momo’s are a dumpling filled with a mixture of either meat or vegetables, traditionally “buffalo” however Alina has chosen pork for this special.
Momo’s are a popular Nepali street food and is a dish Alina has grown up with her whole life
There were 6 games this weekend.
On the field: defending champs Geelong traveled to Adelaide to take on the streaking Port Adelaide Power on Thursday night. The Cats welcomed Patrick Dangerfield back this week and impressed early, outscoring the home team by 6 goals to 2 in the opening term and holding a 7-point lead at halftime. However, the second half was different as the Power surged away to record a 38-point win


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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