Cadet World Championships

A huge congratulations to our RGYC Cadet sailors, returning from a successful Australian and World Championship at Royal Yacht Club of Victoria.

Evie McDonald & Jack Jones took home the Australian Title, while Adela Thomas, crewing for Tasmanian helm Luca Groves, finished 3rd in the Worlds. Evie & Jack were the highest placed RGYC team in 6th, meaning 3 of the top 4 Australian sailors were from Geelong.

RGYC sailors were also part of the winning Victorian team, podiumed in the Promotional Regatta, won the highest place female helm trophies, qualified for the 2023 Worlds Team, and took home multiple race victories in all fleets.

A huge thanks to all of the parents for supporting these young sailors & the future of our club, and to Tony Bull, Dom Randall & Drew Malcolm for coaching the teams throughout the two events.

Stay tuned for an RGYC photo gallery😃

Australian Championship Results:…

World Championship Results:…

Promotional Regatta Results HERE

International Cadet Class of Australia Royal Geelong Yacht Club Off the Beach Musto Australasia

Congratulations to all our sailors!!

50th Anniversary Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race 

“The 50th Melbourne to Hobart has been a magnificent success, bringing together teams from across the country to compete in one of sailing’s iconic events. From the excitement of the race start at Portsea Pier to the cheers of the crowds lining the dock in Hobart, the Westcoaster continues to be a race that both challenges and rewards those prepared to give it a go. And we’re particularly happy on this 50th anniversary to see an increasing number of talented young women amongst the crews and skippers and look forward to attracting even more sailors to this unique event in future years,”  - Cyrus Allen (ORCV Commodore)

Congratulations to:

GOGGO skippered by William Newman with crew
Darren Pickering
Bart Newman
Jake Newman
Lachlan Hassell
Dougal Kinnear
Darryl Attrill
Rhys Cantwell
Peter McCormack
Dan Palmer

EXTASEA skippered by Paul Buchholz with crew
Andrew Burggraaff
Tim Kenner
Paul Anderson
Jasmine Tozer
Christopher Howe
Tim Waller
Luke McGregor
Simon Gunner
Dale Laurie
Dustin Popp
Simon Hunter
Mick Doherty
Hugh Sweeney

QUEST co- skippered by Jason Boyle and Anthony Fowler who sailed double handed.

Full Results HERE 

New Years Eve 2022

Over 180 members and guests joined in the 2022 New Year’s Eve celebrations. It was wonderful to see a family friendly event, with children sporting glow in the dark sticks. The family fireworks at 9:30pm lit up the sky, with no better viewing point than on the RGYC lawn. Members filled the dancefloor to welcome in the new year, enjoying the tunes from DJ Graham.

Happy New Year to all members, stay safe and enjoy the summer!
Festival of Sails 2023
We remind all vessel owners to get their entries into the 2023 Festival of Sails. Entries close on Sunday 8th January and so far we have a strong fleet entered.

You can register your interest in volunteering at the 2023 event 
HERE or alternatively you can email Daniella at 

The Festival of Sails pre-event Working Bee will again be taking place on Saturday 21 January from 8am – coordinated by Past Commodore Harry Farnell.  We encourage members to come along and lend a hand to ensure our Club is in great shape to welcome the large fleet to our Club.  Morning tea and refreshments will be provided once the mornings work is complete.

RGYC member's wrist bands can be collected from reception during office hours from Thursday 5th January - 8:30am. Each member is eligible to receive two wrist bands; one for themselves and one for a guest.

RGYC has partnered with Port Phillip Ferries to provide a public event at Festival of Sails, with all proceeds going to Geelong Connected Communities to support homeless youth in Geelong.
Geelong Flyer will run a one-hour cruise on Corio Bay to provide an opportunity for the public to witness up close the spectacle of the finish of the Festival of Sails Melbourne - Geelong Passage Race courtesy of Port Phillip Ferries.
The licensed cafe will be open on board.
Thursday 26 January 2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+11)

Geelong Flyer - Port Phillip Ferries
Pick up location is on Steampacket Pier
Cost is $20 per ticket.


Passage Race Transfer Bus

RGYC will be running a bus from Geelong to Williamstown, Docklands, St Kilda & Brighton (as required) for crew needing to get to Melbourne for the start of the Passage Race. The bus will depart from Brougham Street, (in front of the old Council Building) Geelong on Thursday 26th January, 2023 at 5:30am sharp. Passengers can board from 5:15am.

OTB Cruise Picnic - Saturday 7th January
Join us for a cruise with afternoon tea this Saturday 7th January.
Departing 1:30 pm.
BYO snacks and drink. These can be transported in the rib.
Don't Forget the Club Pacers can be booked so maybe bring a friend and enjoy an afternoon on the water.
Any questions: Get in touch with Susannah 0408944581
Club boat booking:

With the World Fireball Championships fast approaching in February 2024, there has never been a better time to get yourself on a boat! Used boats are ready to race, prices ranging from $4,000 - $15,000. These boats are usually between Winder and YMS hulls, are on or below weight, stiff and competitive.  

Anyone looking for a boat should be able to find what they want on the "Fireball Australia Buy & Sell"
View the Facebook website or the website - “boats for sale”.

If you would like join us on Sunday 15th January at 1pm please text Myles Gavin 0418 109 326 so he can get an indication on numbers. However, this isn't vital and all are welcome to join, so feel free to turn up on the day if you're available. You can contact Myles should you have any questions.

Please click HERE for an updated review and informative article about the Fireball by the Draycote Water Sailing Club in the UK.
First Aid & CPR
Tuesday 10th January - 5:30 pm

A First Aid and CPR course are scheduled for next Tuesday 10th January from 5:30pm at the club.
Please register ASAP or this course may be canceled.

Book Here

HLTAID001 Provide First Aid (Include CPR)
Part online and part classroom
3 hours online
3.5 hours face to face 
Cost $150 per person

HLTAID009 Provide CPR
Part online and part classroom
1 hour online
2 hours face to face
$65 per person

What's on this week

Members' Night
Friday 6th January 2023 from
6:00 pm

Members' Draw - $550
Slab Draw - 2


To view the full list of RGYC events, please see the CLUB CALENDAR on the website.

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