With well in excess of 100 members and a comprehensive programme of activities, the Royal Brighton Yacht Club’s Cruising Group is the envy of the other yacht clubs on Port Phillip.
Formed in 1991, the group exists for those who enjoy sailing’s more relaxing and sociable aspects, along with the pleasures of exploring our waterways, bays and coastline by boat.
Regular get-togethers are enjoyed on the third Friday of the month. These meetings are well attended with 50 to 60 people sharing a meal and listening to a speaker or engaging in many other activities such the annual Carols at Christmas BBQ, roving dinner parties in the marina, an annual music night, trivia nights, and lunch and dinner cruises away from the Club.
Guest speakers cover a wide range of topics including cruising destinations, voyages undertaken, boat maintenance and safety equipment. Sharing a meal beforehand gives everyone a chance to catch up with friends, meet other “boaties”, and to share ideas.
The group endeavours to organise a ‘Monthly on Water’ activity, usually the last weekend of the month, depending on the weather, and in late February / early March of each year it facilitates an annual two week long “Bass Strait Cruise in Company”.
Cruising Group members are kept in touch with what is going on through a monthly newsletter and regular emails.
New members are always welcome. For more details, please call RBYC Reception on (03) 9592 3092. Upon payment of a small fee, membership is open to anyone who is a member of a yacht club.