Thank you to all our Members and Volunteers- Your support and assistance helped us deliver 'One of our best ever'

Paul Buchholz, 2023 Festival of Sails Chair
This Thursday 2nd February 10:00-12:00pm

We would really appreciate members support to move boats back into their position.
 As the curtain closes on the 2023 Festival of Sails, the Royal Geelong Yacht Club is celebrating a regatta full of twist and turns for the 297 boats and the 2750 participants, who battled daily challenges with variable winds, temperatures, and conditions. 

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Winners declared at another successful Festival of Sails
The Passage Spinnaker Series attracted the largest numbers, while the Passage Rating Series was next best. The event also hosted the Melges 24 Australian Championship and the S80 Series.
 In all, there were 297 boats split between 13 series and multiple divisions, while the VIC Sailing League held its two-day final and the Cadet dinghies, synonymous with the Festival of Sails, also raced.

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Chocolate Starfish- Saturday night
Thank you to all Sassy Sailing Sisters who proudly showed their polo during the Festival of Sails! Was great to see that splash of hot pink around, promoting our program. There are still some polos and hats to be collected so please ensure you come and get them!
Here a few dates to lock in your calendar

This Sunday we have women’s helm! If you usually crew on a regular boat, make sure your skipper enters the competition! If you’re not part of a regular crew and you have not yet been allocated to a boat please reach out and we will be able to accommodate that. There will be two short races, with first warning at 1025.

This is where all will come together! Take time to review the previous sessions

There are three dates available to the group for an on water experience on pacers
  • Sunday 19th February from 10am
  • Friday 10th February from 4.30pm
  • Friday 24th February from 4.30pm
This is an amazing opportunity! Make time for one or all of them and confirm your attendance ASAP!


Sailing News

Congratulations Conall and Jorja !!
RGYC's Conall Green has won the Australian WASZP Championship.

After competing in the World's at Lake Garda, Italy over Winter, Conall took out the Aussie title by just 3 points.
Jorja Mahoney finished 4th in the Opti Nationals after starting the final day leading the regatta, she was also first female

Full results HERE
RGYC Sailing Season Update
Ports Victoria Twilight Series
Twilight Race 13 scheduled to be held Wednesday, 1st February 2023, will be postponed. A date to resail this race will be announced later if it is possible. The next Twilight Race will be on the 8th February.
Women’s Helm Series (Sunday 5th Feb) Schedule Changes
Race 1 of the Women’s Helm Series will be resailed this Sunday with a First Warning signal of 1025.
Race 2 of the Women’s Helm Series will be sailed immediately following the completion of Race 1. 
A change to the SI’s will be posted to the notice board today listing these changes.
Upcoming Regattas
The Fireball, Flying Dutchman and Musto Skiff Championship Regatta is on this weekend, Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th February 2023. We are expecting around 30 boats, alongside Alpha & Bravo scheduled racing.
The Cadet, 29er and Moth State Championships Regatta and the Women’s Regatta are both held over the March long weekend, Saturday 11th to Monday 13th March 2023.
OTB Sailing and Training on this week- Friday 4th February 

Why not book a club boat and join in the fun for any Friday night training sessions or Sunday supported sailing.
This is Myles setting up for his first sail in one of the Club Lasers. 
Pacers, three Laser rigs and Optis are available free to club members.
Booking link:

Ocean Sailing Events

Safety & Sea Survival Course - Sunday February 12th

A comprehensive course looking at how to avoid putting yourself and crew into a situation when at sea and if that should happen, what do you then do.  An accrediated Australian Sailing course, experienced offshore sailors and trainers take you through online the theory content and then join you for the in-person day to complete the theory, review and practical sessions.  All dates for 2023 are open for booking, the next course on Feb 12th aimed at making sure all crews are compliant for King Island.  Book the full course or refresher course here

Melbourne to King Island - Friday March 10th

This popular destination race provides crews the opportunity to experience category 2 ocean racing over 114nm.  It's a special destination with amazing food, hospitality, and a deep safe harbour.   Entries will be capped due to berthing and can be entered here

ORCV Rip Tour of Port Phillip Heads - Sunday March 19th

“The Rip” is the narrow entrance to Port Phillip, where underwater reefs limit the navigable entrance to just 0.6nm and provides a restricted tidal flow between the ocean and Port Phillip, where over 4,000 commercial vessels transit annually.  Once a year, the ORCV runs an on-water tour from a large ferry looking at the navigation aids, tides, how to and which channels to use, radio protocols etc for a safe transit of the heads.The tour runs inside the bay but travels around the head's region and offers not only an educational experience but a great day on the water.  learn more and book here

Members' Night
Friday 3rd February 2023
6:00 pm

Members' Draw - $700
Slab Draw - 2

Officer of the Day- Jim Murray

Music On the Lawn

This Sunday 5th February

Artist: Steve Thew

Yoga is returning Tonight!

6pm in the West Lounge
To view the full list of RGYC events, please see the CLUB CALENDAR on the website.

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