General News

Sail Melbourne Wrap

The Club was crowded with sailors, volunteers, coaches and supporters from Thursday – Sunday of last week. RBYC was honoured to host Sail Melbourne, not just to have a front row seat to world class competitive racing but also recognising it is a terrific opportunity for race management teams and volunteers from different clubs to get together, share knowledge and …

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Sail Melbourne Wrap

The Olympic Restaurant & Deck

CHRISTMAS EVE 24th December
CHRISTMAS DAY 25th December
BOXING DAY 26th December
6am till 3pm
WEDNESDAY 27th - SUNDAY 31st December
NEW YEARS DAY 1st January

RBYC Members Bar

CHRISTMAS EVE 24th December
CHRISTMAS DAY 25th December
BOXING DAY 26th December
WEDNESDAY 27th - SUNDAY 31st December
NEW YEARS DAY 1st January

The New "Redeemer"

The club has recently purchased a 8.5m Cougar Cat as a replacement for the mark laying boat Redeemer which is now in retirement. It is the ideal race management boat and had its first test during Sail Melbourne as the start boat for the foiling course. She was so well liked that the Black rock team wanted to take her …
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The New "Redeemer"

Olsen-Hooper Summer Handicap

Schedule - Sunday Dec 10
7:30 Official 2023 Brighton Iceberger photograph
7:35 Safety Briefing
7:50 Races Start
Inaugurated in 2003, it is a handicap event which is swum out to the reef marker over a 2 km course. Originally called the Summer Handicap, it was renamed in 2004 the Olsen – Hooper Handicap recognising the mate ship over 50 years of two of the Club’s senior and best performing swimmers, Rob Hooper and John Olsen. Handicapping provides even the slowest swimmer with some chance of a podium finish

Training News

School Holiday Programs

Week 1: Dec 11th - 15th - Limited Spaces
Week 2: Dec 18th - 22nd
Week 3: Jan 8th - 12th - Almost Full
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 Learn to Sail Courses

Keelboat Sailing (2 day)
Crew: 9th & 16th Dec FULL
Crew/Helm: 13th & 20th Jan
Dinghy Sailing (4 Saturdays)
Level 1, 2 & 3
Jan 20th, 27th, Feb 3rd & 10th

Keel Boat News

Wednesday Racing.
Don't forget that tomorrow (6/12/23) is the Afternoon and Twilight racing.
Sydney Hobart Campaign for RBYC boats
A Sydney Hobart campaign is a long journey which starts well ahead of the race itself. Both Rush and Cyan Moon have made the trips north and participated in the Cabbage tree race last week

One Design News

Racing recommences Saturday 9th December

OTB News

Lottie back from the Pacific Games
Charlotte (Lottie) Wormald would have liked to participate in Sail Melbourne but when you have the opportunity to participate in the Pacific Games that takes priority! We look forward to hearing about her experiences

3rd - 7th Jan 2024
Volunteers needed. Contact Sailing Office

Cruising News

The annual Cruising Group Hardstand Party will be held on Saturday 9th December 2023, from 6pm. BYO BBQ food and drinks, and enjoy our annual end of year get together with friends and fellow Cruisers. Come along for good company, to celebrate the year gone by, and to look forward to 2024. All welcome.
Annual BASS STRAIT CRUISE Information Evening (8th Dec):
The 2024 annual Bass Strait Cruise in Company is scheduled to take place over the fortnight Sat 24th Feb to Mon 11th Mar, 2024. An information evening will be held in the Club’s Committee Room at 7:30pm on Friday December 8th, 2023. Rear Commodore Peter Gebhardt will provide an overview of the basis of the cruise, timing, potential destinations, communications, skippers’ responsibilities, and safety requirements.

Please let Terry Frankham ([email protected]) know if you might be interested in participating in this Cruise in Company.

Club News

Draw Date:1 Dec 2023
No Winner

Next draw 8 Dec. 2023 jackpots to
Friday night features ahead of the members draw
Friday 9 Dec – Learn all about what it takes to become an Iceberger from Greg Wallace
Friday 15 Dec – Farewell and Fairwinds to crews participating in the Sydney Hobart as well as the Melbourne Hobart and other ORCV races.


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