Cocktail Party & Presentation Night - 14th July 7pm

You are invited to the Annual Presentation night, whether you are a skipper, crew member, swimmer, gym member or social member.
This is our “night of nights”, a chance for all Club Members to get together at a relaxed cocktail party with a band and dancing after the presentation of awards.
Date: 14 July 2023, 7 pm
Cost: $40pp (charged to your account on booking)
Book with office 9592 3092 or email [email protected]

General News

Hello Members
Looking back at the last few General Committee weekly updates, we have been reminded that the cold weather is really upon us; however, it is pleasing to see that many events are still happening around the club, both on and off the water.
We had the Frostbite Cruise up to Melbourne City Marina; the weekend just passed. This event now runs in conjunction with the City of Melbourne’s Firelight Festival. It was great to see a mixture of sail and power boats participate. Each boat had slightly different plans for the weekend, but seeing new participants and getting members together in the Marina was fantastic.
The cruisers headed for New Caledonia have reached their destinations safely and are now enjoying cruising around the islands, including Iles des Pins and the Loyalty Islands. Most will soon look to head across to Vanuatu and then back to Australia in September.
Out on the marina, there is plenty of evidence of rakali or native water rat activity; the most obvious is empty mussel shells on the walkway and arms. I have recently heard stories from boat owners about rakali getting into boats and creating havoc. As a fellow boat owner, I wanted to remind all owners to watch for possible activity and access points to your boat interior.
Have a great week ahead!
Peter Gebhardt
Rear Commodore

Keelboat News

New training boat ready for clients

The recently purchased X79 keel boat went for her test sail on Monday with Commodore (Niesje Hees) and Glenn Ferguson. The boat performed beautifully and all sails were tested. (including the spinnaker with only the 3 crew) and it was agreed that it will be a great platform for training. Our first course is booked out and it's winter so we expect a busy summer training season with her. A special shout out to Paul Jackson & Glenn Ferguson helping get her ready and Janet Wilksie from Wilksie Marine for the new rigging and installing the mast.

OTB News

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Training News

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Around The club

Draw Date:30 June
No Winner

Next Draw: 7 July
Jackpot $150

Don't miss this week's special presentation from the Icebergers.

First Friday of the Month Lunch - 7th June Book at Reception

A long running tradition at RBYC is the First Friday of the Month members lunch. Open to all RBYC members its a chance to get together and catch up, meet some new faces and chat with old friends.
Held in the members bar we are offering the full a la carte menu along with Member Specials. It's a great way to spend a Friday afternoon at the club and enjoy all it offers.
This week an Aussie Classic
Chicken Parma with Chips and Salad.
he bye rounds are now behind us and we returned to a full slate of 9 games this week. There was a mixture of very close games and very lopsided results.
On the field: on Thursday night, the Brisbane Lions flexed their muscles when they trounced Richmond by a whopping 81 points at The Gabba. Friday night's game was quite the opposite, with Sydney and Geelong playing a draw at the SCG. On Saturday, Adelaide defeated North Melbourne by eleven goals, Collingwood did even better in beating the Gold Coast by thirteen goals and the Bulldogs finally had their kicking boots on... their accurate kicking of 16.6 saw them account for visiting Fremantle at Marvel Stadium by 29 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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