General News

Notice of Election & AGM Dates 2023

Notice Document

News From GC - Cathy Hurley

There’s something for everyone at RBYC over winter. it's probably the time of year that offers the greatest diversity of experiences for our club members. While many brave the cold conditions on Port Phillip, others head for warmer waters or choose indoor pursuits. I recently had the opportunity to visit one of our reciprocal clubs, The Royal Canadian Yacht Club …

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Cinema Night at RBYC - Friday 11th August 8 pm

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

Boat Register

We are inviting all boat owners to register their vessel on our new RBYC 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

2023-2024 Skippers Briefing 6.30 PM

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 6.30 PM

Please visit for more details of what is required in regards to MOB at .

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.

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

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.

Training News

Saturday saw the completion of the first Keelboat training program. The two day course, run on consecutive Saturdays, has seen our first 4 graduates who are now looking for boats to help develop their sailing. The weather was not kind with day one spent on the marina and then day 2 up to 20 knots, but we got on the water and covered the required elements of the course. Any skippers looking for crew and willing to take on one or more of our graduates please contact Colin in the sailing office.

Upcoming Training

September School Holidays, 18 -22 or 25 - 29- Book Now

Keelboat Crew 19th & 26th August - Book Now

OTB News

Congratulations to RBYC club member Rhett Gowan. Currently in Italy and just finished competing in the RS Aero World Championships he has just become World Champion in RS Aeros for the 2nd time. He is the forts sailor to win two worlds in two different rigs , 7 and 6.

One Design news

The official seasons calendar will be published on the RBYC website in the coming weeks.
Note the new One Design regatta 4,5,6 November 2023. This is the inaugural running of this event with the intention to make it a terrific annual event for Etchells, 2.4s, VXOnes, Dragons and other one design keelboats. There will be a separate start for each class.

Around The club

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

Draw Date:24th July
No Winner
Next Draw: 28th July
Jackpot $300
New: Lucky door prize is now happening. Come on Friday night and get your ticket.
Drawn after the members draw

New Members

Kym Thompson Gym
Peter Walker Crew Plus
Alex & Ben Hamilton Senior Family


Following conclusion of the summer pool competition last week, the next table games are about to begin at RBYC. Open to all membership categories, no entry fee and entry sheets will be on the Billiards Notice Board this week. The more the merrier, a good chance to meet new people within the Club.
R O Lewin Trophy - Scratch Snooker
Snooker Handicap Trophy - Handicapped Snooker
Billiards Trophy - Scratch Billiards

Hi everyone,
I am away from Melbourne for the next 7 weeks visiting England & Canada. Currently on England's south Coast with 3 fellow RBYC Brighton Icebergers - we are hoping to do a swim relay crossing of the English Channel this week. We need the weather to settle first however, before we can make the attempt.
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