General News

Message from our Commodore

The most important advice I've heard all year is "Be kind". More about that later. First, I want to acknowledge the many groups of people who have contributed to RBYC over the past year to help make the club what it is. • To all the sailors competing over the next month, whether that be ocean racing, bay racing or …

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End of year Message

Next newsletter 9th Jan

Training News

School Holiday Programs - Filling Fast

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/Helm: 13th & 20th Jan
Dinghy Sailing (4 Saturdays)
Level 1, 2 & 3
Jan 20th, 27th, Feb 3rd & 10th

Keel Boat News

Last Friday night we had the opportunity to farewell all the RBYC keelboats and crews competing over the new year. Fair Winds to all of you!
Sydney-Hobart – Rush, Cyan Moon
Melbourne-Hobart – Jaffa, Alex-Team Macadie, Ginan
Cock of the Bay - Jaffa, Alex-Team Macadie, Ginan, Another Chapter, BKT Jahmu, Blue Water Tracks, Caledonia, Cartouche, CoCo, Foxy, Joan Allen, Martini Racing 34, Next Page II, Nothing Too Serious, Oolbleck, Republica, Schuss, Serious Yahoo, True Colours
Petersville Regatta – Another Chapter, BKT Jamhu, Blue Water Tracks, Cartouche, Joan Allen, Serious Yahoo

OTB News

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

Cruising News

2024 BIRTHDAY CRUISE to RYCV, Williamstown: The 33nd RBYC Cruising Group Annual Birthday Cruise to the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria at Williamstown for lunch will take place on Sunday January 21st,2024 This annual event started in January 1991 when the newly formed Cruising Division of RBYC had their first outing, sailing to RYCV. We have continued the tradition ever …

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Cruising Group News

Club News

Proposed new Members

Ignat Moskovitch Gym
Simon Lopez Gym
Christina Lopez Social

Social Committee dinner

The Social Committee of RBYC had an end of year celebration with a difference at the Kelvin Club in the centre of Melbourne. It’s one of our many reciprocal clubs that we as members have the chance to use.
The staff made us very welcome with drinks in leather armchairs in the downstairs bar followed by dinner in the large dining/ballroom upstairs.
One of the highlights was the staff whose talents included playing popular tunes on the piano that we sang along to. A great night was had by all.

Footy Tipping

I'm sending a note to wish everyone season's greetings and all the best for 2024. Thanks again for your participation in our RBYC footy tipping competition and I hope you'll be back again to have a go next season. I enjoy organizing tipping competitions and am busy at the moment with an NFL tipping competition - if any of you fancy having a crack at NFL tipping, please let me know and I'll include you for next season.

Best to everyone.

Don Waner

Marine Rescue

Vanessa Twigg and James Heywood came across a fairy penguin on Saturday – in Vanessa’s words…
“We were walking along the walkway and saw it near there and it was swimming but not very well. When we walked back along it was still there resting against a mooring line looking very tired and it was small. James picked it up out of the water and we put it in a box - it was standing up by that time so no obvious injuries. We rang wildlife rescue Victoria who put us on to the rescue for marine life. The vets at the zoo look after penguins so we were told to take it there. They just thought it was young and got a bit lost. It was their second one for the day.”
Unfortunately, these penguins often don’t survive the experience, but it is worth knowing about the Melbourne Zoo Marine Rescue who deal with marine rescue of penguins, seals and dolphins. They have recently received a number of juvenile penguins who have fledged but then don’t thrive. They want people to rescue them so that they are not eaten by dogs or other predators.
Melbourne Zoo Marine Response Unit – 0447 158 676

RBYC Merchandise

We have re stocked our RBYC merchandise so it's a great time to get yourself some new gear. A new "Keep Cup" is now able as well as a water bottle. Polos, Jackets, Belts, Caps and more in. These also make a great stocking fillers your friends and family See reception for range and purchasing
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RBYC Merchandise
Draw Date:15 Dec 2023

Next draw 22 Dec. 2023 jackpots to


Click on the image above to go to the ORCV home page or use the below links
26 Dec: Cock of the Bay

27 Dec: Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster