The George Mac Regatta 2019

The George Mac Regatta 2019

Royal Brighton Yacht Club – 23rd & 24th February 2019

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Current entries

Volunteer registration

Notice of race

Sailing instructions

Sailing instructions (green fleet and quests)

Competitor information


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The George Mac Regatta, RBYC’s premier off-the-beach event, will be held on February 23rd and 24th, 2019.

The regatta will bring together off-the-beach sailors of all ages from around  the bay and interstate. Invited classes include all junior and youth classes, along with a variety of monhull open classes including 470, 420, 29er, 49er, FX, 2.4mR, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, Laser Open. The Finn Victorian Championships will be held as part of the George Mac Regatta this year.

The historic George Mac regatta has been a long-term fixture on the RBYC and the Bay junior sailing calendar after being founded as an annual event to honour the late George “Nugget” McCallum. 2015 marked the relaunch of the event as a multi-class off-the-beach regatta for all age groups. Prizes are awarded within each division, with the winner of the junior division being awarded the prestigious George McCallum Cup.

This event forms part of RBYC’s commitment to supporting off-the-beach sailing and racing, which has included the recent hosting of Sail Melbourne International, the 2019 Victorian Optimist State Championships and the 2019 Finn Gold Cup.

The Club boasts first rate facilities, including an extensive and newly-expanded rigging and boat-storage area, a sheltered boat launching area, and ideal sailing conditions for all ages, along with extensive on-shore facilities for competitors and supporters to enjoy. The regatta is also ideally timed for preparation ahead of State championships.

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Event schedule

Day Time Division
Friday 16:00 – 19:00 1 – 4 Early registration
Saturday 09:00 Volunteer briefing
09:00 – 10:00 1 – 4 Registration
10:00 1 – 4 Competitor briefing
11:30 1 – 4 Up to 4 back to back races
Straight after racing 1 – 4 Family BBQ by the Rigging Lawn (you can de-rig and eat at the same time)
Sunday 9:30 – 10:00 5 Tackers registration
10:00 5 Tackers briefing
10:00 5 Tackers fun races
10:30 1 – 3 Up to 4 back to back races
10:30 4 Up to 3 back to back races
13:00 approx. 5 Tackers presentation
13:00 4 Up to 3 back to back races
16:00 approx. 1 – 4 Presentation

How to reach the club

RBYC is located at 253 Esplanade, Middle Brighton, 3186 Victoria.

The car park inside the club is reserved to senior members of the club. There is an ample paid car park just outside the club, in front of the Brighton Baths, for stays up to 4 hours.

Alternatively, many of the nearby side streets offer free parking for non residents.

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Accomodation (Quest)

Accomodation (Other)

Support boat launch locations

2018 Photo gallery