General News

News From GC - Why Volunteer

As I write this report, I reflect on the weekend. Well done to the boats that went racing and to the Race Management team. The weather did play havoc with cancellation of the second race of the Victorian Keelboat championships, (Range Series) on Saturday due to nasty wind and sea state, but one race was completed. There is a small …
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Why Volunteer?

Boat Register

A reminder we are inviting all boat owners to register their vessel on our Boat Register. We love to know more about the boats we have at the club and especially a bit about where the name came from.
The register is on line and can be viewed at
All vessels are invited to join , OTB, One Design,Keelboat and Power. We we look forward to seeing you on the list soon

Sailing/Marina Office News

Wednesday Afternoon & Twilight Start Times

Afternoon Racing - 1330
Twilight Racing - Fleet - 1805
Twilight Pursuit - 1815

Twilight Menu Special 1 Nov

Pumpkin, pine nut & goats cheese bruschetta (on Turkish)
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, otherwise a result cannot be guaranteed. SMS messages are sent out to boats that have signed on.

Take someone new out sailing

SKIPPERS: We are getting many enquiries for people to take up the SailPass option here at RBYC esp for twilight sailing. It would be great if you could list yourselves as being able to take them. The first step is to list your boat as looking for crew using the sign on app using the Add a listing - Looking for Crew button. Then you can search for those looking to go sailing via the List Available Crew button. Please also let the sailing office know that you are able to take SailPass people. Remember this is not only a great way to introduce the club to potential new members but a great way to find new crew for yourself.

Training News

School Holiday Programs

Week 1: Dec 11th - 15th
Week 2: Dec 18th - 22nd
Week 3: Jan 8th - 12th
Week 4: Jan 15th - 19th
Week 5: Jan 22nd 25th

Tackers and OutThere 1,2 & 3 - 9am -12pm
Green Fleet, YRS & 29er's 1pm - 4pm

Upcoming Adult Courses

Dinghy Sailing
Nov 4, 11, 18 & 25th
Level 1, 2 & 3
Still spots avavibale
Keelboat Sailing
18th & 19th Nov
9th & 16th Dec
10th &17th Dec

One Design News

One Design Keelboat Regatta 4 & 5 November 2023

Last chance to enter

Keel Boat News

Victorian Championships (old Range Series) Review

Despite the wind being a bit fresh, a good size fleet took to the water for the first of the Victorian Championships. It was our turn to run things and our team of race management volunteers, headed by RO Rod McKenna, did a magnificent job in challenging conditions. Unfortunately the wind ended up getting the better of the day and the RO abandoned racing after the first race was completed. All boats arrived safely back at their respect clubs. Next Victorian Championships will be 10 Feb 2024 hosted by SYC.

QCYC HMAS Goorangai Memorial and Eliza Ramsden Trophy Races

The Melbourne Cup long weekend is fast approaching and Queenscliff Cruising Yacht Club invites keelboats from around the bay to participate in the annual running of their HMAS Goorangai Trophy race on Saturday 4 November from Brighton to Queenscliff. The race commemorates the tragic sinking of the vessel, HMAS Goorangai with 24 hands on board and has a special connection …

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QCYC HMAS Goorangai Memorial and  Eliza Ramsden Trophy Races 

OTB News

Another fantastic week of OTB sailing.
On Thursday night the Laser fleet had a brilliant sprint racing session in a 15-20knt southerly with awesome waves for surfing down-wind. A little chilly but the hiking kept us warm!
On Sunday we had a perfect days sailing with a sunny, warm, 9knts of breeze. Over 20 boats out in our growing OTB fleet including 13 Lasers, 3 RS100s and 5 intrepid Opti green fleet sailors who enjoyed 4 races. Great course and starts run by Paul Pascoe.
The Laser fleet racing was extremely tight with only a minute separating first and last boats and several photo finishes. Phil Sloan and Simon Lynch had a couple of cracking races and we welcome back Grant Dow who rejoins the fleet after a break for 2 seasons.
More fun next week with Thursday night Sprint racing at 6pm. This Sunday there is no OTB racing.
New sailors are always welcome to join the fun!

Cruising New

A few cruisers have expressed interest in a cruise over the Melbourne Cup long weekend – destination TBD. If anyone else is interested, please let Terry Frankham ([email protected]) know, and he will put you in touch with each other to work out any arrangements.
“Aquacadabra” and “Caprice” arrived back at Brighton over the past weekend, after spending the winter in northern climes. Still making their way back south are “Chakana”, offshore from Forster, NSW as of this morning, and “It’s a Privilege”, last seen in Middle Harbour, Sydney.


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. More details to come.

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. 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: 27 Oct 2023
No Winner

Next draw 3 Nov. 2023 jackpots to
Friday night members draw features the Etchells Class (with the 2025 World Championships coming up)

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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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