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ANNUAL PROGRESSIVE DINNER – FRIDAY October 21st.

After being cancelled for the past two years (for obvious reasons), the annual Progressive Dinner, hosted by the Cruising Group, is back, and will be held on the evening of Friday, October 21st, 2022. ALL WELCOME, be you a boat owner or non-boat owner, a racer, cruiser, aquatic or social member. This is always an […]

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Training Dates

As of the 5th of February we resume our usual school term programs, running (almost) every Sunday throughout term 1. Enrollments are now open on the website, with loads more information than what I can fit into this email. IN THE MORNINGS 9am to 12pm Tiny Tackers (5 and 6 years old) We are thrilled […]

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BLiSS Regatta – Quest Experience Book Now

The annual RBYC BLiSS regatta will be held on 30 April 2023 and is the last of the five Race Days of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS). This year we are offering a TRAINING DAY for competitors ahead of the regatta, in the Club’s Quest sailing dinghies for a nominal fee. This is […]

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Sail Melbourne in Review

Competitors, volunteers and Australian Sailing considered this to be a highly successful and enjoyable event. You can see some terrific video and photos on the Sail Melbourne Facebook page. Volunteers commented on the camaraderie between clubs and across race management teams. As special shout out to the beach volunteers who put in a massive effort […]

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Return to Sailing event 4th Feb

Change of Venue – all members welcome. Gilligan’s Island theme – Due to the forecast the Return to Sailing BBQ will now be held in the member’s bar and balcony instead of on the hardstand.Come by after sailing – or even if you aren’t sailing come by anyway. All members are welcome.This event will now […]

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News From GC

Volunteering in sailing can give you some amazing experiences. Over the holiday season I had the chance to volunteer for the 50th Melbourne to Hobart and also Sail Melbourne at Royal Brighton Yacht Club. Both were so rewarding in many ways. I was able to assist The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria with media coverage […]

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To kick off 2023’s Guest Speaker Dinner Programme, we are delighted to have Robina and Brenton Smith entertain and inform us with tales of their 2021 Coral Sea passages. A chance encounter in a laundry and chandlery led Robina and Brenton Smith to participate two handed in the ‘Beyond the Barrier Rally’ between COVID lockdowns […]

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Stonehaven cup

93ʳᵈ Stonehaven Cup, 3 to 8 January 2023The historic Stonehaven Cup is now sailed in RS Quests with a crew of three RBYC has again field a team of 3 boats in this years event. Along with RMYS and KISC. This junior event is the annual regatta where clubs with youth sailors get to compete […]

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Cyan Moon: divisional win in Sydney-Hobart Race

A special congratulations to RBYC member Wayne Seaward and his Beneteau Oceanis 473, Cyan Moon, which came 1st in PHS in the Sydney Hobart, wining the RANSA Trophy and the CYCA Trophy. Wayne mounted a well organised campaign, recruiting 5 men and 5 women from Victoria Queensland and New South Wales. These were Navigator Ian […]

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RBYC Cruising Group Annual Birthday Cruise

The 32nd RBYC Cruising Group Annual Birthday Cruise to the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria at Williamstown for lunch will take place on Sunday January 15th, 2023 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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Melbourne to Hobart Fleet Ready to Set a Cracking Pace to Hobart 

Media Release 19 December 2022 Melbourne to Hobart Fleet Ready to Set a Cracking Pace to HobartSkippers and crews from the near 50 boat fleet are counting down the days to the start of the 50th anniversary of the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s (ORCV) Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race and as final preparations are […]