General News

News From GC

Hello fellow members.Being a couple of weeks into our new season and we are just waiting for the weather for a complete weekend to play ball, sadly there is nothing we can do about that. Fortunately, Saturday turned out to be a good sailing day.This week Wednesday Hearns Heroes and Wednesday twilight racing had wonderful sailing conditions, maybe it is …

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New From GC 24/10

Sailing/Marina Office News

Come Sailing at RBYC with SaiPass

Through Australian Sailing, our national governing body, we’re able to provide a safe and affordable way to get aboard our boats. Whether you’re going to come racing with us on Wednesdays or Saturdays or perhaps join our recreational boating activities Sail Pass has you covered.
The Sail Pass is a day pass. It is FREE for the first 6 sails then it costs only $15 and covers insurance and access to our club. With a Sail Pass, you can use our facilities (change rooms, members bar, etc) and enjoy the life of a boatie!
A Sail Pass is a great way to start if you’ve never been on a boat before and want to give it a crack. Boating is a very weather dependent sport. If you want to come yacht racing with us, we recommend you check the weather first.

Wednesday Afternoon & Twilight

Afternoon Racing - 1300
Twilight Racing - Fleet - 1800
Twilight Pursuit - 1815

Twilight Menu Special 25/10

Fish Tacos' w lemongrass, coriander, lime, chilli & aioli (3)
Twilight pursuit start times will be posted at 1700 hrs. Any boat not already entered will need to do so no later than 1000 on the day of, otherwise a result cannot be guaranteed.

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

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

Power Boat Handling. 12th November Book Now

One Design News

A reminder that there is no One Design racing this Saturday 28th October

One Design Keelboat Regatta 4 & 5 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

Victorian Championships (old Range Series)

The first of the Victorian Championships (Old Range Series) is being held this Saturday 28th. RBYC is the host club. Entry for this is via Top Yacht using the below link (also avavibale on the Sign on App).
Entry Link
RBYC DIV 2 boats are reminded that they will be sailing in DIV 3 for the Range Series. There is no club race for RBYC DIV C fleet on the 28th but are welcome to join the DIV 3 Victorian Championships, entering using the entry link.
Full series information can be found under Notices to Competitors on the sign on app or via Sailing Documents on the website

Twilight Racing Review

It was a magnificent evening for a sail, with 17 boats in the Pursuit. The wind did die off and sadly a few boats did not get to complete the race within the time limit, but there were smiles all round.
Also a new weekly prize was awarded, Best Start. This goes to the Twilight Pursuit boat that starts closest to its allocated start time. A bottle of Red is up for grabs. So get your crew onto it and see how well you can do (only top 3 will be announced) and you must be at the presentation to get the wine.

Saturday Racing Review

21 October - a big sailing day for RBYC sailors
RBYC sailors had some great racing on Saturday. Here are some highlights...
In the Peter Taylor, JAHMU won AMS and Rush won PHS (with JAHMU coming 3rd)

OTB News

Last week six RBYC laser sailors represented the club with strong performances in the Sail Sandy regatta. In light and lumpy conditions Owen McMahon dominated the fleet winning not only the Laser division, but also being awarded the overall winner for Sail Sandy across all divisions - a great achievement. Damon Cook also finished on the podium, placing third in the Laser division. Michael O'Brien, Brendon Jukes, Mark Deacon and Andrew Crawshaw all put in strong performances - albeit with some setbacks for starting infringements and various navigational calamities.
ILCA 6 / ILCA 7 Results Index (
Thursday night sailing is on again this week at 6pm following a Glamour night last week. Racing is also back on Sunday at 2pm.
Remember new OTB sailors always welcome
In the VX-Ones, Lucas Couper was first, followed by Jan Talacko and David Williamson.
VX One - Results to Race (

Cruising New

ANNUAL PROGRESSIVE DINNER - FRIDAY October 20th. What a fantastic evening for the Cruising Group’s annual Progressive Dinner, held last Friday, October 30th. True to the weather forecast, we enjoyed a warm balmy evening – which, as we know, is not always a given in October - for several hours of eating, drinking and good company. After gathering in the …

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Cruising News

Club News

RBYC 150th anniversary book – seeking submissions

The club will be producing a book to celebrate its history, honouring it and its members. It provides a historical souvenir of the club in 2025 and a reference for future generations to look back on in 50 or 100 years. Don Warner and John Scanlon are seeking your submissions. You can contribute via the online form on our website RBYC 150th Book – Royal Brighton Yacht Club

BBQ Menus now on Offer

The RBYC kitchen is now offering BBQ menu options on Friday and Saturday Nights. Cooked by our chefs on the balcony BBQ, there are 3 options, Meat, Vegetarian and Seafood. Booking are required and can be done online at BOOK A TABLE or by contacting reception. Min 4 pax and orders need to be in 3 days prior.
Draw date: 20 Oct 2023

Next draw 27 Oct. 2023 jackpots to
Alexander Stanowitsch Senior
Matthew Tolls Senior Family
Jack Hellier Gym
Lucas Tolls Intermediate
Diane Powell 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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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