Sailing at RBYC

Join one of the most diverse sailing communities in Melbourne

One ocean - One team

At Royal Brighton Yacht Club we pride ourselves on having one of the best and most diverse communities of sailors around the bay. Whether you enjoy the thrills of fast-paced one-design fleets, the beautiful sceneries when cruising around the world or the nimble action of a dinghy, RBYC has got you covered.

The club runs keelboat racing every Wednesday and Saturday all through the year and offers ample opportunities even for non-members to participate thanks to the Sailing Pass system.

What’s more, our very active cruising group sails and meets all around the world, sharing fascinating stories along the way.

Finally, thanks to the brand new off-the-beach storage yard, RBYC has a big and active community of dinghy sailors in many different classes including 49er, 420, Optimist, Open BIC, RS100, RS Aero and RS Quest.

Latest sailing news

Great success for BLiSS 2019

The 2019 editions of the BLiSS regatta was held at RBYC on Sunday April 28, 2019. All of us at the Club were really pleased to see 24 boats on the water representing yacht clubs from all around the Bay.

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RBYC Online trophy catalogue

RBYC has now created a digital catalogue of sailing trophies which is accessible from the RBYC website. This has made use of the resources available from Museums Victoria and provides the Club with a significant insight into its history as well as being a useful reference.

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RBYC sailing pass

Come along and enjoy a sail with us! Sailing is available to you, no matter your experience level.

RBYC has a very active keelboat racing calendar, sailing most Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year. Our yachts are ready to set sail with you on board from our spectacular marina. If this sounds like just what you are looking for, we would love to treat you to this really special opportunity.

You can register for a sailing pass on the day at our Sailing and Marina office (see location below). To find out when to show up for registration, please contact our Sailing Office on 9592 3092 or email

How it works

  1. Your first 3 sailing passes are FREE, every sailing pass afterwards is $15
  2. You can register for a maximum of 12 sailing passes
  3. You will be assigned to one of our yachts that is perfectly suited to your skill level
  4. Please wear non-marking sporting shoes, a warm windbreaker, cap and sunscreen
  5. Your details will be registered on Australian Sailing’s revSPORT platform to cover you for insurance whilst visiting our club


Sailing office location