Where were you when Australia II won the America’s Cup on 26 Sept 1983?

Where were you when Australia II won the America’s Cup on 26 Sept 1983?
Those of you in the members bar on Friday night would have enjoyed the terrific presentation by Greg Wallace celebrating the 40th anniversary of the America’s Cup win.(see article below).
We’ll have another opportunity to commemorate the win at Opening Day on 7 October. In the meantime, we asked people the question “Where were you when Australia II won the America’s Cup?” and received some terrific responses.
Wendy Luck (Past Commodore) – I remember everyone at the Yacht Club celebrating the next day – I recall lots of tired people there!
Greg Wallace (Chair of the Iceberger sub-committee) - I was in my first year at Monash University, I watched the race at home, went to uni so excited draped in the Australian flag, went to my first class - stats - then headed to the Notting Hill Hotel where I spent the day celebrating

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News From Club Captain

My name is Marnie Irving, and as of the AGM last week, I have taken over from Brett Heath as Club Captain at RBYC. My sailing interest began via my kids; cooking sausages for the sabot sailors, carrying 12 foot cadets over the sand from the Jock Sturrock centre, and then tending bruises to a kid falling off 29ers.It segued …

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Welcome New Club Captain

General News

The Members Bar will open from 12 noon Saturday 30th so you can all come along and watch the Grand Final. Complimentary party pies and sausage rolls will be serviced at half time in the members bar. The game will also be screen

Opening Day 2023

To help with the organisation it would be very much appreciated if you can please register your participation

Sailing/Marina Office News

A change to the calendar: There will not be any center course racing on Saturday 30th September. Tower racing will go ahead as planned. The club will be open its usual hours.

Working Bee

Thank you to those that turned up for the Yard and Hardstand working be last Sunday. It was a great effort and both locations are looking great, just in time for our official opening. Colin

RBYC Season 2023-2024 Entry Now Open

You can now enter the RBYC 23-24 racing season. Please remember only enter a series if you believe you will be sailing in at least 60% of the dates. You can always enter later if things change.
Things to note: The Victoria Championships (Range Series) will have a separate entry provided closer to the time. Please check carefully what division you put yourself in when applicable. We suggest having the calendar open when doing your entries.

Twilight Sailing Starts October 11th

When the clocks go forward it's time for Summer evening Sailing. This is always a great time on and off the water, and for those that are looking for a more social and relaxed style of sailing then this is for you. We have had a number of new yachts arrive over winter and I suggest that trying out twilight sailing is a must. It's a great way to get on the water with friends and family and enjoy your boats (and you never know you might pick up a prize on the day) There is a Pre and Post Christmas Series, Fleet racing at 6pm (with Spinnakers ) then from 6.15 pm its white sails pursuit start and the trophy is well contested. It's also a great way for the club to show itself off to potential new members so if you have spots for SailPass people then please let the sailing office know.
The restaurant will be taking orders up to 9pm so bring your crew in after racing and continue the fun.

Upcoming Racing

14/10/2023 Saturday 1300 Div 1 York Syme Trophy
14/10/2023 Saturday 1305 Div 2 Bushy Beavis Trophy
14/10/2023 Saturday 1310 Cruising Sarawaki Cup
14/10/2023 Saturday 1330 Martin Scott
14/10/2023 Saturday 1335 Series 1
14/10/2023 Saturday 1340 Beachcomber Spring Aggregate – Viking Trophy
14/10/2023 Saturday 1345 The Protecon Series
15/10/2023 Sunday 1400 Pre XMAS Series

Training News

Upcoming Courses - Book NOW

Keelboat Crew 14th & 21st October - Book Now

Adult Learn to Sail. September & October Book Now

Safety Boat Operator 21st & 22nd October - Book Now

One Design News

One Design Keelboat Regatta 3 & 4 November 2023

Entry is now open to all one design keelboats with a listed YV yardstick including but not limited to Etchells, Dragons, 2.4mR, VXOnes, J24’s, J70’s and S80’s on the register of RBYC or any other organisation affiliated with Australian Sailing,

Cruising New

Annual Progressive Dinner 20th October

The annual Progressive Dinner, hosted by the Cruising Group, will be held on the evening of Friday, October 20th, 2023. ALL WELCOME, be you a boat owner or non-boat owner, a racer, cruiser, aquatic or social member. This is always an excellent evening to get to know other club members, as the dinners are in small groups that change between …
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Annual Progressive Dinner

Club News

America's Cup Win Celebration in Members Bar

If you have not already heard on the grapevine, on the Friday just gone the social committee decorated the members bar in recognition of Australia II winning the America's Cup 40 years ago.
The bar was splendid in Green and Gold with boxing kangaroos and aussie flags , leaving no one in doubt of what was being recognised that evening.
Greg Wallace ( iceberger) presented and amazing presentation in brilliant detail, with the race on the big screen. He proposed a toast to the winning team and we even had a message from John Bertram (winning skipper) which added a lovely touch to the night.
The nostalgia and how much winning the race means still today. There were only a few dry eyes in the room.
It was a tremendous evening. Thank you to those that came.
Susan Cassidy
Andrew Barber Senior
Neil Christie & Jackson Christie Gym
Yvonne Della Bosca Aquatic
Tiffany Griffin Aquatic
Graham & Barbara Cummings Social
Penelope Russell Social
Louis Timlock Intermediate
Youcheng Huang Youth
Draw date: 22 Sept. 2023
No Winner

Next draw 29 Sept. 2023 jackpots to

Christmas Pudding Orders

Christmas Pudding Orders
It is time to start planning your Christmas menu!The RBYC Christmas Pudding Annual Fundraiser will be open soon with on order form to come. This year we are offeringChristmas Puddings:• Traditional • Macadamia and Brandy• Gluten Free• Date and Toffee• Triple Chocolate• Chocolate Orange• Chocolate Rum and RaisinBoxed Christmas CakesFunds raised will go to …

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