Summer means Outdoors.

For Sydney-to-Hobart racers, Christmas Day meant flying to Sydney, taking seasickness tablets prophylactically, and absorbing the nerves and media buzz at CYCA.Boxing Day at RBYC started with free early-morning egg and bacon rolls in the cafe. Sailors then headed off to join the large fleet competing in the Cock of the Bay race to Mornington. Others hung around the clubhouse, …
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Summer means Outdoors.

OTB News

Stonehaven & Cadet Review

Where it all began From a lot of ideas and no doubt dozens of sketches (no computers in those days!) a gentleman called Mr A.C. Barber penned the lines of a dinghy, bringing together all the ideas floated in many very animated discussions about training boats. He formally recorded these thoughts around 1922 and called it the One Design 12Ft …
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Training News

School Holiday Programs - Filling Fast

Week 4: Jan 15th - 19th - Limited Spots
Week 5: Jan 22nd 25th - Limited Spots

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)
January - Full
February - 3rd & 10th or 17th & 24th
Dinghy Sailing (4 Saturdays)
Level 1, 2 & 3
Jan 20th, 27th, Feb 3rd & 10th

Keel Boat News

In case you didn’t get a chance to keep up with all the racing over Christmas…
  • Check out the ORCV Facebook page and results page for the Westcoaster. Well done to Jaffa in the Westcoaster and congratulations to Ginan for winning the Sovereign Series.
  • Both Ocean races were very tough this year. See the Sydney Hobart Facebook page for some great stories and videos. Well done to Rush and while it was disappointing for Cyan Moon that they couldn’t finish, we were very pleased when they made it safely into port.
  • Many RBYC boats enjoyed the Cock of the Bay, with some moving on to the Petersville regatta. Congratulations to Jahmu for great Cock of the Bay Results (2nd in AMS and PHS and 3rd in ORC) and for winning the Petersville on both AMS and ORC.
A large number of boats are looking forward to the Festival of Sails in Geelong

One Design News

There is a lot happening in One Design Fleets this month.
Four RBYC boats are competing in the Etchells Nationals currently being raced in Sydney.
Here is a link to the regatta page Etchells Australian Championship 2024 - Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron ( and to the Etchells Sydney Facebook page (20+) Facebook

The VXOne Nationals start next Monday at RBYC – we look forward to seeing over 20 boats on the racecourse. This will be followed by the 2.4 Nationals over the long weekend.

Thinking further ahead, the website is up for the Etchells 2025 Worlds at RBYC.
Check out the welcome messages from Regatta Chair Peter Robson, and John Bertrand AO.
HOME | Etchells Worlds 2025 (

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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Club News

Draw Date:5 Jan 2024
No Winner

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