General News

The Annual Report has been released along with the agenda of the AGM.
Please click this link below to see all information regarding the AGM.
Remembering that 26 September 1983 was the day Australia II won the America’s Cup, the celebrations will include a commemoration of this great sporting event.

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

Boating Manager Report

Well, it's not long now until the new season gets underway, and we have a bit on. I thought it would be a good time to update you all on what's coming up.Over the next few weeks, we have skippers’ briefings, a MOB information session, and a Race Management evening. These provide invaluable information and I encourage all members to …

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Boating Manager Report

Sailing/Marina Office News

This is one of RBYC major events of the season. Entry is now open. This event requires the help from volunteers, if you think you might be able to help please register using the below link.

Boat Weighing Day 17th September

Sunday 17th September 2023 at Sandringham Yacht Club. To book a slot email [email protected] or cal 0408 400 278. Weigh for AMS, IRC and ORC.
Cost $295 per boat

Working Bee 24th September

Race Management Volunteer Information Session 21st September 6.30 pm

New Members Welcome
We are inviting all members to join the Race Management Volunteers information session. The evening will discuss the upcoming season and what we have planned. It is also a great way to find out more about the group and how to get involved. Meet current Race Management Volunteers and see the different roles we have. Remember you don't need any prior experience as full training will be provided.

***M.O.B Lecture 20th September 6.30 PM***

Members are invited to attend this very important information session. No matter what on water activities you do, knowing how to avoid or deal with a Man Over Board is essential. Hosted by very experienced sailors from ORCV there will be something for all to learn.

Keelboat News

Townsville Gals Regatta – same terrific shirts, different year

Cath Hurley once again organised the Serious Yahoo crew to take part in the Townsville Gals Regatta on Rampallion, a boat based in Airlie Beach and owned by a syndicate of RBYC members. This is the fourth regatta for the boat this year with different crew each time, with the boat having competed at Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island Race Week and Magnetic Island Race Week. All the syndicate owners had the opportunity to compete together as a crew at Airlie. All regattas were great fun – no podium finishes but some very respectable results and terrific racing in a variety of conditions.

Training News

Upcoming Courses - Book NOW

September School Holidays, 18 -22 or 25 - 28- Book Now


Keelboat Crew 16th & 23rd September - 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

Friday 15th September: Guest Speaker Dinner.

Friday 15th September: Guest Speaker Dinner.
To recommence our monthly Guest Speaker Dinners after a short winter break, Rear Commodore Peter Gebhardt will present Diving the Indonesian Archipelago. Last month, Peter and Allison enjoyed a scuba diving trip to East Kalimantan, and Peter will present highlights from this trip, along with other diving destinations they have visited in Indonesia in earlier years. As usual, after gathering …

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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

All in the name of research

Our hard working Commodore Niesje Hees, headed north last week for some sun and warm water sailing at Magnetic Island Race Week. While there she took the opportunity to thank the Townsville Yacht Club and their Commodore John Stokes for a great regatta on behalf of RBYC, and don't we just love the shirt

New Members

Augusto Gonzalvo Senior
Jason & Candy Higgins Senior Family
Paige & Harrison Higgins Junior Family
Jordan Hayter Intermediate
Draw date: 15 Sept. 2023
No Winner
Next draw 22 Sept. 2023 jackpots to
The draw for the 2023 Scratch and handicap snooker and scratch billiards Competition is on the board.
All who have nominated to play have rounds, so can you please make yourself familiar with the first round and play your match as soon as practicable?
Phone numbers are available from Mandy at reception, or Glenn Norton 0417 185 491.
Recent competitions on the pool table have lagged badly due to non-appearance of participants, so please play matches promptly to keep things moving along.
The competitions are a fantastic way to meet new people within the Club, so enjoy the current Competition, and those not entered consider future entry, a great time is had by all.

Glenn Norton
Hi everyone,
Greetings from Four Mile Lake, located in 'cottage country' in Ontario's Kawartha Lakes region. It's been a pleasant late summer weekend up here, with great swimming & kayaking conditions (photo below).
On the field: last Friday night Essendon suffered another heavy defeat, losing by 70 points to Collingwood. The Magpies' victory means that they are this year's minor premiers and will have home ground advantage throughout the finals.