General News

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News From GC - Neil Sargent


Our club members are involved in such a wide range of sailing activities from racing to cruising, in a variety of craft from off the beach dinghies and foils to large keel boats. Now that travel is possible, many are venturing overseas whether for serious competition, delivery trips, or leisurely exploring. Let me to tell you about …

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News From GC - Neil Sargent

Presentation Night Photos

View the photos from the 2023 presentation night here. If you would like a Hi Res print of any of these images please email Paula on [email protected]


Boat Register

We are inviting all boat owners to register their vessel on our new Boat Register. We love to know more about the boats we have at the club and especially a bit about where the name came from.
The register is on line and can be viewed at
All vessels are invited to join , OTB, One Design,Keelbaot and Power. We we look forward to seeing you on the list soon

Sailing Office News

New File/Document Upload option now available

The sailing office needs you to provide several documents each season. There is now a File Upload function on the website that allows you to upload all files. These then go directly to the Boating Manager. Please give it a go

2023-2024 Season Skippers Briefing

With the new season fast approaching it's time to get ready for the annual skippers briefing. This is a compulsory event for all skippers to attend of the OTB, One Design and Keelboats fleets. If you are unable to attend yourself you can send a representative to attend one of the two sessions we are holding on your behalf.
There are two sessions to choose from, 6th or 13th september. The session will be from 6.30 - 8pm.

M.O.B Lecture 20th September

Skippers are required to adhere to the MOB requirements of the club. We are putting on a lecture which will be very useful for all those sailing on the bay and we encourage skippers and crew to attend. If the skipper is unable to attend then they may nominate a crew member to attend on their behalf. If you have done a SSSC in the last twelve months then you do not have to attend but are welcome to. Please visit for more details of what is required in regards to MOB at .
This session is open to all members but as seating will be limited skippers and crew will be given priority.

Boat Insurance

Many boats have not supplied a current insurance certificate or their current one has expired. This is a requirement for keeping a boat at RBYC and is required from all fleets (OTB, One Design and Keelboat). The easy way to do this is send it via the below upload link.

Safety Compliance for racing

All skippers are required to submit a self-audited Safety Compliance Form for their vessel before the start of the season. ( 6th October). Please check what the requirements are for each race via the calendar and send the appropriate completed form to the sailing office via the File Upload option.
RBYC will be starting independent auditing from October or you can contact an auditor directly yourself to have this arranged. Please visit the below link for full details on what is required

Staff Required

The sailing office is still looking for full time staff for both Sailing Coordinator and OTB Coordinator positions. If you or someone you know is interested then please contact Colin for a Job Description on [email protected]. Please be aware that both of these positions require weekend work.

OTB News

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Training News

September School Holidays, Term Training & Keelboat- Book Now

Around The club

First Friday of the Month Lunch - 4th August Book at Reception

New Members

Jamie Draffin Crew
Max Timlock Intermediate
Allison Hedger Aquatic
Sophia Wilson Intermediate
James Norman Senior
Draw Date:21st July
No Winner

Next Draw: 28th July
Jackpot $250

New: Lucky door prize is now happening. Come on Friday night and get your ticket.
Drawn after the members draw

Cinema night at RBYC - Friday 11th August

Looking for something fun to do with family and friends, then why not come along to our first RBYC Cinema Night.
Enjoy the Greatest Showman on the big screen in the Bayview room. We will be creating a mini cinema so you we really feel like you are at the flicks. Tickets are $25pp and includes popcorn and choc top on arrival.
You can even enjoy Dinner and Show with a meal from our Olympic Restaurant & Bar. This is an over 16 event and under 18's will need to be accommodated by and adult .
Full bar service will be available during the movie.

Booking will be open next week

8pm Screening

We are quickly approaching the end of the season. Competition for positions 5 through 8 is particularly keen. Similarly, our tipping competition is very close.

On the field: the Western Bulldogs played Essendon on Friday night in this round's opening game. The Bombers started quickly with a goal in the first 18 seconds and looked the better side in the opening term. They led by 11 points at quarter time, but from that point on, the Doggies took over. They rallied strongly in the second quarter and in the final term, kicked away from Essendon to win by 41 points.


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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