Opening Day in Review

Reflections on Opening Day
Thanks to all of you - staff, members and guests, who made Opening Day such an enjoyable event. We were blessed with dry weather and friendly breezes and had a wonderful day. Highlights included…• Bagpipes by George Henderson, just back from playing at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and winning a World championship.• Formal ceremony introduced by the Commodore, with special …

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General News

Car Park Stickers

2023-2024 are available for collection from the office for senior members to collect, one per member please.

Sailing/Marina Office News

RBYC Season 23-24 Entry Now

Wednesday Sailing - Afternoon & Twilight

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.
Wednesday sailing offers 3 opportunities to get involved
1: Afternoon Racing 1300: This is the Hearnes Heros Series. Alternating weeks of a Fleet or Pursuit Start . A small fleet which is always looking to grow it is a great way to train your crew.
2: Twilight Fleet Start 1800: Looking for a bit more competitive action at twilight sailing. These races allow owners to use there Spinnakers and tussle on the start line
3: Twilight Pursuit from 1815: A white sail only race (non Spinnaker) 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) without the pressure of a busy start line.
Wednesday sailing is also a great way for the club to show itself off to potential new members so if you have spots for SailPass people and can take them out sailing 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.

How do I find Crew

The best way is to use the Crew Matching system that is in the Sign On App. Here you can list your boat as looking for crew, this way people can call you directly and discuss. You can also use the List Available Crew button to see is looking to crew. This tells you about them and their sailing background. You can then reach out to them directly.
Please remember that sometimes the best crew often have little or no experience, don't be afraid to take them on and show them the ropes.
You can also contact the sailing office and let them know that you are able to take crew. We will do our best to find a sailor for you.
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How do I go sailing - Sail Pass

Come Sailing at RBYC.
What is Sail Pass and who is it for? Sail Pass is a temporary membership to RBYC. It allows non members to go sailing on member's boats during the summer twilight season. Sail Pass is for anyone looking to get on the water and experience a yacht club before committing to a full membership. It is a …
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Sail Pass

Training News

Upcoming Courses - Book NOW

Keelboat Crew 4th & 11th November - Book Now

Adult Learn to Sail. October, November,December Book Now

Power Boat Handling. 12th November 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,

Keel Boat News

Spotted on the Opening Day Sail Past, the new SCHUSS, owned by Denis McConnell. Looking forward to seeing how the boat and crew perform over the 23-24 season.

OTB News

OTB racing commenced last Sunday with a fleet of 11 Lasers battling it out in perfect conditions ranging from 7 to 12 knots. Paul Pascoe and the start team managed a perfect race day with 4 tight races.
Owen McMahon emerged as the overall winner closely followed by young gun Gareth James and Michael OBrien. Special mention to Mark Deacon for a strong performance in his first racing back after an extended break.
Thursday night racing also starts this week at 6pm.
All new comers are welcome to join the fun!

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

60 Years On

60 years on … Reflections from Leigh LansdownAt our recent AGM several members celebrated major membership milestones. One of these was Leigh Lansdown who reached his 60 year anniversary as a member. We thought his reflections worth sharing…On receiving advice of this “milestone”, I was reminded of Groucho Marx’ famous quote…..“Any Club that would have me as a member I …

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60 Years On
Draw date: 6 Oct 2023
No Winner

Next draw 13 Oct. 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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Other News

BMYS have kindly invited RBYC members to field a maximum of 5 boats into their Gala Fishing Competition. Details HERE


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3 Nov: Melbourne to Devonport Rudder Cup

19 Nov: Safety and Sea Survival Course (SSSC)

25 Nov: West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint 2

26 Dec: Cock of the Bay

27 Dec: Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster