General News

News From GC

News From GC
With daylight saving beginning and the weather warming up it’s great to see increased activity around the club. After racing and cruising in warmer places many RBYC boats have returned to our marina. Others are currently preparing to race in Malta and ocean racers are gearing up for the blue water races. Whether you're a bay racer, cruiser, ocean racer …

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Sailing/Marina Office News

Come Sailing at RBYC with SaiPass

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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How do I find Crew or get on a boat?

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, or add yourself to the list of available crew. To find out more about casual sailing see the SaiPass article above. If you don't already have the app or are not sure how it works then you can find it HERE or scan the QR Code.
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.

Training News

With the end of term fast approaching ist time to think about our ever popular Christmas Holiday Programs. There are 5 weeks 2 choose from and we cater for all levels. These fill fast and space is limited so dont leave it too late to book

Upcoming Adult 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

A lovely start to the season’s Wednesday racing

Despite the freshening breeze 8 boats sailed the Hearns Heroes afternoon races last week and 13 boats enjoyed the Twilight races. It was a great atmosphere in the club, with many crews coming back for a meal. Well done to Foxy for PHS success in the Hearns Heroes, Cartouche in the Pursuit start and Joan Ellen in the Fleet start. Full results can be found here.
Not enter yet the do so via the sign on app or via this link. Please remember race entry must be in the day before the race so we can allocate a handicap
Join us this week, the forecast looks great. Don't forget to come to the club and enjoy a meal from our new Spring Menus plus we have our weekly Twilight Menu Item which this week is ???????

Despatch from Malta

“You maybe be wondering the origins of the Green Dragon cocktail at the Club this week. It is in recognition of a group of RBYC members and others competing in this year’s Rolex Middle Sea Race (RMSR) in the southern Mediterranean on Green Dragon, a Volvo Open 70, skippered by Johannes Schwarz and entered under RBYC. Our members, VC Peter …
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Despatch from Malta

OTB News

OTB sailors had a great day of racing on Sunday with a combined fleet of over 20 boats including 7 Optimist green fleet sailors, 12 Lasers, 3 Quests and a small fleet of RS100s. Well done to the Opti sailors many of whom enjoyed their first racing experience.
Despite shifty conditions the race management team and support boats did an amazing job running 4 races and looking after the young sailors.
The Laser fleet enjoyed tight racing with Owen McMahon, Michael OBrien and Lucas James trading places at the front of the fleet. Competition was fierce with numerous general recalls as everyone fought it for poll position. A special welcome to new laser sailor Chris Drake who produced some impressive sailing considering it was his first ever racing!
OTB Thursday night sprint racing starts this week at 6pm.
Next Sunday the OTB fleet will sail in the Sail Sandy regatta so RBYC Sunday sailing will take a break and recommence on 29th October.
New OTB sailors are always welcome to join in the fun!

Cruising New

Annual Progressive Dinner 20th October

Annual Progressive Dinner
We are now fully booked for the Progressive Dinner this Friday (Oct 20th), and it looks like the rain will stay away, promising a great evening. However, we are slightly short on host boats, and, while the dinner is do-able, we will be squeezing in. Thanks to all of you who have already volunteered to host, but a last minute request to anyone else out there who might also be able to host on their boat, if you could do so, it would be very much appreciated. If you are able to do so, please get in touch with Pam Merritt as soon as possible on phone 0408 361 208, or email [email protected] .
Thanks and regards


Our November Guest Speaker will be Rod Cuthbert - Six months Cruising Southern Tasmania. Keep Friday Nov 17th clear in your calendar for this dinner and Rod’s talk.


A number of our Cruising colleagues who went north for the winter are now making their way back to Brighton. As of Monday, 16th October, Marine Traffic had them located as follows:

· “It’s a Privilege” (Peter and Susie Strain) – Middle Harbour, Sydney, on the way back from Queensland
· “Aquacadabra” (Rob and Sue Hurrell) – Shellharbour (just south of Wollongong), on the way back from New Caledonia and Vanuatu.
· “Chakana” (Brenton and Robina Smith) – Inside South Stradbroke Island, after clearing customs in Brisbane on their way back from New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

Meanwhile “Saffron” (Geoff Brewster and Barbara Burns) is in Manly, Brisbane, where she will remain based for the foreseeable future, after returning from New Caledonia and Vanuatu

Club News

Draw date: 13 Oct 2023
No Winner

Next draw 20 Oct. 2023 jackpots to
Dorota Felsbourg Senior Family
Wayne Ross Senior
Tim & Tanya LeFebvre Senior & Social Extra
Michael Wilson Crew
Andrew Crawshaw Crew Plus
Ryan Carter Gym
Oscar & Pola Felsbourg Junior Family
Maria Pannozzo Social Extra
Mary Jackson Social Extra

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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Retiring JayKay

The club maintains a fleet of rescue boats but eventually every boat reaches its "use by date" where it is time for retirement, usually because the cost of maintenance is outweighing the cost of replacement, or because the boat has become unreliable. This month the club retired the 4.2m rhib "JayKay" and it is now enjoying its retirement as a …

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Retiring JayKay


Click on the image above to go to the ORCV home page or use the below links
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