General News

We are aware that a group of fishermen has recently been fishing inside the marina, and that a couple of them have been rude to boat owners when asked to move on from private property. We are sorry to those of you who have experienced this. We engaged security in the Marina for the last couple of nights to ensure these people know this is a private marina. The police have also agreed to set up a tasking patrol, to regularly visit the marina and ensure that any people who enter the marina move on without delay.
If you are asked to identify yourself by the police please do not be offended, they are proactively working with us to eliminate this security risk.

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

Sail Melbourne Volunteers' Needed

The Sail Melbourne regatta is earlier this year running Nov 30th - Dec 3rd. We are still looking for race management volunteers to help. The key roll's we have are
Rhib drivers and crew for the rescue boats
Rhib drivers and Cew for mark laying boats
Beach Support (trolley management )
This is a magnificent event and as always the success is down to the team of dedicated volunteers'
So If you feel you are able to help please can you contact the sailing office

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 - Limited Spaces
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

Keelboat Sailing
18th & 19th Nov- FULL
9th & 16th Dec
10th &17th Dec

One Design News

One Design Keelboat Regatta

Etchells, VXOnes and 2.4s had two completely different days for the inaugural One Design regatta. Saturday was blustery and Sunday very light – each day challenging in its own way. A great reminder of how wonderful One Design racing can be. Well done to the Race Management team for getting a regatta in.

Keel Boat News

Melbourne to Devonport

Congratulations to the RBYC boats and crews who sailed in the Melbourne to Devonport Rudder Cup, including RBYC boats Jaffa (who was 3rd in PHS), Rush and Blue Water Tracks..2023 Melbourne to Devonport (Rudder Cup) Results Index (

QCYC HMAS Goorangai Memorial and Eliza Ramsden Trophy Races

Early Saturday morning a small but enthusiastic fleet enjoyed terrific sailing conditions for the start of the HMS Goorangai trophy race to Queenscliff Cruising Yacht Club, which had its Opening Day on Sunday, attended by Rear Commodore Peter Gebhardt. Below image of boats heading south from the start

OTB News

Thursday night OTB sessions continue to build and are a sensational sailing experience with a great mix of racing and socialising. A fleet of eight Lasers, one Aero and one Windsurfer completed four sprint races in perfect conditions last Thursday night. Racing was fierce but friendly. A big thanks to John Mooney who now provides regular coaching support during the Thursday …
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Cruising New


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

Draw date:10 Nov 2023
No Winner

Next draw 17 Nov. 2023 jackpots to
Paul Neylan Social
Samuel Gunson Intermediate
Mark Wood Crew Plus
Liam Edwards Intermediate
Mike Larkan Social


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